Protecting your pergola from strong winds or storms requires reinforcement and preventive measures. When designing or building the pergola, ensure it is anchored securely to the ground or other supporting structures. Use sturdy materials and hardware to withstand wind forces. Consider adding wind-resistant features, such as adjustable louvers or panels, to reduce wind exposure during storms. Regularly inspect the pergola for any signs of damage or weakness, and promptly repair any issues. If a severe storm is forecasted, remove any removable items, such as canopies or decorations, to prevent damage from strong winds or debris.