Large pergola in a residential setting: Modern black powder coating, attached to the house with automated louvered roof (Model R-BLADE by Azenco).

Large Pergolas: A Perfect Choice to Transform an Outdoor Space

Last Updated on June 19, 2024

When it comes to transforming your outdoor space, nothing compares to the elegance and functionality of a large pergola. These stunning structures not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of a residential or commercial space but also provide a versatile solution for creating a comfortable and stylish outdoor living area. Whether you’re looking to entertain guests, create a serene retreat, or extend your living space, a large pergola is the perfect choice.

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Embrace the Outdoors with a Large Pergola

Common patio cover sizes often fall short when accommodating larger gatherings or creating distinct outdoor spaces. Their limited size can restrict your ability to host events, set up various activity areas, or fully enjoy the potential of your backyard.

Do Pergola Kit work for Large Spaces?

Pergola kits, which typically come in standard sizes like 10×10 or 10×15, although budget friendly, are often not big enough for larger outdoor spaces. But what is a pergola kit? A pergola kit usually includes pre-cut and pre-drilled materials, making it easier for DIY installation, but it may not offer the customization needed for larger, more complex spaces.

This is where large custom pergolas, particularly those made of durable aluminum, come in as the ideal solution. Crafted from high-quality, weather-resistant aluminum, these expansive structures offer ample space for dining, lounging, and entertaining, making them perfect for homeowners with grand outdoor visions. While they can also be used in commercial settings, their benefits truly shine in residential applications. A large aluminum pergola can seamlessly integrate multiple functions into your outdoor space, enhancing both its utility and beauty.

Perfect for the American Backyard: Custom Large Pergolas vs. standard sizes

While standard size pergolas offer a convenient solution, they often lack the flexibility to truly complement the scale and style of American backyards. American homes tend to have larger outdoor spaces compared to their European counterparts. This is where custom large pergolas shine. A custom-designed pergola can be tailored to perfectly fit your expansive backyard, creating a seamless extension of your living area. You can choose from a wide range of American pergola styles, including traditional gabled designs, contemporary flat roofs, or even pergolas with integrated sailcloth shades. This level of customization ensures your pergola complements your home’s architecture and creates a statement piece that reflects your unique style.

Large, Custom-Built Pergola Benefits: Craft Your Dream Outdoor Space

Large, custom-built pergolas offer a unique opportunity to transform your outdoor space into a luxurious and functional extension of your home. Unlike pre-fabricated pergolas with limitations in size and design, custom pergolas can be designed to truly impress with grand dimensions by combining and connecting several custom zones. Imagine pergolas sprawling over 1,600 square feet, reaching expansive lengths of 80 feet by 90 feet, or accommodating any other grand vision you have in mind.

  • Perfect Fit & Unmatched Customization: Custom designs ensure a perfect fit for your space. This considers your patio or yard’s size, shape, and layout. You have complete control over the design.
  • Superior Durability & Weather Resistance: Custom pergolas are built with your choice of high-quality materials, often including weather-resistant features.
  • Enhanced Functionality & Usable Space: Large pergolas create a significant amount of usable covered space to incorporate built-in seating, outdoor kitchens, or firepits.
  • Increased Home Value: A well-designed and constructed pergola permanently improves your property, increasing its curb appeal and market value.
  • Personal Touches & Distinctive Style: A custom design allows you to incorporate unique features that reflect your style. These could include decorative beams, custom colors, integrated planters, sound systems, or special touches like lighting.
  • Unmatched Comfort & Sun Control: You can customize the level of sun control with adjustable louvers or retractable shade panels.
  • For All Seasons: Made from high-quality, weather-resistant aluminum, our pergolas can withstand the elements year-round.

Custom Height: A Key Consideration for Large Pergolas

While size is certainly a defining factor in large pergolas, don’t underestimate the importance of custom height. A well-proportioned pergola height creates a sense of openness and grandeur, especially in expansive structures. During the design process, your pergola builder will factor in your pergola’s overall size, the space’s intended use, and your surrounding architecture to determine the optimal height. For instance, a large pergola designed for outdoor entertaining may benefit from a higher clearance to accommodate large furniture or hammocks, while a pergola nestled close to your home might call for a more complementary height that integrates seamlessly with the existing structure.

