The Benefits of Having a Pergola Integrated into Your Custom Deck Design

Adding a Pergola to Your Custom Deck Design – Have it Made in the Shade!


At Archadeck of Central Georgia we’ve seen many clients add a pergola to their deck as an afterthought. For maximum style, convenience and enjoyment, we recommend incorporating your pergola into your custom deck design. When it comes to custom deck and pergola and pergola designs, the entire project is most cohesive when the two components are designed together.


With the increasing popularity of pergolas, more homeowners are remembering to ask about pergolas during the design phase of their outdoor living projects. It helps us if we know from the beginning that you’re interested in having a pergola as part of your deck design.

Adding a Custom Deck and Pergola Together Just Makes Sense!


Archadeck of Central Georgia has designed beautiful decks, and we’ve designed beautiful pergolas. Why not have both? Save yourself the time and trouble of going through the construction process twice. While we work hard to minimize the disruption an outdoor construction project may cause at your home, there will be some noise and dust. When we build two components of a project together, you’ll see less of us!


When we design these two components for one outdoor space, it’s easy to select deck and pergola materials to match or complement each other. Whether you select a wood deck or a low-maintenance composite deck, we can build your pergola with wood or low-maintenance materials, too. If you’ve had a wood deck and are ready for the low-maintenance lifestyle, it makes sense to have a low-maintenance pergola!

The Appeal of a Custom Deck with a Pergola

What is it that makes pergolas so intriguing when added to your deck project, anyway? Some say they’re like a secret spice, a secret ingredient that weaves a spell. Not invisible, obviously, because you can see them, but perhaps their effect is subliminal. We’re just drawn to a deck with a pergola.


One of the fascinating things about pergolas is they can serve several different purposes and yet, not all of them do. Let’s take a look:

  • Pergolas can be beautiful, serving an ornamental purpose
  • A pergola can create shade for your deck or patio
  • Pergolas, if covered with polycarbonate sheeting, provide protection from rain and UV rays
  • A pergola can add dimension and visual interest to your deck
  • A pergola can add privacy and create a sense of intimacy in an outdoor space
  • Pergolas provide a structure where you can hang a ceiling fan


A pergola can serve all of these purposes, and many do, but you may want a pergola for one specific reason or another. Most of our clients requesting decks with a pergola are looking for shade. Here’s another interesting fact about pergolas: If they’re not designed specifically for shade, they may not provide much shade! If you want a pergola integrated into your custom deck design for shade, Archadeck of Central Georgia will give you shade – and pleasing aesthetics, too.

Searching for a Pergola and Custom Deck Design Near Me?

If you want a shade pergola, you may be interested in this: Archadeck of Central GA Provides Macon GA Homeowners with Much-Needed Shade Structure. This article provides useful information about shade pergolas. For this project we designed a pergola with a translucent polycarbonate cover to block direct sunlight while still letting light through. A pergola like this one would create a very effective shade structure integrated into your custom deck design.


Interested in a deck design with a pergola over one section of the deck instead of covering the entire deck? Read about a project where Archadeck of Central Georgia expanded and updated a deck in Bonaire, GA. We love this octagonal-shaped pergola we designed to grace the octagonal portion of the clients’ deck. The homeowners wanted both options – a shady area and an uncovered area. When the sun goes down, they can enjoy an unobstructed view of the heavens. Stargazing, anyone?


This impressive pergola may give you some ideas for your custom deck design! Read how our grand Archadeck pergola transformed this Bonair, GA, patio. Just use your imagination to picture how a pergola as grand as this one would make a statement over your deck. Not only could you hang ceiling fans over the deck, the pergola would transform your deck into a true outdoor room.

Contact us for a free consultation. Call us at (478) 745 – 2000, email us or fill out the form below and we will quickly get in touch with you.

Stephen Denton, owner Archadeck of Central Georgia.

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