We are in Willow Glen (San Jose) and would like to have an arbor built in the back. It would connect to the beams outside the master bedroom and would continue about 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the house.
Does anyone know a good contractor/fence company with both Eichler and arbor experience? The guys we used for our fence are terrific and do build arbors, but they want NO part of the design process, and we need help to come up with a simple eichler-compatible design.
Please send me an e-mail if you know of anyone.
My arbor works quite well. It is attached to the beams and provides good shade but is not massive.
Which compass direction do your back windows face? That is a big factor in the design.
What model is your house?
I am happy to send you a picture of our arbor if you wish.
The arbor would go off the master bedroom, which faces southeast. Our home is a flat-roofed courtyard model. I'd love photos, if possible. You can e-mail them to me at email@example.com
-Did you put any sunblock material over the top of the arbor, or just leave it as is? Hubby thinks we should put something over it that is waterproof, so that it provides more shade, plus a dry patio during the winter.
-What kind of wood is it? Did you paint or stain it?
-Who did the design?
Thanks again for the help,
I would also love to see your pictures of your arbor if its not too late. Our kitchen faces westish and it is hot, hot, hot in the afternoon. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have Dan's photos, so let me know if you still need them and I will e-mail them to you.