What is the use of a pergola? We get asked that all of the time when we are consulting homeowners on different design options for the backyards! One of the more aesthetically pleasing ways to cover a deck or patio is with a pergola. Pergolas can provide great shade with or without a fabric cover. By spacing the wood closer, pergolas actually block out quite a bit of sun and keep you cooler. If our customers wants total sun blockage, we can install a weather proof attractive fabric that goes on rollers below the ceiling rafters of the pergola. There are many desing options for pergolas that one should consider. The width and height of the columns, the cuts on the ends of the rafters, the decorative detail on the top and bottom of the posts all play a part in making your pergola more fitting for your home. There are also material choices that come into play that really drive the cost up or down depending on low maintenance materials or the type of wood selected for the project. For more information, please visit either of the two web sites below:
If you are looking for an affordable option that truly provides shade, think about a quality built retractable awning. Archadeck of Charlotte is a major awning dealer and has been selling, installing, and repairing awnings for the past 12 years. Archadeck sells the Craftbuilt Awning that is of the highest quality and durability. You can even purchase one that comes with a remote control! Their are awnings for both residential and commercial applications. The price of awnings are quite affordable and in Charlotte where the sun can be hard on your outdoor living space and your furniture, a retractable awning from Archadeck is a great choice. You can see them displayed at 2311 Village Lake Drive in Charlotte, NC right off of Independence Boulevard. Either come to the show room or call 704-944-1350. There are many sales on the awnings through Clipper Magazine as well (http://www.clippermagazine.com)! Or visit our web site at http://www.archadeckofcharlotte.com or http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com.