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What is a Pergola With a Roof

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What is a Pergola With a Roof Called?

A typical pergola is an outdoor structure that features a lattice trellis or crossbeam covering to provide some level of protection from the elements. The structure can be attached to a home, or it can be freestanding to cover a yard, a deck, patio or just about any open space.

 

Pergolas are quite popular due to the incredibly varied amount of design materials that can be used in their construction. This combination of pleasing aesthetics of mixed sun and shadows combined with excellent practical use makes them a perfect fit for many outdoor living space applications.

 

  • Difference Between Pergolas And Pavilions

  • Have You Considered a Pergola With a Retractable Roof?

  • Let RetractableAwnings.com Do The Work For You!

Difference Between Pergolas And Pavilions

While these structures are quite often very aesthetically pleasing, some owners may have an issue with a lack of coverage from the elements due to the open design of the pergola roof. If pergola owners want more protection from the elements, they may consider installing a pergola with a solid roof.

 

Pergolas with a roof are often referred to as pavilions. Although they are quite similar in design, a pavilion is a freestanding pergola with a fixed roof that generally completely covers the pergola.

 

They can also be referred to as gazebos, though that distinction is usually left to smaller and more decorative structures that are found in gardens. The roofs in question can be both fixed or retractable, such as placing a retractable awning a/k/a retractable pergola over a pergola structure.

Have You Considered a Pergola With a Retractable Roof?

So if you have decided to add a roof over your pergola that is more complete, why not get the great benefits of a complete roof with the flexibility to let in as little or as much of the elements as you desire. By making your pergola complete with a high-quality retractable awning / retractable pergola, you create a space that can offer a virtually unlimited choice of environments without the limitations of a solid roof

 

Here is a simple table that sums up the differences between a pergola and a pavilion. 

 

Structure

Pergola

Pavilion

Roof movement


Can be fixed or retractable. Retractable is a much better choice


Generally fixed in place and not retractable

Roof material

Wide variety of types of materials

Somewhat more limited due to the need to cover the entire structure with a fixed cover

Protection from elements

Anywhere from completely open to completely covered depending on the retractable roof type used. Complete protection when fully extended. Can be used to see the stars and sky


Complete protection. Cannot be moved to see the stars or sky



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