Pergola Shade Cloth – There are a number of reasons why many homeowners are choosing to install an aluminium pergola somewhere on their property every day – not only do they add to the aesthetic appeal of your garden, they are also perfect for protecting your family and visitors from the elements. Before you get too carried away thinking about all of the things you could use your pergola for, however, it is important that you choose one that will suit your home.
During your search for the perfect aluminium pergola, you will come to realize that all the designs and styles out there can be split into two categories based solely on where the structure is positioned in the yard. The first of these categories is the entryway and the second is the walkway.
An entryway pergola will generally look more like an arbor and is often used to create an attractive transition between different spaces in the yard, such as the entertaining area and the clothesline.
A walkway pergola is generally placed along a path or sidewalk within the yard itself. Whilst they can be used to create a stunning feature, they can also be used for more practical reasons, like a covered garden bed.
As well as deciding on the location of your aluminium pergola (and, therefore, the category that you will be choosing from), you will also have to take a number of other considerations into account:
Size: How much space in your yard do you want to dedicate to your pergola project? Remember that the larger the structure the more expensive it will be.
Shade: There are styles available that provide a lot of shade and there are those available that provide very little. Keep in mind that you can always increase shade with climbing plants and shade cloths.
Materials: An aluminium pergola can be constructed in conjunction with a number of other materials, including polycarbonate and fabric. Keep in mind that this will also affect the cost of your structure.
Shape: Whilst most pergolas are square or rectangular in shape, it is possible to choose another shape that is more fitting with your home, such as circular or even a combination of shapes.
Once you have decided whether your home needs an entryway or a walkway pergola and you have taken the factors of size, shade, materials and shape into account, you aluminium pergola project will be ready for commencement. If you have made your decisions based on the existing style and appearance of your home and yard, it is likely that the finished structure will look as if it were always there.