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Enjoying the Rain Showers in South Florida with a Rainproof Pergola

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Jason Herring
Chief Executive Officer
May 23, 2022
UPDATED November 13, 2023

From country club estates to beachfront homes straddling pristine sandy shores, Florida’s Gold Coast is one of the most-sought-after residential areas in the country. The confluence of luxurious living and amazing weather makes South Florida a destination for year-round outdoor living. Of course, the area is also well known for its daily rain showers and sometimes routine torrential storms. All this precipitation is what makes South Florida the tropical paradise we love. However, rain showers can also put a halt to an enjoyable day at the pool or an evening of entertaining on the patio. For homeowners looking to get the most out of their outdoor life here in Palm Beach County, a durable rainproof pergola will make those rain showers a welcome interlude to the day’s blazing heat.

Here are some pergola ideas and design elements that will ensure your outdoor living space is up to the challenge rain storms pose.

Pergola Location Combats Rain Showers in South Florida

The first element of a storm-resistant pergola able to fight off heavy rain is pergola location. Pergolas can be erected as standalone structures on a deck or pool deck, or be attached to the home to create a seamless extension of your indoor/outdoor space. Attaching the pergola to the home allows the building to act as a wind and rain break during afternoon storm gusts. A similar windbreak can be created with standalone pergolas with descending integrated screens for blocking the rain. Screens can then retract back once the storm passes. Screens can even be automated and programmed to lower automatically when it rains.

Fabrication Materials That Stand Up Best  to South Florida Rains

Pergolas are built from an array of materials these days, and material selection will be an important decider in whether a pergola can deal with the South Florida rains. We rely on lightweight-yet-strong extruded aluminum with a high-quality powder coating purpose-built both for scorching sun and the wet and humid conditions of  South Florida. All of our pergolas are individually customized to each project, and our manufacturing partners at Azenco fabricate these one-off designs with utmost precision. It is this precision manufacturing combined with top-quality materials that enable our pergolas to stand up to the weather and block out the rain.

A True Gapless Louvered Roof for Sun and Rain Protection

Pergola roof options can be either a solid-panel fixed design or fabricated from louvers that open and close to control the sun, shade, and rain water. Choosing the right roof style and the right brand pergola will directly impact the weatherproof qualities of your outdoor living space.  Solid-panel roof pergolas are designed to create full-time shade for your patio or pool deck, so they can easily black out the rain. This can not be said for all louvered roof pergolas on the market. The Azenco R-Blade adjustable louvered roof pergola is designed with a unique gapless louver structure which enables them to completely block the sun without rays peeking through. This unique design further allows them to completely block out the rain.

Rainproof Pergola

Integrated Gutter System is a Must

Our modern pergolas can be customized with an array of options from embedded LED lighting to retractable screens and privacy curtains to automated sensor systems that close the roof at the first sign of rain. But, none of these options can function properly without proper rain protection. To ensure these intuitive features are kept dry, the Azenco R-Blade includes a hidden internal gutter system. The system captures every drop of rain flowing off the louvered roof, and channels it through gutters embedded in the support columns. This allows us to direct the runoff away from your patio to keep the space dry even during heavy rain storms.

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Making the most of South Florida’s amazing, yet often confounding, weather is what draws residents to Palm Beach County. If you would like to enjoy relaxing outdoors on both sunny and rainy days alike, contact our pergola design team to explore a new luxurious pergola rain cover for your patio.

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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