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Do I Need an Outdoor Fan Under My Pergola?

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Patio Ideas / April 23, 2020

Do I Need an Outdoor Fan Under My Pergola?

Do you need an outdoor fan? Many people don’t consider an outdoor fan a necessity. However, these inexpensive appliances offer many benefits far beyond comfort. From cooling and air circulation to pest control, safety, and style, learn why an outdoor fan is a fantastic addition to your residential pergola design.

The Benefits of Adding a Ceiling Fan to Your Outdoor Space

Ceiling fans pack a lot of punch on your patio or deck, providing: 

  • Cooling
    Outdoor ceiling fans go wonderfully with patio shades, providing a refreshing respite from the bright, hot summer Colorado sun. The large blades of outdoor ceiling fans offer superior comfort compared to smaller oscillating and boxed fans. This “wind chill” effect, created when air passes over perspiration on the skin, can make you and your guests feel several degrees cooler than the ambient temperature. Integrating a patio misting system can further enhance this effect.
  • Air circulation
    Ceiling fans create a refreshing breeze, controlling smoke from grilling and fire pits or cigarettes, banishing offensive smells and oppressive heat to keep you and your guests more comfortable.
  • Lighting
    Ceiling fans come with the option of added lighting to enhance the functionality of your outdoor space.
  • Pest control
    Ceiling fans can prevent covered patios from becoming a haven for annoying pests like flies and mosquitoes. The wind created by fans makes it difficult for insects to fly, keeping pests away and ensuring a more enjoyable outdoor experience.
  • Convenience
    Flip a switch or press a button, and your ceiling fan is ready to go – no digging in the garage for dusty box fans and extension cords required!
  • Safety
    Compared to other outdoor fan styles, wet-rated outdoor ceiling fans are the safest option, keeping cords out of reach and eliminating tripping and electrocution hazards.
  • Style
    A carefully chosen ceiling fan addition can make a unique design statement. You may be surprised to uncover the wide variety of fan and blade styles currently on the market.

An Easy Addition

Wet-rated outdoor ceiling fans are easily integrated into your customizable StruXure louvered roof system. Choose your favorite color and style, and a Denver Pergola Systems installation professional can integrate it into your pergola design alongside your other favorite pergola accessories.

Learn more about choosing the best fan for your space in our companion blog, Tips for Choosing an Outdoor Ceiling Fan.

Beat the heat and banish the bugs with a customizable louvered roof system. Contact Denver Pergola Systems and schedule a complimentary design consultation today.



Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space More… With An Adjustable Louvered Pergola!

Do you have an under-used, uncovered patio that is either too hot when you want to use it, or gets too much rain or snow to be functional? The Adjustable Louvered Pergola System has you covered – or uncovered! Unlike a retractable awning or wooden structure with fixed slats that give partial shade, but no rain protection, this aluminum pergola system can offer full sun, partial to full shade, or shelter thanks to its ingeniously designed adjustable louvered roof system.

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The Benefits of a Denver Pergola System

Tame Unrelenting Sunshine with Ease

The thick louvers are easily adjustable with either a motor and remote or a manual opener, providing just the right amount of shade regardless of the sun's position, allowing you to comfortably enjoy more time outdoors.

Repel Rain

The specially designed louvers offer full protection from the rain, interlocking when closed to provide a watertight cover with a gutter that channels rainfall exactly where you want it.

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