Pergolas, Arbors and Shade Structures

Pergolas, Arbors and Shade Structures serve as extensions to the living space of the home. Check out the included pictures for just a small sampling of the options. From a sitting area  https://www.facebook.com/Quandtslandscapes/photos/ overlooking both the home and rural landscape, to a patio cover. Climbing plants can be added to these structures to provide summer shade, while allowing in any winter sun.

Arbor of new Cedar with fence and gate boards from existing fence.

Arbor of new Cedar with fence and gate boards from existing fence.

 

Cedar Shade Structure (prior to painting), CO and AZ Sandstone walls, patios and steps

Cedar Shade Structure (prior to painting), CO and AZ Sandstone walls, patios and steps

 

Cedar Shade Structure (painted to match the house), Colorado and Arizona Sandstone Walls, Patios and Steps

Cedar Shade Structure (painted to match the house), Colorado and Arizona Sandstone Walls, Patios and Steps

 

Arbor for existing Clematis (each end) and wire mesh for Raspberries. Cedar - minimum height 8', overall length 13'.

Arbor for existing Clematis (each end) and wire mesh for Raspberries. Cedar – minimum height 8′, overall length 13′.

 

Cedar Pergola 14'x16'

Cedar Pergola and Holland Paver Patio 14’x16′

Cedar Pergola for bench swing

 

Cedar Swing Pergola

Cedar Swing Pergola

Cedar Swing Pergola

 

 

2 thoughts on “Pergolas, Arbors and Shade Structures”

  1. I really love your article about shade structures and pergolas. Since I don’t know much about it, it’s good to know that my husband and I have so many options of design and the amount of shade we can create. The top photo is really close to what we want, but we want to make sure it provides a more solid shade for our guests. I like how the top cross beams are closer together than the other examples, so that is why it’s almost what we want.

    1. What you are describing is the difference between an arbor/pergola and an actual “shade structure”. There are additional factors to keep in mind along with the actual shade pieces being installed with less space in between. As well, adding some form of deciduous vine (grape vine, wisteria, …) will give you summer shade and winter “sun”.

      Peter

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