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How Much Does A Motorized Pergola Cost?

Motorized pergolas can cost much more than wood or Alumawood patio covers. So what is the motorized pergola cost per square foot? Expect to pay no less than $65 to $170 dollars per square foot for a louvered motorized pergola. Of course, the $65 per square foot is possible with Luminox Louvered patios. These price ranges are based on actual proposals. (Tax is greatly determined by zip code).
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Motorized pergolas and louvered roof systems are taking the market by storm and companies like Equinox roof system, Vergola louvered roof system, Azenco louvered roof system, Struxure louvered roof system, and Apollo louvered roof system seem to be the major players in this industry.

Louvered roof systems are nothing new, however. Vergola was the first to have manufactured louvered pergolas. Soon to follow were Equinox's louvered roof and the others.

What Are Motorized Roof Systems?

The idea is simple... the motorized roof system is made of aluminum blades that are manufactured in a shape that overlaps one another and also diverts water. The water is diverted into surrounding channels on the blade (depending on the manufacturer) and then into a gutter that carries it away from the structure. Perfect for your outdoor living space.

Essentially, the motorized pergola roof system works either from an app installed on your smart device, or a remote control system. So for homeowners or business owners, the louvered roof system allows for shade when the suns out, and a water-tight seal when there are less than ideal weather conditions. There are not too many factors within this area that can affect the louvered patio cost.

What Determines the Louvered Motorized Pergola Cost

The cost of the motorized pergola is primarily determined by the manufacturer first, size second, motorized roof options third, and installation costs last. As previously mentioned, there are actually quite a few outdoor living manufacturers of these automatic louvered roof systems. Of course, the main question everyone has is... who's the good, better, or best?

Louvered pergola cost

Much goes into the louvered patio cost. For example, raw extruded aluminum can be sourced from Mexico, overseas, or right here in the United States. Taking this raw aluminum and turning it into a useful product takes manpower and machinery.

Of course, after the raw material has been machined it must be protected. Many of these Louvered roof systems use powder coating as a paint option.

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Louvered pergola cost

Much goes into the louvered patio cost. For example, raw aluminum can be sourced from Mexico, overseas, or right here in the United States. Taking this raw aluminum and turning it into a useful product takes manpower and machinery. Of course, after the raw material has been machined it must be protected. Many of these Louvered roof systems use powder coating as a paint option.

Louvered Pergola Manufacturers

Louvered pergola cost, pergola installation, and manufacture go hand-in-hand. Equinox louvered roof cost less per square foot than Azenco louvered Roof System or Vergola. Manufacturing and material consumption are the primary factors in what determines the cost of these motorized louvered pergolas to both homeowners or dealers.

The more the louvered pergola manufacturer can sell the cheaper the consumer can buy it for. Likewise, the more effort the louvered pergola manufacturer puts into producing the aluminum louvered roof systems, thus the more costly the product will be.

Motorized Pergola Louvered Roof Size

Don't expect a louvered roof system price for a 10x10 to be the same cost per square foot as a patio cover that's 20x20. The square foot cost of the motorized pergola roof system has more to do with the material costs to the manufacture and their cost to produce the product than the manufactures popularity.

The larger the louvered motorized pergola the more material it takes to produce. Not to mention, the bigger the cover the more electronics you'll need to operate the system. More electrical wiring, more motors, larger transformer, etc... As a homeowner or consumer, you can see how the square foot cost for these louvered roof systems can escalate quickly.

Motorized Pergola Roof Options

Like with most things you can buy today there are usually upgrades available. Many times, these upgrades are what drive up the louvered pergola cost. The louvered roof system price is usually a fixed price as is the framework and only increases when the louvered roof system increases as a whole.

Motorized roof options can include anything from paint changes to different operating systems. Here's a shortlist of some upgrades you can expect when determining a motorized louvered pergola costs.

  • Wind Sensors
  • Rain Sensors
  • Gas Heaters
  • Electric Heaters
  • Gutter System
  • Custom Colors
  • Larger Posts
  • Lighting
  • Operation Controls

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Louvered Roof System Cost vs Alumawood Patio Cover Cost

Many people try to compare the louvered roof system price to Alumawood or some other aluminum pergola outdoor living manufacturer or even wood patio covers. Unfortunately, these two products are apples and oranges.

Whereas the wood patio structure for example is comprised mostly of wood and is stationary or fixed.  Alumawood patio covers although still considered in the aluminum systems family (like the louvered pergola roof system) are also fixed.

Wood patio cover costs can top as much as $50++ dollars per square foot whereas Alumawood hoovers around $15-25 dollars a square foot.

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Contractors and Installers

With so many contractors in Los Angeles, I can understand how it can be extremely troublesome to many searching for a louvered roof patio cover or just trying to find out the louvered patio roof system cost. Our company, patiocovered, is one of those companies that fall into the better best category.

How so? Well, I know that we fill all the checkboxes that so many consumers are looking for in the construction company, especially a company that builds louvered roof systems. Our primary concern especially with the louvered roof systems is that the consumer gets exactly what they pay for. A company with all their necessary required insurances. uniformed, well-mannered crews. Marked vehicles. Most importantly, a staff who's empathetic to the process of buying a louvered roof system.

Motorized Pergola Manufacturers

There are actually a few different companies that manufacturer motorized pergolas. Of course, each of these companies offers a little something different in regards to the style of their product, accessories, paint protection, assembly, and support. One thing is consistent and they are all selling aluminum systems. With one exception... Vergola. Their louver pergolas are made of steel.

  • Equinox Louvered Roof
  • Apollo
  • AZENCO
  • Solara
  • Vergola
  • Struxure
  • Luminox


As you'd expect, with so many different louver pergola manufacturers, the pricing would be all-over-the-map, and it is. A louvered roof system from Equinox is not the same price as a Louvered roof system from Azenco.

As previously mentioned, the product itself dictates this. Take Equinox louvered roof systems. these systems haven't changed in years. So what you get with equinox is older technology and styling. Compared to Apollo, Struxure or Azenco louvered roof systems offer a more modern louvered roof system.

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