Canopies & Pergolas for Ocean City NJ Area Homes


Canopies and pergolas are both stand-alone structures that can add a distinct character to your property, a character that will quickly become the talk of the neighborhood. Generally installed in garden areas, these structures can stand as entryways or simply as areas for one to grab some quick shade from the hot sun. Here at Miami Somers, we’ve installed both canopies and pergolas throughout New Jersey since 1950.

Here is a brief look at the differences between the two:


The origin of the word “pergola” described tall arched structures on which grapevines climbed. They were often used in vineyards, private homes or found along scenic landscapes. In home improvement, a pergola has come to mean an outdoor patio structure formed of horizontal trelliswork supported on columns or posts. At Miami Somers we can custom build your pergola to fit your precise needs.


Like pergolas, canopies are stand-alone structures. But while pergolas have open slots in the roof, canopies provide full shade coverage. We often install canopies in pool areas, patios areas, and over decks.

Both our pergolas and our canopies are available in a wide range of sizes, styles, colors, and materials. When you turn to us for pergolas or canopies in Egg Harbor, NJ or any of the surrounding areas, our experienced design consultants will work with you to find the structure that will best fit your property.

To learn more about canopies and pergolas, give us a call or stop by our showroom to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our awning experts.

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