How to Choose a Shade Cloth for Pergolas

Shade Cloth for Pergolas

There are a lot of different types of shade cloth that you can find for your pergola that will make it more accessible and enjoyable throughout the year. It doesn’t matter what you have to spend or what type of pergola you have because there are all kinds of shade cloth for pergolas out there. You will have to take a minute and think about your needs so that you can buy the perfect shade cloth, regardless of what you have in mind. Here are some things to think about:

-What kind of pergola do you have? You need to know the measurements and shape so that you can get fabricated shade cloth that fits appropriately. If your pergola is round, find a round cover. If it is rectangular, you need a cover that matches. It’s basically common sense.

-Look at the materials and colors of the shade cloth that you can find. No matter what you have in mind or how much you want to spend, you can find a full selection of different materials and styles that will fit your needs. Don’t settle until you find exactly what you want because that’s what you deserve.

-Consider the weather that you need to protect yourself or your family from. A simple sun shade is fine, but you might be looking for a water-resistant shade cloth like Sunbrella canvas fabric, too. There’s something for all of your needs. You just have to know what those are and be willing to take the time to look.

-Consider your budget. You can’t spend more than you can afford. The good news is that even custom pergola shade covers aren’t that expensive when you shop online. Just set a budget so that you don’t break the bank and find the shade cloth that you like best within that price range.

There is something for everyone in the world of shade cloth for pergolas. Using these tips, it will be easier for you to get what you need from your investment. There is so much to choose from and you really have to make sure that you get everything that you want. You do have more information now so it should be easier for you to make the right decision. Just remember to choose a reputable shade manufacturer so that you know you’re getting quality work in the products that you buy regardless of what you choose.

4 thoughts on “How to Choose a Shade Cloth for Pergolas

  1. Mark says:

    We are looking to add some shade cloth strips to our pergola which has seven “strips” that need covering. How do I get a quote for your product?

  2. dan r says:

    im looking for a custom water resistant pergola cover rect 154 in x 144 in plus a 6 in flap on all 4 sides like a box what will this cost? thanks dan r

  3. Larry Lewis says:

    Hello Dan,
    We do offer custom pieces of the Sunbrella material but please keep in mind that this material does require about an 18 degree slope to keep the water from accumulating on the top. If you would like to receive a quote please send us an email with a drawing to and we will be glad to send you a quote.

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