By melisa elkins. pergola design. Published at Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - 22:33:16 PM.
Comparative Study of Roofing Materials for a Pergola Permanent structures like metal roofs are difficult to change but they can be repainted. Fibreglass and clean plastic materials may change colour after a period but they can be discarded and new ones can be installed easily. The choice of materials to cover or roof the pergola depends on the buyer’s instincts as to the choices for durability, permanency and availability. In tropical Australia, zinc-galvanized corrugated sheets do not reflect infrared or ultraviolet much. White roofs reflect better. White or soft shades are better colors for a cool roof. As the Earth seeks to get greener, the best choice, of course is to enjoy traditional, open roofed pergolas.
Choosing Your Pergola Kit Simply pick your style, material and size and you will be enjoying the relaxing shade of your very own pergola. A quick browse through our section could help inspire you to invest your very own kit. There are some differences in kits though, and you should know what to look for when choosing. The most common style is the vinyl pergola kit. Vinyl pergolas are all white and offer the greatest variation in style because they are the least expensive. Vinyl pergolas are great for people who may be relocating their pergola after a short period, or who are looking to cover the material with plants, such as vines. Vine type plants, such as grapes or hops could help cover the bleach white color of the vinyl pergola kit, and add still allow you the ability to add some customized flare to your new pergola kit. If a vinyl kit is to plain for you, there are also wood simulating kits that are a little more specialized, but will offer a more authentic pergola appearance than the vinyl. You will most likely be slightly more limited on styles, but the authentic look of your pergola kit may allow you to overlook this disadvantage.
Adding height and interest. Height is desirable, too. A flat garden is restricted in the interest it gives, although height can be achieved through careful placement of trees and plants. A pergola, however, gives a permanent, solid anchor around which to base other design features such as patios, paths, water features and planting. And, of course, the use of climbing plants can be a huge bonus, adding both beauty and fragrance. Pergolas are inviting. We are drawn to them, whether it is to walk through them or relax under their canopy on a warm summer’s day.
Socializing Pergolas are great for this, and can have dining furniture and barbecues added. Or, for a more informal feel, use comfortable garden furniture and soft furnishings such as outdoor beanbags, hammocks, hanging chairs and cushions. For the ultimate accessory, with a definite wow! factor, you could always try a hot tub! And for evening use, there are always patio heaters and chimneys, candles and lights, to keep you feeling warm and cozy. The pergola is usually positioned near to the house, but it could just as easily be in a corner pergola at the end of the garden. Just think cozy and welcoming.
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