A pergola is an elegant feature that will add a different aspect to your garden whilst providing shade for your retreat. They can come in all shapes and sizes to fit your exterior requirements, making this an appealing option no matter what kind of space you have. If you are contemplating your options for a pergola then your first obstacle would be to choose what type of material would be best.
A wooden pergola has been a common traditional option for many years, its versatile design factors means they can be cut and constructed to your desired requirements. As sophisticated as they look they do come with some downsides which may not appeal to you. Most of us already understand that any wood based products that are exposed to the outside elements are vulnerable and susceptible to damage. If it is not maintained and treated right then this can be a disappointing investment for your exterior space. Weathering is a natural process for wood which will give you a rustic and stunning natural look but over time this will eventually need replacing. As a low maintenance option a wooden pergola is only worth its value if you have the time to invest into it to maintain its natural aesthetics.
An aluminium pergola has become a popular contemporary option, it veers away from your traditional style but it does come with benefits that are worth considering. Its lightweight material is appealing to those who are looking for a construction to place on a surface area that needs weight to be kept to a minimum. This non-porous material means it can be exposed to the harsh elements for long periods of time without any form of corrosion surfacing. If you’re still not verging towards the modern appeal then you can even get the frame treated and powder coated to give it a faux wooden texture. There are more opportunities to make advancements to this type of pergola. It is a more expensive option but you will have a low maintenance product that will give you value for your money in the long term.
At Caribbean Blinds we design and manufacture our very own aluminium pergola which we call the Outdoor Living Pod™. It has an electronic louvered roof system that can be remotely operated to give you precise sun control. Combine the closed roof with the integrated guttering system, optional side screens and you can create yourself a secluded haven. Our infra-red heaters and LED light strips can be incorporated into the design to give you a retreat with ambient heat & light so you can relax in the Pod all year round.
To find out more about this award winning system, get in touch via our contact form for your free brochure and quotation or speak to one of our knowledgeable team on 0344 800 1947.