Extend the time you spend enjoying the outdoors
If you’re looking to add beauty, a focal point, and a great place to gather in your yard, a gazebo or pergola is a perfect solution. These custom built outdoor structures can be constructed in a variety of styles to suit your specific needs and taste. Our team will meet with you to review your needs and wants, and we’ll help you choose the best materials and designs for your custom project.
Types of gazebos
Higher Ground Ottawa builds custom gazebos from a variety of materials. Choose between:
- Cedar, pressure treated, or pine
- Metal roof or shingles
- Screened-in or open
Choosing a cedar, pressure treated, or pine gazebo
Finding the right material for your outdoor structure can be confusing as there are a few different options, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Below is a list of products that we use to construct outdoor structures — don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you may have about these materials.
- Pressure treated wood is an excellent choice for gazebos because it is durable and long-lasting, thanks to its resistance to rot and insect damage. Gazebos made with pressure treated wood will last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
- Cedar gazebos are a popular choice because they are naturally resistant to rot and decay. Cedar is also a beautiful wood that adds a touch of elegance to any backyard. Cedar is the most durable wood for outdoor construction.
- Pine gazebos are a more budget-friendly option that still provides all the benefits of a gazebo. Ask us about low-maintenance oil options for your pine gazebo.
Difference between metal roofs and shingles
Metal roofs are more durable than shingle roofs and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. Metal roofs are also fire-resistant, which is an important consideration for homeowners who have backyard fires or live in areas where wildfires are common.
Shingle roofs are less expensive than metal roofs and can be easier to install. Shingles also provide more insulation than metal roofs, making them a better choice for walled gazebos located in colder climates.
Gazebo vs Pergola
When deciding whether a gazebo or pergola is right for your backyard, it’s important to understand the difference between the two. A gazebo is a freestanding structure that has a roof to keep out sun and rain and it can have walls. A pergola is an open-sided structure that has beams, no walls, and a slatted roof to let in sunlight.
These six steps ensure that each of our customers goes through a tried, tested, and true process that allows us to create beautiful structures and hardscapes on time and on budget.
Step 1: Initial Contact
0-2 business days
After you reach out via our website, you will receive a call from one of our team members to confirm that we’ve received your inquiry.
Step 2: Questionnaire
1-2 business days
We will send you a questionnaire for you to complete. This will help us learn more about your project and prepare us for our in-person meeting at your home.
Step 3: In-Person Meeting at Your Home
1-5 business days
Once we qualify your project, we will set up a meeting at your home to walk your property with you.
Step 4: Prepare an Estimate
3-5 business days
Our expert team of hardscape professionals will prepare the estimate for your project. After you review and approve the estimate, we will collect the first deposit (25%) before putting your project into our project calendar. Then you’ll know what month your project will begin and how long it will take to complete.
Step 5: Project Begins
You will receive a notification confirming the start of your project when the start date nears. Then we’ll ask for an additional 25% of your project fee to cover the delivery of materials to your home.
Step 6: Project Finishes
Enjoy your beautiful, new outdoor space! Before our team leaves your home, we’ll make sure that everything has been completed to the highest standards, so you can enjoy your updates for years to come. Once everything is complete, we will collect the remaining 50% of your project fee.
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We’re excited to hear about your plans to transform your property into a space you’ll love. Click the button below to request a quote!