Pergolas and Arbors

Beautify your backyard with a pergola or arbor from Brighton Deck and Fence. From a simple, white vinyl-coated steel frame to the classic beauty of an all-cedar structure, we have what you’re looking for. Pergolas and arbors are not just for yards anymore – they can be used as outdoor spaces in addition to being perfect additions to outdoor living areas.

Brighton Deck And Fence is the only place to go if you are looking for decking, pergolas, or arbors to liven up your outdoor space. We have been in business for over 20 years and we know that one of the most important features of your outdoor living space is an inviting atmosphere. Our clients rave about our staff’s knowledge and willingness to help them find just what they need. Never setter for do it yourself projects we got you covered!

What Is A Pergola And What Are The Benefits Of Having One?

A pergola is a freestanding structure that is built over a patio, walkway, or garden. It provides shade structure and an outdoor room to relax. A pergola can be made from wood or similar materials and they are often designed with vining plants on them such as wisteria vines which bloom in the springtime adding color to your yard.

A pergola has several benefits over a traditional fence. A pergola is generally much more attractive and adds to the look of your garden entrance as opposed to being an eyesore like many fences can be depending on their style or color. Pergolas are also useful for those who have pets or young children because they don’t obstruct outdoor structure views from any windows in the home.

Pergola kits are also much easier to take down or move than a fence, so homeowners can choose not to have one at all if they need the space for other purposes. A pergola is built by Brighton Deck And Fence over your existing patio and will be customized to fit any size area you may have available to provide shade for your outdoor room.

What Is An Arbor And How Does It Differ From A Pergola?

An arbor is similar to a pergola, but instead of providing shade, it is typically used more for decoration purposes in the garden entrance. An arbor can be made from wood or another material and they are often decorated with climbing plants which add color in the springtime period when the flowers bloom.

Arbors such as metal arbors differ from traditional fences because they provide much less privacy due to their open design and freestanding structure. They are typically used in front of entryways or walkways and act as more of a architectural design than the main focal point like most fences would be.

Arbors can also include built in benches for sitting which is another benefit over traditional fencing that you may not have with an arbor depending on your preference. Arbors are generally built by Brighton Deck And Fence to be a custom fit for any patio or walkway you have to add color and decoration.

What Are The Best Climbing Plants In Your Garden Structures?


If you’re looking for climbing plants that will add color to an arbor, trellis, or pergola and aren’t opposed to a challenge, bougainvillea is the choice for you! These South American natives can grow up to 25 feet tall and offer beautiful blooms in purple, pink, red, or white.


There are several varieties of honeysuckle that will climb any outdoor structures with ease producing sweet-smelling flowers and attractive foliage. They can also be trained to grow as a shrub or ground cover, but require regular pruning to keep them in check!

Trumpet Vine

This vine is the perfect choice if you’re looking for something that will fill an entire wall with its lush green leaves and colorful blooms like those of native morning glory. These climbing plants can grow up to 20 feet tall, but they require a sturdy trellis or fence outdoor structures for support so make sure you have room!


If your pergola is large enough, wisteria will produce beautiful flowers that dangle from the roof providing shade structure and beauty. These climbing plants can be trained to grow on a fence or pergola trellis, but they will require pruning every year in the spring so that their growth stays under control!

Carolina Jessamine

Carolina Jessamine is the perfect choice for arbors, trellises, or pergolas that are partially shaded. These vines produce a beautiful display of flowers in pink and white blooms during springtime so you can enjoy their beauty year after year! The Carolina jasmine will require regular pruning every winter to keep its growth under control, but it’s well worth the effort!


If you’re looking for a vine that will grow quickly and offer beautiful blooms in shades of blue or purple then passionflower is your best choice. It requires minimal pruning to keep its growth under control, but can also be trained as a shrub to save space when not in bloom.

Designing Considerations When Deciding On Outdoor Space

In the end, every outdoor living space must come down to a good balance of function and design. While most homeowners will be concerned with maximizing their backyard space for entertaining purposes or playing with kids, many different aspects should not be overlooked. How much light do you get in your yard? Do you have enough room for a swimming pool or garden? What about seating and tables for hosting guests at a barbecue? All of these factors should be considered as outdoor living spaces are being designed.

In the next section, we will take a closer look at each factor that must be taken into consideration when designing an outdoor living space. This includes light exposure, dimensions, optimal placement of features, availability of space for guests, and even pool or garden considerations.

Light Exposure & Dimensions

When designing outdoor living spaces that will be used throughout the day, you must consider how much light exposure they receive during certain times of the year. This means paying special attention to your yard’s orientation about sun exposure at different seasons. For instance, if your yard is facing the south, it will receive more direct hot sun than one that faces the north.

Likewise, you should consider how much space each area of your outdoor living space has to offer by measuring out the dimensions before beginning construction. Doing so can allow for easier installation and prevent mistakes down the road. For larger projects like pools or gardens, you can play around with different layouts on paper before making any final decisions.

Placement of Features

Even the placement of features like sitting areas and grilling stations are important to consider when planning your outdoor living spaces. For example, if you want guests to be able to sit down while eating dinner at a table or using their laptops in an outdoor office, you will need to allow enough space for these activities.

Just as important is the placement of features like pools and gardens since they require a larger area that can be taken up by guests or playtime with kids. Again, this means measuring out your yard before beginning construction so everything has an optimal place in which it can exist without disrupting other areas.

Availability of Space for Guests

Another factor that must be considered when planning your outdoor living spaces is the availability of space to accommodate guests while they are there. For example, if you want a seating area in which multiple people can sit and enjoy conversation, it should have enough room for everyone at once. This means deciding on a seating arrangement that can accommodate all guests at once and not just a couple.

The same goes for other features like barbecue grills, outdoor kitchens, play areas for children or pets, and even swimming pools if you want them to be used by multiple people at once. Everything should have enough room so it is easy to access from wherever else in your yard.

Pool & Garden Considerations

When designing outdoor living spaces that will include elements like pools and gardens, you must consider how much room they require before beginning construction. This is because these features are not easily moved once your yard has been laid out around them. To prevent having to redo everything after the work has already started, be sure to measure everything out on paper before installing anything.

In the next section, we will take a look at some outdoor living spaces that have been designed to meet each of these factors and more in order to create a comfortable environment for everyone who uses them. One example is an arbor with built-in seating that provides shade from direct sunlight while also offering a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

Landscaping And Garden Structures Services By Brighton Deck And Fence

A pergola or arbor is a great way to spruce up your yard, and keep it looking professional. Brighton Deck And Fence offer both of these landscaping options for homeowners’ convenience, so they can easily opt for an over-sized structure that will act as the focal point of their outdoor area!

Pergolas and arbors are an excellent way to add that extra something into your yard. Brighton Deck And Fence can help you with all of your pergola and arbor needs, so reach out today if you’re interested in what we have to offer!