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Is a vinyl Pergola better than wood?

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Question : Is a vinyl Pergola better than wood?
I want to build a Pergola over my patio. the pad is 25′x12′. I would like it to be attached to my house face and then supported by 2 or 3 columns. Are the vinyl kits as good as wood?


They both have positive and negative attributes.  The main reason many people buy wood, is because they like the natural look and feel of wood.  The main reason that people buy vinyl is because it is maintenance free and easy to assemble.  So, you have to account for personal preference in the decision.  See our earlier article: Why choose vinyl?

Why Choose Vinyl for Your Pergola Kit

Saturday, May 15th, 2010


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Unlike wood, all vinyl pergola or arbor posts and pieces are perfect. This perfection makes them easier to install. The unique “UltraFit” bracket coupler system ensures superior side panel and rail strength. Pre-routered holes provide a clean fit and finish, and since they are manufactured to perfection your pergola kit or arbor can be assembled with ease. UltraFit bracket coupler and vertical lattice channel come pre-installed on the Nantucket and Fairfield Arbor kits.

Weather Proof

More homeowners are discovering that vinyl can be a smart alternative to wood. Our vinyl pergola kits and arbors

vinyl pergola post vs wooden post

are manufactured by molding premium, hi-grade polymers around traditional structural elements to create the classic look of wood without the traditional maintenance. In other words, you get the classic look of wood without the headaches. Just the occasional rinse with a garden hose is all you need to do to keep your arbor looking great, and their backed up with a 20 year warranty. So, if you’re looking for a hardscape for your garden or patio that can stand the test of time and be a source of depth and beauty to your landscape design, then vinyl is the only choice for you. Imagine the freedom of almost maintenance-free arbor or pergola. No painting, no treating, no sealing… just enjoying, enjoying, enjoying. Unlike wood, vinyl pergola kits keep their good looks year after year with just an occasional rinse with a garden hose.