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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.
Pergolas made of quality timber tend to be a bit costlier than those made from less decay resistant woods. Your first real decision is how long you`d like the structure to last. Once you determine this. see if the manufacturer has warranties that match your requirements. If so. then you can move on to thinking about size and design and the orientation of your pergola. Most reputable pergola manufacturers will allow you to send in pictures of your backyard. They will also allow you to ask any questions regarding the product and its installation procedures. A good percentage of pergola installation requires some customization. Take the time to make your investment in an arched pergola fruitful by taking a few minutes to make sure the dimensions and the positioning is thought out.
Complete-transparent covers are used if you want to keep the traditional style of your pergola but still provide the protection you need from rain. On the other hand. the glass panels can be used if your pergola is located in an open area without worrying about falling tree branches or fruits. Glass panels. although strong enough to serve as pergola covering. don`t work for all kinds of environments. making them vulnerable to hailstorms. So. it is always advisable to check your location before transforming your pergola with transparent insulations.
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.