If you’re planning to extend your living space, it’s always a good idea to consider outdoor structures that add an extra bit of shelter so you can enjoy it, no matter the weather. But when it comes to adding outdoor structures attached to the home, it can be confusing to try and figure out what styles can complement your existing home’s facade. Below is a handy guide to the different types of verandah roofing, and which ones might suit your home design.
A popular option with homeowners, verandahs with gabled roofs are a surprising mix of unique and modern. It fits most home styles while also providing a strong presence that adds to a home’s striking facade. With an open feel that enriches your outdoor living space, the prominent pitched roof becomes an attractive focal point. At Outdoor Impressions, we offer Multispan or Clearspan designs to suit your needs for Stratco Verandahs in Melbourne, as well as Outback Rooflites to incorporate natural filtered light in your outdoor space.
Multispan roofing designs are excellent for achieving specific colours and light levels, with purlins that are placed over rafters in the roof. You have your choice from smooth Outback Deck, light polycarbonate, to traditionally beautiful corrugated steel.
Clearspan designs provide a clean and uncluttered appearance, minimising beams and rafters.
Stratco Outback Verandahs are available in flat-roofed designs, which is one of the most common selections of roofing options for verandahs. And for good reason! It’s an extremely versatile roofing option that works well with a majority of spaces and house types. If you’re after an efficient and functional design that’s simple yet elegant, a flat-roofed verandah might work well for your space.
While not too common, curved verandahs are a great complement to modern home designs. The arced roof complements other curved roofs on the home and exudes a spectacular look that oozes style and sophistication. Also available in Multispan and Clearspan designs, it’s a beautifully smart solution for your outdoor living needs.
Louvre Roof Verandahs
If you want full control of your sunlight, consider getting louvre roofing on your verandah. It’s all about controlling the shade whether it’s sunny or rainy, giving you more options to control your environment by giving you the control of a full, partial, or completely open louvre roof. These types of verandahs go well with not only modern style homes, but traditional, rustic designs, too. Our expert team can fully customise your Melbourne verandah to your specifications, which means that if you want a louvre roof, we’ll work with you to get your ideal outdoor living solution installed.
What About Pergolas and Patios?
Verandahs are typically attached to the home, while pergolas and patios can be freestanding outdoor living spaces. If you’re not too keen on limiting your outdoor space to just a verandah, it might be worthwhile to consider adding either a pergola or a patio to your living space.
A patio is typically a paved outdoor area that is next to or joined to the home. Used to create separation, it’s usually used for outdoor dining spaces, as well as outdoor living and recreation. Some patio owners prefer to keep it unsheltered, though in order to make it usable rain or shine, no matter the season, more and more homeowners are looking towards roofed patios to elevate their outdoor living areas.
Pergolas are typically freestanding buildings that work best in gardens and green spaces. It’s a space for rest and relaxation especially for those who love to recharge in green spaces. It works best with roofing types that let the breeze and light sun to come through, such as Shade Blade systems or polycarbonate. If you’re the type to love gardening, you’ll love customising your pergola with crawling plants and vines, too.
The team at Outdoor Impressions are here to help
Whether you’re after a verandah, a patio, or a pergola, there’s an outdoor living solution that perfectly suits your needs. Our Stratco range is not only made from the highest quality materials and tested rigorously according to industry standard, but it’s also highly versatile and customisable, with a spectacular array of shades and roofing options available to fully personalise your outdoor living area.