Timber is an excellent choice if you’re wanting a material with more design options – something tailored to suit your humble home. The great thing about Timber is when your children decorate it with permanent texta's, it can readily be repainted and will appear as new as it was the day you got it!
Timber will appear pastoral and add character to a typical-looking Aussie backyard. If you’re fortunate enough to reside at the seashore, Timber may last longer because it is more resistant to sand and salt. One of our big secrets as one of the best Pergola builders in Melbourne has to do with the fact that where we can, we source Timber from local suppliers and we ensure they are up to OUR high standards. You won't need to be concerned about heat expansion or rusting. Timber can support solar panels.
Steel is a contemporary material with good weather protection properties. At Timber Decking Now, we provide Color-bond and Poly (clear) roofing choices which come in many elaborate colors. We have the experience and know the best options which are designed to allow you to be as cool as a cucumber during those scorching Australian Summer's.
So, which option is most wallet-friendly?
Steel is more expensive but is resistant to insects. Steel requires a longer lead time to custom make/weld. Wood/Timber provides for a nicer aesthetic and more design options.
We have the best Pergola Designer and Builder Specialists on deck who are always ready to input their two cents worth based on their assessment and knowledge of the best way to improve your asset (your home). In the long run, steel vs. timber comes down to stylistic and personal preferences for your house.
You can visit us at 31 Sydney Road, Bayswater, 3153, or call us on 0451 022 041 to get more expert advice about the best material to use for your Pergola.