The good news is that pergola canopies are easy to find. In addition, you can find great price deals on these replacement covers because there are variety of vendors who sell them. Whether your pergola did not come with a canopy or you need to replace your old one, you’re in luck.
My favorite canopy replacement cover is made by Yescom USA, Inc. In addition to being low in price, there are 5 reasons for this:
1. Canopies are Extra Long.
The canopy cover extends long enough to cover the top of the structure as well as partially down the sides. This extra length means you can have more sun protection, a wind screen and added privacy without having to buy additional shade panels.
2. Replacement Canopies are Adjustable.
In addition, they come in two separate sections. This makes them much easier to fit on different structure sizes and shapes. You can change the position of the shades as the sun moves throughout the day. Furthermore, each section can be moved independently, giving you more flexibility.
3. Canopies are easy to install.
Use them on both metal or wood frames. Simply drape them or weave them through the upper horizontal beams. You don’t need to purchase extra hardware, so there is no additional cost either.
4. Built-In Weight Pockets.
There are pockets at each end of both canopies. Add rod weights or wooden dowels to keep the shades in place and prevent them from blowing around. The rod weights are not included in the package, so you can go as cheap or as fancy as you like. Home Depot sells 4-foot wood dowels that fit perfectly.
5. Shade Fabric is Extra Durable.
The fabric has a special PA (plastic) coating which extends the life of the canopies. In addition, it also includes UV30+ protection. Moreover, the fabric is thicker and more durable than comparable products (200g/sqm vs 160g/sqm or 180g/sqm)
Pergola Canopy Replacement Specs:
- Material: Polyester UV 30+
- Color: Tan or Green
- Fabric Dimensions: 15’6″ long x 4′ wide
- Package Includes: 2 canopies (weight rods not included)
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DIY Pergola Canopy
The canopies made by Yescom USA, Inc are a great deal. However, there’s no reason why you can’t make your own shade cover, as long as you have some fabric and a sewing machine.
Depending on the cost of your material, you may be be able to save some money. Plus, you can customize the size and color of your canopy. Check out the video below to see how you can copy one of there cool pergola canopy ideas:
If you decide to make your own canopy, make sure that you get weather-resistant outdoor fabric. Also, invest in some fabric guard that will help your pergola cover repel water, resist stains and hold their color longer. It’s the next best thing to having one that’s waterproof. =)