Which Pergola is Right for You?

Published On October 23, 2017 | By Dora Romero | Featured

Pergolas are mostly utilised to create an ambience of a particular room, with an opened space feel. Picking a suitable pergola isn’t the most straightforward decision to make, in fact there’s several things you’ll need to think about in order to purchase the perfect pergola.

Here are some questions you should ask yourself before having a pergola installed.

What do you intend to use it for?

One of the most important things to consider when buying a pergola is how you want to use it. A pergola that’s constructed to offer shade in a garden will most likely look different from one that’s used for barbecuing. Before purchasing a pergola, consider what functionality you want out of it, and where it’s placement will be. You should also think about trying to envision how much access, shade, soundproofing and privacy you’ll need.

What style and shape are you looking for?

The style and shape of your pergola will revolve around the functionality you want for the pergola, but aesthetics will also play an important role. As soon as you’ve decided on what the requirements are you can then think to design and add colour features. The colour scheme and materials used will all contribute to the final look of your pergola.  

What type of roof do you want your pergola to have?

When it comes to a roof for a pergola, there are numerous ways to attach one that will provide different levels of protection from the rain and sun. Thatch roofing and steel, will entirely block out the rain and sun — but a greater degree of structural strength is required. Transparent sails or acrylic panels provide some protection, whereas, vines and shade cloth offer minimum protection, but are cheap, lightweight and eye-appealing.

Do you want to hire professionals or do it yourself?

Installing a pergola is a fairly uncomplicated procedure, but even so, it still requires time, skill and effort. If you have all of these and think you’re more than ready to start building your pergola then congratulations you can start your next DIY project! However, if you are like a lot of people and are unsure how to start building your pergola or you simply just don’t have enough spare time on your hands, then hiring a professional like Sunscreen Pergola designs Sydney is often the most sensible option.

Does your pergola need any lighting?

Deciding on whether you want your lights around your pergola or if you want to leave it dark will influence when you can actually use it. If you are thinking about installing lighting, you should hold off until the pergola is completely built and then decide where to place the lights.

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