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Some people may initially think that adding special awnings to cover pergolas is an odd idea. After all, doesn’t an awning make a pergola – well, not really a pergola? But if you have much experience with pergolas, you might realize how smart an idea this can actually be.

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Remember when you first had your pergola built or installed? You probably had romantic ideas of warm summer evenings with your significant other or with close friends. Perhaps you imagined sitting under it on a lazy summer day with a good book, or maybe you envisioned sitting with your sweetie with a couple of nice glasses of vino. Hopefully, you have been able to enjoy your pergola in this way!

But there were most likely less comfortable experiences with it as well. Remember that time when the sun was so bright and hot that your eyes could barely focus on the gleaming white pages of that book or when a cold drizzle brought your romantic evening to a swift end. Most people who enjoy the beauty of pergolas at some point find themselves a little frustrated with the lack of shelter they provide.

Pergolas can add a stately and beautiful quality to any outdoor space, but they don’t always give you as much protection from the elements as you would like. While they can provide a bit of shade, bright midday sunlight can still find its way through to beat down on you. And if you’d like to stay outdoors during a light rain shower, forget about staying dry under a pergola.

But what if you could add more function to your pergola? One way to do this is to use special awnings which can cover the top of it. Adding an awning to your pergola effectively turns it into your own outdoor room where you can enjoy the fresh air without having to worry about getting wet in the rain or being exposed to too much sun.

You can even take it a step further and add retractable shades for added protection against the wind.

Besides sheltering you and your guests, over pergola awnings also help protect your patio furniture, BBQ, or any other item you may be storing underneath your pergola. And even if sitting outside during a rainfall isn’t your thing, at least you know that you will not have to sit on wet cushions should you decide to go back out once the sun reappears!

Here at Jans Awnings and Rollshutters, we offer beautiful Shade FX Retractable Canopies that can cover up to 600 square feet of space and can be extended or retracted at the touch of a button. These awnings are available in a large selection of fade-resistant fabrics. These awnings can adapt to existing structures, so no additional wall is needed.

If you would like to add a bit more function to your pergola by adding an awning, then contact us today to learn more.

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