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If you are looking for something that is both functional and visually appealing to your outdoor space, there are different options to choose from. One choice that is both versatile in style and material is a pergola. Pergolas can either be free standing or attached to your home depending on what style you would like to have. You can usually find this kind of structure applied to outdoor spaces like an outdoor dining room or across the side of a pool. More than the variety of options you can have with pergolas, there are different benefits to be had as well.
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Pergolas Options and Advantages
When deciding on what type of pergola you would like installed, you may also need to consider what materials you would like to have it built with. Aside from wood or steel that can make up the support and pillars, pergola roofing can be constructed with either acrylic or polycarbonate.
Acrylic roofing is a sturdy material that can be tinted to alter the colour of the light it lets through but can be exposed to breaking if it is put under an excessive amount of pressure. Polycarbonate roofing on the other hand is less prone to breaking but due to it having the feature of blocking UV rays, it will yellow with time and sunlight exposure. If you are more interested in the roof styles rather than the general pergola structure options, some options include gable, level, dome, and skillion.
A gable type pergola is designed with rafters cut at angles that meet in the middle of the construction at a ridge which you can have to reflect the structure of your roof. You can also amend the end sorts to provide a hip and bay end to further customize its layout. This design is generally lined with lumber or other materials to emulate ceilings and is popular for how its open ends allow airflow to create a light and cool surrounding.
For something more versatile, you will want the level pergola. Compared to other pergola types, this design can come in different styles. You can have it lined with a timber ceiling or have it in distinct degrees or pitches to apply your desired style; but a level pergola is generally encouraged to have a 5-degree pitch at a minimum so water can remove itself from the very top of the construction. More than this, you can have inbuilt lighting and fans applied as well.
Want something more modern? Then you should select a dome pergola. It features a curved roof design which allows a high airflow and cooler space for wherever it is placed. This pergola design type can be either attached or free standing and constructed with different materials. The height of the dome empowers hot air rise additionally creating a cooler outside living space. As for the skillion pergola, it is considerably similar to a level pergola but can be usually found used for veranda, verandah or carport spaces
The main benefits that you will find with pergolas is that it adds functionality and visual aesthetic to your outdoor space. Not only does it work as an extra space to maximize your outdoor area, it works well as a weather protection and delivers as an investment to your property value. When choosing a professional service to have your pergola installed, you will want one that will deliver a hassle free service with experienced professionals like Bendigo Carports.
Why Have Bendigo Carports Install Your Pergolas
By choosing to have Bendigo Carports meet your pergola needs, you can be assured of quality service with a range of design options with customizable choices. Having years of experience working on different pergola structures, we will ensure that your choice of pergola meets both functionality and your design vision. If you wish to consult further on what services we have to offer, you can contact us via our hotline or email.