Bioclimatic Pergola Installation Guide, The Solution To Enjoy Your Outodoors
Originally from Australia. Bioclimatic pergolas arrived in Florida a decade ago and took a long time to emerge in U.S gardens before experiencing a real craze in the United States. Compromised between the awning and the veranda, the bioclimatic pergola will allow you to fully enjoy your outdoors in any season and has many advantages.
Who has not dreamed of lazing by the pool without fear of sunburn, admiring the starry sky during an evening? Or having a barbecue with friends despite the first drops of rain?
Know that all this becomes possible with a bioclimatic pergola!
What is a Bioclimatic Pergola?
Shelter in all seasons, the bioclimatic pergola has the advantage of protecting you from heat and cold. Mainly designed in aluminum, it is characterized by adjustable slats, manually or motorized, on the roof, which allows modulating the luminosity to protect oneself from the sun. The wind or the rain.
By adjusting the opening of the slats of your pergola. You also control the exposure of your terrace to the sun’s rays and, therefore, to the heat-induced. So you can enjoy your terrace on cooler evenings or in mid-season by trapping the hot air under the structure. Its exposure will also play a very important role in controlling the supply of heat and light to your terrace.
A bioclimatic pergola is a real place of transition between the inside and the outside. It allows in winter to provide the solar calories necessary to heat your home and in summer to prevent the heat from entering by playing the role of air conditioning.
An increasingly trendy product in our gardens, the bioclimatic pergola keeps the outline of a classic shelter while blending perfectly with your home. It will beautify your exterior and create a real living space on your terrace, near your swimming pool or in the heart of your garden. Lean-to or freestanding, adapting to your needs, the bioclimatic pergola is the ideal compromise between the veranda and the awning.
A Bioclimatic Pergola: A Consensus Between the Veranda and the Awning
Modernizing over the years, exterior blinds are practical but have drawbacks to be taken into account before installing their poor resistance to strong winds. The heat retained below the blind without evacuating it. Even regular maintenance. On the contrary, the installation of a veranda can be overwhelming due to the presence of partitions. However, it lacks natural ventilation and requires a significant investment for installation.
The bioclimatic aluminum pergola represents a real compromise between the awning and the veranda by offering you shelter, whatever the climatic conditions. Even if it remains heavier to install, more imposing. Causes a change in the appearance of your home, it remains a very relevant alternative to protect yourself from the heat and the sun while making the most of your garden or terrace.
In addition, unlike a veranda, you will avoid the greenhouse effect by letting the air circulate normally under your pergola. No more feeling of overwhelming heat when you go to your terrace in summer.
Bioclimatic Pergola Installation Guide
The location of your pergola is a key point to optimize its operation. Logic dictates that you install your bioclimatic pergola against the sunniest facade of the house, usually to the south!
More commonly leaning against the facade, the freestanding bioclimatic pergola can be mounted anywhere depending on the configuration of your exterior, In the heart of your garden as a gazebo. Near your swimming pool as a pool-house or between your garage and your house. The choice of your bioclimatic pergola will require more or less time. manpower to guarantee a solid and stable installation to your pergola.
A Back-to-Back Pergola
Hanging on the wall of your house and resting on posts, the back-to-back pergola requires a very solid attachment to your facade. The sealing of the posts must be carried out according to the rules of the art to guarantee a solid structure to your pergola. It is important then to have a stable ground.
The fixing of the beam to the wall, as well as the squaring and fixing of the plates to the ground, are essential steps for the good behavior of your pergola. We advise you to be accompanied by several people during these stages.
A Freestanding Pergola
Maintained by four or more bases depending on its footprint, the freestanding pergola remains easier to assemble and install. Requiring no wall to support it. The freestanding pergola can be installed anywhere in your garden. It can be placed on a terrace in composite boards. In tiling or even directly on the grass by creating small discreet foundations to anchor it well to the ground.
Whatever solution you choose, be aware that a work declaration may be requested from you by your town hall. In case of doubt or for any request for information, we invite you to contact the town planning department of your town hall.
The Bioclimatic Pergola: Simple and Efficient Operation Thanks to the Adjustable Slats
Unlike conventional pergolas, bioclimatic pergolas have manual or motorized adjustable slats in order to regulate the temperature, the brightness. But also the natural ventilation under your pergola according to the weather conditions.
These slats, whose inclination can vary from 60 to 150 ° depending on the model. Can both effectively block the sun’s rays in summer or, on the contrary, let them pass in winter. Three opening modes are thus possible to play on the brightness: full opening, semi-opening, or full closing.
Closing the slats will allow you to enjoy your outdoors on very hot or rainy days. Closed blades will give you the opportunity to have lunch in a cool place, even on scorching days.
Partial Opening of the Slats
By choosing a semi-opening for your slats, you will allow direct light infiltration while retaining the heat on your terrace. This opening also allows significant ventilation of your pergola.
Full Opening of the Slats
During cold seasons, opening the slats fully allows you to benefit from maximum brightness. Optimize the reflection of the rays in your home. You will enjoy all the sun as well as optimal ventilation. This mode of the opening thus makes it possible not to darken the interior of your house in the middle of winter.
Expert Advice: it is important to leave the blades open during exceptional climatic phenomena such as snow, storms, or thunderstorms… so as not to subject the blades to too heavy a mass and thus compromise their proper functioning.
Having read this information, you may want to install a bioclimatic pergola at your place and if this is the case, feel free to contact us at Done Right. Done Right is a team of experienced professionals know for building pavers and pergolas all around Florida. Content them right away and get the pergola you want!