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Think of Pergolas as Patio Cooling Unplugged.
Before air conditioners or electric fans, before electricity itself was harnessed, any corner of the civilized planet with a temperate climate has had Pergolas. For thousands of years Pergolas have cooled and shaded outdoor gathering spots.
Ancient Egypt. Babylon. Rome and Athens. China and Japan. Pergolas were an easy and stylish way to cool naturally. Some Pergolas have survived hundreds of years. Pergolas can cool alone or with the help of vines trained to climb them.
Venetian Builders offers a wide choice of modern Pergolas for South Florida. These stylish covers shade patios, pool decks, garden paths, gardens and lawns. We custom-design each Pergola for the buyer, so you’ll get a shade cover that meets your tastes, your needs and your budget.
How does a Pergola have the power to cool when it uses no power at all? The key is its canopy of crisscross structural elements:
- They shade an area by blocking some, but usually not all, direct sunlight. We can determine before we build how much shade your Pergola will generate and how much sunlight it will allow to pass through.
- They allow air to flow naturally between the framing members, so the air where you’re sitting doesn’t stagnate.
The classical Wood Pergola has horizontal beams that support perpendicular rafters, tied together by thinner purlins. All are wood. Rafters and beams can have scalloped ends. To fight weathering, we coat each wood part with modern led-free paints that expand and contract as the temperature goes up and down, so there’s no splitting, cracking and peeling. Modern paints last for years, so little maintenance is required.
Aluminum Pergolas have traditional style, but their aluminum framing members require no maintenance. Their factory finish doesn’t alligator, peel or blister. And aluminum doesn’t rust or decay. If you like the look of wood but want no-maintenance aluminum, order your aluminum Pergola with a simulated grain. You can order scalloped rafter ends, too.
All of our Pergolas are supported by strong metal posts that meet or surpass code. You’ll have a choice of styles.
And if going unplugged makes you a little nervous about hot, calm days, we can add electrical power and overhead fans – just in case – or a retractable fabric shade cover.
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