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Retractable Pergolas: Construction, Fabric and Controls

If you are looking to transform an outdoor space into a covered extension of your home or office, look no further than retractable pergolas. These fabric roof options protect from sun, wind, and rain yet can be retracted when you want to let the sunshine in, for example, on a cold winter’s day.

In this blog, we will explore the construction details, the fabric options, and the different types of controls and accessories. 

Construction Types

At Outdoor Blinds and Awnings, we have three types of retractable pergolas to suit your outdoor area:

  • Med Evo Air is an adaptable option that can be integrated with any existing roof, pergola structure, or frame.
  • Med Evo Pro has a slimline, minimalist frame, posts, and drainage system made of powder-coated aluminium in a range of colours.
  • Med Evo FlexWood system is self-supporting and constructed from architecturally-designed linear natural timber in a sleek design to complement any outdoor area with style.

Areas of up to 12 square metres can be covered, with customisable angles from 12° to 25°. Discuss the options with your friendly retractable pergola consultant to find the one that best suits your residential or commercial application.

Choice of Fabrics

All pergolas are fitted with high-quality, robust, and weather-resistant materials like translucent or blackout fabric or waterproof PVC in a range of colours and designs.

These materials can withstand UV exposure, fading and mildew to ensure long-lasting good appearance and solid performance for years to come in a country that has one of the highest sunlight hours per year in the world.

Controls, Automation and Optional Extras

The mechanism for your retractable roof comes in various motorised options, including

  • Motor controls that can be hard-wired, radio-operated or solar-powered.
  • Various automated controls can be set with a timer or weather sensors for sun, wind, and rain.

To further customise your retractable roof, you can also select from some of these optional extras:

  • Vertical side awnings in clear PVC.
  • Zip-up drop awnings.
  • LED lighting.
  • Electric heating.

With all these controls, construction, and fabric options, you can find the perfect retractable roof to provide shelter from the elements and create an inviting outdoor space. Get a free quote!

Contact Outdoor Blinds & Awnings today for a free quote to spruce up your outdoor spaces with high-quality, durable retractable pergolas. These versatile covers are suitable for both commercial and residential applications. 

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