5 Mar 2019
There is no better way to maximise your outdoor living experience than with an open close roof system. Providing shade in the summer and light in the winter, louvres add a versatility and functionality that is hard to match.
However, how do you choose the perfect patio design for your place? There are many design options to take into consideration when looking to add a louvre system to your outdoor area. Here at Vergola, we offer a range of designs to suit any outdoor space, as well as custom dimension options as well.
With a little knowledge and expertise, you can have a comfortable, beautiful patio of just the right size and shape for your place to enjoy year-round with friends and family.
With over 30 years experience and more than 12,000 installations under their belt, the team at Vergola are well-equipped to help you achieve the ultimate in-outdoor living luxury.
Before you set yourself on a particular design, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, the ideal patio is one that should seamlessly fit in with the size and aesthetic of the existing house. Look carefully at the colours in your building and surrounds, as well as the materials most commonly used and the dimensions of prominent features. Many of these elements can be matched in your finished louvred patio design.The posts, for example, can be constructed from steel, timber, as a box frame or as architectural columns, and the size and shape can be varied to fit accordingly.
You also need to consider the lines and construction of the house versus the patio. For example, a solid brick house with wide pillars and bold features may well suit a more robust patio design, whereas a light-coloured, cladded house with finer details may better suit a free-standing patio in similar hues.
At Vergola, we have a standard range of Colourbond® colours to suit the Australian landscape, but can offer a wider range of powder-coated combinations to ensure your patio perfectly matches your vision. Colourbond® is used for each shutter as well as the beam cappings and under flashings.
Vergola offers a 2-year warranty on all products and has a reputation for high quality customer service.
What design options are there for louvred patio roofs?
Once you have decided on the look of your new patio, you can move on to selecting the design. There are seven main louvered patio roof designs to begin with, each with a slightly different look and feel. Flat roofs are the most popular for their versatility in dimension and scope. Similarly, skillion (a sloping roof) fits well with most house designs. These can both be constructed as free-standing or attached options. A-frame roofs are also very popular, especially for patios areas larger in size as they can cover quite an expanse.
The box frame is a premium-look option that suits brick or rendered homes. This design has a real presence and makes a stand-out feature when the elements are customised with colour and texture.
For a more sophisticated, elegant look, curved beams are the way to go. This shape suits modern homes with sleek lines and is an eye-catching way to add class to your outdoor area.
For a customised look, Vergola can assist with tapered designs that cover triangular sections of the patio that allow light and air flow to an area while maintaining functionality. As an added customisable option, louvre inserts can be fitted to just about any roof section and are perfect to add natural light to an area without mass expense or construction alterations.
Finishing your outdoor space
Once your patio has been constructed, it is time to add the finishing touches. The decking plays a major role in the overall look and feel of your finished patio, as does your carefully-selected furniture. Consider outdoor blinds, soft furnishings and plants to complete your outdoor room as well.
For added privacy and an interesting design element, Vergola also offers vertical shutter screens of varying shape and size. These are designed to allow light and air to flow into a space, but screen your family from the outside so you can feel safe, secure and comfortable at home.
For more information on adding Vergola outdoor room to your place, contact the friendly team on 1800 VERGOLA (1800 837 4652).