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A pergola, pronounced "pərɡələ", is an outdoor structure with columns that support a roofing grid. This roofing grid may be left open or covered so as to create an area sheltered from the elements. Pergolas can be made of different materials such as wood, PVC, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum and may be freestanding or ledger mounted to a house or pool house. Some pergolas, like bioclimatic pergolas, can be designed to provide shade and protection from rain and snow, while others are made to be left open.
A 'bioclimatic pergola' is a term used to describe a motorized aluminum louvered roof pergola system using tilting aluminum roof slats or blades. This type of pergola creates and assists with airflow using the direction and angle of the roof blades and helps control the climate underneath the pergola structure. In addition to providing shade, they also provide shelter from rain and snow.
Aluminum louvered roof pergolas stand out as a superior choice when compared to canopies, gazebos, and awnings. The key advantage lies in their innovative design, offering adjustable louvers that provide precise control over sunlight, ventilation, and protection from the elements. Unlike fixed structures such as canopies and gazebos, aluminum louvered roof pergolas allow users to customize their outdoor experience by regulating the amount of shade and airflow. The durable and low-maintenance nature of aluminum ensures longevity, resisting rust and decay over time. This versatility and resilience make aluminum louvered roof pergolas a smart choice, combining functionality with a modern aesthetic for a superior outdoor living experience.
Both our louvered roof pergola lines, Pratic and Sundance, excel in withstanding heavy snow loads and provide excellent protection against the sun's rays, rain, and snow. Both pergola lines come equipped with accessories such as glass and screens for protection against the elements and to keep the bugs out. Additionally, they offer features like lighting, heaters, and ceiling fans to create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor environments.
Our louvered roof pergolas are made of powder-coated aluminum, corrosion-resistant, and rust-proof material, and backed by a 10-20-year warranty. Each system is structurally engineered to last in all climates. These pergolas are made of extruded aluminum to produce a high-quality, durable, and elegant product. They are designed to provide each customer with a year-round luxury getaway in their own outdoor living space. Our pergolas provide protection from harmful UV rays, rain, harsh winds, and snow. We carry a line that has insulated louvers and can withstand our snow loads. We also carry another line that is double walled and reinforced to withstand heavy snow loads.
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Distinctive Pergolas provides Design and Installation services for residential and commercial pergolas. We assist our customers in designing their outdoor space and offer products that fit every budget.
Distinctive Pergolas is a subsidiary of MKE Development Corp. which has been in business since 2005. We provide top-quality construction services to clients in Boston, South Shore, Cape Cod, and surrounding areas. For the past three years, we have been installing pergolas throughout Massachusetts for residential and commercial clients. Due to the pandemic, the request for pergolas has skyrocketed as more and more clients are looking to make their outdoor space more functional and usable year-round. We purposely sought out pergola manufacturers whose products can stand up to New England weather and found the best possible solutions for our clients.
What sets us apart from other companies is our dedication to delivering outstanding customer service, top-notch craftsmanship, and competitive pricing. Our in-house installation team and our crew of seasoned professionals collaborate closely with clients to identify products that align with varying budgetary considerations along with design criteria. Through our engagement with diverse pergola lines, we can craft a customized solution that precisely caters to the unique requirements of each client, rather than attempting to adapt a product line not specifically designed for the intended purpose. We carry lines that are engineered for New England weather and specifically, pergola lines that can carry large snow loads. Call us for a free consultation and estimate today.
We carry lines that are engineered for New England weather and specifically, pergola lines that can carry large snow loads.
Pratic Pergolas are state-of-the-art pergolas custom-made in Italy. They are made of powder-coated aluminum and transform residential or commercial outdoor spaces by allowing year-round use. The louvers on Pratic pergolas completely seal to the gutters*, preventing splashing during wind-driven rain and blocking sunlight when the louvers are closed. They also offer insulated louvers which help keep out extreme heat or cold in respective seasons. They can accommodate glass, screens, lighting, ceiling fans, and heaters so clients can enjoy a bug-free, comfortable environment in any season.
*Other brands have lower snow load capacity and do not seal to the gutters thus allowing wind-driven rain and light to come through.
