Pergola. Wednesday , January 10th , 2018 - 19:11:24 PM
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.
Plastic and Fibreglass: Another variation of roofing for pergolas includes using plastic or fibreglass. The advantage of these options is that they are lightweight and inexpensive. They may also be easily cut to size and allows the light to filter in depending on the colour of the roof. They also protect the pergola from the harsher elements of the weather including the rain and snow. Also, ultraviolet radiation may be reduced when using these two options. Although plastic may not be a green choice, Fibreglass can be manufactured from recycled materials.
You can either buy your pergola pre-made; have one custom made or purchase a kit and make it yourself. This is where the budget factor may influence your choice. While they are simple, a good craftsman takes pride in his work and you may find that a well-made custom pergola can be pricier than anticipated. But, you should also keep in mind that a custom made unit will almost always be made with quality and from wood that will stand the test of time, giving you lasting beauty for countless seasons of enjoyment.
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