Pergolas are outdoor structures that can be used as an outdoor feature for a sitting area, a shaded walkway or an extension to a home for outdoor seating, Pergolas provide a great way to block out the sun’s harmful rays and add a natural touch of beauty and colour to a homeowners garden. These structures are very popular in summer in warmer countries but particularly in the Sunshine Coast area. If you’ve ever visited this area, you’ll most likely see several different types of pergolas there.
Timber pergolas are sturdy and give a great natural look to a garden due to their rustic texture and feel. Harwood and treated pine are generally the best types of materials to use and while they last a long time, they do have to be well maintained so that they are not worn by the elements too much.
This type of pergola uses steel beams and are extremely strong, weather-resistant and durable. They offer a completely different look to the regular timber style but are just as easy to install. This type will fit with modern style gardens.
These pergolas include a structure but the roof is made of a canvas sail which is strung up. While the overall look if not designed properly may not be as aesthetically pleasing or fit into the rest of the garden, they offer a cheaper alternative to many other designs.
The bamboo pergola is a beautiful choice if you are looking for a tropical plant or tree structure that does not require too much maintenance. There are many varieties of bamboo that can be used in these structures to ensure they last. As the climate in the sunshine coast is quite temperate, a god strong bamboo variety is recommended for durability.
This type features a peaked roof and is easily recognisable due to their triangular shape. This type of pergola is attractive and also allows for really great water runoff when it rains. A lot of homeowners choose to grow plants around the outside of these pergolas as it promotes their growth and saves on water.
This is the perfect way to give jungle style vibes to your backyard. It gives off a tropical rustic feel. The structure is the same as any traditional pergola, and the roof can be pitched or flat, just use a natural plant-based product to thatch the roof rather than timber or fibreglass.
A cantilevered pergola is the perfect option for those looking for a way to create a little extra shade over a spot in your garden or over a pool, as it is here. A reasonably simple structure, it works best in gardens with a modern vibe.
No matter what type of pergola you prefer, there are many companies that offer them for purchase in the Sunshine Coast area. You can have your design custom-built or for a lower cost, you can purchase your design directly.
Pergolas are an excellent way to protect your home and the beauty of your patio from the elements, and they are fun to have in your garden. Make sure that you take the time to explore all of the different types of pergolas that are available and find the one that suits your needs.