One thing is for certain, if you’re going to enjoy your pool and outdoor living spaces in Arizona during the summer, you need some shade. Trees take far too long to grow from installation time in your Phoenix landscaping. No one wants to wait a decade or two for relief from the sun. The problem is that once you get down to gathering prices, the budget many times becomes a problem. Especially when pergolas or ramadas are part of a larger project.
Rather than cutting this element out completely or settling for one that is much smaller than you really want or need, you might want to investigate more options. A change in materials can give you that much needed shade for a far lower price. Until recently, this meant sacrificing a lot in the beauty department. New technology in pergola building materials changes that aspect a great deal.
In the past we have helped clients meet their budgets with fewer shade slats in the structure. This works nicely cost wise but does decrease the amount of shade ramadas or pergolas provide. Granted, some shade is better than none at all, but our new approach does away with this cost saving necessity.
Over sized wood timbers are very expensive, as are the long boards that are used to frame in and create the roof of all shade structures. Now we can give you the dark, rich look of wood using specially designed aluminum parts as is seen in this recent client’s finished swimming pool and backyard landscaping project.
As ramadas and pergolas go, this one has the classic lines and well proportioned corner posts too. Adding the stucco columns at the base makes the beauty factor rise nicely. These can also be built using natural stone facing to blend even better with some patio paving or pool deck colors and styles. A strong structure with lots of pizzazz that will last many years and remain an asset to your lifestyle and property value.
There are other ways of working shade structures into your Scottsdale or Phoenix landscape design. They can be an open air shade cover for built in gas grills and adjacent bar area, or fully equipped outdoor kitchen if that’s what you had in mind. Whether you want to break the glare and heat for your outdoor dining space or just a corner for lounging, aluminum ramadas or pergolas can fit your needs very well.
To learn more about how much of an asset these great looking pergolas can be for your Phoenix landscaping, don’t hesitate to give Desert Crest a call.