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Pergolas can be categorized into two major types based on its position. the entryway and the walkway pergolas. An entryway pergola might appear like a large arbor. Usually. they are used for generating a fascinating visual transition within the yard. They are more attractive and creative alternatives to the fence gates. If you want to further enhance their looks. you can use climbing plants such as clematis. ivy or roses for decorating them.
Plastic and Fibreglass. Another variation of roofing for pergolas includes using plastic or fibreglass. The advantage of these options is that they are lightweight and inexpensive. They may also be easily cut to size and allows the light to filter in depending on the colour of the roof. They also protect the pergola from the harsher elements of the weather including the rain and snow. Also. ultraviolet radiation may be reduced when using these two options. Although plastic may not be a green choice. Fibreglass can be manufactured from recycled materials.
Polycarbonate. Polycarbonates are thermoplastic polymers which can be easily moulded and has a high impact resistance along with other advantages such as heat resistance. ease of shaping. flame retardancy and toughness. They are available for varying needs of heat transmission and transparency. Polycarbonates are also highly reputed for their protection from ultraviolet radiation. Along with a wonderful combination of colours to choose from. Polycarbonate can be manufactured to resist very specific and harsh environmental conditions in Australia. The two popular brands that are in use are Astrolite and Laserlite.
The design of a pergola depends on the geographical location. Depending on the area. the grade or the direction of the sun. a pergola may be a gazebo. an extension of a building. an open terrace or a veranda that has grapevines criss-crossing a latticed roof. One of the most important considerations when designing a pergola is the roofing structure and shape