Retractable pergola roof combines the elegance of style with practicality and convenience. When constructing houses and belvederes, every owner thinks about how to make the yard and garden more comfortable, and how to build an original and attractive pergola. The most extraordinary element of such construction is roof. The main pressure falls on it and no matter if it is the covering of a garage, gazebo in the garden or the pool. Nowadays unusual architectural techniques are becoming more and more popular. One of such techniques is retractable (also called movable) roof.
Retractable pergola roof covering allows lying in the sunlight throughout the day. It will also protect you and the furniture installed in your belvedere from rain or snow. If necessary, it may provide free access to fresh air. Among other advantages one may also mention: the simplicity of design, durability, reliable protection from bad weather, low weight that allows you to install such covering almost everywhere, energy savings during the daytime and the simplicity of design.
Speaking about the disadvantages of pergola with retractable roof we can note that this design is considered to be fragile and unreliable. Because of this it is used not very often. But actually it is a big mistake, as nowadays retractable covering may be made of different materials and the whole construction may be rather sturdy.
It is not necessary to throw all you money for this unique design. Having some experience and all the required materials you may create a diy retractable pergola roof with your own hands. Firstly, you should estimate yourself objectively: if you think you can’t cope with this take, it is better to ask for the help of your friends or professionals. After that, pick the design of belvedere and define all the materials and tools required. Making a plan will be helpful as it will help you to avoid typical mistakes and pitfalls.