2019 Outdoor Pictorial Buyers’ Guide: Gazebos, Pergolas, Shading Elements

by Kacey Larsen

CertainTeed’s vinyl pergolas and arbors can become the focal point to any outdoor living space. Offered in a white vinyl, the Aristocrat II Arbor, Vineyard Pergola and Beaumont Arbor complement most outdoor areas and will not need painting or staining. Visit certainteed.com or call (800) 233-8990 for more information.

Kleer Lumber’s Cellular PVC Trimboards can be used to craft custom pergolas. Because the trim components offer the look of wood without the associated maintenance, boards will not splinter, rot, delaminate or swell. The PVC boards retain their white color but can be painted with 100 percent acrylic latex paint and installed in direct contact with the ground, masonry and other potentially wet surfaces. Visit kleerlumber.com or call (800) 521-8486 for more information.

Ply Gem Fence and Railing boasts a variety of outdoor structures, such as gazebos, arbors, pergolas and sun shades. Manufactured and extruded for maximum toughness, products are tested according to ASTM standards for performance, quality and durability in all weather. Constructed from a vinyl material, the outdoor structures are customizable to suit outdoor living needs and come in select colors. Visit plygem.com or call (888) 975-9436 for more information.

The Outdoor Accents line of decorative hardware by Simpson Strong-Tie can help with building beautiful and structurally strong custom outdoor living structures. Available in a corrosion-resistant coating with an additional black powder-coat finish, the decorative hardware line is expanding to include light and heavy joist hangers, post bases that accommodate 8×8 and 10×10 posts, decorative washers, post base side plates and gable plates. Visit strongtie.com/deckcenter or call (800) 999-5099 for more information.

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company aims to bring outdoor elements together using its wood pergola and arbor kits. Made in the U.S. using select-grade Douglas fir, the pergolas feature a UV-resistant finish and the company’s signature arched top design. The pergola and arbor kits are available in mocha and redwood colors and a variety of sizes. Privacy walls and roof options sold separately. Visit outdoorrooms.com or call (866) 303-4028 for more information.

Seven standard models of Trex Pergolas are available in 12 standard and custom color options: the original Trex Pergola, Trex Pergola + ShadeTree Canopy, Trex Wall Pergola, Trex Pergola Air, Trex Pergola Balance, Trex Pergola Vision and Trex Pergola Element. The latest offering, Trex Pergola Element, combines a sleek modern design that maximizes shade with the performance characteristics of its all-aluminum structure. Visit trex.com or call (800) 289-8739 for more information.

Versatex cellular PVC products are often used to fabricate gazebos, pergolas, shade elements and ornamental trim elements. All Versatex products come in a white finish that can be painted—even with dark colors because of heat reflective coatings from Aquasurtech. Use the company’s VERSATEXTURAL service to convert submitted drawings into a fabricated element produced by a Versatex-approved millshop. Learn more by visiting versatextural.com. Visit versatex.com or call (724) 857-1111 for more information.

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