Rooftop Pergolas and Canopies Toronto
This rooftop pergola in Toronto with privacy screens was installed in a large condominium development in the Beaches Neighbourhood in Toronto. This pergola design could be placed on any deck–though it was designed as a rooftop pergolas feature. Rooftop Pergolas need to be self-bracing since you typically cannot fasten it to the roof. By leaving the roof open so that wind can’t catch it and add benches and planters for ballast, you can place a pergola on a flat roof deck area and make it wind resistant.
Rooftop pergolas always require building permits in the city. Due to the wind variability of different locations they typically require engineering to issue permits.
For this reason, you should always involve a professional designer to help plan the project. They typically have experience designing these rooftop structures and know from experience what will be required for engineering. When it comes to complex rooftop constructions, nearly anything is possible, it might just stretch the budget a little.
Other Types of Rooftop Structures;
Retractable canopies can be installed within any pergola like this as long as it is rectangular in shape. It is simply a canvas awning that is mounted on a slight slope. Freestanding models are available in a steel or aluminum frame, however, they are rarely as sturdy as the wood versions.
Arcadia Louvered Roofs
Arcadia Louvered Roofs are made of aircraft aluminum and designed to resist wind and snow load. They can be mounted within or atop wood structures, or supported by their own aluminum posts with braces. They are always designed for the application. Speak to one of our designers to talk about what is possible.
Pergolas with Polycarbonate Roofs
Pergolas can be clad with Polycarbonate Roofing fairly easily. A slight slope is required, so you can create curved or angular rafters to carry the roofing. Polycarbonate is basically the materials they use in greenhouses. It can be tinted numerous colors and will resist snow load if designed properly.
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