Key Factors for Pergola Installations
To design a retractable shade sail to be installed into your pergola, you will need to consider a few key factors. Here are some steps you can follow:
- Measure your pergola: First, measure your pergola to determine the size and shape of the space. This will help you to determine the size and shape of the shade sail you will need.
- Segment your pergola into sections less than 14m2 – with a length of up to 8m and a width of between 1m and 2.67m
- Choose a material: Next, choose a material for your shade sail. Some common options are canvas, polyester, and acrylic. Consider factors such as durability, UV resistance, and colour when selecting a material. The Skia Kinisi preferred material is French made Soltis 96.
- Select a colour: Choose a colour for your shade sail that complements the overall design and theme of your pergola and outdoor space. Consider factors such as the colour of your pergola, the surrounding landscaping, and the overall aesthetic of your home.
- Determine the mounting points: Determine the location of the mounting points for your shade sail. These should be spaced evenly and be strong enough to support the weight of the sail. Consider using hardware such as bolts, screws, or rivets to attach the shade sail to your pergola.
Overall, designing a retractable shade sail to be installed into your pergola requires careful consideration of a few key factors. By following these steps, you can design a shade sail that is functional, attractive, and well-suited to your pergola and outdoor space.
IF YOU HAVE NOT BUILT YOUR PERGOLA STRUCTURE
There are several different types of pergolas that you could build, depending on your specific needs and preferences. Some common types of pergolas are:
Freestanding pergolas: Freestanding pergolas are standalone structures that are not attached to a building or other support. These pergolas are typically made of wood or other materials, and can be customised with a variety of features such as lattice work, rafters, and columns.
Attached pergolas: Attached pergolas are attached to the side of a building or other structure. These pergolas are typically made of wood or other materials, and can be customised with a variety of features such as lattice work, rafters, and columns.