Cardinal Architectural Company, LLC

Motorized Pergolas and Shades

535 E. Water St.
Borden, IN 47106
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Cardinal Motorized Pergolas are the #1 Selling Motorized Pergola and are proudly designed and made in the USA! We offer a variety of styles and designs to enhance your outdoor living space. We know you will love our products as much as we love building them for you.

Canopy Shade System  

Cardinal Architectural's Canopy Shade System is the most versatile of its kind in the world and includes the same structural components that are used in both our classic and motorized pergola systems. The canopy system gives you customizable and dynamic designs and allows it to be adapted to any space, color configuration, and style. It can be changed within minutes to create a new pattern or color schemes to match evolving tastes – even on existing pergolas.

Instead of dealing with custom slide-on-wire canopies offered by other companies, Cardinal Architectural's Canopy Shade System flawless design delivers the epitome of style with the added convenience of effortlessly fitting any space. Unlike its competitors in the outdoor industry, our canopy system can be easily adapted at any time without precise pre-measurements, custom fabrication, and tedious installation.

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Commercial Aluminum Motorized Pergola  

Cardinal Architectural Products also manufacturer pergolas for commercial applications.  Our unique, remoted controlled pergolas offer the ability to create radius turns along with downspouts hidden in the columns.

Elevate your business! Whether you are looking to add a motorized pergola to your Hotel/Resort, Restaurant/Bar or any outdoor social space, we have you covered.


Your customers will not need to wait for that perfectly clear day or until sunset to enjoy your establishment. Whether it is meeting with friends for drinks and conversation, or simply relaxing after a hard day's work, our commercial pergolas give you more opportunities to make time for life's little moments on your schedule. Let your customers experience the luxury of more time and freedom to enjoy your outdoor space.


At Cardinal Architectural we believe that excellent design should make a statement, but not take over your life. Choose one of our 3 standard and in stock colors, or choose from among 80 custom colors. We also offer a wide array of accessories and features to fill any design need.


Durable yet reactive, our pergolas resist the elements yet respond to your control. First, expertly crafted from aircraft aluminum and able to withstand up to 180 mile-per-hour winds. Then, our durable construction is protected with patented StainGuard Nano Color Paint that prevents dirt build-up, rust, and wear. Finally, our WiFi control system enables you to operate the system from any smartphone device anytime, anywhere. All these features combine to create the perfect system: easy to control, yet rugged enough to withstand rain, snow, and even hurricanes.

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Residential Aluminum Motorized Pergola  

Cardinal Motorized Pergolas is a product of Cardinal Architectural Products, who has been in business since 1946. Our Retractable - Motorized - Louver Pergolas are The #1 choice of consumers that want a patio cover that protects them, rain or shine.


At Cardinal Motorized Pergola's we believe excellent design should make a statement, but not take over your life. We offer a variety of outdoor solutions for your Patio, Outdoor Dining and Pool and Spa areas.


American-made: easily withstands the hurricanes of the U.S. coasts, the heaviest snows of the Rockies and North, the brutal drying sun of the American South West, and the hot Caribbean moisture of the Gulf and Florida.


• Aircraft grade extruded aluminum
• Electro-layered with UV-proof architectural powder coat meeting all AAMA 2604 standards
• No plastic, vinyl or resin parts
• Maintenance free
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
• Made in the USA in our factory


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Aluminum Non-Motorized Pergola  

Bring Classic Elegance to Outdoor Living with a Maintenance-Free Aluminum Pergola from Cardinal Architectural.

Make your backyard, garden or patio more comfortable and inviting with a custom-built all-metal WeatherGuard Pergola from the design experts at Cardinal Architectural. By providing shade and style to any environment you can add long-lasting value to your home and create new functional living space at an attractive price.


Custom-Designed to Fit Your Needs and Style.

All our aluminum pergolas are fabricated to meet your specific space and outdoor decor design requirements. These all-weather deck covers can be installed freestanding or attached to your existing structures. Romantic garden pergolas, shaded patio pergolas or a classic pergola over your backyard or pool deck can all be sized to fit each location and only limited by your imagination. Make your aluminum pergola addition stand out or coordinate with three popular stock colors or any of our other 80 custom color options.


Enjoy Years of Maintenance-Free American Beauty.

Because all our Weatherguard Pergolas are made from durable, aircraft grade aluminum and electrostatically powder-coated they will not rot, mold, mildew or be susceptible to insect damage, unlike typical wood pergolas on the market. And the best part is Cardinal Architectural extrudes, powder-coats and fabricates all our components and finishes right here at home in the USA. We would love to work with you to design your new dream space.


