The Benefits of Arcadia Louvered Roofs in Comparison to Pergolas

A pergola is an outdoor garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support crossbeams and a sturdy open lattice. Unlike the pergolas you have grown accustomed to, the Arcadia Louvered Roof allows you to control your outdoor environment. Whether you are looking for shade, sun, or a little of both, the Arcadia Louvered Roof system can accommodate you and your needs.

Traditional pergolas or lattice patio covers cannot provide the shade you are looking for on a hot, cloudless day. Both Arcadia louvered roofs and completed adjust-a-pergolas allow you to enjoy all the shade and protection of a premade patio roof with the lovely look of a garden arbor.

A stand-alone pergola might offer a little shade but chances are that shade is sparse and fleeting. The planks are likely perpendicular to the ground meaning any shade they create will have noticeable gaps.  As the sun makes its way across the sky, you could lose shade completely beneath a traditional pergola. Because the louvers of Arcadia’s adjustable patio covers can rotate almost a full 180 degrees, this cannot happen with the other system. Even a house that is lined up directly with the rising and setting sun can benefit from a well-placed adjustable pergola.

Stand-alone arbors do not have nearly as much variety as adjustable patio covers. After you have relaxed in the shade for a while, you might decide you would like to feel the sun on your skin again. Adjustable pergolas let you do that. With the adjust-a-pergola kit, you could build a pergola or transform an existing pergola that lets you decide the exact amount of light you want to let in. With a quick adjustment, you could position the louvers so that you can chill out in complete shade or enjoy the day in full sunlight! Open the slats to bask in the warm rays close them to put cooling coverage overhead or adjust them to something in between for a combination of both. Now, with just one dynamic product, you have access to a range of outdoor lighting possibilities. An adjustable patio cover will not only make your patio look great, the way a traditional pergola can. It will make it feel great too.

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