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What Outdoor Structure Are You Looking For?

By |2017-05-22T11:55:58-06:00January 4th, 2016|Pergola Kits, Technical, Timber Arbors, Timber Pergolas|

I have customers call in or email on a regular basis that are looking for some type of outdoor structure but there seems to be a lot of confusion about what these structures are called. They say they want an Arbor and after asking a few questions I see they want a Pergola or they ask about a Gazebo and I find what they really mean is a Pavilion. Even in the articles written on outdoor living I see many different names for the same structure types. This is not too surprising to me since there are so many outdoor structure names. For example there are Pergolas, Arbors, Awnings, Trellises, Pavilions and Gazebos. This is my effort to try to get us on the same page. I will start on the smaller structures and work my way up to the larger. An awning is [...]

The 4 “Must Haves” to Price a Pergola or Pavilion Kit

By |2017-05-22T11:56:49-06:00December 30th, 2015|Technical|

Need a quick quote for an amazing timber frame pergola, gazebo, pavilion, arbor, pool house or other timber frame structure? Hi, I am Mark, the production manager here at Western Timber Frame™. I would like to show how you can get an even faster answer when you call for pricing. I have customers that call everyday just looking for a price for their pergola or pavilion project. I'll start asking questions about what they are looking for and sometimes they say, "Just give me a price." There is a lot of information I need in order to give that price and I like to explain it this way: If you were in the market to purchase a vehicle and you called a car dealer to know the price of a vehicle they would need to know what exactly you were looking for and how you were going to use your [...]