Pergola / August 26, 2018 / JulietteHughes
While traditional pergolas were intended mainly for beauty and comfort the current designs place more emphasis on providing protection from the harsh elements of nature such as rain and snow and ultra-violet radiation. The design of a pergola depends on the geographical location. Depending on the area the grade or the direction of the sun a pergola may be a gazebo an extension of a building an open terrace or a veranda that has grapevines criss-crossing a latticed roof. One of the most important considerations when designing a pergola is the roofing structure and shape The roof design on a pergola depends on the availability of direct sunlight as well as the geography and natural features of the region.
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.
They are available for varying needs of heat transmission and transparency. Polycarbonates are also highly reputed for their protection from ultraviolet radiation. Along with a wonderful combination of colours to choose from Polycarbonate can be manufactured to resist very specific and harsh environmental conditions in Australia. The two popular brands that are in use are Astrolite and Laserlite. Fabric Everyone loves a colourful and pleasing roof that can uplift our spirits and enable us to enjoy the day. For this reason fabric pergola covers which are also highly insulating may be an amazing choice.