Common Questions about Pergolas
Why can't I just buy a kit from my hardware store?
Buying a kit project is often a fun, and rewarding
experience. You can build beautiful benches, swings,
and even storage sheds from kits. Pergolas are a
different story. Unlike a shed, most people who
build a pergola intend to spend a lot of time under
it. A pergola is placed in a focal point of your
yard where you and guests see it, or are under it
routinely. Most sheds are tucked away neatly in a
corner of the yard where you don't have to look at
them from every window, and the only time you spend
within them is to remove the lawnmower.
A pergola from a kit is a generic structure. It was
not designed for your house or your needs. The wood
may not match the type of wood on your house or it may not even be wood at all but a durable plastic that's coated to look like wood. It may
stand too tall, or too short. It may not even create
any shade if it isn't placed just right to block the
sun's ever-changing angle as the seasons progress. Some of these kits also look terribly flimsy when you see them assembled in the store. A flimsy kit-built pergola is going to have a very rough time with our typical, near hurricane strength wind gusts we get in our average thunderstorms.
A pergola designed by AAA Decks takes your needs,
your house, and the layout of your property in mind
before the first piece of wood is cut. You can't say
that about a kit.
Isn't a kit cheaper than building a custom pergola?
We've found that in many cases, a kit pergola is not
as inexpensive as people think and often costs
nearly as much as a custom-built pergola from AAA
Decks. In some cases, we have even been less
expensive than a store-bought, pre-fabricated kit.
When you factor in the quality of a hand-built and
designed pergola compared with the average quality
of a pre-fabricated kit you can't go wrong with a
custom pergola from AAA Decks.
How do I get started?
By calling our sales staff directly at:
405-258-3787 to schedule an appoinment with
you to discuss what you would like, and how we can
design the pergola to fit your vision.