In New Jersey pergolas are known and best defined as outdoor shade structures, most often found in garden spaces and enjoyed equally by climbing plants and people as both as a shaded area for rest and recreation.
The origin of these garden structures can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians. Like in Ancient Egypt, pergolas in offer shelter and shade with an open view of the scenery around.
Pergolas can also be used to define an outdoor space, or to create a transition between the interior of a house and the garden. Sometimes pergolas in are straddle over patios and porches along paver walkways or as simple, standalone garden structures.
The most recognizable features of pergolas include the latticework connecting the support columns. The sides of a pergola are traditionally left open to create an open view of the garden. Plants and vines are trained to crawl up the structure as a sort of umbrella. As the greenery reaches the top of the frame, it may then spread out over the top of the pergola providing shade to the occupants below.
With many types of pergolas to choose from, we sincerely hope you’ll make the same, smart choice as so many others have in choosing a pergola builder and that smart choice is to contact Barrett Outdoors. We offer free in-home consultations and pergola quotes and you can trust us to be your partner through the entire pergola building process. View our photo gallery or get a quote today!