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What Is a Pergola?

A pergola is a decorative structure placed over a patio or outdoor living area. Do you have a space you would like to define as a gathering place? Do you need a spot to relax in the outdoors? A pergola defines that space and accents it with an attractive style.

 

Pergolas are often placed over entryways, outdoor kitchens, or grape arbors. Climbing plants love to grow up over the pergola and add natural beauty. Hang a hammock in your pergola and you have the perfect place to relax after a busy day. Our quality wooden pergolas will be a great addition to any landscape in the Harrisburg & State College, PA, areas!

Standard Pergolas

Standard pergola sizes start with an 8’ x 10’ structure and go up to 16’ x 30’. We typically build them from hemlock wood. If you enjoy the rustic look, you don’t need to perform any maintenance. If you like a new clean look, you will need to perform some maintenance every three to eight years.

Lurgan Pergola – Includes a Rubber Roof

Our open top pergola does not provide weather protection. We do offer another style called the Lurgan Pergola. This design has a flat rubber roof with rafters and lathe around the edge, giving it the use and look of a pergola while providing weather protection. It is built with a drip edge around the roof. We do recommend gutters, especially if there is electric installed inside the pergola.

Installation

Installation usually requires one day at the customer’s house. We use large, solid timbers and take pride in how we prepare and fit these pieces together. We join the pieces with quality fasteners that will not rust away.

Custom Build!

We specialize in custom-built structures. You dream it; we build it!

Octagon Pergolas

Our Octagon Pergolas are a work of art. We join all the angles with mortise and tenon construction. There are two types of roofs – covered and open center. We build the covered roofs using joist and lathe to create a uniformly covered pergola. The top section overlaps the bottom section, creating an octagon look from every angle. If you would like a fire pit inside your pergola, we construct the roof with an open center.  A 16’ Octagon Pergola is the smallest size we usually build. From there, we construct anything up to 30’. We typically use hemlock wood, but Douglas fir is also available. If you like a weathered look, your pergola needs no maintenance. If you prefer the new look, the stain on the pergola will need maintenance every three to eight years.You may wonder if the Octagon Pergola provides protection from the weather. The roof will not keep the rain out. However, your pergola will provide some shade. Do you want more shade? Plant climbing vines to provide a naturally cool and refreshing atmosphere.

 

Quality Guaranteed:

We use top-quality materials that are guaranteed to last. From our large solid timbers that we carefully fit together to our durable fasteners, we build a pergola that you are proud to own. Installation normally requires one day at the customer’s house.  Create your own little haven where you can relax in your backyard. A pergola is a great place to hang a swing or hammock, sit back, meditate, and refocus amidst the busyness of life!

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