Wondering what accent to complete your dream home in which to find a haven after long tiring workdays? A corner that provides solitude and peace, but at the same time protects against climate change?
Pergolas are the perfect finishing touch to any house or commercial property, adding a touch of elegance and style. Providing constant shade and coolness, they allow you to spend more time outdoors with a book or a glass of lemonade in hand.
In this article, you will learn more about what classic and bioclimatic pergolas are, as well as when is the most suitable time of the year for their installation.
What is a pergola?
The purpose of this type of structure is to protect you from the changing weather conditions by offering shade, privacy and tranquility. Pergolas protect against rain, wind and storms and at the same time expand the space and allow the setting up of a corner with a barbecue or soft furniture for relaxation. They are a great investment for the future, increasing the value of the property when it is sold.
Among their biggest advantages, however, is the opportunity they offer to create good memories with loved ones in the greenery of your yard or garden.
Types of pergolas
When looking for a pergola for a business or family property, keep in mind that it is divided into two main types: bioclimatic and classic automatic pergolas. Although performing the same functions, they differ in their characteristics.
The first model is an aluminum pergola that has an automated hard roof made of movable slats. They, in turn, rotate or slide and thus regulate the flow of air and the transmission of light.
If you want to find out what are the advantages and characteristics of this type, read our article "Bioclimatic pergolas: What are their features and what distinguishes them from classic pergolas".
The second type of construction is again aluminum, but with it the roof part, which can have a flat or curved shape, is made of flame-resistant three-layer fabric.
Pergolas can be independent structures or attached to the facade of the given building. When glazing is also done to them, they give full protection against atmospheric changes, and can function even in the cold seasons as conservatories.
For more information on the benefits of building this type of structure, read our article "7 advantages of automatic pergolas".
When should a pergola be installed?
First, you need to choose a structure suitable for your needs and desires. The next step is carefully planning when to install it to your business building or home.
Scheduling, in turn, depends on several factors: the season of the year, the deadline for the installation and the issuance of permits. In the following lines, you will learn more about each of them.
Very often the preferred period for the installation of pergolas is the spring and summer months for obvious reasons: warmer weather and fewer changes in climate. In fact, however, fall and winter are the seasons that are more suitable for planning, purchasing and installing them for several reasons:
- Less competition in the market - since many people decide to install their pergolas during the warm period of the year, then it will be more difficult to find a reliable company. On the other hand, during the winter, the schedule of professionals is often not as busy, and taking on such a project will be able to fit more easily into your expected deadlines. You will also have the freedom to be more demanding in your choice of company rather than settling for one that is free.
- More time spent outside during the warmer months — if you purchase and install a pergola during the cooler months of the year, you'll be able to enjoy every moment of summer and spring as you'll now have the perfect space for entertaining and relaxing. Otherwise, you will spend part of the warm months in repair work.
- Possibility to plant flowers - another plus is that while the pergola is being installed, you can plant shrubs and flowers that will bloom in the spring. Thus, you will create a beautiful, romantic place from where you can enjoy the awakening nature.
Despite the advantages of winter and autumn for the installation of pergolas, take into account the climate of the place where you live. If the area where you plan to install rains too much or is known for high winds and snowfall, it is better to wait to install.
Deadline for installing pergolas
Once you've chosen a team of professionals to do the installation, make sure they can complete it within the time frame you set. Keep in mind that unforeseen situations and obstacles can always arise, so don't be impatient.
It is best to consult a specialist, who will tell you what is the most adequate and realistic time frame for installing the pergola. This is especially true if you have decided to install this type of construction for your business.
Issuance of permits
If your project requires a permit from local authorities, consider doing so in the winter. Since construction activities are not as intense during the cooler months of the year, there will be fewer people willing to take out these types of documents. Accordingly, this fact will speed up the process of issuing the necessary documentation for you.
Pergolas from Paradise Pergo
Once you know when is the best time of year to install pergolas, it's time to choose a model that suits your needs and requirements.
If you need help with your search, don't hesitate to contact us.
We, at Paradise Pergo, are here to help enhance the look of your garden or yard to create the perfect atmosphere for entertaining and relaxing for your family or clients.
We offer various types of classic and bioclimatic pergolas, ideal for both business spaces and family properties. We partner with proven brands and material manufacturers such as Continental, Mobihel, Somfy and others to achieve the best possible results.
Take a look at our available offers and contact us to help you find the most suitable pergola from our range and realize your dream vision!