Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 334
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FranR Maybe we got lucky!
Read reviews and almost didn't buy this product. Maybe we were just lucky but all parts were in the box and described perfectly, all holes lined up and no problem following instructions. Unit looks great. Too early to say how it will stand up. We installed the posts onto cottage blocks. Definitely will not move. Excellent bang for the $. Helps to have 3 or even 4 people for the build.
May 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jbrh An interesting solution
We have had this for 2 summers. I would say it's a 3 person job to assemble. We had 2 people, and at one point the structure collaped and bent a corner piece during assembly. It has not affected the stability overall, but we attached the feet to our wood deck. This is a must. We have this pergola in front of our patio doors, so its lovely that the roof opens when we are not using it, so the light still comes into the house. We added curtain rods to two sides with zip strips so we could close curtains. This feature should be a part of the design. When the sun sets, you need curtains, or mosquito nets. If it had those included, I would have rated it higher. We would buy this again. because the option of the open roof is perfect for us.
March 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck567890 Hampton Bay Pergola
For $400 this pergola is worth every penny. I assembled and installed this pergola on my wooden patio. A hint on assembly: Spread a tarp or plastic sheet before you assemble it as you inevitably drop the screws and bolts and having a tarp makes it easy to retrieve dropped parts. The magnetic catch to hold the awning when closed does not hold so I purchased 2 rare earth magnets (3/4" diameter) and epoxy glued them on to the existing catch. Problem solved. BE SURE TO BUY RARE EARTH MAGNETS.
I suspect that the pergola has to be on a level area or the awning will not run smoothly on its tracks, a problem which I did not have since it was installed on my wooden patio.
June 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lisaasillisaasil Not worth the money
When we first saw this product we thought it was perfect for over our hottub. It looked fantastic on the sales floor. I was able to assemble it to a point myself (healthy 30ish woman). I figured because the instructions said two person, I would ask my husband for help when the time came. Everything went smoothly up to that point. some pieces weren't perfect, but were not picky people i let it slide.
Well trying to get this thing together was near impossible. Its not that it was heavy, it was awkward as anything.
But the best part was as we struggled with this thing, we found problem after problem. Holes never lined up, pieces had to be bent to fit together, not to mention the new holes we had to drill.
I figured spending that kind of money on such a simple thing would get me much better quality.
May 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JudithAJ Great concept
After purchasing this pergola, two strong men spent 4-5 hours assembling it. It takes at least 2 people to assemble. Several parts were bent and had to be straightened out before fitting together. Four days later, on the first breezy day, the lateral rods which hold up the cover detached from the magnetic holder and came out of their slots in the cover. The cover fell and the rods were left hanging from the frame. The cover ripped at a seam.
May 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jimdotdev Pergola
Low quality however nice design. You can see all the sanding on the joint edges, parts that came with it are defective not allowing for full assembly. Instructions not very clear on how to assemble safely.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stan23 Not really 9.5 feet
Check the size of this pergola. The distance between outside of pole to out-side of pole is only 101 inches, not 9.5 feet. I would buy it if it was really 9.5 or 10 feet
April 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WelshiesMom Terrific addition!
Just had a new deck put on our home and purchased this pergola to give us some shade. Not only does it provide us shade during the hottest time of day but it gave the new deck a completely finished look!. It looks very sharp and we are getting rave reviews on our home improvement. We like the fact the awning "gives" during high wind gusts preventing the structure from stress and lowering the chance of tears. The awning filled with water during the first rain but we pulled it back under the protecting cover that is attached and had no rain problems the second rain. It came with all the pieces and seems to be a very solid structure. Definitely takes two people and a good three hours to build. Looking forward to many happy memories this summer on our new deck with pergola!
April 21, 2015