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Consider the amount of shade you need
Thu Oct 12, 2017 22:16

How to Choose the Right Pergola for your Home
Adding a pergola to your compound is a fashionable way to create a shaded outdoor space for enjoyment and entertainment. Whether you are looking to add a centerpiece to your well-manicured garden, a pool-area space to kick back and relax or a BBQ sitting area, itís hard to beat the style and beauty of a well-built wooden pergola.

With so many stylish sizes, wooden finishes, colours, and styles, it can hard to choose the right pergola for your budget and needs. Lucky for you, we have a few tips to help you make your choice without much hassle.

How much insulation do you need?
Pergola installation services in Cape Town and other South African regions should consider insulation because weather varies. The last thing you want is for your guests to sit in your pergola sweltering in the hot weather instead of having a good time. Same goes for winter months; you want your family and your guests to stay cosy and get the most out of your beautiful pergola. You can add outdoor blinds to keep the chill and hot sun rays at bay.

Think about how youíll typically use your pergola
The best way to choose the perfect pergola style is to consider its everyday and occasional use. This can help you select your pergola in terms of features and sizes. If you intend to grill or cook in your pergola, for example, youíll need an ample space

Your Choice of Material or Colours
There are stylish wooden pergolas or vinyl ones. For a more traditional feel and look, you may fancy the vibrant and sassy grain of the wood. Also, you can choose from a wide variety of wood finishes Ė from light stains to richer stain colour.

Consider the Size of Your Outdoor Space
Itís a no-brainer that the size of your outdoor area will determine how big your beautiful pergola in Durban will be. Of course, each element in your backyard should be sized to match the size of your home.

Consider the amount of shade you need
How much shade is required? This question is important when determining the number and spacing between crossbars and purlins. If the area you intend to install your pergola receives lots of sunshine, you will need to have purlins, and crossbars closer together to create more shade.

These are just but a few tips for choosing an ideal wooden pergola for your Durban home. With these handy tips, you can take your backyard from a drab to fab in a breeze!

AUTHOR: Wooden Decking Durban

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