How Pergola Covers Can Influence Home Value

Jul 6, 2023

When it comes time to sell a home or commercial space, many property owners begin looking for home improvement projects to maximize ROI. While some are looking for ways to implement new features inside the property, others may opt to optimize the outdoor living experience. Installing a pergola or patio is a great way to make use of outdoor space.  

Outdoor features are specifically designed to endure harsh conditions. Designs and features are developed with local weather patterns in mind. Whether your area experiences heavy rain, high humidity, constant heat, or frequent snowfall, designs can be adjusted to handle those conditions. 

How Pergolas Influence Home Value

When investing in an outdoor patio, it’s important to ask: how much value does a pergola add to a home? Outdoor living spaces are rising in popularity across the US, and are becoming an increasingly influential feature in determining home value. If you’re planning to sell your home, investing in the outdoor space is just as important as the indoor space. 

Some of the most common outdoor features include: 

  • Fire pits 
  • Outdoor kitchens 
  • Patios/pergolas 
  • Swimming pools 
  • Decks 

Many of these features can be fitted with an overhang or protective outdoor structure for added comfort. In some areas, a pergola or covered patio space can provide up to about 50-80% ROI. The exact return can vary significantly based on other factors, such as geography, the age of the home itself, the inclusion of a pergola cover, and more. 

How Much Value Does a Pergola Cover Add to a Home?

Pergola covers not only protect the value-add of pergolas, but also add value by themselves. Outdoor living rooms, patios, kitchens, and other spaces are usually designed with local weather patterns in mind. However, a high-quality cover adds further reliability and protection, increasing the overall lifespan of the entire space. The ROI of a pergola cover can greatly vary, but they generally return around 30-60%.

Topgal Polycarbonate Patio Covers

Topgal is a multiwall polycarbonate patio cover developed by Plazit-Polygal. While some covers only provide limited protection from the sun or weather, Topgal’s polycarbonate material provides extreme durability and UV protection. Its unique standing-seam paneling system features an interlocking mechanism designed to prevent leaks and water damage. Reach out to a PolymerOutdoor specialist today to learn more. 

Other Factors That Impact Home Value


Local geography can have a major influence on your home’s overall value. Things like weather patterns will influence the demand for certain home features. Home patios and covered outdoor areas are exceptionally popular throughout Florida and California, but are an amazing value-add virtually anywhere in the US. 

Weather patterns can impact the demand for outdoor covered areas and the materials they’re made of. Material needs may vary depending on whether the local area experiences high humidity, lots of storms, hail, frequent snowfall, etc. Adding a pergola cover to your outdoor living area can protect against pergola damage caused by various types of weather effects.  

Investing in a polycarbonate cover can protect the outdoor structure itself, the patio furniture, outdoor kitchen features, and whatever else may be exposed to the elements. 

Age of the Home

Older homes require more maintenance, and may be lacking some of the trendier features. However, that doesn’t mean they’re worthless when it comes time to sell. Many older homes haven’t utilized their outdoor space, meaning there could be a blank canvas to capitalize on. Adding an outdoor living area and investing in high-quality patio covers is a great way to modernize an older home. 


High-quality material is always a wise long-term investment. However, even the best materials begin to wear over time, especially if they are constantly exposed to the elements. How well those materials handle the elements will directly impact home value and how much maintenance is needed to retain that value. Pergola covers help protect the outdoor space, preserving its condition and long-term value. 

Value of Similar Properties

When it comes time to sell, home appraisers will often look for properties in the area with similar features to get a rough idea of what yours may be worth. Pergolas will add a major feature to your home that others may lack, helping it stand out. Investing in a pergola cover will make those new features last even longer. Covers add another selling point that will attract those eager to make a wise purchase. 

Maximize Property Value with Topgal Pergola Covers

PolymerOutdoor is a leading distributor of high-quality patio covers made out of Topgal polycarbonate. Outdoor rooms and structures have the unique challenge of direct exposure to the elements. Rain, snow, wind, and bugs can all impact the health of your living space. Investing in Topgal covers is a fantastic way to reinforce your living space and protect your investment.  


Contact PolymerOutdoor for a quote, to schedule an installation, or to ask any questions you may have. We’ll be happy to help you enhance the aesthetic appeal of your yard!