What is The Difference Between a Pergola and a Veranda?

Pergolas and verandas are two outdoor structures that are commonly used to provide shade and shelter in Australian gardens, patios, and other outdoor spaces. While they are often used interchangeably, there are some important differences between the two that homeowners should be aware of.

The Differences Between a Pergola and a Veranda?

Pergolas Add Value to Your Garden

A pergola is an open-air structure typically made of wood or metal columns that support cross beams and rafters. The space between the cross beams is usually left open, allowing for sun and wind to filter through, making it a popular choice for those who want to enjoy their outdoor space without feeling completely enclosed. Pergolas are often used as focal decorative points in a garden, providing a shaded area for entertaining or simply relaxing. They are most commonly freestanding and are often covered with climbing plants such as vines, roses, or jasmine to provide additional shade and privacy.


Verandas are Essentially An Additional Room In Your Home

A veranda, on the other hand, is a covered outdoor space that is attached to the main structure of a house. Verandas are typically made of wood or metal and have a roof, walls, and floor, providing a much more sheltered and enclosed outdoor space. Essentially, a roofed deck. They can act as an extended living area with outdoor furniture added. Verandas are popular for their versatility and provide protection from the elements, such as rain, wind, and sun.

One of the key differences between pergolas and verandas is their level of protection from the elements. While a pergola provides some shade and shelter, it does not offer complete protection from the sun and wind, and does not provide privacy. A veranda, on the other hand, may offer a more complete protection from the elements, as well as privacy, making it a much more versatile outdoor space.


How To Improve Your Pergola Or Veranda?

Louvretec’s products can be added to pergolas and verandas to offer sunlight control, privacy and weather-resistant protection. Add an opening roof to your pergola or upgrade your veranda roof to give yourself total control over how much shade or sun you want at any given time. With a press of the sleek remote control, you can effortlessly adjust the louvres to open or completely shut. Turn your veranda into a bespoke Louvretec room complete with a retractable roof and infill sides made up of Louvretec Shutters, Frameless Sliding Glass Doors or Outdoor Blinds to create a private and sheltered outdoor room where your veranda currently stands. Add our premium range of lighting and heating options for unrivalled comfort.

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