Pergolas are popular outdoor features that can enhance any garden or outdoor living area. By combining shade, style, and versatility, pergolas provide an excellent space for relaxing and entertaining. There are plenty of options for customizing your pergola to suit your specific style and needs, and one of the key factors to consider is the roof.
If you’re building a pergola on your property and need ideas for the roof, here are a few options that we love.
- Lattice – Lattice-roof pergolas are a popular option for those who want to include climbing plants in their outdoor space. Climbing roses and wisteria add fragrance and beautiful flowers, and ivy is great for extra privacy. Some people even grow grapes on their lattice-roof pergolas!
- Slats – Whether you want a look that’s bold and modern or understated and traditional, slat roofed pergolas are a great option. Slatted roofs can be customized to add whatever level of coverage you prefer, and some styles can even be angles to optimize airflow.
- Partial coverage – If you want to enjoy your pergola without having to worry about too much sun exposure or having your outdoor time interrupted by inclement weather, a partial coverage roof is ideal. As the name suggests, part of the pergola is completely covered by a roof, and the rest can be open or have partial coverage from lattice or slat roofing.
- Louvers– Pergolas with louvered roofs are the ultimate option when it comes to controlling how much exposure you get under your pergola. The motorized louvers can open and close according to your preferences, so you can enjoy maximum sun or plenty of shade.