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Awnings v. Pergolas: Which Is Right For Me?

In today’s home improvement era, maximizing outdoor spaces has never been more popular. Whether it’s for a quiet morning coffee spot, an al fresco dining area, or simply a shaded oasis on a sunny day, homeowners are continually seeking the best solutions to enhance their exteriors! 

Two contenders often enter the ring in this debate: awnings and pergolas. Each offers unique benefits and its own aesthetic appeal, making the decision anything but straightforward. The ArmorGuard team is here to help you determine which option is right for you! 

The Appeal of Awnings 

On the most basic level, an awning, according to Merriam-Webster, is “a rooflike cover extending over or in front of a place (as over the deck or in front of a door or window) as a shelter.” 

Some of the benefits of having an awning installed in your outdoor space include: 

  • Protection from the elements (both UV and rain) 
  • Energy savings 
  • Enhanced outdoor living space 
  • Enhanced home value and aesthetics 
  • Flexibility of use (retractable) 
  • Protection of outdoor space and furniture 
  • And much more! 

The Appeal of Pergolas 

As stated by Better Homes and Gardens, “A pergola is an outdoor structure formed by an arrangement of vertical posts or pillars that support beams or sturdy open lattice.” 

Pergolas are another very popular choice when it comes to an exterior upgrade and come with their own unique benefits! From protecting a fire pit to providing shelter in a garden, pergolas help define your outdoor space. 

These benefits include: 

  • Aesthetic appeal 
  • Customization and creativity 
  • Shade and ventilation 
  • Foundation for plants 
  • Durable and versatile 
  • Increased home value

Which One is the Winner? 

The question of whether an awning or a pergola is “better” depends on various factors, including the specific needs and preferences of the homeowner, the intended use of the space, and budget considerations.

Awnings, whether fixed or retractable, generally provide superior protection from the elements! And, with a retractable awning, you get to choose when you want that protection with the touch of a button. 

With ArmorGuard Exteriors, awnings are fully customizable to both your outdoor space and your taste. If you want more immediate and flexible protection from the weather, plus full customization, an awning might be the way to go! 

If you’re looking for a locally-produced solution for enhancing your outdoor space with an awning, reach out to ArmorGuard Exteriors today by calling 904-712-2717! We’re a family-owned and operated business that has been providing five-star service to homeowners for over 40 years. And we’re also proud to offer financing options to our customers!