Comparison is already a typical feature of our nation. We like to measure quality, appearance and properties. And the formation of pergolas will not avoid such an assessment. Let’s focus on aluminum pergola compared to woodworking the terrace. Can aluminum fully replace natural material? The answer to the question is already given…
As pergola construction should not be just a seasonal matter, long life is the main criterion for material selection. What the ordinary user will continue to look at is maintenance. We all dream of maintenance-free material that will not add more work or cost. If we add only these two basic wishes of the owner, it is clear that we have to move away from the wood.
Think of the future
The wooden gazebo creates a gentle transition between the house and the garden. But they pay a big tax for this. Natural materials are subject to difficult maintenance, which must be carried out several times a year. This is reflected not only in time, but also in the finances you have to spend on the wooden pergola. Finally, despite all the care, the wood loses its grace after several interventions. However, the aluminum pergola boasts the term “maintenance-free” without exaggeration. It is made of extruded profiles, which can give any color shade, even a lacquer in wood decor. A significant advantage over wooden pergolas is the fact that you do not have to worry about color changes due to sunlight or rain. The additional painting, oiling or grinding required for a wooden pergola is not necessary. Also the fasteners on the aluminum roofing are made of stainless steel, ensuring absolute pergola stability.
Roof as a pergola base
The comparison between the roofing on aluminum and wooden pergolas brings another very significant difference. While the wooden pergola does not offer much variety in the choice of roof, aluminum pergola has a rich offer of comfortable roofing. Such a list will range from a simple fabric filling, through a sheet metal or glass solution, to a roof made up of tilting shielding slats.
Wood looks natural. Many people long for its incorporation into the construction of the house and in the garden has become a classic. Wooden fences, wooden furniture and the choice of pergolas can already be decided. But do not be afraid of variation. Some people might worry that the aluminum structure, which is typical of a cuboid shape, would look too massive and would not visually fit into the architecture of a normal family home. The aluminum pergola reflects modernity and goes hand in hand with the latest trends in living, but thanks to its simple shapes and the possibility of adding side shading, for example in the shade of the house facade, it can enhance architecture of any type of house.
Those who prefer natural materials always reach for a wooden pergola. However, it is only a matter of time before such an owner decides to change in a better and more practical direction.