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Opt For Natural Temperature Regulation With The Bioclimatic Pergola

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If you plan to create an additional living space, choose a bioclimatic pergola. The pergola provides optimal protection against UV rays, heat, wind, etc. It also allows you to enjoy your terrace or garden all year long. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn about the bioclimatic pergola.

The bioclimatic pergola concept

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This is a pergola with a roof with adjustable blades. It allows for natural temperature regulation and protects from the sun, bad weather, wind, and heat. It can be installed on a patio, on a terrace, or in the yard.

Depending on their inclination, the slats of a pergola allow a wide opening of the roof. They also allow for better ventilation. The pergola can easily be used in case of adverse weather conditions. Indeed, you have the possibility to close its blades completely. It is also possible to have a bioclimatic pergola equipped with accessories such as LED lighting, a sound system, or a rain sensor.

The different materials and their roles

The 4 main materials used in the manufacture of a bioclimatic pergola are

    • Aluminum: it is a quality material, durable, and very resistant. It allows you to enjoy optimal pergola protection. Moreover, it does not require any particular maintenance. A simple cleaning with clear water is enough to preserve its condition. This can be done twice a year on average. Compared to other materials, aluminum is quite expensive.
    • PVC: It is an easy-to-install material. It offers excellent thermal and sound insulation. Its only drawback is its short life span.
    • Wrought iron: even if it has the same criteria as the other materials, wrought iron is expensive. Moreover, it is difficult to maintain. It can also rust.
    • Wood: it is a natural, warm and solid material. It is easy to work with. Its installation and maintenance are simplified. Its biggest advantage is that it is less expensive.

The different types of bioclimatic pergola

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There are two ways to install a bioclimatic pergola: self-supporting or leaning. The first technique consists in installing it in continuity with the building. As for the second, the pergola can be installed in any part of the garden or on a terrace. It requires fewer posts because another structure supports it.

Depending on the type of slats chosen, you can have a bioclimatic pergola with hollow or solid slats. You can also find a rectangular or square pergola. It is available in an automated version. It can also be equipped with curtains or sliding shutters. These shutters allow for partial, total, or lateral closure.

Essential points to consider before buying your bioclimatic pergola

Before making your purchase, take these points into account:

    • Its solidity
    • Its resistance to climatic conditions and variations (wind, snow, rain, UV)
    • Its maintenance
    • The quality of the construction materials
    • The warranty offered by the seller or the manufacturer
    • The opening and closing system of the slats.

Also, make sure that its slats have a waterproofing system. Also, check if it has a gutter system to allow rainwater to be channeled to the outside of the roof. But most importantly, choose the model that best suits the style of your home and environment.

To make sure you don’t make the wrong choice, contact a Joinery. You can then benefit from the advice of a professional. You can also find the pergola that suits your needs and your budget.

The cost of a bioclimatic pergola

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The cost of a pergola is calculated per m². Taking into account the different points developed above, plan for at least 4,800 to 15,750 euros, including installation. For a bioclimatic pergola :

    • In wood: the rate is from 140 euros per m²
    • In aluminum: the cost varies between 130 and 450 euros per m ;
    • Leaning: the price starts from 540 euros per m².
    • Self-supporting: the minimum price is 450 euros per m².
    • Hollow slats: the cost varies from 600 to 750 euros per m².
    • With solid slats: the price is between 800 and 1,100 euros per m².

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