Types of pergolas

Types of Pergolas

Are you considering pergolas for your home? You may not realise that there are many different types of pergolas, and each of them will offer your different features and benefits. If you are investing in a pergola for your backyard, you can enjoy it for many years ahead; however ensure that you choose to install the right type of pergola for your needs.


Steel pergolas

Steel pergolas use steel beams to construct gazebos and pergolas that are extremely strong and long lasting. They also have a very contemporary feel, compared to timber pergolas, and they may complement the style of a new home well.

Sail pergolas

Sail pergolas look just like the sails on yachts or sailing ships; however they are for the purpose of creating shade in your backyard. Sails are stretched out above your head, between posts that are erected in your backyard. They are perfect for beachside settings, or housing styles that are contemporary and relaxed.

Pitched pergolas

Pitched pergolas have a steep roof, not a flat roof. You can design pitched pergolas to suit your own needs and interests, so they stand out as a unique feature in your yard. They are an excellent choice if you want to encourage water to run off the roof and also if you require extra airflow.

Open top pergolas

Open top pergolas are types of pergolas that do not use roof cladding. They can be installed to improve the look of a backyard, to provide privacy or to support decorative features.

Gabled pergolas

Gabled pergolas have a peaked roof and a triangular shape. They provide excellent airflow and also encourage water to run off the roof, so they are perfect for areas with high levels of rain.

Solar powered pergolas

Solar powered pergolas can utilise the roof space so that you can capture the energy from the sun and use it to power your home. The roof space on pergolas is perfect for solar power units, so consider your options for this if you are planning on building a pergola already.

Building the perfect pergola

There are many different types of pergolas, and the one you choose needs to suit the style of your home, the needs of your family and your budget. You can purchase pergola kits or have them designed from scratch. Teaming up with a professional handyman will ensure that you are making the right choices in choosing your pergola, selecting the materials or the kit, and installing it correctly in your home.

Talk to Jim’s Building Maintenance about the types of pergolas that are available to you in your local area. We can help you from start to finish, so you achieve the perfect looking, functioning and long-lasting pergola for your home.

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