The roof is an important element that must be considered when building a pavilion, not only because of its aesthetic role but also as a protector of the structure and everything in it.
Moreover, if the pavilion is exposed to elements throughout the year, the retractable awning must withstand various conditions and situations. Depending on the region and seasonal factors this can increase to an extreme in some cases.
The type of roof directly influences the requirements and characteristics of the reaction and interaction with the pavilion structure and the way people experience their stay near and within the pavilion. The three main types based on the materials used are wooden, metal, and acrylic roofs.
The last one, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a roof made of thermoplastic glass. It can also be printed or used in coatings and adhesives, which makes it extremely durable and flexible.
Before choosing the type of roof to install, it is important to consider the amount and frequency of loads that the pavilion will load.
Its payload includes wind, rain, snow, earthquakes, and floods, the first three directly affecting the roof and its supporting structures, thereby emphasizing its structural strength.
The only factor that is a major drawback of metal roofs is their tendency to be noisy when it rains. On the other hand, with a wooden roof, there is practically no such problem, as it absorbs sound. Whichever direction you go, the important thing is that the roof is slanted so that the snow and water can slide easily.