A state-of-the-art pergola system extends the usability of this stylish backyard
For this backyard renovation in Colwood, the homeowners wanted to cover their patio in order to provide protection from the elements — both rain and sun. It also needed to be suitable for use with their outdoor kitchen.
“We added a three-zone StruXure Pergola louvered system with a rain sensor, which causes the louvers to automatically close when it rains, providing a waterproof roof cover,”says Peter Stofko, owner of Pacific Rollshutters & Awnings, who partnered with Flintstones Design & Build on the project. “In addition, a wind sensor was installed, which opens the louvers in high winds to prevent uplift and damage to the system. The all-aluminum construction is the best solution for outdoor kitchens and can handle proximity to barbecues, smokers and heaters.”
The three separate zones of the pergola system can be operated individually, meaning one area can be closed and one open, offering full customization for specific uses. The louvers can be set at any slope between0 to 170 degrees, to let in as much or as little sun as desired.
Stofko advises that installation of the StruXure system requires experienced and properly trained installers and can take several days to do.“
Challenges can include proper slope and drainage; precise fit, if adding our system into an existing frame (as was this case); and wiring the motors, sensors, etc.,” he says, but the end result is worth it. “The StruXure Aluminum Pergola system was named a Best Outdoor Product at TheInternational Builders Show in 2020.”