Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kmmatney Very nice - but can be hard to install over an elevated deck
This pergola looks great, but I found the installation to be a bit tricky, much of that due to the fact that I installed it myself, on an elevated outdoor deck, that wasn't quite level where the posts go. Although this is a stand-alone pergola, mine came with the hardware to mount it directly against the house, so that what I did. Once all the shade rafters are in place, the entire unit is quite sturdy. It doesn't procide a lot of shade as-sis, but you can order a cloth weave, or extra shade rafters to give more shade. OI ended up ordering extra shade rafters, since I wanted more shade and low maintenance. Overall I'm happy with the Pergola, and used the 2 posts as the anchors for matching vinyl railings.
To install by myself, I used a multi-function ladder to hold the ends of the long rafters at roughly the correct level so I could lift up the other end and get the screws in place. The hardest part of doing it by myself was just trying to keep the column posts level while I secured them. I was also not able to get the 2 vertical support beams in place, since installing against the house let no room to get the piece through, and I would have had to get the wood 20 feet off the ground to slide it through the other direction. To solve this, I cut vertical slats into the column, so I could lower the beams in place from above. This worked perfectly, and didn't compromise the strength of the structure.
June 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Luckydawg Looks Great
Pergola was a bit flimsy and I did not know you need to buy the wood separate until after I purchased. That said it is a nice product and looks great. it was easy to build though a few important notes on some of the placement of parts would have been helpful in the instructions.
October 23, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mr1234 It needs to be erected with the corner posts set in concrete.
We purchased this to provide some shade and it does not provide any shade. The top needs something more so as to provide shade. We installed it on a deck and we need to add more bracing to make it sturdy. It is attractive but needs some improvement.
May 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony products was exactly as pictured
Product arrived in 5 business day. At the Sawmill road store, Enrique at the services desk ordered the products for us. He was soo helpful, professional and personable. What a wonderful GENTLEMAN!!!
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SanDiego The product is great. I'm very satisfied.
It took a whole day to install very specific directions. I mounted the pergola over pavers surrounding a 15x15 area. I placed the supporting wood treated poles in the ground with cement before adding the pergola over the area. Worked out well and looks great !
May 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ryan151 Looks great!
We took the advice from other reviews and used larger anchor bolts for installing in the concrete slab. That took most of the time, but once we had the posts in place, the rest went very smooth.
November 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1999 Pergola looks fantastic on the new patio. It had all pieces and was installed within two days.
Shipped right to the house. It was placed on the lawn in 6 boxes. No damage.
August 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cjrw The pergola is beautiful!
There were some minor issues with the assembly, but once we got the hang of it, it went quickly. It is a really, really pretty pergola.
August 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill well designed pergola
This was easy to put togeather and looks great. Time will tell how good in will stand up in Montana
September 14, 2012