Fixed Pergola vs. Adjustable Pergola

Like many property owners, you’ve made the decision to create a comfortable outdoor living space. Putting a pergola on your patio or pool deck is a great way to enhance outside enjoyment while adding a stylish focal point to your backyard. Pergolas are versatile structures that create privacy, provide shade and varying degrees of weather protection, and serve as communal gathering spots for alfresco meals, entertaining, and relaxation.

Whether upgrading your backyard patio or commercial terrace, there are two primary styles of pergola installations: the fixed pergola and the adjustable pergola. Outdoor Elements USA is proud to offer both pergola products, which we will outline for you today.

Fixed Pergolas: Simple Beauty & Comfort

A traditional pergola is an outdoor structure with support columns beneath an ornamental lattice roof. In the case of a fixed pergola, these rafters or lattice beams do not move and remain in the same position all of the time. These pergolas have a simple design that will always allow partial sunlight to filter through the roof, as well as rain and wind.

Built of high-quality extruded aluminum, a fixed pergola from Outdoor Elements is incredibly durable and corrosion-resistant. While the roof slats do not rotate, there is a singular beauty in this simplicity, and rest assured there is still plenty of shade. Our Skyview Pergolas are easy to install and come in a variety of standard sizes as well as options for full customization.

If you’re worried about upkeep, our pergolas are practically maintenance-free, which is something that can’t be said about traditional structures made of wood and other materials.

Adjustable Pergolas: Control Your Environment

Adjustable pergolas are motor-operated, allowing you to open, rotate, or close the roof slats as desired. This design concept offers more flexibility for outdoor living, as you have complete control over your immediate environment. On hot, sunny days, you can rotate the beams for more shade, or close the pergola roof completely during impromptu downpours. Our adjustable pergolas are also made with high-grade extruded aluminum for superior durability, low maintenance, and longevity.

A remote control or any smart device can be used to make adjustments to the louvers, and like all of our products, the structure dimensions are customizable to virtually any size or shape.

Reflect Your Personal Style

In terms of aesthetic appeal and options for customization, fixed and motorized pergolas are practically identical. Both designs have their advantages and can be tailored to reflect your personal style and architectural preferences.

When you have Outdoor Elements design and build your pergola, you can choose from an array of gorgeous designer colors, innovative LED lighting options, privacy screens, heating systems, and other optional upgrades.

Custom Pergolas from Outdoor Elements

Contact Us to learn more about state-of-the-art fixed pergolas and adjustable pergolas for residential and commercial settings. Our expert team will gladly answer your questions and provide more details and price estimates on our luxury pergola products.

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