Shade Pergolas Meet Demand

We are excited to share that two companies have filled a great need in the home design industry for an improved, high-end alternative to the traditional awning.

Walpole Woodworkers, a renowned woodworking / home product company and the largest fabricator of cellular vinyl in the U.S., and ShadeFX Canopies, manufacturer of the monorail drive pergola canopy system, announced this month a strategic partnership to launch Shade Pergolas.

Shade Pergolas combine high-quality, handcrafted pergola structures with exclusive retractable and integrated canopy systems. The line was designed for use at residential landscapes, decks and patios, commercial properties, assisted living facilities, outdoor cafes and restaurants, seating areas at marinas and golf courses, and most any outdoor space where the choice of sun or shade is desired.

“Shade Pergolas are the perfect complement to a home or commercial property’s architecture,” says Louis Maglio, president of Walpole Woodworkers. “With their height, depth and width, Shade Pergolas bring dimension and substance to an outdoor space.”

Walpole Woodworkers and ShadeFX Canopies created Shade Pergolas based upon the growing trend of outdoor rooms with a new sense of flexibility. Shade Pergolas can be used to cover large areas up to 600 square-feet, while typical retractable awnings extend only 13 feet. The structures offer homeowners the ability to create outdoor sanctuaries that are covered from rain, protected from sun, and impervious against wind.

The monorail drive pergola canopy system developed by ShadeFX Canopies eliminates the problems of attaching linear track systems to structures prone to shifting or moving over time. Since the canopies are retractable, homeowners can switch from sun to shade at their leisure. The cellular vinyl pergolas are low-to-no maintenance and last more than 25 years. The canopies are durable and will deliver 10 to 15 years of use.

“Shade Pergolas make the investment in outdoor living a justifiable value because they truly expand living space and lifestyle options,” says Steve Ostrowski, president of ShadeFX Canopies.

To learn more about Shade Pergolas and the joint venture between Walpole Woodworkers and ShadeFX Canopies, please visit the newly designed Web site at

For editors wanting to learn more about the standard and custom features available for these structures, please visit the Eberly & Collard Public Relations Web site for additional details, or feel free to request a full media kit, which includes high-resolution photos, FAQ information, full press release, and more.


Jeff Collard

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