Contact with nature, be it from the comfort of the yard space, fills everyone with energy and calmness. To enjoy the experience to the fullest, you need a pergola. It will give you the opportunity to be alone with a cup of coffee or wine and disconnect from the world for a while, while protecting you from the changing moods of the weather.
In this article, you will read about the main recommendations that you should consider when installing a pergola.
What is a pergola?
A pergola is a structure that provides round-the-clock shade and protection from the weather in your garden, yard or business space. In addition, the area formed by it can be used for entertainment and relaxation for the whole family.
The pergola can be wooden or automatic. The latter has an adjustable automated roof and is divided into two types: bioclimatic and classic models.
Pergolas come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. Depending on the preferences and goals of its owner, they can have a modern or classic appearance; be decorated with flowers or lights etc.
Recommendations when installing a pergola
Deciding on a pergola installation is important because it will be the finishing touch to your home or business. You need to follow several steps to make it as functional, practical and beautiful as possible.
Choosing a place for installation
First you need to determine the location where you want to install the pergola. Since it is a universal construction, it can be installed in different ways. When choosing a place for its construction, however, keep in mind that the terrain must be level and flat.
The next step is to decide whether or not the pergola will be attached to your property. If you decide on the second option, think about what you will put under it: a barbecue, a relaxation area or a place where your children will play.
It is a good idea to make this decision before starting the build to avoid possible future changes that will cost you time and resources.
Selection of suitable materials
Another important point is to choose the materials. Traditional models are made of wood, with cedar and redwood being great options. For a more rustic look, pine is suitable, and for a more modern look, use tropical wood.
Aluminum pergolas also have many advantages. Their main advantages are that they are not difficult to maintain and offer greater protection against changes in weather conditions. While wooden trellises require annual maintenance due to rotting, warping or cracking, naturally sustainable aluminum structures last a long time and save resources in the long run.
Verification of construction requirements
This is especially true if you want to install the pergola in a commercial location. However, even if it is in your backyard, it is important to check what the building requirements are in the area where you live.
Read what the regulations are for this and check with your local building authority if necessary. To avoid future problems, it's a good idea to get all the necessary permits and documentation.
Protection from climatic conditions
As mentioned, one of the main functions of pergolas is to provide protection from the vagaries of the weather. In this regard, aluminum bioclimatic models are the best option, since their automated roof is made of slats that rotate or move along it. Thus the freedom to adjust the light and shade is ensured.
Thanks to the rotation of the slats, you can open or close them depending on your wishes and needs. In addition, glazing and windbreaks can be added to aluminum pergolas for complete protection of the space.
You and your guests will get maximum comfort and enjoy the moment, whether you're gazing at the stars or sending off the sunset with a glass of rosé in hand.
Design and attention to detail
By installing pergolas, you can beautify your property and unleash your creative potential. Add climbing plants if you want an even closer touch with nature and more greenery. To create a romantic atmosphere, add a canopy and lights to twinkle in the evening. You can set aside a reading corner or arrange deckchairs if you have installed the pergola near a pool.
For more inspiration, read our article "Top 3 ideas and designs for outdoor pergolas".
The possibilities are endless, and all you have to do is figure out for what purposes you will use the area under the structure.
DIY projects are a great way to develop your skills and feel satisfied with the end result of your efforts. And when it comes to building a small wooden pergola maybe they are feasible. But for large structures with an automated roof, you should consider hiring professionals.
Remember that the structure you choose not only needs to fit visually with the rest of your property, but it also needs to be affordable and practical. It must be strong enough and solidly built to withstand the vagaries of time and shelter your loved ones or customers, without worrying about damage and accidents.
Hiring specialists will mean help in choosing the right model and materials for you, quality and fast service and the opportunity to enjoy a strong and stable beautiful construction in the shortest possible time.
If you want a pergola that meets the needs and aesthetics of your home or business, don't hesitate to contact us.
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