Patio and Shade Structures in Phoenix
This is where things get fun! Shade structures. Before we begin to talk about shade structures lets be clear that we are on the same page. Depending on what part of the country or where you call home., shade structures in Phoenix AZ can be called many different things and often confused with another structure.
For example, a Pergola is usually defined as an arbor formed of horizontal trellis work supported by columns or posts. Over which vines or other plants can be trained.
Weather you are looking for a custom backyard in Scottsdale or an extended living space in Gilbert hands down his is the most common used structure in phoenix landscape market. Its more cost effective, less regulations as far as permitting requirements and costs and can be completed from start to finish in a fraction of the time. The easiest way to think of a Pergola is open air roof with filtered sunlight. Most popular constructed from Alum-A-Wood which is lattice cover, but not limited to lattice. Also, can be made of a solid piece on insulated Material giving full coverage. You can add low voltage lighting systems to these, ceiling fans, TVs, outlets or anything else you can think of. Just make sure in the landscape design phase all your needs and wants are layout. Alum-A-Wood is backed by a lifetime warranty on the materials it makes it a popular landscape design choice.
Ramada, just by looking at these structures you can usually tell they cost money. Framed with lumber most the time. Covered by lath and stucco, Beams that are made of wood and much to large for two people to carry. Roof that gets sheeted like a home and roofing tiles that match the house. Block pillars to hold up the beams or whatever the engineering and landscape design call for. A Ramada is defined in the Southwest a roofed shelter usually with open sides. Make no mistake about it the look is completely different from a Pergola. You can add low voltage lighting systems to these, ceiling fans, TVs, outlets or anything else you can think of. Just make sure in the landscape design phase all your needs and wants are layout. Ceilings can be vaulted with exposed ruff sawn wood or have a drywall lid with recessed can lights. The sky is the limit. Just make sure in the landscape design phase you don’t leave anything out. Even if you may want it down the road, lets make sure it is prepared properly to save you money in the future.
There are Gazebos, Arbors, Palapas, Thatched Huts and many more structures to keep you shaded in your new or remodeled phoenix backyard. Be sure to ask and we will be happy to elaborate and see what the best fit for your new landscape project in the Phoenix or surrounding areas.
We will take care of all your HOA permits with full CAD drawings, engineering and city permit needs. All structures will need to have all the right permitting and approval prior to beginning. Whether you have your own engineer, or you need one we have trusted sources we use on all our projects.