5 Reasons to Use Acrylic Sheets for Your Pergola Covers


With warmer weather on the way, people are ready to start enjoying their backyard areas. One way to do just that is with a pergola, which can offer protection from the harsh rays of the sun or a summer sprinkle throughout the season. That means you’ll have more time to enjoy a book, eat a meal, or simply relax outside with family and friends.

After making the investment in a pergola, you’ll undoubtedly want it to last for years to come—and if it can offer more protection from the elements, even better. Enter acrylic sheets such as Acme’s Pergola Roof Panels. They not only resist harsh weather and UV rays, but are also easy to install, customizable, and cost-effective.

Not convinced acrylic is right for your pergola cover? Here are five reasons why you should make the choice.

Pergola Cover


There are a few options when choosing a pergola cover, including canvas, glass, and corrugated polycarbonate. But the canvas is subject to wear and tear over time, as well as forming pockets of water during heavy rains, while corrugated polycarbonate can get scratched with cleaning, will yellow from the sun over time, and doesn’t always stand up to hail. And don’t forget that glass is easily breakable.

Acrylic, however, is extremely durable. In fact, it’s 10 times more impact resistant than glass and can handle extreme outdoor weather conditions while maintaining its normal mechanical properties in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +120°C.

Long-Lasting Performance 

The durability of acrylic sheets makes it a smart choice for your pergola cover. In fact, the acrylic sheets can last 30 years. Not only are they weather and UV resistant but there is minimal maintenance required. That means you can spend more time enjoying your pergola instead of maintaining it. An acrylic pergola cover can even protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. Sheets manufactured OP3 UV resistant, or applied with a special UV coating, offer 98 percent UV resistance.

Ease of Installation

Acrylic sheets are flexible and lightweight, making them easier to install than wood or metal pergola covers. In fact, you can do the installation on your own. Be sure to order the correct size for your pergola cover or be prepared to cut the sheets into the proper size with a jigsaw. Then you simply screw the acrylic sheets into the pergola. 

Cost Effectiveness

Choosing acrylic as your pergola cover can save money in more ways than one. Not only are acrylic sheets a more economical option—especially when compared to metal, glass, and wood—but their durability means that acrylic sheets will save you money in the long run.

Customization Options

Like everything in your home, the pergola should reflect your own style. Fortunately, acrylic sheets can be customized to fit your needs and tastes. Acrylic sheets come in a variety of colors or textures to personalize your pergola cover.

Ready to start planning your pergola cover? Check out the options offered with Acme’s Pergola Roof Panels and reach out to their customer service team if needed. You can have it installed and ready to go before the summer heatwave hits.