Large and Customizable Pergolas to Suit Any Backyard

Our pergolas come in custom sizes to fit any space, allowing you to create a structure that perfectly reflects your style and needs. With a wide range of customization options, add features like fans, screens, LED lighting, and heaters to transform your outdoor space into a uniquely yours.

Azenco Outdoor - Leading the Way in Large Pergola Design

Azenco Outdoor has established itself as a leader in the large aluminum pergola design industry, renowned for its innovative and high-quality products. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the numerous prestigious awards we have earned, which include:

  • Vesta Awards from Hearth & Home Magazine
  • Most Valuable Product Award from Residential Products Magazine
  • 2023 IIDA Product Design Award
  • 2023 and 2024 NY Product Design Awards from the International Awards Associate (IAA)

We offer extensive customization options, ensuring each design perfectly suits the client’s unique style and space requirements. From smart sensors that adapt to weather changes to integrated luxury features such as fans, screens, LED lighting, and heaters, our pergolas combine functionality and elegance, making them the ideal choice for expansive outdoor living spaces.

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R-BLADE™: The Ultimate in Customizable Luxury

The R-BLADE™ is a motorized louvered roof system that offers customizable luxury, perfect for residential outdoor spaces. It provides seamless control over sunlight and shade, enhancing comfort and ambiance. With a maximum single zone size of 15×23 feet (345 square feet) and the ability to combine zones with shared posts, it offers versatile custom sizes. While ideal for residential use, it also suits commercial settings like restaurant terraces and bars. Its advanced technology and sleek design make it a standout choice for sophistication and practicality.

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R-SHADE ™: Unwavering Protection for Large Areas

The R-SHADE™ boasts unwavering protection with its fixed, insulated roof, making the pergola ideal for commercial applications. Perfect for expansive patios, outdoor seating areas, and other large spaces, this patio cover creates a comfortable and weather-resistant environment. With a maximum size of 23×23 feet per zone, you can even combine zones with shared posts for adaptability to even larger areas. Detailed design and customizable features cater to various needs, ensuring your outdoor space is functional and inviting. This same flexibility applies to the R-BREEZE™ and R-CAR™, offering tailored solutions for any outdoSor space.

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R-BREEZE™: The Perfect Balance of Airflow and Style

Azenco Outdoor’s R-BREEZE™ pergola offers the ideal combination of elegant design and optimal ventilation. With its patent design, this fixed louvered pergola ensures excellent airflow while being a stylish addition. It offers two roof layouts: angled and vertical slats, perfect for those looking for a unique outdoor addition. It is suitable for residential and commercial spaces and enhances comfort and aesthetic appeal, making it a versatile solution for any outdoor setting.

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R-CAR™: Stylish Protection for Vehicles and Porches

The R-CAR™ is the best option for parking lots and covered porches, providing stylish protection for your vehicles. This customizable structure ensures your cars are shielded from the elements while adding a touch of elegance to your outdoor space. Its versatile design also makes it an excellent choice for enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of covered porches.

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K-BANA™: combine Modules To Create A Larger Covered Space

Craving a private retreat in a smaller outdoor space? Look no further than the K-BANA™. This manual louvered roof features a classic design in standard sizes (10×10, 12×12), combining elegance and functionality in a compact form. Crafted from the same high-quality aluminum as Azenco Outdoor’s pergolas, the K-BANA™ provides a durable and stylish retreat. K-BANA™ modules can be combined together to offer a larger covered space.

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Azenco Outdoor’s large pergolas provide unmatched customization, quality, and variety, transforming your outdoor space into a luxurious and versatile haven. Our award-winning designs and advanced features cater to both residential and commercial needs.  

Contact us today to discuss your large pergola project and elevate your outdoor living experience! 

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