A pergola is an excellent way to develop space on a terrace or in a house garden. However, this is not the end of its applications. This product also works well as a carport or protection of the restaurant garden from the sun and wind. Due to the multitude of applications – and architectural styles, to which the pergola must fit – there is no universal answer to the question of which model to choose. So what should you look for when purchasing?
A Roman pergola consists of a sturdy frame on which a fabric is stretched that serves as a roof and – optionally – as walls. Due to the use of special hard-wearing fabrics the construction is light, durable and stylish at the same time. It provides protection from rain, wind and sun, but does not completely obscure the curtained area. Additional equipment allows you to adjust the degree of cover of the pergola from the top and sides manually or even – as in the case of HEMA MEO – via the smart home app.
Pergola installation methods
There are three basic ways to install the pergola, and the choice depends primarily on what kind of space you want to develop. The first option is a free-standing pergola, supported by four solid legs anchored to the ground. This solution works particularly well in backyard gardens, becoming a stylish and durable alternative to shelters and canopies. A great example is the HEMA MEO IV with its solid aluminium construction.
The second option is anchoring it to the wall on one side and resting on legs anchored in the ground on the other. Depending on its size, this pergola can be used as a carport or to provide shelter from the sun and rain for customers in a restaurant garden. The HEMA MEO IIP Roman pergola is an example of such a construction.
The last variant combines the advantages of both previous ones. The cover rests on four solid legs and tightly adheres to the wall, but is not anchored in it. This makes it possible to arrange the space next to the building without interfering with its facade, which is perfect, for example, in areas covered by heritage protection. HEMA MEO IVP belongs to this type of pergola.
How does the quality of the materials affect the use of the pergola?
The quality of the materials used for production is often a key issue, determining the ease of maintenance and durability of a given item. Pergolas are no exception. Due to the place where they are located, they must bravely withstand all the whims of our climate, providing protection from the sun, rain or snow. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to perfected solutions such as HEMA MEO pergolas – they are characterised by a structure made of lightweight, but extremely durable aluminium, able to withstand many years of use seamlessly.
Another important aspect is the fabrics used for the sheathing. In the case of the HEMA MEO line, the priority was to ensure ideal performance of the fabrics. For this reason, they are carefully selected so that they always guarantee waterproofness and, moreover, maintain their shape even when folded and unfolded several times in extreme outdoor temperatures. The sheathing fabrics of HEMA MEO pergolas ensure that the sun’s rays are pleasantly diffused and that harmful UV radiation is intercepted. They are also tear-resistant to always guarantee the perfect appearance of the cover.
How can a pergola be personalised?
Personalising your pergola is a process that will allow you to tailor the cover perfectly to your needs. The first step is to choose the fastening method and size – here you should take into account the purpose of the pergola and the place of installation (terrace, garden, garage). Then you can decide on one of the ten basic varnishes and one of the three finishes – matt, semi-gloss or with fine structure. The cover fabrics for the HEMA MEO pergolas are available in five different colours.
The next step is the selection of optional equipment. Here you should check the control options for the canopy and the accessory side covers. HEMA MEO Roman Pergolas can be equipped with a manual or electric retraction system, or even integrated into smart home systems and controlled from a smartphone app. Another interesting option is LED lighting, which emphasises the unique, modern and individual style of the cover. It can be shaped almost freely, along with the option to control the colour and intensity via an app.
Choosing a pergola is a complex process. You need to consider a number of factors such as its location, size and finish. It should also be carefully constructed with the best possible materials to ensure that it lasts as long and as smoothly as possible. Therefore, it is worth choosing HEMA MEO pergolas, which are distinguished by the highest attention to detail, modern style, as well as wide possibilities of personalization and selection of additional equipment.