This pergola created a comfortable sitting area. Withstood the rain last night. We did secure two legs in pots with decorative gravel and two legs secured to the pavers as they don’t show amongst the flower pots. The only downside is I’m only 5’2” so I can’t reach the locking device for the top canopy. We are working on extending the locking device. Otherwise it’s very attractive and worth the money.
We have a stone patio that get so hot that it is almost impossible to use in the summer. This pergola was a very nice addition! I was skeptical, but it provides a surprising amount of shade and cools the area nicely. It is attractive and sturdy enough. We have only hadn’t up for a couple of days but so far, so good in normal weather conditions. For the price, I think it is a great value! My husband is not especially handy and was able to get it put together fairly easily and was able to do most of it by himself. The doggies are loving sleeping under it in the shade and that is all that really matters, lol!
I need shelter from the sun but our umbrella bit the dust last year, and I’ve been really wanting more shade for our deck. I considered doing a DIY awning with piping and canvas, but the cost and time wasn’t worth it. I’ve seen the pergolas in the big box stores and really liked the look. So I measured the deck area and started looking on Amazon. It took forever to find one that would fit the area. And then I found this one, and because it actually had a picture with measurements that helped all the more. It also had pull down shades and everything I was looking for. Except reviews. 😳 but out of all the other ones I looked at, this one fit and had the best pics of measurements. And was really around the same price as all the others. So I ordered it and it arrived I think about a week. My husband put it together and it took him a little over an hour, until he did the retractable awning… that took a bit of time because at that point the instructions got a bit confusing… but after some trial and error we figured it out. We did end up loosing one of the slider hooks that lock it in place, and when I contacted the company they were quick to respond and the replacement arrived within two days. The pergola frame itself was a little low and couldn’t clear the door so my husband made 4” risers for it. It’s secured to our deck. And when the wind blows it stays put. I’m absolutely very satisfied and happy with this. I feel like I’m up in a tree house. My neighbors have all come to see it. We had rain the first night we put it up and the awning was closed, but when I opened it the next day there was no water trapped in the folds due to the little drip holes they have in there. Again I absolutely love this and extremely happy with our purchase!!!
UPDATE: it rained yesterday and we had the awning open and everything under it stayed dried!
You will not regret buying this product!!!