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With the benefits of shade, comfort and aesthetically pleasing construction, adding a pergola to your Denver home allows you to make the most out of your outdoor space! Kona Contractors has been the preferred pergola builder in Denver for over 10 years. We exclusively hire the best contractors around, so that we can guarantee top-notch installations and customer service to every client, every time. When you chose us to build your pergola, you'll get a high quality finished product that will serve as a beautiful addition to your yard for years to come.

A Premiere Builder of Outdoor Pergolas in Denver

Part of what makes us the best deck & pergola contractor in Denver is our design and installation process. At Kona Contractors, you're more than just a construction project to us. When you work with us, we'll talk with you about your ideas on how to improve your home before we even meet in person. After we feel we understand your vision, we'll inspect your property and go over all the options available to you. Once we've created several custom designs, we'll get your approval on a final project, and set our contractors to work!

By personally engaging our clients, and taking their needs into consideration, we are able to provide the best pergola designs in Denver. When you work with Kona Contractors, you'll know that your vision is being brought to life by skilled professionals, equipped with highest quality materials available.

Utilize Your Yard

Allowing you to maximize your use of the outdoor space around your home, pergolas can offer shade, comfort, and style. Creating an inviting space, the open and airy feeling of relaxing under a pergola can also be enhanced by lights or plants as accents.

The protected area that a pergola provides to your outdoor living space will make the area feel like much more than just a patio or paved area. Design an area for loved ones to relax and gather, or set up a structured arrangement for dining alfresco.

We are dedicated to providing nothing but the best backyard pergolas in Denver. Our highly skilled contractors, top quality building materials, and commitment to full customer satisfaction are what sets us apart from the competition. Contact us to help you build a pergola to add aesthetic value to your yard, and protect your family and deck from the sun’s harmful rays.

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4 Routine Maintenance Tips for Your Outdoor Living Space

June 15, 2016

After building the outdoor living space that you have always wanted, whether it is in the front or back of your home, upkeep is very important. This will allow you to keep the increased value on the up-and-up as well as keep the space from losing its majestic appeal.
  1. Decks and Patios: The second the warmer temperatures arrive get ready to start your maintenance for decks and patios.  For starters, sweep regularly. Be sure to get into the grout or crevices as well and remove all debris. Then also, clean with water. Some homeowners choose to power wash their decks and patios which is a great way to power away the dirt and debris. You can also use mild detergent or undiluted bleach. Next, keep grass and weeds from growing. Whether they sneakily make their way through or area long pathways, pull them out and use weed killers to eliminate them from popping up. Get more ideas for deck and patio maintenance from HGTV.
  2. Furniture and Equipment: Just as it is important to maintain the decks themselves, you should also maintain the quality of your equipment. For grills, remove the grades and then with a grill brush or degreaser to eliminate all of the build-up that can accumulate. For furniture, it is crucial to clean them regularly to avoid mold and mildew build up that is unsanitary and unpleasant! Furniture that isn’t upholstered can usually be wiped down with a washcloth and mild detergent. Upholstered furniture is slightly different. Take a look at the care tips on your furniture to help you with proper care techniques. A bonus to many of them is the fact that they may be machine washable.
  3. Fire Pits: Over time with your fire pit, you may have a build up of ashes that accumulate underneath. If left untreated, the bottom of your fire pit can lose quality. Make sure to clean the build up of ashes after each use of your fire pit to avoid this problem. Also, clean the spark screen of your fire pit by using a brush and warm water. Be sure to also wipe down the chairs and furniture that you have around your fire pit as well.
  4. Landscaping: While you do not have to be a master landscaper, it is important to keep up the normal maintenance for your yard. First, when mowing, do not cut it too short. Leave some room on there to help with root growth and to help avoid weeds. If you struggle with your grass growing, look into options to seed it that is best for your climate. Next, hydrate your lawn! Many invest in a sprinkler system to save them time. Another great benefit of sprinkler systems is the fact that it outputs just the right amount saving you money. Other maintenance techniques include removing weeds, fertilizing and feeding your plants.
Looking to build the outdoor space of your dreams? We at Kona Contractors can help! We have the ability to create custom outdoor living space options that will blow you away. Review our deck gallery to get some ideas for your renovation and give us a call at 720-935-4922 to get started.

Making Your Outdoor Living Space Comfortable Year-Round

May 25, 2016

If you have an outdoor living space in Denver, you’ll want to make sure it’s comfortable year round. After all, Colorado is known for its extreme temperature shifts, sometimes even within a 2 hour period. You’ve likely put a lot of time and effort into making your outdoor environment perfect. We can make some simple editions or modifications to keep the temperature of your patio or deck more agreeable during any season. Kona Contractors are your full-service hardscaping experts. We can help you with a full installation or suggest some slight improvements to make your outdoor living space a year-round retreat.

Shelter from the Elements
Building a pergola in your Denver garden or on your paver patio, or wooden deck, not only looks beautiful but will provide some shelter from light rain and the hot sun. A pergola, or even a full gazebo, provides some overhead covering while still allowing some sunshine and fresh air to filter through. It also provides some shade from the side as well with a trellis attached and some beautiful climbing vines. It also creates a more intimate and private feeling to your outdoor retreat. Check out the Denver Post article on Five Easy Climbers that will give your Colorado Garden More Privacy. We can cover all or part of the patio leaving areas to get some sun and a separate place to cool off a little bit as well.

Create a Breeze
Creating a breeze on a warm summer night makes enjoying the night air delightful. Dragging an oscillating fan in and out of the house can be inconvenient even if there are power outlets available. We can install a fan on the ceiling of your pergola or gazebo for easy access. Did you know that mosquitos can’t fly in the wind? It’s true. Mosquitos also find us by our scent and the carbon dioxide we breathe, meaning that a breeze keeps them away and makes us harder for them to spot as well. No pesky bugs, and plenty of comfortable circulating air will add to your evening patio enjoyment.

