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Posts Tagged ‘Wood’

Vinyl vs. Wood Pergola Prices?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Question: I’m trying to decide between a wood pergola kit or vinyl pergola kit, but which one is cheaper?

Answer: The answer is that it depends on several things.  The first being what kind of wood pergola are you interested in?  If you’re deciding between a teak pergola or vinyl, then vinyl will be far less expensive.  There are lower end woods that are a lot cheaper than vinyl, too.  Vinyl pergola kits have many advantages that can’t be had with wood, like being mostly maintenance free.  The main thing that most people are looking for when they want wood pergola kits is the look and feel.  Wood gives a landscape a certain feel that can’t be had with another material.


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?

Does anyone sell pergola kits that you can assemble yourself?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Does anyone sell pergola kits that you can assemble yourself?

Not everyone has the skills or time to tackle a project like this from scratch. And most people will try Home Depot, Lowe’s, & garden centers first. The ones you find on-line are usually a better assortment but involve shipping and time in transit. Also, Sam’s Club & Costco will carry a kit sometimes. At Simply Pergolas, that’s pretty much all we do. So, if you can wait a few days for it to ship, rather than buying the one kit that the local hardware store carries, then you won’t have to worry about hauling it home. Depending on the kit that you choose, and the material that you choose, the kit could weigh anywhere between 100 lbs and 900 lbs, so obviously you wouldn’t want to put a 900 lb pergola kit into your car.