Options and Benefits for Pergolas
As stated, pergolas can either be free-standing or attached to your property. Generally, a pergola can have an open-top, pitched, or even steel design. The following designs have different features that maximize the outdoor structure/extension for your property:
One of the more classic options for a pergola design, a gable pergola features rafters that are cut at angles and meet in the middle of the construction at a ridge which allows airflow and can reflect your property’s roof. You can also have the end sorts amended to provide its hip and bay end to further customize this design’s layout. Its roof can be lined with lumber or other materials that emulate ceilings and you can also have the option to have ornamental add-ons to enhance this design.
Though this design is generally encouraged to possess a 5-degree pitch at a minimum to allow a water run, a level pergola can be a versatile design. You can have a timber ceiling and feature inbuilt lighting and fans, or even have distinct degrees or pitches. Both this and gable pergolas can be attached on one or multiple sides to your property. The fastening process may depend on the pergola type, however.
Considered as one of the more pergola designs to choose from, a dome pergola is considered as one of the more modern styles to choose from. This design features a curved roof design which allows a high airflow and cooler space for wherever it is placed. A dome pergola design also empowers hot air rise to create a cooler space.
With these different designs, there are different materials that you can have applied to the structure. As for the roofing though, there are two main options you can go for. These options are acrylic and polycarbonate roofing.
Acrylic: A sturdy and lightweight material that can also be tinted to alter the color of the light it lets through. While it can protect against different elements and falling materials, acrylic roofing can be exposed to breaking if it is put under an excessive amount of pressure.
Polycarbonate: In comparison to acrylic, this roofing is made with sturdier materials and is easier to install. Its main downside is that even though it can block UV rays, it can also yellow with time and sunlight exposure.
More than different options available to choose from in terms of styles and materials along with their features, there are different pergola benefits that are as follows:
- Adding Property Value
- Protection Against Weather Elements
- A Cost-effective Investment
- Additional Space To Enjoy The Outdoors
Given the different options you can have with a pergola, it would be best to consult a professional service on what could work for your property. If you are looking for a service with quality results and reliable professionals, Newcastle Carports can offer you this.
Why Have Newcastle Carports Install Your Pergolas
By choosing to work with Newcastle Carports, you can be assured that your pergola needs are met with quality service. Our professionals will do their best to have your ideas catered to from start to finish and make the process as hassle-free as possible. If you are unsure of where to start, our specialists can also guide you through our available options. You may also contact us via our hotline for your first consultation.