Like many other shade structure designs, pergola roofing can be customized to a wide range of options. Below are a few types of roofs to consider for your next pergola.
Traditional slatted pergola roofs
These types adhere to the original roof designs for pergolas. They are made up of at least two beams which are supported by pergola pillars. This structure design creates shade at the same time it allows light to filter into the pergola making it ideal for a pleasant outdoor living area.
And to move from the traditional look, many designers today prefer custom spacing to rafters that are spaced evenly
Canopy shade fixed pergola
This roof type offers more shade than the traditional one. With such a design, you get the opportunity to use both a hard and fixed canopy.
The roof type is translucent and can still allow light to filter through and they are also able to block rain and snow. Utilizing this roof type gives you a more outdoor feeling without suffering the interference from the elements as well as strong sunlight.
Retractable pergola canopy
This is a more flexible canopy; it is an excellent option because it allows users to customize their pergola for blocking sun or rain as necessary. They are also made in different colors, patterns, and fabric options that can be waterproof or water-resistant.
Tension-type pergola shades
Another great addition to create shade for an outdoor living space is using a tensioned shade. This roof type is pulled tight, spanning most of the pergola’s roof. When correctly tensioned, this shade sail will reduce flapping that may be caused by wind.
Louvers are a popular pergola roof design; they take the place of traditional rafters. They can be motorized or manually operated and they can be adjusted to allow sunlight or create shade when needed.