If your looking for a way to spruce up your backyard, patio, garden or living space a pergola is a great option.  Unfortunately some of the pergola kits can be difficult to construct due to poor material and hardware.

Luckily we’ve constructed this list for you to aid you in your decision making process.   This list is comprised of some of the best pergola kits out there, chosen for there charm, build quality, and ease of construction.

1. New England Mirage Vinyl Pergola


The New England Mirage 10 x 10 Pergola is a beautifully well constructed kit that doesn’t require any painting. Crafted from white vinyl this pergola provides the look of wood without the maintenance.  If it gets dirty just hose it off.  On the downside the build is time consuming, taking about 7+ hours with 3 adults to construct. So, your looking at 2 – 3 days if you are planning a solo build.  It’s a great thing the manufacturer provides excellent customer service should you have any problems or difficulties during your assembly of this structure.  Overall the New England Mirage Vinyl Pergola is a great buy and professional looking addition to any backyard.

Buy Now / $1,300


2. Outdoor Living Today Breeze Pergola


Constructed of beautiful red cedar this pergola kit requires no cutting, is naturally resistant to insects and decay and environment friendly.  The kit includes screws and nails, notched and pre-drilled girders, and notched and pre-drilled joists, but sadly you will have to purchase the post mounts separately.  The outstanding quality of the cedar means that you will have a gorgeous natural structure for years to come, you can apply a wide range of finishes to ensure the look you desire.  This Pergola measures in at 9′ Height x 10′ Width x 12′ in Depth and weighs in at around 745 lbs.  Another fine addition to any outdoor oasis.

Buy Now / $2,757

3. The Outdoor Great Room Company Sonoma Pergola


The Outdoor Great Room Company Sonoma pergola is constructed of douglas fir, and includes a latticed roof along with shutters on one side for shade and wind protection.  This pergola kit includes the anchor system, but if you plan on mounting it to the wall you will need to purchase the wall kit separately.  The kit also includes some stainless steel parts for which the manufacturer provides a limited lifetime warranty as well as 1 year of structural warranty, 1 year of finish warranty, and 1 year of log set warranty.

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4. Vifah Contemporary Pergola


The Vifah Contempory pergola defines luxury and will make an incredible statement on any patio or in and outdoor living area.  The contemporary aluminum posts are lightweight and the wood pergola has a rich mahogany wood grain that can be enjoyed for years to come.  The elegant design makes for a exceptional focal point for decoration with climbing plants, hanging baskets, and occasional decorative items such as lights, ribbon, or streamers. Did I mention the setup time is approximately 2 hours.

Buy Now / $3,908

5. New England Arbors White Vinyl Malibu Pergola


Here we have another selection from New England Arbors that comes equipped with a canvas sunshade.  The nice thing about the shade is that it is able to be lowered from either end allowing you to move the shade as the sun moves.  Constructed again of white vinyl for a clean classic look,  the PVC material is again easily maintained and will last for years to come.  Should any issues arise this kit comes with a 20 year warranty for the vinyl structure along with a 2 year warranty for the canvas shade.

Buy Now / $1,800

6. Dura-Trel Kingston 7 x 7 ft. Vinyl Pergola


This time we have a maintenance free vinyl pergola from Kingston.  Not much to say other than it’s easy to clean, it’s super affordable, and easy to assemble. The only complaint is that the u bolts should have been a little wider to allow for easier installation.  Also be careful when installing the self tapping screws as they have a tendency to strip.

Buy Now / $642

7. Outdoor GreatRoom Tuscany II Deluxe Reinforced Fiberglass Pergola with Supports


Bring a little taste of Italy to your outdoor space with this grand pergola kit.  Constructed of reinforced resin and fiber glass as well as a weatherproof trellis over the fiber glass reinforced columns, these materials ensure a long lasting product.  Please note that it is also recommended that you spray the structure with a clear lacquer to prevent rust.  Easy setup as there is only one tool required to setup which is included.  Also note the realistic stone and wood finishes for a true Roman feel.  The interior space is quite large as well measuring in at 14ft in Length x 13ft in Width x 8.25ft in Height. The Tuscany II Deluxe is a beautiful grand structure for any backyard.

Buy Now / $7,999

8. VIFAH V140 Outdoor Wood Pergola


Another selection from Vifah this time constructed of premium grade  incheucalyptus gradis hardwood that is grown in well managed Brazilian forests.  The use of the eucalyptus allows for the wood to be mold, mildew, fungi, termites, rot and decay resistant a welcome asset in maintenance and care.  Although the installation states it is only two hours be prepared to spend a little more time during setup unless you have a few friends that are willing to help out.  Power tools might also help to speed things up instead of the included allen key.

Buy Now / $2,587

9. Yardistry Outdoor Half Room Kit, 4-Foot Deep By 12-Foot Wide


The half room pergola kit is a beautiful addition for those looking for a pergola on the smaller side. Do you want to enhance your outdoor dining? or perhaps you’d like to add some privacy to your hot tub area.  Whatever your reason may be know that the Yadistry Pergola makes a great extension of your living space.  Pre-stained cedar components withstand the elements and ensure years without the need for maintenance. Easy to follow directions make setup a breeze. Just remember to bring your drill and a measuring tape.

Buy Now / $1,300

10. Timber Frame 10’X14′ Full-Size Pergola Kit


Last on our list is the beautiful Douglas fir timber frame full size pergola. This makes our list due to the high quality and craftsmanship of materials used.  Cut from #1 High Grade Rough Sewn Douglas Fir Timbers and pre-stained with 2 coats of UV-Rated Rich Cordoba will ensure the stain won’t fade. The pre-Cut, Drilled, Notched Roof Layout for Easy Beam-to-Post Application along with simple step by step instruction allow for an easy to follow installation.

Buy Now / $6,441