A verandah is a practical addition to any home and have been a staple of many Australian houses for decades. What began as a simple overhang has become a fully fleshed out structure that provide shade from the scorching sunlight whilst also keeping things dry when it rains. There is rarely a home in Australia that is without some sort of verandah or patio as they add functionality to an exterior space as well as adding value to the home. Verandahs are incredibly versatile and can be customised for a myriad of uses from a simple traditional perimeter for plants and lounging or a more complex outdoor space for hosting parties or entertaining friends and family. Here are a few things to consider when installing a Stratco verandah.
Size and Shape of the Area
Being aware of the limitations of the space in question is an important consideration. The area may be limited by property boundaries as well as fixed structures like walls and trees. Moreover, allowances should be made to accomodate walkways and the car.
Purpose for the Space
What is the space going to be used for? The usage of the verandah will go on to define the structure, design and roof style. An extended personal area will require a roof that regulates the temperature by keeping the heat out. The structure also needs to strike a comfortable balance between private and claustrophobic. However, a verandah designed for outdoor parties and entertaining will need to consider a lighting fixtures, ventilation as well as sufficient room for a larger number of people.
Stratco verandahs Melbourne offer a range of roof styles to suit any home architecture whether it be sleek and modern or classic and traditional. The common types of roofs are flat, curved and gabled. A flat roof is the simplest type and is fitting for any size of verandah. It’s simple and modern design is best suited to more contemporary home architecture. A curved roof is great for creating an illusion of space as it protects from the fickle weather. It works well with several architectural styles. A gabled or pitched roof, is more suited to traditional homes and larger spaces, especially when trying to match the pitch to the existing architecture.
If you’re in the market for a verandahs Melbourne, consider the services of Outdoor Impressions. We are outdoor specialists with over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry and an authorised Stratco dealer, we are confident that we can help our customers select the right option for their personal circumstances. From verandahs to patios and pergolas, we offer the whole range of Stratco products including the Outback and Pavilion range, so whatever your outdoor living needs, we’ve got you covered. Call us today at (03) 9728 5377 for a free quotation with our team and get started on finding a solution for your space.