Pergolas are wonderful garden and patio structures with a wide variety of designs and styles, that can take a back yard space in several different directions. Wooden pergolas tend to move the patio toward a wine-country feel, or perhaps a Mediterranean vibe. These pergolas are often covered with vines like Wistera or grapes. Metal pergolas are often more modern in nature, and usually are combined with canvas to provide shade. This article focuses on how to cover a pergola, how to install shade cover fabric on a pergola to provide protection from the hot sun.
Not all metal pergola kits come with shades, and most wooden pergolas do not have shades included. This guide covers how to install pergola shade cloth on wooden pergolas, and gives a few ideas of pergola fabrics to check out.