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Design Your Own Custom Modern Pergola

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Design Your Own Custom Modern Pergola

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Design Your Own Modern Pergola

While most of the modern-style pergolas we sell are 10-16' wide/deep, we can create a modern pergola of virtually any size... 8 feet, 20 feet or 30 feet (or 23.25 feet if that's what you want)!

Similarly, our standard pergolas are square or rectangular, but we can create (and have created) pergolas of many other shapes:

  • T-shape
  • L-shape
  • Triangle
  • Pentagon
  • Octagon
  • Half octagon
  • And many others

We have the capability to build virtually ANY pergola configuration you can think of!

Along with customizing the shape and dimensions of your pergola, you'll also be able to choose all of our other customization options:

  • Type - Freestanding OR attached
  • Post (column) design - 7" square without a trim ring OR 7" square with a trim ring
  • Color - White vinyl OR tan vinyl
  • Shade level - 75% shade, 90% shade OR 50% shade
  • Fan mounts - You can add optional fan mounts to create your own breeze

You'll be happy to know that we price our pergolas based on the components included in the kit... the number/size of posts, beams and rafters, the number of shade purlins, etc. We don't "jack up the price" simply because you're ordering a "custom" pergola. Our quote calculator is completely component-based.

Simply complete the form to the right to tell us what kind of pergola you're looking for, and we'll get in touch with you quickly and provide a no-obligation quote for what you have in mind.

Why a Sunset Pergola?

Sunset Pergolas offer the perfect combination of quality, beauty and affordability. The all-vinyl exterior is elegant and virtually maintenance-free, and the aluminum frame is both structurally strong and rust-proof.

Sturdy Aluminum Frame

Sunset Pergolas are built to last... and not just stay upright, but also stay beautiful. The sturdy aluminum frame ensures that your pergola will not sag, bow, bend, break or rust over time.

The half-inch thick welded post base and stainless steel fasteners will hold your pergola securely in place, even in extreme weather conditions. The posts (columns) can easily be trimmed to your preferred height and attached to virtually any surface (deck, concrete slab, pillar or footing).

Maintenance-Free Vinyl Exterior

With such quality and durability on the inside, do you think we would skimp on the outside? Absolutely not! The exterior of every piece (the posts, beams, rafters and shade purlins… everything!) is made of high-quality vinyl that is as beautiful as it is durable. Anyone who has ever had both a vinyl fence and a wooden fence knows how much easier it is to clean and maintain vinyl. Our pergolas are virtually maintenance-free and are guaranteed never to chalk, pit, discolor or become brittle.

Sunset Pergolas are manufactured right here in the USA and are protected by a lifetime warranty. Order a free sample or read more about our high-quality materials.


Lifetime Warranty

We’re so confident your Sunset Pergola will look beautiful for decades that we have no hesitation backing it with a limited lifetime warranty. Click here to read through the warranty information.

Easy Assembly: DIY or Installed For You

Assembly VideosAssembling a Sunset Pergola is quite simple and straightforward. Even novices with little to no construction experience can bang it out in a day or two. You don’t need any specialized tools, either. We provide fully-illustrated installation instructions, several demo videos (for the more complicated steps) and will even provide live help via FaceTime or Skype for free (if needed).

Or you can hire an installer near you to assemble and install your pergola for you. Check out this list of installers throughout the country who have 1) completed our installation training course, 2) passed a test we administer, and 3) already installed our pergolas multiple times (in most cases).

Click here for more details and FAQs about assembling your Sunset Pergola.

Where To Next?

  CAD Drawing
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  Picture Gallery
  Q&As
 Shipping & Delivery
  Assembly Info

Sunset Pergola Kits Overview Video

High Strength. Low Maintenance. Real Shade.

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Modern Pergola Picture Gallery

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Side view of a white modern attached pergola providing shade for the patio off a contemporary condo

Nighttime view of a white modern attached 3-post pergola covering a 2-part patio behind a stucco home

Picture of a white modern attached 2-post pergola providing shade for a 2nd story deck off of a pale yellow house

Picture of a 4-post sandstone tan modern pergola on the edge of a wood deck behind a tan house with bold red doors

Picture of a 4-post tan modern pergola covering a circular-shaped stone patio surrounded by tall trees with a tan house far in the distance

Picture of a 4-post contemporary-style pergola on a 2nd story deck with a circular metal staircase coming off the deck

Close-up schematic of the corner of a modern attached pergola showing that box beams are attached to the posts with rafters running between the box beams holding up the purlin holders which house the shade purlins

Close-up schematic of the top corner of a modern pergola which shows the various components of the pergola, including posts, box beams, rafters, purlin holders and shade purlins

