Outdoor Pergola Sun Shades

Extend the season of your deck, patio or outdoor dining area with a pergola sun shade. Our pergola shade kits protect you from unwanted sunshine while adding style and beauty to your outdoor entertainment areas. Our pergola shades are:

  • Constructed of UV-blocking, water-resistant Polytex® fabric
  • Available in 10+ colors
  • Easy to install
  • Custom-sized for Pergola Depot brand pergola kits
  • Mounted with stainless steel hardware
  • Made in the USA


Pergola Sun Shade Description

Outdoor pergola shades are a quick and easy way to create extra shade and protect against light rain. They also add a touch of color and breezy style to your pergola and outdoor space. For the outdoor or patio landscaping specialist, a pergola sun shade can customize your contemporary landscape designs for shading a garden, outdoor kitchen/dining area or pool deck.

A sun shade for a deck pergola can be a beautiful addition to your backyard, pool deck, patio or other outdoor garden area. At the same time, it provides excellent protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and from light to medium rain. Much like a retractable awning, a shade sail for a pergola is a modern DIY way to:

  • Add protection near a pool or playground
  • Make a carport
  • Create commercial spaces for a picnic area, open-air restaurant or community pool

Our pergola shade kits are made by hand using all high-quality, marine-grade materials, including:

  • UV-stable, marine-grade threads
  • Water-, soil- and stain-resistant fabric
  • Reinforced webbing edges
  • Stainless steel corner hardware and attachment hardware

Each pergola shade kit comes with a one-year limited warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship or damage to the shade sail kit sustained before delivery to you.

Add a pergola kit with a shade sail to your patio for a complete shade package!

Pergola Sun Shade Sizes

Our pergola sun shade sizes range from small squares to large rectangles. We offer sizes in dimensions to fit our standard-size freestanding pergolas. Inside post-to-post measurements vary from 4’x4′ to 16’x16′.

For standard sizes listed on the website, select the Pergola Depot pergola size you are ordering, and the dimensions of the shade sail that corresponds to that size pergola will be listed. When fully installed, your outdoor pergola shade should measure approximately 10 to 12 inches smaller than the inside post on each corner. The turnbuckle at each corner may be tightened as needed due to the material’s stretch over time.

Pergola Sun Shade Material

When you order outdoor shades for pergolas from Pergola Depot, you have your choice of colors in high density polyethylene canopy fabric. Thanks to its exceptional quality and color, Polytex fabric resists fading even after exposure to extreme weather conditions.

Every pergola shade kit features high-strength polyester edge webbing with reinforced webbing around the corners. The durable webbing and seams on our pergola sun shades are sewn with UV-stable, marine-grade threads.

Pergola Sun Shade Hardware

Each pergola sun shade comes with:

  • High-quality Polyfab Pro shade sail hardware
  • 16 stainless steel lag bolts, 1/2″x2″
  • 4 stainless steel turnbuckles: SolaMesh® Turnbuckle Jaw/Jaw Stainless Steel Type 316, 8mm (5/16″)
  • 4 stainless steel corner brackets, 4″: Polyfab™ premium line of marine-grade AISI 316/304 stainless steel, zinc plated
  • 4 stainless steel corner triangles: pre-sewn into the sail fabric

Pergola Sun Shade Colors and Fabric

We offer our pergola sun shades in a variety of colors in Polytex® fabric.

Polytex shade sail fabric delivers maximum protection against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and utilizes the best UV stabilizers from BASF. Polytex fabric offers UVA and UVB protection greater than 95%.

Its high strength-to-weight ratio, UV performance and fire rating make Polytex the ideal choice for projects where shade and protection are desired. Durable and easy to clean, Polytex also provides good protection against wind, rain and hail.

Pergola Sun Shade Shipping, Returns and Warranty Information

Standard-size and -color pergola sun shades are shipped within 6-8 weeks. You can request a custom color, fabric or size, and the estimated shipping time will be determined based on your selection. Each shade sail is made to order. Please confirm that you’ve chosen the correct color and size prior to placing your final order. Returns and exchanges are accepted under limited circumstances (see below) and will only be considered if the shade sail has not gone into production.

All pergola shade kits include a one (1) year limited warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship that would prevent proper assembly or use, or damage to the shade sail kit sustained prior to delivery to you (the original owner of the shade sail). Polytex® Shade Sail Fabric is under warranty against UV degradation for 10 years.

Pergola Depot requires that our customers thoroughly inspect the contents of their shade sail kit (in accordance with our shipping policy) at the time it is delivered to ensure that all specified parts have been received and there are not any visibly damaged or defective parts. If applicable, visible damage or missing parts must be indicated on the shipper’s paperwork prior to signing for acceptance of the shipment, or (if no signature was required for delivery) by sending photos of the damage to info@pergoladepot.com within 10 days of receiving your order.

See Terms & Conditions for more warranty information.

A Pergola Sun Shade That Delivers Beauty and Functionality

A pergola with sun shade is a fantastic way to get the most out of your outdoor entertainment areas. With a pergola sun shade, you can take full advantage of everything your backyard has to offer. When you order a pergola kit with a shade, you get protection from the sun and light rain all in one beautiful package. A pergola with a sun shade can provide years of enjoyment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pergola Sun Shades

Pergola Depot is pleased to help you find a pergola sun shade that’s just right for your needs. Read the questions below to learn more about our pergola shades.

Does a Pergola Provide Shade?

A pergola can provide some shade, thanks to its roof beams. However, protection differs based on how closely the beams are placed. Pergola Depot’s Big Kahuna offers maximum sun coverage.

How Do You Shade a Pergola?

Figuring out how to shade a pergola with Pergola Depot’s colorful range of pergola sun shades is easy. Our wood patio covers provide all the shade your pergola needs.

How Do You Install a Sun Shade on a Pergola?

Installing a sun shade on a pergola is a straightforward matter. Each pergola shade kit comes with complete instructions on how to install a sun shade on a pergola. Using a ratchet strap or ratcheting tie-downs may be helpful to attach the sail to the turnbuckles.

A Pergola Sun Shade That’s Just Right for Your Backyard

Each backyard is different. Whether yours features a pool, deck or patio, we have the perfect pergola sun shade to create the outdoor entertainment area of your dreams. Our backyard covers are functional and easy to install. Check out our backyard shade ideas for more functional ways to shade your yard. If you’re trying to achieve proper shade for a pergola, a quick way to get everything all at once is to buy a pergola shade kit.