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What to remember when selecting pergolas for Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane properties

Each of the pergolas on this page has something special to offer in terms of looks, shade and durability. From the Heritage, which matches beautifully with traditional homes, to the Flat Roof and Pavilion Slique which maximise useable space, there’s something for everyone. So how do you choose from the great designs by Stratco Outback? As experienced patio and carport builders, here’s what we recommend you keep in mind:

One. Aspect
Which direction do your decks or pergolas face? If it’s east or west, you’ll want to ensure you have a bit of versatility in terms of adding shade to the sides. If it’s south or north, you’ll want to choose a design with decent projection that also allows for airflow to capture those coastal winds during the hotter months.

Two. Colour
As a carport builder of choice, we’ve provided products in a massive array of colours. Some people want their new addition to match the colour of their roof, whilst some want it to really stand out from the rest of the property, or to blend into the nearby greenery. It’s also important to remember that there may be council rules about acceptable colours. We can let you know what’s likely to be OK in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Noosa.

Three. Purpose
What are you going to be using the area for? Entertaining, parking, storage, extra shade for back rooms? Our team can help make sure that your new design meets your current needs, as well as future needs such as space for extra cars, shady areas for kids to play, etc. We specialise in pergolas that really add value to your home and enhance the way you enjoy the outdoors. At the same time, if you’re simply looking for practical shelter with the utmost strength and durability, we’re the carport builders you want to call.

Four. Cleaning & Management
Depending on the local microclimate and the amount of growth close to your house, you might find that debris on top of your new structure becomes an issue, just as it is for the rest of the roof. Some people find that a curved or sloping design makes it easy to rinse down the surface and clean out the gutter. On the other hand, some people prefer flat tops because it’s easier to see every square inch from one vantage point once you’re up a ladder.

Five. Value Adding
In addition to changing the way you enjoy your back yard, pergolas can be a great way to add to the value of properties. Even if you’re not planning on moving for a while, it pays to take this into account. When you choose your design, look at what’s popular in your local area, and which houses with new pergolas are achieving decent sale prices.