What are modern pergolas?

We’ve recently installed a modern pergola in our back garden, and I couldn’t be any happier. It has been helping me make the most out of my garden space and it has even allowed me to enjoy my outdoor space when the weather isn’t nice.

However, it wasn’t until last weekend when I was talking to some friends, that I realised not everyone knew what a modern pergola was. Do you know what a modern pergola is? To help me perfectly explain the wonders of modern pergolas, I’ve partnered up with Designer Shade Solutions specialists in pergolas with retractable roofs, also known as modern pergolas.

What are standard pergolas?

First of all, let’s track back to standard pergolas. As this article on The Spruce explains, “A pergola is an outdoor structure consisting of columns that support a roofing grid of beams and rafters.” The roof of standard or traditional pergolas is usually left open, which makes them an unlikely choice for British homes. Standard pergolas are great during the summer but when the weather turns south, the last thing you want is to be under an open roof structure. This is where modern pergolas come in.

Advantages of modern pergolas

So, what are modern pergolas and how are they better than standard pergolas? The team at Designer Shade Solutions explained that modern pergolas are innovative versions of traditional pergolas, featuring a retractable and tilting louvre roof that gives more flexibility and comfort.

As Family Budgeting comments, “If it’s raining, you can easily close the roof. If the sun is shining, you can open the roof, and if you simply want some shade, you can easily tilt the roof slabs.” This innovative feature of modern pergolas really makes them stand out from their traditional counterparts.

Want to highlight a specific area of your garden? Want to create the perfect outdoor dining space? Want to have a smooth transition from your indoor living to your outdoor living?” Asks Simple Parenting in a recent blog post. With a modern pergola with a retractable roof, you can do this and much more.

Modern pergolas can be installed in the middle of an area attached to your home. If you want to highlight your outdoor dining area, install a pergola. If you want to create an outdoor retreat, install a pergola. Plus, modern pergolas can be fully customised to your requirements – you can choose to add lighting, heating and even side glass screens to create a fully sheltered oasis.

Honestly, modern pergolas seem like such a fantastic addition to any home. It allows me to fully use my favourite part of the house, how could I dislike it?

What do you think of modern pergolas?

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