During the quest to give my garden an uplift, I found out about pergolas with roofs. These seem like the solution for the old-age problem – not being able to use my garden during cold and rainy days. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying this is an issue. Do you use your outdoor space during the colder months? I didn’t think so. But would you? I would.
Imagine… garden tea parties rain or shine. Doesn’t it sound lovely? I think so but I might be biased. I wouldn’t say no to a tea party. So, what is this roof pergola talk all about? I first came across a stunning pergola with roof at Designer Shade Solutions and have been browsing their website ever since. They create innovative modern pergolas that outperform traditional pergolas.
What Are Traditional Pergolas?
I’m sure you know what traditional pergolas are. I’m sure you’ve seen these in the middle of gardens or public spaces offering some shade to those sitting underneath them. Traditional pergolas are wooden structures with a lattice-style roof that look great but are these functional?
Baby Budgeting also doesn’t believe traditional pergolas are practical. Why would you want to invest in an outdoor structure that can only be used for a few months a year? She asks, and I couldn’t agree more. I want to make the most out of my outdoor space, and that’s not really achievable with a traditional pergola.
The Benefits Of Modern Pergolas
- Innovative Outdoor Structures
Modern pergolas feature an innovative retractable roof system. The retractable roof can be left open if the weather is sunny and warm or closed, if it starts to rain. Some retractable roofs also feature roof slabs that can be tilted to offer some shade.
- Can Be Fully Customisable
Pergolas can be fully customisable to meet your style, design and function needs. A fully custom-made pergola might be an expensive investment but it will truly transform your outdoor space and ensure you can fully enjoy it, no matter the weather.
The Rare Welsh Bit says, “if you think you’ll be using your pergola regularly during the colder months, you might also decide to look out for retractable roof pergolas that can be customised with heating, lighting and side-glass screens, like those sold by Designer Shade Solutions.”
- Versatile Structures
Modern pergolas can be installed in a variety of outdoor spaces. These can be installed on top of your outdoor dining area to highlight this space, can be attached to your property as an extension and much more.
“Retractable roof pergolas can be installed in the middle of your garden as a stunning centrepiece, can cover your outdoor dining space or outdoor kitchen for some shade and weather protection or can be attached to your property to offer a seamless transition between indoor living and outdoor living.” Says Rock N Roller Baby.
What do you think of these pergolas with retractable roofs? Should I add one to my garden?