Why Choose an aluminum Pergola from Cardinal Architectural?

  • Maintenance-free, weather resistant all-aluminum construction

  • Custom-fitted to your exact specifications

  • Variety of electrostatically powder coated finishes

  • Single- or Double-beam construction

  • Built to withstand high winds and climate conditions

  • Consultative design/sales process

  • Quality, worry-free installation

  • Optional shade latticing

  • Made in the USA

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Patio Covers  

Control Both the Sun and The Shade at the Push of a Button with the Nations #1 Selling Motorized Pergola

Cardinal Architectural is the exclusive designer, manufacturer and installer of WeatherGuard Outdoor Products, proudly featuring the most advanced motorized louvered pergolas on the market. Our louvered roof systems provide the most innovative, functional and attractive patio cover ideas you could ever imagine. Protect your deck, patio, furniture and appliances while adding value to your home and extending your living space. With our custom designed louvered roof pergola you can have sun when you want it and shade when you need it. All at the touch of your finger. So choose a custom aluminum patio cover from Cardinal Architectural and start bringing indoor comfort to outdoor living.


Completely Customizable Designs Give You the Outdoor Patio Cover of Your Dreams.

There may be other adjustable louvered pergolas and louvered pergola kits on the market but only Cardinal Architectural can design and install aluminum patio covers to flexibly meet any design specification, including curves, angles and radius designs. We can build stand- alone units of any size or add to your existing patio, pool, garden or deck structures. We offer three standard colors and up to 80 custom color options to help bring to life your finest covered patio ideas. Plus, we offer a host of other accessory options and convenient add-ons to complete your new backyard oasis.


Durable All-Aluminum Construction Provides a Lifetime of Maintenance-Free, Worry-Free Enjoyment.

Cardinal Architectural designs and manufactures all our custom metal patio covers, motorized louvers, metal gutters and components from high quality aircraft grade aluminum.

Every element is extruded and electrostatically powder-coated in our own factory, right here in the USA. Your custom louvered patio cover will be designed to meet all local building codes and engineered for hurricane strength winds and heavy snow loads. All motorized louvered pergola covers are rain-proof when closed and may lower the shaded patio and deck temperatures an average of 15-20 degrees. Add to that our limited lifetime warranty and you'll never have to worry about anything, except maybe getting your guests to leave.

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Retractable Shades  

The motorized WeatherGuard Zip is perfectly suited for large openings and high wind situations. The system is similar to our standard WeatherGuard Shade, but incorporates a "zip" detail that is welded to the two vertical sides of the fabric panel. The Zip edges of the fabric panel run inside inner channels within the side guide extrusions. These inner channels secure the fabric making the product very wind resistant.



  • Large enough to cover multiple openings.

  • Heavy-duty Zip side channels secure fabric against wind and weather.

  • Weather and insect resistant solid aluminum headbox includes built-in hinge for easy installation.

  • Available to 16' x 16'

  • Very wind resistant. Wind tunnel tested up to 90 MPH.

  • Prevents light penetration.

  • Fully retractable when not needed.

  • Zip detail on the edge of the fabric means that light gaps at the edge of the system are removed.



  • Available in a square and angled head box.

  • Side guides are face mounted.

  • Can also serve as an insect screen.

  • Hardware (case & visible brackets) available in White, Dark Bronze & Taupe.

  • Wide range of fabric colors and openess choices (1% to 10%).

  • Choice of single channel or multi channel remote.

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For ultimate in solar control and convenience choose WeatherGuard Shades. Easily raise or lower shades with the touch of a remote. Motorized WeatherGuard Shades can be quickly and quietly positioned to block unwanted sunlight and heat with our hand held remote.



  • Comes with cable guides for secure operation in windy weather.

  • Hardware (case & visible brackets) available in White, Dark Bronze & Taupe.

  • Choice of single channel or multi channel remote.

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Manual operated WeathGuard Shades offer attractive and durable protection for your windows and openings. Sturdy crank makes adjustments quick and easy, even on large shades. Manual operated WeatherGuard shades feature superior styling (same hardware as motorized, shown at left) in a variety of colors.



  • Comes with cable guides for secure operation in windy weather.

  • Hardware (case & visible brackets) available in White, Dark Bronze & Taupe.

  • Manual crank handle available in 48", 60" and 72" lengths. 60" is standard.

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Acting Globally...being Green  

Cardinal Architectural WeatherGuard Systems are made with green technologies, with thoughts toward our global community.WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

Cardinal Architectural WeatherGuard systems are 100% American made and American owned. This is home. It's where we live, play, fish, and raise our families.

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