Pergola. Wednesday , January 10th , 2018 - 19:06:44 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.
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.
The beauty and clean lines that the pergola imparts to your home or garden are just one of the many sides of this unique structure that has seen a surge in popularity lately. For those of you that might not be completely familiar with what a pergola is, we can describe it as a garden structure that will give you a shaded passageway or walkway under a covering of pillars that support a variety of cross beams. The pergola also contains some lattice work where your vines climb and are thus trained.
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