Pergolas are relatively simple structures that are wildly popular in some of the most beautiful Texas backyards. Formed with sturdy posts and crossbeams, a pergola is an archway that creates shade over any outdoor feature, such as a walkway, garden, or sitting area. Conceptualized by Italians during the Renaissance, pergolas provide an elegant European flair to any backyard.
But despite their stylish qualities, pergolas are not effective in blocking the sun or rain. Your patio is unquestionably an excellent space to spend your days outside in great weather. But as you’ve surely experienced, sometimes the heat can be unbearable, and all you want is some cover. Also, exposure to the sun and rain degrades patio furniture quickly.
The Sunesta Suncover: Motorized Retractable Cover
If your home already has a pergola, Shade Outdoor Living Solutions offers the perfect motorized retractable cover: the Sunesta Suncover. This is a fully retractable, versatile line of pergola covers designed to protect you from the sun’s harsh rays.
Discrete and attractive, the Suncover offers a number of options including:
Custom Sizes – Through a precise custom manufacturing process, we can fit any pergola up to 16′ in width and 23′ in projection.
Fabric Selections – Sunesta offers the industry’s widest variety of material and styles to fit your aesthetic sensibilities. Choices range from permeable sun screen to waterproof woven acrylic fabric.
Openness Factors– You’re able to choose exactly how much shade you want to let into through your cover by selecting the openness factor of your fabric. To determine the optimal openness number for your cover, understand that the amount of shade provided works inversely to the openness factor. Meaning if you are looking for about 99% shade on your cover, your openness factor is around 1%. If you’re looking for something that lets a good deal of light in (around 60%), your number is probably likely to skew higher around 14%. The Sunesta Suncover is available in the following openness factors: 1%, 4%, 5%, 6%, 10%, 12% and 14%.
The Sunplus: Cloth Retractable Roof
Looking to take your retractable shelter to the next level? Drive the rain away from your deck or patio with Sunesta’s Sunplus. The Sunplus is manufactured with gutters that handle rain run-off. Its external frame allows the Sunplus to to withstand wind gusts of over 45 miles per hour. Like a retractable awning, the Sunplus offers a wireless remote control and automatic sun and wind sensors to make operating it a breeze. The Sunplus can be mounted on top of an existing structure or rest upon aluminum posts provided by Sunesta.
Sunesta products are backed by a 10-year warranty on the fabric and a five-year warranty on the motor and frame. Learn more about our custom solutions for the areas we service in Austin.
Still have questions about how the Sunseta pergola cover works? Visit our FAQ page to read answers to some of the most popular questions we get from clients.
Fill out a contact form or give us a call at (512) 236-5560 to set up a Free Consultation. Our expert technicians can answer your questions and help you determine the best solution for your home!