Transform Your Outdoor Space with Custom Pergolas for Every Season
April 5, 2017 by Tricia L
We all want to enjoy our treasured outdoor spaces and the views they provide during every season. By building a custom pergola, we can enjoy sitting outside all year ‘round, even when the weather is less than desirable. Pergolas can be customized to fit any outdoor space, and come in many different shapes and sizes. Below are examples of the types of pergolas that can be installed in your backyard to get more living space out of your home and get you out of the house, enjoying nature, during all four seasons. Our knowledgeable and talented team of construction professionals can provide you with all the services you need to build your dream custom pergola.
Fan pergolas are ideal for the corners of decks and patios. The support columns won’t take up too much space, but fan pergolas still provide sufficient coverage from the elements with rafters of different lengths. To start, ask our team at Center Island Contracting about choosing a column style and a rafter tail, and you’re well on your way to a custom fan pergola to enjoy during the spring, summer, fall and winter. Adding an outdoor ceiling fan to your custom pergola is a design tip to make it feel more like an indoor space.
Free Standing Pergola
Free standing pergolas do not require external supporting walls to secure it in place, which allows the flexibility of deciding where to place it. This freestanding structure can be placed anywhere that fits your outdoor space best, providing shelter and coverage from less than appealing weather. A free standing pergola can be used to cover an outdoor dining space, patio or hot tub. The benefit of a free standing pergola is they adapt well to your existing space.
Attached pergolas are built as an extension to an existing structure such as your home or deck, and can serve as a nice transition space from your home to your outdoor space. They can be used as a walkway to your pool area or outdoor entertainment area, protecting you from weather during the winter months.
Colonnade pergolas are built as an accent to an existing structure in your outdoor space, providing shade and shelter to furniture or appliances underneath it. This type of pergola provides more of an open concept feel and balances rafters on a single beam, rather than the usual two beams.
Center Island Contracting is your contractor of choice for new home buyers or those undergoing home renovations on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island. Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you build the new home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (631) 465-9765.