When it comes to getting the most from your outdoor space, a Colorbond pergola is a perfect way to upgrade your backyard. A pergola allows you to enjoy the outdoors while providing protection from the sun and whatever the elements have in store.
Colorbond is designed for Australian conditions, therefore making it an ideal material for your new pergola. So let’s take a closer look at the various designs, options and styles available in Colorbond pergolas.
What is a Colorbond Pergola?
A pergola can be built from many materials, but a Colorbond pergola ensures your structure will have the quality, durability and stylish look that comes with Colorbond steel. A Colorbond Pergola can come in a kit or be custom designed for you.
How long can I expect Colorbond pergolas to last?
Colorbond products are designed to last, with a minimum life expectancy of 30 years. The warranty on Colorbond products is usually between 15-20 years but can be as much as 30 years. However, it’s very common for Colorbond roofs to last for upwards of 70 years.
The Different Types of Materials Used in Colorbond Pergolas
Colorbond steel: Colorbond is a coated steel, created by the manufacturer Bluscope, which is a popular material that has both residential and business uses.
Colorbond steel posts: With more strength than other materials, each Colorbond steel post supports your pergola and is a vital component of the frame.
Colorbond steel beams: A Colorbond Steel beam is lighter than its timber counterpart and provides vital structural support for your pergola roof.
Colorbond Steel Roofing: One of the go-to roofing materials in Australia, Colorbond roof sheets are built to stand up to Australian weather conditions.
How do Colorbond materials compare to other pergola materials?
Compared to other pergola materials, such as timber and tiles, Colorbond is cheaper, lighter, termite resistant and requires very little maintenance.
Benefits of Colorbond Pergolas for your outdoor space
- Long-lasting material that requires little to no maintenance (especially compared to timber)
- Sturdy and lightweight
- Environmentally sustainable and 100% recyclable
- Can be built to match the design of your veranda and/or home.
- Available in 22 different colours
- They are easy to clean
- Has been an Australian home staple for 45 years
The Different Styles of Colorbond Pergolas
Each home is a little different, so we have a range of designs and products to meet your requirements. Whatever the purpose of your future pergola, we’ve got something to serve your needs. Keep in mind, some designs could fit into a few of the categories below (for example, a freestanding pergola with a gable roof).
Let’s have a look at some of the most common styles of Colorbond Pergolas:
As the name suggests, a freestanding pergola is a completely independent structure. Ideal for a living area with shade in your backyard, a freestanding pergola will be perfect for barbecues, children’s birthday parties, or a nice relaxing hangout on the weekend. Available in a range of shapes and sizes, a freestanding pergola can be the focal point of your garden.
Though traditionally a freestanding structure, not all pergolas need to be separate from your house and can provide a similar function to a veranda or patio. An attached pergola allows you extra living space, and you don’t need to get wet on those rainy days just to reach your pergola. If you’re looking to shade your deck area, an attached pergola may be the option you’ve been looking for.
Flat roof Pergola
Though called a flat roof pergola, odds are there will be a slight angle for drainage purposes (around 2-3 degrees). The major advantage of a flat roof pergola is it is perhaps the easiest design to install. However, the flat surface will hold more heat in summer and is susceptible to water and debris build up.
Skillion Roof Pergola
A skillion roof is made up of a single flat surface on an angle. The exact angle of the roof can vary depending on the design. A striking design choice, that will pair nicely with modern homes. Skillion roofs have more wind resistance than gable roofs. However, this will only be an issue in cyclone-like conditions.
Gable Roof Pergola
Instantly recognisable by its distinct triangular shape, a gable roof pergola can be a stylish addition to your home. Particularly attractive if you have a traditional home which also has gable roofing, the design gives your pergola more height and the angles reduce heat retention.
Found some inspiration from the above but want to tweak it a little? Perhaps you have a distinct shape in mind and want a design that will match your home or a feature to help your pergola stand out. A custom design allows us to design the perfect style, size and shape for your location and needs.
Who Installs Colorbond Pergolas?
While it is possible to install your pergola yourself, it is a big project that requires experience and know-how. Having a professional builder take care of your installation will not only be quicker, but it also provides you with peace of mind that you’ll have a quality product.
Whatever your needs, the expert team at Correct Constructions can get the job done all over the Sydney area. Along with pergolas, we also build patios. carports, decks and awnings. For more information, a quote or if you have any questions, get in touch with our friendly team today!