zzpm Pergola September 13th, 2018 - 12:20:59
Painting your Pergola. Anything that is exposed to the harsh elements of nature will eventually need protection. Painting is one of the best ways to provide this protection. It gives colour to the wood and also conceals some of the natural defects and characteristics that may stand out obscuring the real beauty of the wood. Paint is also beneficial because they prevent moisture damage and rust. Acrylic paints are the best choice for painting pergolas as they provide the best protection.
While searching for the right piece for your backyard. you will come across varied pergola types. Some are more popular than the others. At times. people look for pergolas that will simply act as a beautiful destination in their yard. A standalone garden pergola can help you in creating a patio like region in the yard. It can also act as a partition between the patio and the remaining part of the yard. If you want. you can also improvise its appearance by furnishing it.
The durability of pergola depends on the materials chosen for its construction. As the roofs are permanently exposed to the elements of nature. the paint chose may fade easily. Also. materials such as fabric may fray or fade and plastic or fibreglass roofs may get warped or change colour.
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.