Schematic view looking up at the roof of a modern pergola, illustrating how much shade the pergola provides

Computer-generated drawing of a 2-post attached white modern pergola off the back of a contemporary style kitchen

Picture of an attached modern pergola covering the patio off a condo, with overlaid text showing that the pergola attaches to the structure on its width side

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Modern Pergola Picture Gallery

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Picture of a 4-post sandstone tan modern pergola on the edge of a wood deck behind a tan house with bold red doors

Picture of a 4-post standalone modern pergola covering a dirt area next to a road with commercial building across the street in the background

Picture of a 4-post tan modern pergola covering a circular-shaped stone patio surrounded by tall trees with a tan house far in the distance

Picture of a 4-post contemporary-style pergola on a 2nd story deck with a circular metal staircase coming off the deck

Nighttime view of a white modern attached 3-post pergola covering a 2-part patio behind a stucco home

Side view of a white modern attached pergola providing shade for the patio off a contemporary condo

Picture of a white modern attached 2-post pergola providing shade for a 2nd story deck off of a pale yellow house

Overhead schematic of a 4-post white modern pergola with overlaid text Modern Freestanding Pergola (4 posts)

Close-up schematic of the corner of a modern attached pergola showing that box beams are attached to the posts with rafters running between the box beams holding up the purlin holders which house the shade purlins

Side view schematic of a 4-post freestanding white modern pergola with overlaid text Modern Freestanding Pergola - Stands alone, with 1 post in each corner

Close-up schematic of the top corner of a modern pergola which shows the various components of the pergola, including posts, box beams, rafters, purlin holders and shade purlins

Schematic view looking up at the roof of a modern pergola, illustrating how much shade the pergola provides

Overhead schematic of a white 4-post modern pergola highlighting that the shade purlins run the width of the pergola while the rafters run the depth of the pergola

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Product Q&As     Ask a Question

  • Sunset Pergola Kits offer the unbeatable combination of...

    1. High Strength - All structural components have a heavy-duty (and we mean heavy-duty) aluminum frame. The aluminum frame inside the posts (columns) is .150 gauge aluminum, while the beams and rafters have either .060 gauge aluminum (2x6s) or .080 gauge aluminum (2x8s).

    2. Low Maintenance - The exterior of every piece is made of premium extruded vinyl that is as beautiful as it is durable. Anyone who has ever had both a vinyl fence and a wooden fence knows how much easier it is to clean and maintain vinyl. Our pergolas are virtually maintenance-free and are guaranteed to never chalk, pit, discolor or become brittle.

    3. Real Shade - Our pergolas aren't there just to look pretty; they're there to offer REAL shade (as you can see in this picture). Other pergolas might as well come with a bottle of sunscreen, while Sunset Pergolas are essentially lower-cost patio covers.

    We know our pergolas aren't the cheapest pergolas on the market, and we're okay with that (even proud of that). Sunset Pergola Kits are made to last a lifetime. If you're looking for a low-cost pergola that will look nice for a couple years before it starts bowing, sagging, discoloring and falling apart, you're in the wrong place (though we'll gladly welcome you back in 2-3 years when you're ready to replace the economy/value pergola you made the mistake of getting). It's very telling that almost 50% of the pergolas we sell are to people replacing a low-cost pergola (as opposed to people buying a pergola for the first time).

    Sunset Pergolas are commercial grade... premium all the way and protected by a lifetime warranty. All men and women are created equal... but the same cannot be said of vinyl or aluminum. Just because a pergola has a vinyl exterior doesn't mean it's high-quality vinyl that won't chalk, pit, discolor or chip. Just because a pergola has an aluminum frame doesn't mean it's made of high-gauge aluminum that will hold up to extreme winds, extreme heat, extreme cold and other extreme weather conditions.

    If you're going to invest in a pergola, don't go half-way. Spend a little more and get a Sunset Pergola that will not only last a lifetime but will also stay beautiful for a lifetime. Click here to see real reviews from real customers, and watch the short video below to see what sets Sunset Pergola Kits apart.

  • A lot of our customers are torn between the lower cost of a traditional pergola and the more contemporary look (but higher cost) of a modern pergola.

    Depending on the size, traditional pergolas typically cost 20-40% LESS than modern pergolas with the same dimensions. When you're talking about a several-thousand-dollar purchase, that's A LOT of savings on our traditional pergolas!

    A really attractive option is our "hybrid" pergola design. It's actually just a traditional pergola (so you get the cost savings), but it's customized and installed in a way that makes it look very similar to our modern pergolas (no overhangs, and clean squared-off corners). Here's what it looks like from underneath and from the outside.

