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The #1 Selling Motorized Pergola – Designed And Made In The USA



Welcome to Cardinal Architectural

Sun when you want it. Shade when you need it.

Relaxing Cardinal architecture designed pergola with a pool overlooking the ocean

Explore Luxury

No need to wait for that perfectly clear day or until sunset, you choose your own time. Whether it is meeting with friends for drinks and conversation, or simply relaxing after a hard day’s work, our pergolas give you more opportunities to make time for life’s little moments on your schedule. Experience the luxury of more time and freedom to enjoy your outdoor space.

Amazing Design

At Cardinal Architectural we believe that excellent design should make a statement, but not take over your life. Choose one of our 3 standard and in stock colors, or choose from among 80 custom colors. We also offer a wide array of accessories and features to fill any design need.

Outdoor dining under an adjustable Cardinal Architecture pergola


Durable yet reactive, our pergolas resist the elements yet respond to your control. First, expertly crafted from aircraft aluminum and able to withstand up to 180 mile-per-hour winds. Then, our durable construction is protected with patented StainGuard Nano Color Paint that prevents dirt build-up, rust, and wear. Finally, our WiFi control system enables you to operate the system from any smartphone device anytime, anywhere. All these features combine to create the perfect system: easy to control, yet rugged enough to withstand rain, snow, and even hurricanes.

Elevate Your Business

  • Restaurant & Bar

    Bring the indoors out. Promote your business with our stylish pergolas. Put your total square-footage to better use by providing guests with an enhanced dining and entertainment experience of comfort and style.

  • Hotel / Resort

    Delight and attract guests. Our visually appealing pergolas are an attractive addition to your patios, pool areas, and rooftop terraces. Make your space picture perfect and Instagram-ready.

  • Outdoor Social Spaces

    Bring the excitement of the ocean, the calm of a lake, the grandeur of the mountains or the city vista. Invite the experience of the outdoors for guests and friends alike. We balance the design, versatile for any setting from contemporary buildings to national parks, to blend seamlessly and beautifully into the surroundings.


Lifetime Durability

American-made: easily withstands the hurricanes of the U.S. coasts, the
heaviest snows of the Rockies and North, the brutal drying sun of the American
South West, and the hot Caribbean moisture of the Gulf and Florida.

• Aircraft grade extruded aluminum
• Electro-layered with UV-proof architectural powder coat meeting all AAMA 2604 standards
• No plastic, vinyl or resin parts
• Maintenance free
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
• Made in the USA in our factory

Improve any backyard patio with a Cardinal Architecture pergola

Accessories and Custom Features

Choose from an appealing array of colors and features that speaks to your personal design needs. Our helpful staff will work with you to tailor your pergola to find the perfect combination for you.

• Colors (White / Taupe / Bronze)
• Posts 5 X 5 (Regular / Flat / Fluted)
• End Cups (Pergola Style or Flat)
• Gutters
• Ceiling fans
• Misting fans
• Heaters
• Motorized solar screens
• Solar panel operation
• Lighting
• Sliding side panels
• Aircraft-grade extruded aluminum construction

Sunny backyard with a brown pergola and ceiling fan


• Patrons will linger longer to enjoy the environment and surroundings
• Draw positive attention to your restaurant
• Increase the number of people you can seat at any given time
• Clumsy umbrellas are a safety hazard and will not work in wind or rain
• Tents are a maintenance nightmare

Outdoor event under a white Cardinal Architecture pergola

Who We Are

Cardinal Architectural is driven to make sure you will be thrilled with your purchase, delighted with our service, and surprised by our dependability. We are committed to your satisfaction and take pride in all stages of our product and customer service, from fabrication to installation.

• Communicative
• Proactive
• Service Oriented

Cardinal Architecture adjustable pergola on a rooftop


• We want you to be overjoyed
We will listen during the design process.
• We will help you dream
We will use digital visualization to make your choices more
• We commit our talents and knowledge
We offer products that are specifically designed for outdoor
living and will offer a lifetime of performance and enjoyment.
• We will teach and you will discover
We will offer examples and case studies of both commercial
and residential projects that have used our products.
• You can depend on us
Our parent company, Cardinal Aluminum, has been in
business since 1946. We will call back and be prompt.
• We will protect you
While committed to your satisfaction we will not facilitate
installations that are unreliable or unsafe.
• We will coach your decisions
Decisions can be difficult. We will present choices in a way
that speeds decision making.

Bright red deck with a white pergola designed by Cardinal Architecture


• Reliable
• Can it be attached to a current structure?
Yes, the WeatherGuard Motorized
Pergola is designed to be either host
attached or free standing.
• How is Cardinal Architectural different?
We actually extrude, fabricate and powder coat all the parts to our
WeatherGuard products in our factory. No one else can say that. We also
powder coat our parts to meet AAMA 2604 standards.
• What colors do the WeatherGuard Motorized Pergola come in?
We offer 3 standard colors that are all stocked, white, taupe and dark
bronze. We also offer over 80 custom colors.
• How will the WeatherGuard Motorized Pergola perform in my climate?
Our product is designed for hurricane strength winds and up to 50 pounds
per square foot of snow. The product is also powder coated to meet AAMA
2604 standards. Combined, these things cause our product to be the most
durable product you can buy.
• How does the WeatherGuard Motorized Pergola operate?
Either by using the handy remote control or by using your smart device.
• Will I need a building permit to install my WeatherGuard Motorized Pergola?
Each and every WeatherGuard Motorized Pergola is designed to meet all
local building codes to insure safety and quality.
• Can the WeatherGuard Motorized Pergola cover large areas?
Cardinal Architectural has the longest louvers in the industry, 24 ft. long.
Our exclusive center gutter means there is no pergola to large. The Arches
National Park pergola is over 100 ft. long.

Industrial designed pergola for a backyard deck