How to pick the right retractable roof pergola

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Pergolas are a popular shading solution and have been for a long time now. They offer visual appeal to any garden or outdoor space and create an ideal spot for shading and relaxation. However, the traditional lattice style pergolas are limited in the protection they provide against the constant changing weather.

That’s why we have created a wide range of alternative shading structures that protect you from the weather all year round, offering both practicality and aesthetic appeal. Our range is suitable for residential properties, hospitality outlets including hotels, cafes and restaurants or even pool and hot tub covers. At Designer Shade Solutions, we have created a guide to showcase each of our products, their benefits and what they are best suited for, helping you to find the best shading structure for your needs!

Louvre retractable roofs

Starting with our retractable and tilting louvre roofs, a popular and futuristic design. These retractable roofs come in a range of structures including frameless louvre roofs, louvre roofs with frame and retractable louvre roof pitched system creating a design fit for every purpose. This also means that you can choose to have your retractable louvre roof as a standalone piece in your garden. Alternatively, you can attach it to the end of a pre-existing building, depending on the style you have envisioned.

Another great benefit of retractable louvre roofs is that they are bioclimatic and, therefore, capable of adapting to different weather conditions. This could include trapping in heat during warmer months or using waterproof materials to protect from the rain in colder months, emphasising their suitability for hospitality units like restaurants, keeping customers happy throughout the seasons.

Retractable fabric roof awnings

Next up, is the retractable fabric roofs another fantastic solution for restaurants and cafes as seen in our case study of our fully retractable fabric roofs installed at the Dusk Restaurant in Brentwood. These shading structures have similar benefits in that they offer warmth, visual appeal and protection from heavy showers throughout the year. You can purchase these retractable fabric awnings in an array of variations including the 10m supported projection retractable fabric roofs as one example, but we have so many more to explore so you’re guaranteed to find the one for you!

Retractable glass structures

We also have retractable roofs in a selection of other materials including metal, wood and retractable glass roofs, again creating the perfect design for every specification. Our glass structures are particularly effective for commercial properties as they increase natural lighting and offer exposure to surrounding panoramic views. In fact, it has been found that businesses such as bars and restaurants using retractable roof pergolas have seen a higher return on investment as a result of implementing these structures, drawing in more customers and more sales.

Bespoke pergola designs

At Designer Shade Solutions, we can also create custom made structures to suit every specific need and criteria. This could include implementing heating systems to your retractable pergola for added warmth and comfort or perhaps including LED lighting for further ambience. Not only this but we could kit out your pergola with additional glass side screens to create an even greater out-house feel.

If you would like to discuss customising your own pergola with retractable roof or perhaps purchase one of our other pergola structures then contact us today on +353 87334 7352  or email us at and we will help! You can also explore our other products including pergola awnings, conservatory awnings or external blinds