By melisa elkins. pergola design. Published at Saturday, November 25th, 2017 - 09:30:52 AM.
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. Although, in earlier times, pergolas were constructed using brick and stone pillars, modern designs employ weather resistant woods such as western red cedar or coast redwood. Pergola roofs may range from simple, flat, traditional roof, elaborately curved roof, pitched roof, gabled roof or a gazebo style roof.
Providing a shady or sunny spot. Often pergolas are used as a shady retreat, especially for ’al fresco’ dining. Think about whether you would need sun or shade. It might be that you would use it to sit in the warm evening sunshine, or for sunbathing. The position of the sun would need to be considered carefully to make sure the pergola caught the sun at a good time of day, for you. If you would like the best of both worlds, there are pergola shades on the market that can shield you from the sun when needed.
As an extension to the house. This is what is known as a lean-to pergola, and can be in the form of a porch, carport, log store, patio pergola or any sort of walkway found next to a building or wall. The wall serves to support the structure on one of its sides. The patio pergola can, indeed, extend the indoor space by drawing people out into the garden, and the upright posts are ideal for supporting wonderful climbing plants. These ideas are mainly concerned with the type and position of your pergola. For the style aspect, this is really down to personal preference. Styles might include cottage garden, modern and sleek, rustic or oriental. Then, of course, there are the different materials - rough sawn wood, planned wood, rustic poles, bamboo, wrought iron, aluminum, brick pillars, vinyl, and those using a combination of materials. Whichever pergola you choose, make sure it fits in with the look and feel of your overall design. Have fun creating a truly wonderful, relaxing and inviting space.
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.
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