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Comparative Study of Roofing Materials for a Pergola. Permanent structures like metal roofs are difficult to change but they can be repainted. Fibreglass and clean plastic materials may change colour after a period but they can be discarded and new ones can be installed easily. The choice of materials to cover or roof the pergola depends on the buyer`s instincts as to the choices for durability. permanency and availability. In tropical Australia. zinc-galvanized corrugated sheets do not reflect infrared or ultraviolet much. White roofs reflect better. White or soft shades are better colors for a cool roof. As the Earth seeks to get greener. the best choice. of course is to enjoy traditional. open roofed pergolas.
Pergola - Roofing Options. Pergolas have been used in dwellings for centuries. classically. to add a shaded walkway. to link pavilions or to allow a sitting area which allows the breeze and sun to filter through. This amazing addition to a home will not only add to comfort. it can be an attractive bonus to the resale value of the home. Any open space around the home may be used as an invitation for a pergola. Over the years. pergola structures have adapted to the area so that there is a large variety in designs. While traditional pergolas were intended mainly for beauty and comfort. the current designs place more emphasis on providing protection from the harsh elements of nature such as rain and snow and ultra-violet radiation.
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.