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Guide to Choosing a Canopy, Pergola Canopy, or under Pergola Canopy

A canopy is the right choice if:

  • You prefer a consistent height of 8’6”
  • You would like to add side curtains for privacy
  • You want a free-standing structure
  • You want to mount the canopy to a house wall or roof
  • You want unobstructed overhead view when canopy is open
  • You want maintenance free, extruded aluminum structure

Deck Canopy

A pergola canopy is the right choice if:

  • You like the options above, but prefer rafters overhead

An under Pergola Canopy is the right choice if:

  • You have an existing pergola
  • You want to add shade under the pergola


Benefits of a Canopy or Pergola Canopy

  • Because they can be erected free standing, or mounted on the roof against a wall – wherever you are looking to create a comfortable, shaded retreat, an Aristocrat canopy or pergola canopy fits the bill.
  • Control how much light and privacy you need by choosing solid acrylic fabric or open mesh fabric.
  • Add side curtains for privacy and wind protection – ideal to provide shade and shelter for your hot tub or spa.
  • Completely cover your patio or deck to provide sun protection when and where you need it.
  • Can be joined together to safely cover large spaces.
  • Increase the usefulness of your existing pergola with a custom cover.
  • Operate manually, or by remote control.

What to Look for When Buying a Canopy

  • Made in the USA
  • Color matched components
  • Precision manufacturing
  • Durable trolley system
  • Motorized option
  • Variety of sizes and configurations
  • A selection of architectural finishes
  • Maintenance free aluminum
  • Availability of side curtains
  • Wide selection of fabrics and colors
  • Professional design and installation
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty

Sun protection, energy savings, and value added to your home.

An investment in energy savings

A canopy or pergola canopy is a decorative shading solution that will help protect you and your furnishings from the harmful UV rays of the sun, while adding beauty and value to your home.

Canopies also help you save energy when attached to your home over your windows and doors by reducing the amount of heat gain and lowering your cooling needs and costs.

An investment in lifestyle

Your outdoor living experience will improve on the very first day you sit under your canopy. Whether you are looking for shelter from the sun around the pool or on the deck, or privacy in your hot tub or spa, you will value this addition to your home.

An investment in the appearance of your home

Stand out in the crowd with this unique shade solution – whether it’s entertaining your friends, or curbside appeal.

Aristocrat – a smart investment

Precision made by Craft-Bilt Manufacturing company, a leader in the home improvement industry since 1946, Aristocrat canopies and pergola canopies feature the latest advancements in technology, electronics and engineering and are proudly made in the USA. They are backed by Craft-Bilt’s limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, and professionally installed by authorized dealers across the US.

Which canopy or pergola system is right for your location? Ask your Aristocrat dealer for help!

  • Model 1 – Free Standing
  • Model 2 – Wall Mount or Roof Mount with legs
  • Model 3 – Includes primary and secondary or expansion unit
  • Pergola Canopy – includes overhead rafters
  • Under existing Pergola – 4 rail system
  • Under existing Pergola – 2 rail system, width rails only
  • Single layer fabric – Acrylic solution dyed fabric in hundreds of colors and patterns
  • Dual layer – Patio 500 vinyl laminated 100% polyester fabric as the waterproof top layer
  • Privacy side curtains solar screen fabrics
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