So, you’re ready to take on a new backyard renovation project and you’re trying to decide what shade structure is right for your outdoor space. With the overwhelming number of options on the marketing it can be a daunting task. Balancing your budget with your dream system is an important part of the process. Maybe you’ve heard of louvered pergolas before, and you want to know what to expect when it comes to cost. The focus of this article is to explain what variables factor in when pricing your louvered pergola to see if one is right for you.

Make Your Backyard Dreams a Reality with An Apollo Louvered Pergola

If you’ve heard of Apollo Opening Roof, you know that our systems are about combining beauty and function to create a meaningful outdoor space. It’s more than just a shade structure; it’s a well-equipped extension of your home.

Two of the most common shade structures on the markets are patio covers and pergolas. For those who don’t know the distinction, standard patio covers are closed and provide you with 100% shade protection. Pergolas on the other hand, typically have open tops that provide you with only partial shade.

Motorized Louvered Pergola ProfileApollo Opening Roof systems combine the functions of both types of system. Simply put, they are both a patio cover and a pergola. Our systems consist of horizontal slats (called “louvers”). By connecting the louvers to a motor, you are able to rotate and reposition the system to your desired angle.

With the help of a remote control or smart enabled device, these louvers can rotate and be repositioned to your desired angle. Due to this functionality, Apollo Opening Roof systems are classified by many names. This includes “louvered pergolas”, “louvered patio covers”, “louvered roofs”, the list goes on and on. Click here to learn more about what louvered pergolas are.

Not all shade structures are created equal, and Apollo has worked to create the ultimate system. Our unique system provides you with year-round versatility that can help make your backyard a part of your everyday life.

What Factors in When Pricing Your Louvered Pergola

If this sounds like your dream system, then there is only question left. “What is the cost?” However, there is no simple answer to this question. There are several variables that factor in when pricing your louvered pergola. The desired size, shape, color, and features are just a few of the factors that will all have an impact when pricing your louvered pergola. Let’s break down a few variables that affect cost.


I’ll start by breaking down material and some pros and cons of each. Most commonly, shade structures are made of wood, vinyl (plastic), or aluminum.

Wood is beautiful and gives a natural and rustic feel. The price can range depending on what type of wood. However, they are extremely susceptible to decay and rot. This means they have a high amount of upkeep and will require more effort and money down the line.

Vinyl is generally the least expensive option and has lower maintenance needs, however it isn’t nearly as strong as its counterparts, and it’s generally considered to be the least aesthetically appealing choice.

Pricing Your Louvered PergolaAluminum is a great compromise between the two. This material is incredibly strong and holds up well regardless of the elements. So, whether your area is prone to heavy rain, snow, or wind an aluminum system will hold up for years to come. In addition, aluminum is low maintenance and beautiful. They can also be crafted to a wide variety of shapes and color options.

For these reasons Apollo Opening Roof’s standard components and frames are made from marine-grade extruded aluminum. This is one of the highest quality materials available on the market. Our frames are then finished off with a high-quality powder coating finish that is resistant to stains, scratches, dirt, and UV rays. Ultimately, this coating all but eliminates the need for time consuming painting, staining, and waterproofing.

I do want to point out that Apollo Opening Roof systems are capable of being fully integrated into custom designed structures, so you have the option to install our systems into a wide variety of existing frames, including those made of steel or timber.

Apollo’s Louvered Pergola Color Options

Standard Colors for our Louvered PergolasOur louvers and frames come in 5 standard colors: white, pewter, sand, bronze, and black. In addition, our frames can be done in slate. The base price for any of these colors/combinations is the same. We are also able to create custom colors as well as wood grain aluminum finishes. These specialized options will run at a higher rate.

Size & Shape Of Your Louvered Roof

It goes without saying that size and shape will have a big impact when it comes to pricing your project. It’s obvious that the larger your system is, the more expensive it will typically be. It is good to note though, that the cost per square foot of systems is often lower with larger systems.

Customization is a huge factor. A lot of companies sell only standard models of specific sizes. While this makes it cheaper and easier to manufacture, it doesn’t provide you with many options. Apollo Opening Roof is different. Each of our systems is uniquely crafted just for you, with your specific situation and tastes in mind. Whether you’re looking for a poolside, freestanding system, or a wall attached cover to extend and enhance your outdoor space, we can help.

Geographical Location

Another factor that plays into pricing is geographical location. Different states and countries have their own sets of unique codes and regulations. In addition, the cost of permits can vary by area. This means that the cost of system installed in California may be vastly different then a system installed in New York.

Additional Features For Your Louvered Pergola

This backyard renovation project should be about creating a meaningful outdoor space for you. Designing a system that optimizes how much time you can spend outdoors should be a top priority. That’s why we created a system that combines beauty with function.

Apollo’s louvered pergolas are designed for the integration of accessories. The addition of lighting, fans, heaters, and screens will take your outdoor space to the next level. We even have weather sensors that will automate your system further. For example, with the addition of a rain sensor, your system will close, protecting you and your outdoor spaces without you having to lift a finger.

These features ensure that you can spend as much time outdoors as you want, regardless of the temperature or weather. While these features come at a cost, they are important to consider when designing your project.

To Conclude

The goal is to create an outdoor space that you will both love and use. Sometimes it’s better to spend a little more upfront if it means creating your ideal dream space.  Quality and function matter as much as cost. Take into consideration all the variables that factor into the price of a system versus what you get out of them and find what works for you.

Until your needs are understood, and measurements are taken it’s impossible to give accurate pricing. Our team is always here to help though. If you would like to locate your nearest Apollo Opening Roof dealer, please contact us.

For more information on Apollo Opening Roof’s louvered pergolas, please visit our website or contact our team.