What Do You Call a Covered Patio?

A freestanding covered patio is called a pergola. Unlike gazebos, which are round or octagon-shaped garden structures, pergolas are structures with a square or rectangular shape. Typically, they are covered with crossbeams or open latticework, which provides a distinctive aesthetic accent to a home or poolside deck, as well as some amount of filtered shade for the outdoor living area below. Some people also refer to patio covers over an attached outdoor living space as pergolas.

A retractable patio awning is a great way to get the maximum benefits possible from your pergola. When you have a high-quality retractable awning installed on your pergola or attached patio, you’ll be able to easily extend the shade over your outdoor living space whenever you want shelter from intense sunlight or a drizzling rain. Just as easily – with the touch of a button or the turn of a handle – you’ll be able to retract your awning when you’re seeking a tan or you’d like to sit in your pergola and enjoy the stars at night.

When you’re in the market for a patio or pergola cover, you’ll want to choose high-quality retractable shades that are custom-made for your home by a leading manufacturer, so that you can be sure of a proper fit. You’ll also want to invest in highly durable fabric that’s available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, so that you can customize your shade to serve as the perfect accent for your home.

Sunesta has been a leading manufacturer of top-caliber retractable shade solutions since 1981. We not only provide one of the most generous selections of fabric colors and styles in the industry, but we also provide a wide range of options, including remote control operation. We proudly manufacture all of our shades in the United States, and each retractable awning or pergola cover is made to order to fit the precise measurements of the customer’s individual outdoor living space. We also provide some of the best warranties in the industry on all of our shade products.

To learn more about the exceptional patio awnings and pergola covers available from Sunesta and find out how you can get a free estimate for installation of one of our shade solutions at your home, call 1-800-SUNESTA today. We proudly serve homeowners throughout the United States.