Table of contents of this publication on the Pergola
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Advantages and Options of a Pergola
Pergola kits can be found in any size and shape.
These can provide a wonderful outdoor stay with specific features to suit your needs.
In many gardens or terraces, the heat of the day and the intensity of the sun can limit the use of outdoor spaces. These structures are ideal for providing shade and are often one of the main requirements for choosing them.
Another common reason for placing a design structure is to improve the comfort and usability of these spaces.
There are many types of pergolas and various levels of shade. These can be adapted according to the amount of protection you wish to have under this structure.
It is important to know the position of the sun over the site to plan the location where your pergola will be located.
This will help you to know the best option for obtain optimal shade in both spring and summer.
Regardless of your location, we suggest you make a list of priorities and available budget first.
Then, with this data you can start looking for the best option to cover the desired surface.
Tips for the best placement of pergola for shade
The first thing you must do to locate the placement of the Pergola, is to draw a plane of the perimeter and on this raise the various possible options.
Whether it is going to be a freestanding pergola or an attached pergola, you must take into account the sunrise and sunset.
Knowing this, you will be able to establish directions in relation to your home and the rest of the elements such as shade trees.
Placing the pergola in the right location according to the path of the sun can provide all the shade you need.
By knowing this, you will have some flexibility in choosing the amount of roof coverage.
Complements that you can add to the Pergola kits.
To create more shadows, you can select and incorporate from several additional add-ons to build a shaded and design area.
For example, a sliding or retractable awning, a sail awning, blinds, lattices, climbing plants, heather, additional top slats or even conditioning to fix solar panels on this structure.
In all of these cases, the first considerations you should make are the size, location and orientation that it will have.
If you are looking for a waterproof cover or roof, there are fabrics of the textilene type that can prevent the passage of water. Today, fabrics for this type of use are very resistant to fading.
One of the main advantages of these structures and their complements is their versatility.
These can be adapted at any time for new designs or seasons.
For example, you can move the louvers and side blinds and relocate them easily from one side to the other.
You can paint and varnish them according to the new color that covers the facades of your home
Other things you can add, are lighting with lanterns or wall lights on the columns, hanging lights from the crossbars or LED beacons around.
You can also set the mood by placing speakers and projectors to watch your videos outdoors.
The curtains or blinds can be held with rods or wires and hung inside or outside the posts for one on all sides of the pergola. As a touch of design, you can place decorative ties and make loops just like a living room curtain.
Many of these add-ons can be installed or removed in a few minutes.
If you are a weekend bricofan, this is a good challenge that comes perfect for your patio, terrace or garden.
Remember that pergolas with shade options offer a little more flexibility than patio gazebos.