DIY Pergola Essentials & Installation Information | Plastic Lumber Yard

Use Our Pergola Builders To Design Your Custom Pergola 

The custom pergola builders that have been designed by the team at Plastic Lumber Yard allow you to design a custom pergola kit online! Choose from freestanding or attached pergolas and simply go through each step to select the color, size, and additional options. 

DIY Custom Pergola Kit Essentials

Building a pergola is the perfect DIY project! However, not all pergolas are made to last. When choosing the right kit for your outdoor space, you may want to take the following into consideration. 

Find A Company That Helps You Design A Custom Pergola Kit

There are many companies offering prefabricated DIY pergola kits on the market but not many offer the option to design a pergola that perfectly fits your outdoor space. 

At Plastic Lumber Yard, our goal is to meet your every pergola need. Explore our freestanding and attached pergola builders or contact our team with your sketch. Together we can build a custom pergola kit that will enhance your outdoor living space. 

Choose A Pergola Kit That Has Everything Included

Every pergola kit should have all of the parts required for the initial installation. Choose a kit that only requires the addition of tools and manpower! 

The vinyl pergola kits from Plastic Lumber Yard even include the instructions needed to install the pergola. These instructions help to eliminate any issues during the installation process. If anything isn’t clear, our team is happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Choose A Vinyl Pergola 

Vinyl pergolas can and will stand the test of time. Available in many attractive colors, vinyl pergolas are perfect because they don’t absorb liquids and so they never rot or rust. Yearly painting and staining are never needed, eliminating yearly maintenance. 

UV inhibitors are included during the manufacturing process to ensure that the color will stay vibrant for a lifetime. 

Suggested Tools For Installing A Pergola

With 2 or more people it takes only 1-2 days to install a pergola. Tools that we recommend you have on hand include: 

  • Tape Measure
  • Power Drill
  • Circular Saw
  • Hammer Drill
  • Level
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Ladder
  • Safety Gear

Proper safety precautions should always be taken before and during the construction process. 

It’s also important to obtain any necessary permits prior to constructing a pergola. Check with local building authorities to learn more about what type of permit might be required in your area.