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So, I recently fell in love with a piece of garden furniture. Yes, you heard me correctly, garden furniture! This may sound absurd but when I tell you about my gorgeous louvre roof you will know exactly why I’m gushing.
Last summer, I installed a pergola with a retractable roof by Designer Shade Solutions Ireland and I couldn’t wait to share everything great about it with you! It has allowed me to relax outside all year round and I have never been happier with my garden space.
What is a pergola with a retractable roof?
Before purchasing my pergola, I hadn’t heard much about these structures but as Sims Life puts it “modern pergolas are innovative versions of traditional pergolas which feature a retractable and tilting roof, allowing people to enjoy their outdoor space no matter the weather.” This means you can sit outside rain, wind, or shine, as the roof adapts to the varying weather conditions. I put this to the test when I installed my retractable roof pergola in Ireland last summer. I needed the structure to last me through to the winter right back to summer again, and here I am still loving it!
I’ve sunbathed under my pergola, read a book whilst listening to the rain and I even had a BBQ in November, wild I know! MSN noted the advantages of pergolas in a recent post, stating that “pergolas shade owners from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays and enclosed styles can keep you dry during periods of heavy rain showers”, so don’t just take it from me.
What other benefits are there?
Clearly, these pergolas or louvre roofs, as they are otherwise known, create the perfect, versatile shading structure. If, however, you are greedy like me, then you might require more from your outdoor structure (I know I did) and Designer Shade Solutions did not disappoint. Let them be Small outlined how these bespoke pergolas “can be built to your specific style and function requirements”. That’s why I chose to attach my structure to the end of my house with integrated heating creating a real luxury retreat in the winter months.
What do you think?
Although I may be biased because I love my retractable pergola so much, I hope I have still managed to highlight the benefits of these structures. If you want to join the club and create the ultimate outdoor relaxation or maybe you’d prefer something like a retractable awning in Ireland, then I would recommend checking out Designer Shade Solutions. They have truly helped me to turn my garden into an absolute haven. Now if you excuse me, I’m off to enjoy what’s left of this sun under my pergola!