Sundance Pergolas stand out as top-tier outdoor structures, custom-made meticulously in the United States. Constructed from high-grade extruded aluminum, these pergolas boast exceptional durability to withstand diverse climates. Their louvers set an industry standard for strength, featuring a double wall and reinforcement designed to bear the heaviest snow loads, making them especially well-suited for the challenging New England climate. The pergolas' industry-leading powder-coated paint guarantees resistance against peeling or chipping, while the waterproof electronics ensure their resilience in the face of harsh weather conditions. Sundance louvers securely interlock, aided by a bumper seal, reducing rattling and preventing water and snow from penetrating through the louvers. They can accommodate screens, lighting, ceiling fans, and heaters so clients can enjoy a bug-free year-round use.
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There are 6 steps involved in installing a pergola:
We can create a personalized design and engineering plan for your system, taking into account your preferences, requirements, and landscaping. In many instances, obtaining a permit for your pergola is necessary. Additionally, footings are a requirement, and they must be set below the frost line as mandated in this region. Rest assured, our team of experts at Distinctive Pergolas will manage all aspects of this process on your behalf!
The manufacturing of a pergola varies based on size and customization.
Cabanas take 1-2 weeks and are limited in sizes and colors.
Sundance pergolas take between 4-6 weeks and are offered in basic and custom colors.
Pratic pergolas take approximately 8-12 weeks.
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*Timelines may vary.
Yes, Distinctive Pergolas provides design services aimed at assisting clients in crafting a unified, practical, and luxurious space that aligns with their landscaping needs and aesthetic preferences. Every pergola is individually tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. Leveraging our engineering background and industry expertise, we ensure that each pergola design is meticulously designed and built to accommodate the client's needs and our engineering team takes care of everything. We make sure each project not only looks good but is also built to last.
Our skilled engineers focus on creating designs that meet local building codes and can handle New England weather conditions including wind-driven rain and heavy snow loads. Using state-of-the-art technology and innovative design principles, Distinctive Pergolas ensures that every structure is crafted with precision and excellence. This gives our clients peace of mind about the safety and durability of their investment.
Yes, Distinctive Pergolas takes pride in having its own dedicated in-house installation team. This team is led by the company's owner, who not only oversees the entire installation process but is also directly involved in designing and implementing each project. This hands-on approach ensures a high level of quality and attention to detail throughout the installation.
Having an in-house installation team allows Distinctive Pergolas to maintain control over the entire process, from conceptualization to completion. The owner's personal involvement in the design and installation aspects reflects a commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. This approach also facilitates clear communication between the design team, the installation team, and the clients, resulting in a smoother and more collaborative experience.
By having a skilled and experienced installation team that works closely with the owner, Distinctive Pergolas can uphold its standards of craftsmanship and deliver pergola projects that not only meet but exceed customer expectations. This integrated approach distinguishes the company from others in the industry, emphasizing a personalized and hands-on touch in every step of the installation process.
While headquartered in Greater Boston's South Shore, Braintree, we offer our design and installation services to individuals throughout Massachusetts and Cape Cod, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.
To date, the cities and towns we’ve primarily served, based on where our clients are located include the following, but our services are NOT limited to these:
Abington, Arlington, Auburndale, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Bourne, Cambridge, Carlisle, Canton, Cohasset, Concord, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham, Dover, Duxbury, Easton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Falmouth, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Gloucester, Groton, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Jamaica Plain, Kingston, Lakeville, Lexington, Manchester By the Sea, Mansfield, Marblehead, Marion, Marshfield, Mashpee, Mattapoisett, Milton, Nahant, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norton, Norwell, Norwood, Onset, Osterville, Plymouth, Quincy, Raynham, Reading, Rochester, Sagamore, Scituate, Sharon, Stoneham, Swampscott, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, Wellesley, Westwood, Weston, Weymouth, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn.
Distinctive Pergolas is completely licensed and insured to deliver construction services for both residential and commercial projects. We possess CSL, HIC, and Hoisting licenses, allowing us to obtain permits for all our projects.
Additionally, we offer guidance for commercial union projects.
Once a contract is accepted, clients will receive insurance certificates for their records.
Distinctive Pergolas provides louvered roof systems in three distinct pricing categories, catering to a diverse range of budgets.
We accept credit cards and also provide financing options.
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While headquartered in Greater Boston's South Shore, Braintree, MA, we offer our design and installation services to individuals throughout Massachusetts and Cape Cod, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.