Provide Some Warmth

Even in the summertime, Colorado nights can be rather cool. A pergola and trellis can provide a shield from chilly evening winds making your patio more comfortable. You might also consider adding a fire pit for some added warmth. Open pit burning of wood is illegal in many places, including Denver County for the safety hazards it could bring as well as the air pollution it creates. We can install a cleaner burning, and safer, gas burning pit. You can grill up some burgers and keep your outdoor living space a comfortable temperature from early in the spring to well into the fall months.

Give us a call at 720-935-4922 to so that we can begin making your vision a reality. The summer in Colorado is relatively short but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your outdoor oasis practically year round with a few modifications. Patio covers, fire pits, or anything else that you can dream up can be yours. We’re experts at both city and county regulations and we’ll keep you in the good graces of your neighborhood HOA as well! Spring home improvement season is just getting started so call today!

Covering Your Pergola in Denver to Keep Out Rain or Snow

January 22, 2016

You may not be using your pergola much right now in the winter, but you may still have reasons to cover it, which can transfer to summer when you want to keep out the rain or just increase the shade. If this is the case, waterproof covers are the best way to go. There are several options to choose from—from budget-friendly to high-end—and even a couple that you can probably install on your own with the right tools and a little elbow grease:

  • Need it to be temporary? Use tarp. If you know you won’t be using the covering year-round but for seasonal or very specific reasons instead, think about using tarp. Not only is it on the cheaper end (no need to spend a ton of money for a temporary solution), but it’s also easy to find at some of the larger home stores. Use rubber hooks or fabric ties on the corners of the tarp and then secure them to the horizontal or vertical beams of the pergola. When you’re done with the covering, simply unfasten it, roll it up, and store it for next time.

  • Another inexpensive option: corrugated fiberglass. Still relatively wallet-friendly, corrugated fiberglass roofing panels can be installed on the top of the pergola (and you can do it yourself, if you’re up for it). The benefit of these fiberglass panels is that they let in quite a bit of light, especially if you choose clear or light-colored panels. But once they’re in place, it’s harder to take them down. So they’re really meant for more of a permanent covering as opposed to a temporary one.

  • Willing to go more high-end? Think canvas. Canvas, especially when treated, is an excellent water-repellant, so it’s great for those sudden rain storms or even to keep out snow (although there’s not much you can do in a blizzard). If you think about it, canvas is used as a tent material, so it makes sense that it can stand in as a waterproof pergola covering, too. However, what makes this an expensive option is not the canvas itself but the actual installation. You’ll want to hire a professional who can install a retractable system that slides the canvas over when you need it and rolls it back up when you don’t.

  • Another high-end option: custom louvers. A professional can also install a set of louvers for you, either from wood, fiberglass, or heavy-duty plastic. On top of the pergola, the louvers work like individual flaps that close down between each horizontal beam. In the summer when you want the sun, you can raise them up. Or during a storm—or in the winter—you can lower them to block out precipitation.

If you’re thinking about ways to enhance your outdoor space this year, consider the professionals at Kona Contractors in Denver. We can help you build a custom Denver pergola for shade, comfort, and enjoyment. Call us at 720-935-4922 to discuss your project.


3 Ways to Decorate the Pergola in Your Outdoor Living Space

A quality patio is more than just a convenient place to spend time outdoors. It’s an extension of your home, which means your home’s style should be extended there, as well. One of the easiest and most practical ways to add both style and function to your patio is with a pergola.
A pergola is a great way to designate a space for socializing outside. Pergolas keep your patio visually and physically open, provide a touch of shade, and are a must-have if you do a lot of outdoor entertaining. They are also a blank canvas just waiting to be turned into the focal point of our patio with some simple decor choices.
There are many ways you could decorate your pergola. Since the beauty of a pergola is in its simplicity, a “less is more” approach allows the pergola to shine through and keeps decorating costs and difficulty to a minimum. Here are three simple ways to add a touch of personal style to your pergola.
● Lights -- The options for lighting your outdoor living space are almost endless. For a classic, ethereal look, go with string lights. String lights come in a variety of styles, like rope lighting, twinkly lights, or globe lights. You can keep things simple by stringing them around the perimeter of your pergola or take things up a notch by wrapping them around the posts and individual joists, as well. To achieve a more unique atmosphere, opt for a few hanging lanterns in the corners. Or, if your pergola is tall enough, you could even opt for an outdoor chandelier.
● Plants -- Some patios are surrounded by a lush, green yard while others serve as the sole outdoor space. Either way, any patio can benefit from some carefully planned greenery. An organic route is planting climbing vines around the posts. Keep in mind vines can take several years to mature and require regular trimming. A simpler option is to go with potted plants. You can plant a variety of plants in a large planter or group several smaller pots with individual plants for an eye-catching result. Hanging plants are another way to add both greenery and visual height to your pergola.
● Fabric -- While pergolas are beautiful on their own, adding fabric is a fun way to soften the look of your outdoor living space. Hanging fabric from the sides of the pergola can provide some added privacy and can easily be pulled aside and secured to the posts for a lovely draped effect. Another option is to hang fabric across the top joists of the pergola. This provides a bit more shade and give the pergola some visual interest.
By implementing a few decor options, you can easily upgrade the look of your pergola, make it unique to you, and match your home’s style. Thinking of installing a custom pergola? Kona Contractors will work with you to create the best pergola that will be beautiful and provide years of outdoor enjoyment. Give them a call today.