As the song says, “Summertime and the living is easy!” Among the many joys of easy summer living is the time spent in your own yard. Whether it is expansive or simply a small slice of nature, it’s not the size of your backyard but rather the welcome respite it can offer with a pergola that makes the difference. Nowhere is this more apparent than on your own custom deck or patio. The designated entertaining space as well as a central spot for relaxation, a deck or patio with a pergola takes entertaining and relaxation to higher levels.

Built to your specifications, a pergola is constructed of the materials that are most suitable to your lifestyle. They also feature the details that make it uniquely yours, accommodating your family’s needs and your guests’ comfort alike.

A pergola adds to that individuality and overall contentment. Creating somewhat of an open-air ceiling, it consists of cross rafters above a patio or deck, with columns on the side for support. This beautiful structure offers several distinct advantages.

Here are 5 advantages to a custom-built pergola:


Custom built Pergola on DeckWhen summer’s warmth and sunshine become more intense than enjoyable some days, a pergola provides inviting shade, making your deck or patio even more appealing.

A Cozy Room

The framework, with its open ceiling and sturdy columns, creates the illusion of a room within your backyard or garden, creating a cozy place to relax alfresco. Pergolas come in various styles, such as traditional, modern, rustic, and more. Choose a style that aligns with your preferences and the overall look of your outdoor space.

Green Space

With lovely vines trained to climb up the columns and hanging plants suspended from the ceiling, this becomes additional green space while also lending vertical beauty to your landscape. Plants not only add visual interest but also contribute to the shading and overall ambiance.


The combination of hard structure and soft plants deftly encloses your patio or deck, establishing privacy at the same time. Alternatively, curtains, latticework, retractable canopies, shade cloth, or climbing plants (like vines) can enhance the pergola’s shading capabilities. Decide your desired level of privacy. You can use drapes, screens, or lattice panels to create a more private and secluded atmosphere.

Added Home Value

A custom-built architectural addition to your landscape enhances your landscape’s allure, which increases your home’s value at the time of sale by as much as 20 percent.

When you decide to add the charm of a custom-built pergola to your Southern Wake County landscape, allow our team of experienced professionals at Holly Springs Builders to assist you. With a one-year guarantee against defects in workmanship on all our work and the assurance that we will promptly return to resolve any issues, your satisfaction is our highest priority.

Contact us if you would also like to add a pergola to your deck or yard, design a new deck, screen a patio, or add a sunroom.