3 Economical Roof Types for your Outdoor Lounge

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Your home is your haven from the rest of the world. You should therefore make it as comfortable and cosy as possible. One way of doing this is by creating an outdoor lounge. It could be under the tree in the backyard, around the pool or just at the front of your house. Below are outdoor roof suggestions that you can consider installing.

Glass Screens

Glass roofs are a common option for many people. This is because they are easy to install and they can be customized in a number of ways. Glass screens provide cover that any other roof would, while still giving you a full view of the outside. You can also tint the glass in case you want to reduce the amount of sunlight coming in.

Venetian shades can also be installed instead of tint, for a less permanent fix. Glass roofs however have the disadvantage of being fragile. Unless heavy duty glass is used, the roof will always face the danger of breaking if too much force was to be applied.

Shade Sails

Shade sails are a great option especially for a large outdoor lounge. They are easy to install and can be found in numerous colours. Shade sails also have design variations and it is up to you to choose which one suits your needs. While choosing which shade sails to get consider the space you want covered. Aside from that, look at the fabric or material of the shade sails.

Water resistant shade sails are the best because they will offer shade in all weather. The chosen fabric should also be able to offer a significant level of protection from UV rays and be strong enough to stand wear and tear. Shade sails are an economic option because they are portable therefore can be used for more than one place.

Green Roofs

Green roofs refer to roofs made from green construction materials such as bamboo, hay or straw. These roofs are very economical because the materials can be easily found and they require little processing. They offer the advantage of offering cool shades when the sun is very hot. They act as natural air conditioners.

The other benefit of these roofs is that they need very little maintenance and if properly dried, can last for a very long time. However, the materials do not do well in the presence of fire as they can easily catch and spread the fire. They may also require a lot of layering to prevent penetration by rainfall.

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