Pergola awnings are particularly suitable for covering larger areas and for standing freely in the garden. The pergola awning is a flexible and stable solution that can handle both wind and windy weather, as it stands on posts. Sit safely in the sun and the dew and enjoy your outdoor area under a beautiful awning fabric, which is available in over 200 different designs.
Cover the terrace with a pergola awning
In the same way as an ordinary patio and balcony awning, the pergola awning provides protection from the sun’s rays during the day, shelter from the dew in the evening and free passage under it, it can only be made significantly larger and is more resistant to rain and wind. The pergola awning is for you who want to screen a larger outdoor area, as a pergola awning can have a drop of up to 6 meters. The pergola consists of a rail system at the sides and attached posts at the end, which makes it extremely wind-stable.
Tailor-made pergola awning for your home
There are several design solutions when choosing how to install the pergola awning. You can choose a pergola awning that stands right out from the building or tilts a bit as the posts adjust to your preferred level. You can also get a lowerable post, which you can adjust with a crank down by 40 cm, so that rainwater can run better from the awning. Then you can choose how to attach the posts. You have the option of the posts standing on top of the terrace tiles, or in a weight box, which is suitable if you have no option to mount the posts in the foundation itself. Bonus is that weight boxes can be used as pots for planting and the posts are well-functioning for vines.
Double screen with pergola awning
In addition to the pergola awning shielding from sunlight and dew from above, you also have the option of shielding from the side. If you have a wide pergola, Merkur Gardiner recommends a vertical awning, as it is available in larger sizes than a blind, which is the second option. Common to both solutions is that they run vertically down the end of the pergola, and are therefore suitable for shielding from the low sun, shelter from the crosswind and for viewing. You can choose the vertical awning or blind in the same color as the pergola awning or design your own exciting color game. Depending on how insulated you want your outdoor area to be, a tightly woven tablecloth or roller blind screens more in relation to sun rays, wind and views, where the transparent version allows for the same to a milder degree.
Enjoy the evening hours under the pergola
The pergola awning allows you to enjoy the evenings outside with its screen shielding, and it can actually also extend the outdoor evening hours with its built-in LED lights in the rails. With a lighted terrace, there is no need to move the reading, dining or game night inside, and if you also opt for heat lamps, you just get the extra comfort of utilizing your outdoor space in the evenings.
Ultimate flexibility with free-standing awnings
If you have a swimming pool, terrace or dining area in the middle of your garden, for which you want sun protection, then a free-standing awning is the solution for you. A free-standing awning does not need to be mounted on a wall, and can stand right where you want shade from the sun. The free-standing awning stands on four posts, with a flat awning roof and the possibility of having external blinds that shield from sunlight and view vertically. As with a pergola awning, the free-standing awning can be made in large and special dimensions, so you get the exact amount of screening that suits your outdoor area.
Compose the colors for your home
For both the pergola and the free-standing awning, you can choose between six standard colors for the awning cassette and the posts, or you can have them varnished with a special RAL color. Then you also need to choose the awning fabric that will adorn the patio or garden. In our showroom you can look at over 200 different awning weeks, so you will definitely find one to your liking. All awning tablecloths are robust against strong sun rays, rain and fluctuating temperatures, the durable and dirt-repellent, so you get a tablecloth that lasts for many seasons. Finally, our entire range of awning fabrics is OEKO-TEX® certified, so they are completely free of harmful dyes and chemicals.
Motorized pergolas and free-standing awnings
You can operate both your pergola awning and freestanding awning with remote control or via an app on your smartphone or tablet device. Our motorized pergola awning and free-standing awning are comfortable with Somfy Connexoon RTS and Somfy TaHoma®. Then you can connect a sun, wind and rain sensor, which automatically drives the awning out when the sun is sharp on and drives it in when it is either raining or blowing too hard.