Pergola roofing – choose the best roofing for your home

Pergola roofing can have many uses. It can protect you from the rain and sun, it can give you extra ‘indoor’ space outdoors, it can add aesthetic value to your house and garden, plus it can put monetary value to your house. And because pergola roofing have so many uses, they come in different shapes and sizes – based on what they are being used for.

Whenever choosing your pergola roofing and roofing materials, you will have to consider a number of factors, such as it’s purpose, the cost, the elements it will face and whether you want to build pergola roofing yourself or employ some builder to do the job for you. Below are a few things you may need to think about.


Pergola roofing can offer protection against the elements. It can provide protection from the sunlight, providing you with cool, airy space to relax in, and it can also protect you from the rain – allowing you access to your garden and patio, even when the weather is bad. Think about what kind of protection you would like your pergola roofing to provide, and choose the roofing materials which will offer you the most suitable protection.

For example, if your pergola roofing is probably to be in full sunlight at all times you can choose between added shade that Xtremearrow roofing provides, or heat reflective Suntuf solarsmart polycarbonate linens (the Xtremearrow will provide you with much better shade but can radiate heat when it’s extremely hot, and the suntuf linens will allow more light in but their heat reflective properties will keep the space cooler) similarly if you are looking to add pergola roofing in a shadier place, the simpler and more transparent linen like suntuf standard will suit your purposes.


Xtremearrow pergola roofing not only protect you from the elements, it also can endure them. They provide you with roofing materials that can manage the harshest of climates. It’s also important to ensure that your pergola roofing is installed correctly so that it won’t leak and damage your structure inappropriately.

In addition to this, Xtremearrow teams will ensuring that your pergola roofing is designed properly so that the water that runs off from the roof is usually adequately managed. Xtremearrow use gutters, caps and flashings to ensure that the pergola roofing can managed it even during heavy rain. We also have an innovative internal gutter system so we can neatly dispose of water on attached pergola roofing without adding to the load of your home’s stormwater system.


It’s important to choose pergola roofing design that flows on from your house or into your yard. You surely don’t want a pergola roofing that looks out of place! Do some research to find the pergola roofing design that will work best with the design of your house or your yard and your needs. Speak to Xtremearrow expert teams to discover your pergola roofing options.

Some of the pergola roofing design options that you should consider are the use of Suntuf Sunlite twin wall polycarbonate sheeting that allows you to achieve a great clean look on your pergola with no visible joins between linens. You can also match an Xtremearrow pergola roofing with your house existing roofing to seamlessly match your new pergola roofing along with your house.

You can also use a combination of linens to achieve your desired effect. Many people put a few polycarbonate linens to a Xtremearrow pergola roofing to act as skylights. You might also want to use new double-sided Xtremearrow linens that feature either the same color on both sides of the linens or different shades on the inside and outside.


One of the most important factors to consider is whether your pergola roofing will be fit for purpose. Basically, will it do what it’s expected to do? Do you want a good extra living space, a barbeque area, or the meditation space? Do you want a comfortable place to relax or maybe a place to boost your plants? Do you want a spa inside your pergola? The roofing that you choose could have a much greater impact on these factors than you may first think. Make sure the design and the materials you decide on allow you to make best use of the space, and obtain the most out of your garden.

Polycarbonate Skylight – How To Choose

Polycarbonate Skylight

With such a large range of Polycarbonate Skylight  options, we understand that choosing skylights can be difficult. Knowing what style, type, or even where to put a skylight in your home can be confusing. With over 50 years of experience, you can trust the professionals at Xtreme Arrow to help make choosing a skylight easy! Call Xtreme Arrow now to discuss your daylighting needs.

It is important to first consider the purpose of your new skylight. Skylights can be selected as a functional source of daylight for a dark room or they can be used as a feature to turn a dark room into the best room in the house.

Skylights can make a significant contribution to energy efficiency and comfort in any building by providing “cool light” – a skylight can deliver over three times as much light as a vertical window of the same size!

Humans, like plants thrive under natural daylight. Our bodies are designed to operate in line with the sun’s natural daylight schedule – rising with the sunlight in the morning and sleeping after dusk. This helps to set our body clock and circadian rhythm.

Daylight can affect productivity and performance!

  • Students concentrate better under daylight
  • Worker productivity is increased under daylight
  • Retail sales are greater in day lit areas.

Pergola with polycarbonate roofing


A pergola traditionally designed to be a support for climbing plants, as they had supporting columns with angled beams overhead that plants could grow up and around.  The more modern pergola however is a roofed structure that shelters the entertaining area beneath it.

Pergolas were typically made from timber, aluminum or steel and can be roof with range of materials including polycarbonate, shade cloth or even plants based on your liking.
It is usually rectangular in shape but it can also be square, hexagonal, octagonal, and even circular to occupy the outdoor space of your home.

It is important to consider about what type of weather the pergola will need to withstand as you need to make sure the pergola can stand up well to wind, rain, and even storms. Use materials and colors that complement the home. Also think about what shapes will work well.  A rectangular shape is ideal if you want to follow the line of the back of your house, but a hexagonal or even circular shape may work much better if you are planning on locating the pergola away from the house and somewhere inside the garden.

A pergola provides a shaded walkway or sitting area which can transform your garden into a comfortable lounging area. Not only protection from the harsh rays of the sun, pergola can increase the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor area.

Pergola with polycarbonate roofing has been virtually perfected. The benefits of ploycarbonate pergola roofs include:

  • Up to 99% UV protection
  • Thermal insulation
  • A wide range of colors and tints
  • Flexibility
  • Strength

For a time, translucent and transparent roofing materials went out of fashion because they provided no real protection from the heat of the sun. Today’s polycarbonate roofs provide both UV protection and protection from the heat of the sun. They come in such a wide range of colors and tints, a polycarbonate pergola roof can be found to complement your existing home design. Both practical and aesthetically pleasing, polycarbonate is the perfect material for a pergola.

Between polycarbonate roofing and glass roofing


If you’ve been considering investing in roofing for your property, you will need to decide whether yours should have glass roofing or polycarbonate roofing. As well as being incredibly functional, they are also wonderfully visually pleasing, serving as a stunning addition to any home. Let’s take a look at the features and benefits of the two…


Polycarbonate roofing

  • Good insulator but can be noisy when it rains which some customers really like and others not so.
  • Light weight versatile material
  • Cheaper cost
  • Scratches, discolors and ends to attract algae far more than glass, and is also more difficult to clean.
  • Polycarbonate sheeting is made to withstand high wind conditions and designed to have impact resistance


glass roofing
glass roofing

Glass roofing

  • The cost will be substantially more than polycarbonate but it will be more rewarding all round.
  • Does not reduce light in the room, rather provides more light
  • Requires regular cleaning as dirt is noticed very easily on glass.
  • Heavy material thus requires a strong frame
  • The transparency of the glass for panoramic view


When you consider the pros and cons of these two types of roofing, you will be able to find the right materials for your property. It is best to hire professional roofers. Xtreme Arrow is committed to providing high quality, and safe roofing for your property. Discuss your requirements today and quickly discover why we are the preferred choice.