The decision is yours. You could tell a long tale, perhaps of driftwood derived from the south shores of Rio De Janeiro, or let them in on your little secret: It isn’t wood at all. There are few things more beautiful and functional in an outdoor living space than a trellis, but these traditionally wooden structures have a way of decaying, rotting, attracting termites, and otherwise aging badly. Our trellis structures are completely made of aluminum and feature a realistic faux-driftwood appearance. Aluminum not only is long-lasting and requires little maintenance but also lends itself to being powder-coated in one of our neutral colors—from white or ivory to beige, sand, or adobe. We only use Kynar, which keeps the painted metal looking new longer. The applications for both residential and commercial are numerous.
Trellises—either freestanding or attached to a home or business—were originally created to provide filtered shade, recreating the experience of sitting under a foliose tree. Also referred to as a pergola, the trellis has been updated for the 21st century thanks to Awning Works. Our trellises can be completely customized: a traditional open lattice provides more or less shade depending on the spacing in between the rafters and beams. For maximum shade, opt for insulated fabric panels that fit into the overhead lattice work, providing sections of complete coverage from the sun and weather. These thick lattice covers also support ceiling fans and include optional skylights and recessed lighting. Combine open and covered areas to create a truly varied outdoor experience made of long-lasting aluminum, but we’ll keep that last part between us.