Assembly is straightforward and easy with the included instructions. Cedar wood requires no staining or extra preparation. Sculptured beams are sturdy. Pergola provides a spacious area underneath.
Some boards come warped.
All-steel construction makes the pergola more resistant to outdoor elements than wooden options. Retractable canopy is weather-resistant. Easy to let sun in or create shade.
Heavier and more difficult to move around than wooden pergolas.
Traditional wooden construction is easy to put together in just a couple of hours. Thin posts offer plenty of space underneath the pergola for furniture. Comes with 20-year warranty.
Construction can feel flimsy in bad weather like wind and rain.
White surface is easy to clean. Vinyl construction makes the pergola more durable in bad weather. 7' x 7' profile is one of the largest pergolas at this price point.
Assembly can be difficult when getting everything aligned properly.