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Everything You Need to Know About a Motorized Louvered Pergola

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Jason Herring
Chief Executive Officer
August 22, 2023
UPDATED August 30, 2023

Pergolas are a popular shade structure for residential yards, patios, decks, and roof decks. In the commercial world, pergolas provide comforting shade for resort guests by the pool, restaurant goers on the outdoor patio, and much more. Modern pergolas have evolved into high-tech architectural gems that offer amazing functionality with a stylistic punch to enhance the curb appeal of any property.

Today, the most advanced pergolas are fabricated from high-quality aluminum, which offers a combination of strength and lightweight characteristics. Our custom pergolas utilize powder-coated aluminum, allowing us to tailor the design to perfectly suit your unique outdoor lifestyle. Moreover, this material enables us to incorporate desirable amenities into the structure. Among these, one of the most impressive features is the ability to motorize the louver adjustments, adding both convenience and elegance to your pergola.

Here we will discuss everything you need to know about a motorized louvered pergola, how it will change the way you enjoy the outdoors, and some advice on choosing the best aluminum pergola.

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Benefits of a Motorized Louvered Pergola

Adding a pergola to your home or hospitality business can be a breeze, as long as you hire a good pergola contractor. A modern, functional, and attractive pergola can open the outdoors to new and exciting activities, whether that’s relaxing with family or ensuring restaurant guests dine in shaded comfort. Some additional benefits of adding a pergola include:

  • Expand usable space – A pergola instantly expands your home’s available living space or restaurant’s dining capacity.
  • Sun exposure protection – Spend more time outdoors without having to worry about sunburn, and ensure your diners can relax in the shade while ordering that extra round.
  • Control the sun/shade balance on your patio – Adjust the angle of the louvers to allow full sun or partial shade, or close the roof to completely block out the sun and rain.
  • Boost property value – Outdoor living spaces are high on home shoppers’ lists, and an expanded dining room is always an attractive business opportunity.
  • If you select the right pergola, you can enjoy true rain protection – Not all pergolas are created equal, the products we use for our custom pergola projects are the only louvered roof pergolas capable of completely blocking out the rain.

Features to Look for in a Motorized Louvered Pergola

If you want to ensure your pergola is top-of-the line and will delivery on all the enjoyment you desire from the new covered outdoor space, then there are some key features to look for in your new pergola, including:

  • Clean exterior lines – Our pergolas have no external assembly hardware, delivering clean lines that seamlessly fit with any type of architecture.
  • Internal gutter system – The internal gutter system in our pergolas is fully extruded, eliminating gaps in the channel carrying rainwater, resulting in no leaks.
  • Dual motors – Most manufacturers rely on a single electric motor to open and close the louvers, but ours include dual motors to make sure the louvers do not warp over time.
  • Gapless roof design – This is a must-have! Our pergolas feature a gapless louver design where the louvers extend all the way into the roof frame. This prevents annoying drips from ruining your enjoyment of a rain shower.
  • Luxe options – Make sure you can bring as much of your indoor enjoyment out to the patio with optional features like embedded LED lights, infrared heaters, integrated patio fans, and motorized retractable privacy curtains or insect screens.

How is a Motorized Louvered Pergola Powered?

Most modern pergolas, whether attached to the home or freestanding, are hard-wired to the building’s electrical system. For customers who choose our solid roof design for full-time shade, a dedicated solar array can be installed on the roof to power the LED lights, pergola fans, motorized retractable screens, and more.

Remote Control

Most motorized adjustable louvered roof pergolas come standard with a handheld remote control. Customers sometimes like to have it mounted on one of the pergola support columns for easy access. Your remote will control all aspects of your pergola operation. So, you have push-button control over louvers that open and close, deploying the retractable privacy screens, switching LED lights on and off, or ramp control to dim the lights, etc.

Hands-Free Louver Adjustment

For the most advanced louver controls, we can integrate a smart weather sensing array that autonomously controls the louver adjustments based on the weather. With a rain sensor in place, the system keeps an eye out for passing showers and efficiently closes the louvers upon detecting rain. This way, you can stay comfortably within your pergola near the pool even when an afternoon shower approaches.

Additionally, our advanced pergolas come with a smart wind sensor that constantly monitors wind speed. When high winds are detected, the sensor automatically opens the louvers to prevent potential damage to the roof from powerful updrafts. This particular feature has become highly popular among our South Florida customers, as it provides added protection during unexpected tropical storms.

Selecting the Best Motorized Louvered Pergola

We work exclusively with our manufacturing partner Azenco to fabricate the custom pergolas that we design for our customers. All Azenco products feature the highest-quality materials, most innovative designs, and are fabricated with the most advanced technology in the market. It is the genius of the Azenco motorized louvered pergola that makes it the only model on the market that completely blocks out the rain. The combination of our design team’s elevated designs and the quality Azenco products make for the most in-demand outdoor living spaces in South Florida.


Adding a motorized louvered pergola to your home or business will open new opportunities for fun and revenue. If you are exploring adding a new covered outdoor space to your property, we encourage you to visit our Google Reviews to see the customer satisfaction ratings that we work so hard to achieve. If you are ready to start designing your custom louvered pergola, give us a call today.

Jason Herring
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Herring is the owner, CEO, and founder of SYZYGY Global. With a background in finance and software, he is a serial entrepreneur known for his hyper attention to detail. Jason's expertise lies in developing future visions and growth strategies for his company, as well as implementing efficient processes and operational strategies. He excels at building strong relationships and enjoys actively engaging with clients. Jason's leadership has propelled SYZYGY Global to success, making him a respected figure in the business world.
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