A Pergola Can Add a Lot to Your Outdoor Space

An outdoor second story deck combined with a pergola for shade by Signature Decks.

Your new deck is a big hit among your friends and family, as it has become the go-to gathering place this summer. Cool summer nights feel great outside, but sometimes the sunlight can make that space a little too uncomfortable. You can help beat that heat and add a wonderful touch of design, by adding an outdoor pergola.

Struggling with the sun can be an impossible fight to win, and the umbrella on your deck does not always do the trick. As the sun shifts in the sky, you will also need to shift the umbrella, and even doing that will not provide all the shade you need. Even a slight shift in the wind or a breeze can turn your umbrella from where you want it. 

When designed and oriented correctly, a pergola can cast enough shade to make your warm afternoon on the deck much more enjoyable. A pergola essentially adds another layer to your already extended living space, where you can still breathe in the fresh air with a better view than inside your home.

Pergolas can fit any space, so you will not have to worry about changing your existing deck. While you can still purchase a kit and construct it yourself, you can also design a custom pergola that is perfect for your home, style, and your existing space.

There are many other benefits that a pergola can offer besides relief from direct sunlight. Retractable shade covers can also be installed for additional shade on hotter afternoons, and some shade systems can even protect you from light rain. If your space needs additional lighting, your pergola can support string lights; if you need better airflow, you can attach a ceiling fan above; if you like to play some music while you entertain, mount speakers to your new structure.

Bring much more to the design of your deck with an outdoor pergola. When wanting to add a pergola, or install a brand-new deck of your own, the builders at Signature Decks can help guide you through the process and give you all the advice you need.

At Signature Decks, all our projects bring the strength and durability that you would expect with a fresh addition. For more information on how you can turn your outdoor space into something unique with a custom deck design, call Signature Decks today at 616.896.2866. As a premier company, it is our duty to provide the customer with their dream construction.

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