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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.
As the normal use of a pergola is being an arbor for vines. some architects introduced pergolas as a structure made as a protection from rain or direct sunlight. Traditional pergolas can be transformed into modern style by replacing its roofing with transparent materials. There are several transparent materials which can be used as roofing such as Plexiglas sheets. complete-transparent covers. and glass panels. Plexiglas sheets can be used if you want protection from rain and direct sunlight without heating the sitting area of the pergola.
Causes of Discoloration of Pergola roofs. Over time. Pergola roofs may get discoloration due to dirt. fungus. mildew or moisture. Also. any iron fittings may rust and cause red stains which may react with other pigments or stains. To prevent this. stainless steel nails may be used and a constant vigil kept to encourage the Pergola to stay dry. A commercial mildew remover or other multi-purpose cleaners and help keep the roof spotless. Stains that are caused by the reaction of water deposits on the wood may also be removed by washing it with cleaners. Chalking is another form of discoloration which is caused by weathering of paint or disintegrating of pigment particles. which appear as a powder. Restoration painting necessitates cleaning by paint strippers. bleachers and oxalic acid based solvents to remove stains.
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.