Controlling the Sun

What do you do when your stunning inter-coastal home has a no-break-from-the-afternoon-sun backyard? You get a smart Pergola X, powered by Somfy, and take control of the elements.

Project Name: Coastal Oasis

Location: Manalapan, Florida

Dealer: Absolute Outdoor Living

Product: White, Pergola X – Pivot 6

When Ron W. and his wife retired to Florida, they couldn’t wait to take advantage of the state’s most important natural resource—sun! They chose a regal home in an established neighborhood, with balconies and white columns, and unencumbered views of the water. But soon enough, they found their West-facing, sun-drenched backyard offered a little too much of a good thing. That’s when Ron heard about the Pergola X, a high-tech shade structure that could be operated from an app on his phone. As a technology aficionado, Ron saw the value in being able to control the unique, fully-closeable louvers from his handheld device. Then there were the wind and rain sensors that, respectively, automatically open and close the louvers when inclement weather is detected. He also appreciated the custom design options, like column wraps to match the architecture of his home, and add-ons like lights and fans to make the outdoor space even more comfortable. They are now enjoying the sun on their own terms.

“One of the big advantages of the StruXure system is that we could customize it. We were able to put fans in, lighting, and the fact that the Somfy system that controls this whole thing is on an App on my cell phone is fabulous.”

– Ron W.