    Check out this page for more information on our "hybrid" pergola design and how to order it.

  • Please read through this guide about measuring your space and factors to consider when ordering your pergola kit.

  • Our posts (columns) are 10 feet tall, which is ideal for most customers.

    If you need/want the pergola to be shorter (which is sometimes the case for attached pergolas because of where the pergola needs to attach to your home), the posts can easily be trimmed down to a shorter height.

    If you need/want taller posts, you have a couple options:

    Option #1 (preferred) - Add risers or pillars to the base so that the posts themselves are only 10’ tall. If the risers are fairly short (12” tall or less), a 12” square riser should be fine. But if the risers are taller than that (2-4 feet tall), we’d recommend the risers be bigger (like 18” square). Here are links to a few images: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5 and Image 6.

    Option #2 - For $300 more (for 5" posts) or $400 more (for 7" posts), we can make the posts up to 4 feet longer (up to 14 feet tall). However, since we did all of our engineer testing and certification done using our standard 10' tall posts, we cannot warrant pergolas that have posts taller than 10' tall. This doesn't mean the pergola won't be structurally strong. Over the years, we’ve had several dozen customers go over 10’ tall on the posts (some as tall as 13-14 feet), and they haven’t had any problems. But it’s an infrequent enough occurrence that it hasn’t made sense for us to do the official engineer testing to get them certified, and therefore we won’t warrant them.

  • Absolutely. Our kits have been put through FEA testing performed by an independent structural engineering firm. The results helped us to design our pergolas to withstand high wind speeds. We are so confident in the structural soundness of our pergolas that we provide a warranty against wind damage when correctly installed using hurricane brackets. You can read more about our wind warranty here.

  • Very well! Our pergolas have an internal heavy-duty aluminum frame. This means they won’t sag, bend, break or rust in extreme weather. The premium extruded vinyl exterior is thick and durable enough that you don’t have to worry about it deforming in heat or cracking in the cold. We guarantee it!

  • Sure, we encourage it! Adding a fan to keep air moving on a hot day is the perfect way to get even more enjoyment in your outside space. Lights and speakers are also a great addition. The best part is that because all of the structural components have a hollow core, it’s easy to chase wires and add boxes and switches to your pergola.

  • We don't offer fully covered pergolas with 100% shade. However, the 90% shade option we offer honestly provides 100% shade the vast majority of the day. Light only gets through when the sun is directly overhead (or very close to it). In the afternoon or evening (which is when most people use their pergolas), the shade purlins block the sun completely and provide 100% shade. Here's a picture of a pergola that has 90% shade on the left half of the pergola and 75% shade on the right half.

    Our 90% shade option is perfect because it provides complete shade for almost the entire day, but it also allows rain/snow to get through, preventing drainage issues and snow pileup.

  • While our website only shows 50%, 75% and 90% shade options, you can technically get ANY percentage you'd like. The higher the shade percentage, the closer the shade purlins will be (i.e. for 90% shade, the purlins have 3" on-center spacing, while 75% shade has 4" on-center spacing). If you'd like a different percentage of shade coverage (i.e. 20%, 30%, 40%, 60%, 80%, etc.), please contact us to discuss.

  • We have multiple sales throughout the year associated with various holidays, seasons and events. The deepest discount we offer in ANY sale event is $1,000 off + half-off shipping ($499 instead of the regular $999).

  • It honestly isn't very difficult at all. Our pergola kits were specifically designed as Do It Yourself (DIY) kits. There aren't any "moving parts" and it's pretty obvious how everything fits together (even if you didn’t have fully illustrated step-by-step instructions or demo videos like you will have). Even a novice in basic construction can assemble our pergola kits without much trouble at all. But here’s the best part... if you have any questions on a certain step, you can talk directly with our trained staff via FaceTime or Skype (free of charge).

Visit our FAQs Page for additional Q&As.

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Where To Next?

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Shipping & Delivery Information

Shipping is $999 for all shipments within mainland USA, although we sometimes run sales that discount shipping to $799, $699 or even $499. (We do not ship to Alaska, Hawaii or outside the USA at this time.)

Shipping times vary a bit based on which pergola kit you order and where you are located. That said, we make every effort to have your pergola kit arrive at your home within 2-3 weeks of your order date. We will stay in close contact with you to make sure you are aware of when your pergola kit should arrive. We will email you as soon as your order has shipped and tracking information is available. We will also notify you via email if there are any processing or shipping delays.

IMPORTANT: Because of the size and value of the pergola, you are required to be present to receive the shipment. You will be contacted by the contracted freight company to schedule your delivery.

