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Outdoor Living in Louisville, KY.

As housing costs continue to rise, home buyers are looking for affordable ways to add value to their homes. Adding custom decks and pergolas to your home is a simple and effective way to increase its value and return on investment. These additions are among the most popular home additions, as they provide an outdoor living space that can be used year-round. Custom decks and pergolas in Louisville offer many benefits beyond simply adding square footage to your home. They can add aesthetic appeal, boost resale value, and reduce stress by bringing nature to your home. Read on to learn more about why you should invest in custom decks and pergolas in Louisville.


As a locally-owned business, we’ve been serving the Louisville community for over 40 years. We were one of the first companies in Louisville to offer custom deck and pergola additions. We have thousands of satisfied customers and have won several awards for excellence in design, customer service, and quality workmanship.


We'll come to your home to discuss your project and help you visualize the end result. Our designers use computer software to create a 3D model of your new deck or pergola. This allows you to see how it will look and decide if it’s what you had in mind. 

We can also incorporate your landscaping and existing architecture when creating a new deck or pergola. During the design process, our designers will ask you questions about your lifestyle and how the new deck or pergola will be used.


We hire the best deck and pergola builders in Louisville. Our employees are trained to use only the highest quality materials and proper construction techniques. We are licensed and insured and have been in business for over 40 years. 

Our talented designers can help you create a custom design for your space or modify an existing plan to fit your needs.


Investing in quality materials is the best way to add value and longevity to your custom deck or pergola. Wood is the most common material for deck and pergola construction, but there are many different types to choose from.

When Should You Renovate Your Deck or Pergola?

If your current deck or pergola is structurally sound, but in need of an aesthetic update, a renovation may be a better option than a full replacement. You can customize the deck or pergola to suit your needs by adding more seating or a bar.

You can also improve the aesthetics of an existing deck or pergola by refinishing the boards and replacing rotted boards with pressure-treated lumber. A full replacement is recommended if your deck or pergola is rotting or has been damaged by excessive foot traffic.

The Deck and Pergola Building Process


We highly recommend getting a few measurements before contacting your designers to discuss your project. This will help them prepare a more accurate estimate and ensure your deck or pergola meets all local building codes.

Design Layout:

The design layout is the visual representation of your new space. It takes into account the desired size of your deck or pergola, sitting areas, and any other features you want to include. Every space is different, and your designers can help you create the perfect layout for your home. They can also incorporate your landscaping and existing architecture when creating a new deck or pergola.

Finish Selection:

Custom deck and pergola finish selection can be overwhelming, so bring photos and paint colors you like to help you decide. Most stains are oil-based, which is what you’ll find in paint as well. Water-based stains are a good option if you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option.

Budget Planning:

Building a deck or pergola can be expensive, but there are ways to minimize the cost. First, determine how much you can spend on your new deck or pergola. Work with your designers to find the best value for your budget. You can also consider adding the deck or pergola to your home insurance policy as a rider for a discounted rate.

Construction and installation:

The installation process for a custom deck or pergola begins with the demolition of the existing one, if necessary. The contractor will then lay the new material and install the railing, posts, and any additional accessories. The materials used for your new deck or pergola will vary based on your budget and taste.


What’s better than enjoying your backyard more? With a deck and pergola, you can transform your backyard into a living space where friends and family can gather year-round. More than just a place to hold barbecues, they can be a great spot to unwind after a long day at work.

Investing in a deck or pergola is a great place to start if you’re looking to transform your backyard into a living space.




What is a Pergola?

A pergola system is a louvered rooftop structure that covers patios and outdoor living spaces. Pergola systems come in many different styles, sizes, and designs and can be used to cover patios, decks, and other outdoor living spaces. The pergola system can be used for many purposes, such as adding shade, creating a private outdoor space, and increasing the aesthetic appeal of your home.

Louvered Outdoor Roofs

Because louver designs can be installed on virtually any structure, they can be used in all architectural styles. From a modern office building, warehouse, or industrial operation to a more rustic home or cabin, a louvered roof design can work for you. When it comes to choosing the perfect design for your home or business, there are many factors to take into consideration.

This guide will give you all the details on why and how you should install an outdoor louvered roof for your next project.

The Smart Pergola System

Stickler Construction is a certified dealer and installer of the Smart Pergola system. A Smart Pergola, otherwise known as an electric pergola, is the future of outdoor living. With a fully controllable roof and an endless supply of design options, a Smart Pergola system will increase the value of your home and make you the envy of all of your friends.

How Does the Smart Pergola Work?

The first thing to note about the Smart Pergola is that it’s a smart product. The pergola is integrated with the same automation and connectivity software that makes the system so popular with outdoor rooftop structures. If you install a Smart Pergola, you can enjoy easy control, monitoring, and amazing energy efficiency levels.

The pergola is designed with a wooden frame that is entirely customizable. To fit your space perfectly, you can create a pergola with three different frame sizes and multiple wood species. The frame connects to an aluminum deck system that sits atop a foundation of your choice. 

Are Smart Pergolas Waterproof?

Smart Pergolas are weather-resistant and can withstand heavy rain and snow. The weather-resistant material is designed to resist water damage and can be easily cleaned with soap and water.

With just the click of a button on your remote control, or the app on your phone, the pergolas louvers can be adjusted to direct the elements into the built-in gutters while also protecting your deck.

Stickler Construction Deck and Pergola Builders

At Stickler Construction, we want to ensure every customer has a great experience throughout the entire process. We treat each customer like family and do everything we can to make sure they are happy with the outcome. 

We offer free estimates and are always upfront about costs and timelines, so there are no surprises along the way. We ensure that each customer is happy with the end result and has a great place to relax after a long day. If you’re ready to add value and enjoyment to your home with a custom deck or pergola, give us a call today.

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