Pergola / August 28, 2018 / JulietteHughes
The pergola has evolved from its famous brick and stone posts of 19th and 20th century to modern wood designs of the 21st century. The idea of modern wood design of pergolas is its affordability and increasing popularity in modern garden designs. But because brick and stone are weather resistant hardwoods such as Western Redcedar and Coast Redwood are used instead to match with the pergolas made of brick and stone. As the normal use of a pergola is being an arbor for vines some architects introduced pergolas as a structure made as a protection from rain or direct sunlight.
Currently the materials that are used for roofing include metals plastic fibreglass polycarbonate fabric etc. Metal Roof The advantage of a metal roof is that it can be adjusted to the exact size and shape of the structure. A choice of metals such as copper aluminium or tin also helps to make an easy decision. Metals not only easy to cut and shape they also provide excellent protection from the weather conditions. However they also have some disadvantages such as disallowing light to enter the area or enabling the temperature to get too hot inside the area.
It gives colour to the wood and also conceals some of the natural defects and characteristics that may stand out obscuring the real beauty of the wood. Paint is also beneficial because they prevent moisture damage and rust. Acrylic paints are the best choice for painting pergolas as they provide the best protection. The durability of pergola depends on the materials chosen for its construction. As the roofs are permanently exposed to the elements of nature the paint chose may fade easily. Also materials such as fabric may fray or fade and plastic or fibreglass roofs may get warped or change colour.