When the delivery truck arrives, you will need to unload the pergola kit by hand (unless you have access to a forklift). This should take no more than ~15 minutes. While a single person who can lift up to 80 pounds could unload the truck on their own, we recommend having a helper. (Please note that the driver of the truck is not required to help, although they sometimes will.)

You should verify each component against the packing list and note any missing or damaged items on your packing slip before signing. If any item is missing or damaged (which is extremely rare), we will quickly replace it at no cost to you.

The following 1:17 video shows how easy it is to unload your pergola kit from the truck. (Click the 'CC' icon to activate captions/subtitles.)

Click here if you still have any questions about shipping and unloading.

Returns & Refunds

Your satisfaction is our top priority. Our pergolas are made with the finest quality materials so we rarely have any problems. But if your pergola (or any component of it) is damaged or defective in any way, we will happily replace it at no cost to you.

Because our pergola kits are custom made to order, we do not accept returns. We recommend doing a detailed assessment of your site, climate, and installation needs before you make your purchase from us. Click here for more information.

Where To Next?

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Assembly Information

You have two options for assembling your pergola...

  1. Assemble it yourself as a rewarding DIY weekend project (see info below), or
  2. Hire a local installer to assemble and install it for you.

Assembling the Pergola Yourself

Assembling a Sunset pergola is quite easy, even for novices. What's more, you won't need any specialized tools or machinery to assemble your pergola. If you (with the help of a friend) can lift up to 80 pounds and can use a tape measure, level, drill and circular saw, you're ready for a rewarding do-it-yourself weekend project.

We provide the following resources to make assembly as easy as possible:

  • A fully illustrated installation guide (written in very clear, easy-to-understand language)
  • A 12-part video series demonstrating the more difficult steps in the assembly process
  • FREE live assistance via FaceTime or Skype if needed

Here's what you'll need to install your Sunset pergola:

  • A helper - Some pieces are too long and bulky for one person to handle alone. Installing a pergola is a 2-person job.
  • 1-2 days - Depending on the skill level of you and your helper, you should be able to fully install this pergola in 1-2 days. (If you choose to hire a local installer, they should be able to bang it out in just 1 day.)
  • A few common tools - You'll need a level, a measuring tape, a ladder, a drill with a 6" extension (and common drill bits & drivers), and a circular or miter saw. If you don't have one of these tools, you can likely borrow it from a friend/neighbor or (if you have to) rent it from a local home improvement or hardware store.

Click here for more information about assembly and to read assembly FAQs.

Hiring a Local Installer

We have a list of installers throughout the country who would be happy to install your pergola for you. These installers have 1) completed our installation training course, 2) passed a test we administer, and 3) already installed our pergolas multiple times (in most cases).

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Customer Reviews

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Michael S.
16 x 12

Looks great - quality is great very happy with results.

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Patricia L.

Still in garage. Installers c9ming next week.

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Alan J.
Eyebrow Pergola Kit Over the Garage.

I received the pergola kit and installed it myself. The instillation was rather easy and went well. Here are some recommendations I think would improve the
instillation process:
Add more written instructions and more detailed Cad drawings. I was not aware there a was finished and plain side of the backer board. I was half way through the instillation process when i discovered the protective film on the finished side.
Add a completed view of the pergola.
Lengths of the Eyebrow Pergola should include an 18ft one which would be perfect for a double car garage.

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JACK K.
OUR NEW ADDITION

WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH OUR PERGOLA WITH THE 90% SHADE COVERAGE. OUR INSTALLER, MIKE FENWICK...( D.B.A. ON CALL HANDYMAN ), DID A GREAT JOB WITH PRECISION CRAFTSMANSHIP!!! LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!!!

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David
Sunset Free Standing Pergola

The shipping was perfect. Everything arrived complete and undamaged. The materials were of high quality. My project turned out perfectly.

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Mike N.
Purchased and received but not installed

I have not had the Pergola installed Unfortunately up to this point, we’re anxious to get it done and I’m sure it will look beautiful just like the eyebrow pergola kit we bought for our garage door a few months back. Again, we’re just waiting on the contractor, ugh

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Ronnie C.

Business Cards - Personalized - 2-Sided & Full Color

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Dan B.

Could have not asked for a better pergola. Went together very easy due to excellent instructions and videos. You can buy a cheaper pergola, but you will not buy one that is better designed or constructed. Very happy. Thanks

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Tai P.

Delivery was late five days but they made it up with forklift on delivery to lower parcel into driveway. All material was great. Cut, form, and function worked as expected. Overall this is a great product and I highly recommend it.

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Scott B.
SC Pergola

Looks fantastic! I would have a professional do the installation.