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Reasons to Choose a Patio Cover Instead of an Awning

If you’re looking to upgrade your patio with an awning, you may want to reconsider. While awnings look like they can get the job done on the surface, there are better options out there—especially if you partner with the outdoor living experts at Absolute Aluminum. Here’s why our patio covers are the best option for your Southwest Florida home:


Awnings are nice, but they don’t offer the flexibility you need. The sun can sit in a variety of positions throughout the day, but your awning just stays in one. So, if the sun or the rain is coming in from the side, you’re out of luck with a standard awning.

Our Pergola X patio covers, on the other hand, are adjustable and include louvers that can rotate up to 170⁰ to provide shade in any space regardless of the sun’s position. If it starts raining, the louvers will close and interlock, providing exceptional shelter so you don’t have to run indoors and cut your outdoor fun short. You get sun, shade, or shelter with the simple touch of a button!


Additionally, patio covers from Absolute Aluminum are completely customizable to your style and preferences and can be outfitted with accessories like:

  • Ceiling fans
  • Accent lighting
  • Custom colors
  • Custom columns
  • Retractable screens

With a standard awning, you’re much more limited in your design options. Therefore, if you want to utilize your outdoor space to the fullest, it makes sense to invest in a patio cover that can be personalized to meet your specific needs.


The quality of a patio cover from Absolute Aluminum is unmatched by our competitors. We’ve been in business since 1988 and have helped a countless number of satisfied customers throughout Southwest Florida. Every project we take on starts with a thorough consultation so we can understand exactly what you’re looking to get out of your patio cover. Then, our in-house design team and staff engineers will create a patio cover perfectly suited to your needs. As a family-owned and -operated business, we know our reputation is on the line with every project we do. That’s why we stand behind our products and services with our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all workmanship.

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A patio cover from Absolute Aluminum has what an awning doesn’t: flexibility, customization, and quality above all else. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with some of our expert team members, contact us today. We look forward to enhancing your outdoor living area for you to enjoy for many years to come.