By karriven thomas. pergola design. Published at Monday, November 13th, 2017 - 11:58:36 AM.
Combining wood with decorative concrete columns If you have a specific design idea in mind or a wooden pergola doesn’t suit your budget, you can think about building a vinyl or aluminum pergola. These pergola are cost-effective and easy to install, but lack the aesthetic appeal of wooden pergola. However, with some creative design ideas, you can not only save up on money but also get a pergola that looks truly amazing. Building a pergola by combining wood and concrete decorative columns is a great way of creating an appealing outdoor structure. You can take the assistance of a deck designer for some design options and choose something that goes well with your landscape. The choice of decorative columns plays an important role in determining the overall look of the pergola, therefore, it’s important that you specifically focus on choosing the right columns. Larger columns will give your pergola a spacious, stately look, but it’s important to make sure they are proportional to the size of pergola and don’t obscure the other design elements. Experts recommend keeping the size between twelve to eighteen inches in diameter.
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.
Polycarbonate : Polycarbonates are thermoplastic polymers which can be easily moulded and has a high impact resistance along with other advantages such as heat resistance, ease of shaping, flame retardancy and toughness. 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.
Materials to Build a Pergola Pergolas can be made of either wood, stone, or a combination of the two. Popular pergola structures of today feature wooden materials, as they are much more affordable to construct. Weather-resistant wood will be important, since this type of garden feature will most certainly be exposed to some harsh elements of weather. Western red cedar is a fantastic choice when choosing wood for your project. This type of wood is easy to use, easy to maintain, looks beautiful, is extremely durable, and even gives off a pleasant aroma. You’ll find that today’s most top rated pergola kits will feature western red cedar. My personal preference is to build a cedar pergola, but you may choose to construct an aluminum pergola, vinyl pergola, or an iron or metal pergola. Again this will be determined by how you want to incorporate the structure into your own garden, focusing on each particular garden and pergola style.
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