Rooftop pergolas are a great way to enhance your roof space and make it an entertainment oasis, but placing a pergola type structure on your roof requ...
Rooftop pergolas are a great way to enhance your roof space and make it an entertainment oasis, but placing a pergola type structure on your roof requires some planning to ensure that it is stable and secure, particularly if exposed to high winds.
Backyard pergolas tend to have the protection from walls, houses and trees when it comes to dealing with weather conditions such as high winds, but when placing your pergola on a roof top, you have two serious considerations to take into account. The first being that there will be little if any protection and that without a wall or house to attach to, the pergola will require different types of bracing to ensure that it doesn´t blow over.
Your rooftop pergola will also not include extensive coverage on it as it needs to be open to ensure that the wind passes through it without lifting it up. You will also want to attach it securely and where possible include such items as planters or ballasts to weight it down and keep it secure.
Lightweight materials such as aluminium are popular for rooftop pergolas due to their lightweight, yet extremely durable structure and they can be attached easily. With a wide range of designs available from retailers such as Garden Structures, you are sure to find something to suit your home and your particular styled roof area.