Using Pergolas and Arbors in Shawnee, Oklahoma
A pergola or an arbor is a feature or a frame that is used in the gardens and forms a passageway, shaded walkway and even a sitting area of vertical post and pillars. The posts provide support to the cross-beams and the firm open lattice over which woody vines are trained respectively. Moreover, the pergolas and arbors can be an extension of a building or even provided shade to an open terrace between the pavilions. Riemer and Son are experts at integrating pergolas and arbors into your landscaping design in Shawnee to further enhance your property.
The pergolas and arbors are a fairly simple structure to build and we at Riemer and Son are specialists at installing them in your backyard. You can link together many arbors that will create a shady path that will join several areas of the garden. Usually the arbors are made of wood, but then be created out of iron, plastic or vinyl as well. Wood is a material that if properly treated is durable and long lasting too. But some people prefer to have arbor made of cedar because it does not decay over time. Another advantage to using cedar for your pergolas and arbors is that insects don’t like cedar so there is less concern about problems with insects. On the other side, the vinyl arbors also last long and can bear any type of weather conditions, including the harsher temperatures as well. As with the benefits of using cedar, the insects cannot eat away the vinyl arbors either so it is a good material to use for your pergolas and arbors.
Many people that build pergolas and arbors tend to use galvanized nails because the non-galvanized ones get rusted over time and will create a dirty appearance as well. While galvanized nails are better than regular nails, we at Riemer and Son prefer to use galvanized screws because the hold better and do not dislodge from wood like traditional galvanized nails. Many years ago, the arbors had a latticework structure at their edges that provided support to the vines when they grew and a ladder structure on the top too. Presently, the classic arbors have got a rounded top, however the flat tops arbors are preferred by many people as well. The fact is that any type of arbor can be used on benches and gates, which will enhance the beauty and look great when they are trained along with the climbers. You can choose any of the arbors that suits your style and get it incorporated in any part of the garden as well.
The pergolas are bigger than arbors and are used to protect the deck or a patio. They have got posts at their corners and even at regular intervals in order to support the roof. The roof is usually made of lattice structure or parallel beams that are placed upon the perpendicular beams. A pergola does not have lattice sides and the vines or the plants are trained alongside the posts respectively. And that they grow besides the top if the posts and therefore provide shade and protection as well.
The pergolas are available in different sizes and are unlike the arbors in height and length. The typical size of a pergola is nearly three feet deep and less than seven feet in height respectively, although this will depend on the surrounding architecture including the roof line and also the preference of the customer. A single pergola can be big enough to cover the whole patio or a deck. The pergolas can be designed in various ways according to your requirement. For instance if you intend to have a shade in a respective area, you can use a can vas to stretch it over the top part of the pergola. You can even use foliage alongside the pergola and let it grow, and that the grape vines can be a good option as well.
If you would like your pergolas and arbors installed by a professional landscaping company, please call Riemer and Son today at (405)639-7648. You can also reach us at our contact page here. We can help you with your design and installation of pergolas and arbors for your backyard, and we can also help with all your landscaping and irrigation needs.