The direct translation of “Pergola” stands for “extension” or “overhang”. Originally pergola – a full set design with repeated sections (columns, arches, columns), which are interconnected unobtrusive bars and densely overgrown with plants. Today, the country different pergola designs can be used.
One kind of pergola designs is a tent (awning). In a pergola over the top of the seal provides reasonable protection against the sun. This pergola can act as a gazebo – fresh soft breeze and light penumbra soften the heat; a great place for meals, get-togethers with a book (tablet) or friends. It can be used for devices canopy over the playground or parking lot. By design, it can be adjacent to the house (then it will be more like a veranda) or stand alone. Naturally, this canopy will not protect from the rain, although it is possible some of the pergolas covered with waterproof material such as tarpaulin.
Screen is often used in landscape design options for zoning area, pergola-screen will provide a secluded corner on the site. Installed along the border, pergola can hide lot of interest from unwanted outsiders mask is not too picturesque outbuildings, separate seating area from the car parking space, for example, if the garden is designed in a Victorian or classic style.
Versions of pergola designs have very impressive look and longer, such as a tunnel. This pergola having a general orientation is often placed above the track or footpath.
Visor-pergola is a carport, disposable on the south side of the building, a characteristic detail of the exterior of the southern houses. In addition to purely decorative function, a canopy, twined with vines or other climbing plants, and it has practical value. Closing the south wall from the direct rays of the scorching sun, it greatly reduces the thermal load on the side of the house. This approach has recently been widely used in energy-efficient homes, when pergola installed along the south wall – it can significantly reduce the load on the air conditioner.