Outdoor Pavilions A Satisfying Structure for Friends and Festivity

The Splendor of an Outdoor Pavilion

If you’re thinking about having a party at home and you need a better way to use your large backyard party area, an outdoor pavilion is a good choice. They are great for hosting parties or weddings that you can take your guests to, but they are also suitable for just sitting around the house on cool summer nights with the family. There’s nothing better than relaxing in the shade and watching the world go by. Our outdoor pavilions also come in different styles that will fit almost any design theme you want. They aren’t the cheapest structures to buy, but you don’t have to break the bank to have one. And if you’re thinking of spending a lot of money on a larger, permanent party area, you might think of building a timber frame pavilion.

Outdoor Pavilions are also a great fit for businesses, including Schools, Hotels, Resorts, and many other venues. We build Commercial Pavilions and work directly with property owners, landscapers, commercial developers, and general contractors.

Choosing the right outdoor pavilion builder means that you’ll get the best experience possible. It can be difficult to find someone to build your outdoor pavilion, especially if you are just starting out on your project. When it comes to choosing a manufacturer, you need to make sure they have a good reputation and can build in your area. If you live in the Northeastern United States, we’d love to work with you. Check out our past work and examine our references. We are glad to provide a tour of our company’s facilities as well, to give you an idea of how good the workmanship is and what kind of price you can expect depending on the options you choose. If you aren’t happy with the workmanship and quality of the finished product, we’ll do our best to make it right. If you’re interested, you can download our outdoor pavilions brochure so that you can see exactly what you can expect, and get a free quote when you fill out our quote request form.

Gallery of Outdoor Pavilions

Based on our style and option variety, we are confident we can build wood or vinyl pavilions that reflect your taste and style. Whether you need an extension to your home out-of-doors or a breathtaking event venue, you and your friends will be surprised and pleased with a pavilion from Lancaster County Backyard.

360 View of a Pavilion

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What’s the best way to care for a wood structure?

The milling of lumber creates an extremely smooth surface. Structures may be factory stained, but the best time to apply stain for longevity is approximately 3 months after installation. That way, the majority of checking will be exposed and the dryer, more porous wood will hold stain better. Check this blog post about “PRESERVING OUTDOOR WOOD

Will the wood check on my structure?

Wood checking is part of the experience of owning a wood structure. Most checks appear in the first year after installing the pavilion, pergola, or gazebo. Inevitable checking is one of the reasons we recommend waiting until 3 months after installation to stain a structure. That way the stain can be applied while the wood is still fresh but after the majority of checking has occurred.

Do you offer a DIY kit?

Depending on your requirements, we could produce a kit for your structure. We don’t recommend DIY kits for these structures, however, as the building requirements can be complicated. Our builders are fast, efficient, and experts in their field. Give us a try!

To what areas do you deliver?

Our delivery area for most Pavilions, Pergolas, and Gazebos is 200 miles of our home base in Lancaster County, Pensylvania. This radius allows us to reach into most of Pennsylvania, all of Maryland, Deleware, New Jersey, much of Virginia, New York, and Connecticut. We deliver large Pavilions nationwide across the contiguous United States.

Does vinyl cost much more than wood?

The extra expense of covering and constructing a vinyl structure makes it 20-40% more expensive than it’s wood counterparts.

Why do timber frame pavilions cost more than standard wood or vinyl pavilions?

The sheer amount of wood required for a timber frame construction makes it much more expensive than it’s wood or vinyl counterparts. Also, the mortise and tenon style of building requires a much higher level of engineering and expertise to complete. These factors combine to make a timber frame pavilion cost much more than standard wood or vinyl.

Can I mount a pavilion on a concrete pad?

We recommend that the pavilion columns are placed on concrete piers (cut the concrete and place piers in).

Can I place a pergola or pavilion on bare ground?

To place a pergola/pavilion on bare ground, you should first install concrete piers that mound just a bit above the surface of the ground. (for concrete pier details, see Answer to Q. Can I mount it on my paver patio?)

Can I mount a pergola or pavilion on my deck?

If you’re mounting to an existing wood deck, a good and proper mounting method is to drop the posts down through the deck and secure them to the joists. The recommended method is to take the wooden portion of the post down through the deck. (Trim pieces for vinyl make this a bit simpler.)

Can I mount a pergola or pavilion to my paver patio?

We do not recommend fastening to pavers. They do not provide structural stability and are not a secure anchoring method. The recommended method is to install concrete piers 18” in diameter and 36” deep. Remove a section of pavers approximately 24” in diameter. Then dig down 36”. Fill with concrete to approximately one to two inches below the bottom of pavers. After the pergola or pavilion is installed, the pavers can be cut to fit and replaced around the columns. [Note: Footer size to be verified per job.]