Pergola. Wednesday , January 10th , 2018 - 19:23:38 PM
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.
Patio covers must be chosen carefully and according to the weather of the area that you live in. If you are located at a place that is sunny all through the year, you can choose temporary covers for the patio, such as, umbrellas and awnings. But if you are located at a place that is less sunny with occasional rain showers during the year, you can opt for permanent covers for your patio, such as, pergolas, corrugated metal roofs and gazebos.
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.
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