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Post Anchoring:

All of our products must be anchored to either a concrete slab, concrete footings, or a sufficiently anchored deck, as detailed below. We include post base moldings in all our pergola and pavilion kits to hide post anchor hardware from view.

Classic, Arched  & Serenity Pergola posts: Use our standard pergola anchors, which can be viewed here. Should you live in a high wind area or otherwise require extra security we recommend heavy duty anchors.

Cedar & Vinyl Pavilions posts: Use our standard L brackets (four per post) or our heavy duty anchors.

Structural fiberglass posts: For concrete, anchored as shown in instructions here. To anchor to a deck, use our deck plates in varying diameters and sizes, such as 8" Round or 10" Square. Attach your coupling and steel rod to the deck plate as shown here.

California Redwood posts:  Anchored to concrete or deck with provided hardware as shown here. A Gale Anchor Wind Kit is recommended for installations where strong winds of up to 80 mph are expected. A Hurricane Anchor Wind Kit is rated to withstand winds of up to 110 miles per hour.

Breeze Pergola posts: Anchored to concrete or deck with Simpson Strongtie post anchors: ABU66Z post anchor or CB66HDG High Wind 6x6 post anchor.

Sonoma Pergola posts: Anchored to concrete or deck Sonoma post anchors. Lodge II post anchors here.

Hampton Vinyl posts: Anchored to concrete or deck with provided hardware as shown here.

Notes for deck anchoring: To anchor to a deck, bolt the deck plates to the deck using supplied lag bolts. Bolt into the deck joists or to additional blocking that you place beneath the deck. Joists are wooden planks, 2"x6"x12' typically, that the floorboards rest on. See this pic for a visual. Blocking is simply a piece of wood, say 4"x4"x24", that you may place beneath the deck if there is no joist where you want to bolt in the anchor.




Classic, Serenity & Arched Pergolas: 

Classic Cedar Instructions
Classic Cedar Wall-Mounted (Attached) Instructions

Classic Vinyl Instructions
Classic Vinyl Wall-Mounted (Attached) Instructions
Homestead Pergola Instructions
Serenity Cedar Instructions
Serenity Vinyl Instructions
Arched Pergola Instructions
Wood Lattice Top Instructions
Lattice Wall Instructions
Vinyl Color Options

Cedar & Vinyl Pavilions:

Cedar Grand Pavilion Assembly Manual
Vinyl Traditional (Hip) Roof Pavilion Assembly Manual
Vinyl Gabled Roof Pavilion Assembly Manual
Cedar Traditional (Hip) Roof Pavilion Assembly Manual
Cedar Gabled Roof Pavilion Assembly Manual
Metal Roof for Gable Roof Pavilion Assembly Manual

Structural Fiberglass Pergolas:

Structural Fiberglass Assembly Manual
Fiberglass Pergola Warranty
The Structural Fiberglass Revolution
Sample drawings and crate contents - Avondale Model 12x12
Wind Load Report 16x16 Pergola 90mph
Wind Load Report 16x16 Pergola 160mph

Breeze Western Red Cedar Pergolas:

Cedar 12x12 Spec Sheet
Cedar 12x12 Assembly Manual
Cedar 12x12 w/ Wall & Retractable Canopy Spec Sheet
Cedar 10x10 Assembly Manual
Foundation Preparation

Sonoma Pergolas:

Lodge II 15x14 Assembly & Warranty
Sonoma 12x12 Assembly & Warranty
Sonoma 12x16 Assembly & Warranty
Sonoma 16x16 Assembly & Warranty
Tuscany 14x14 Assembly & Warranty

California Redwood Pergolas:

Arched Free Standing Redwood Assembly 
Arched Lattice Roof Redwoood Assembly 
Backyard Gazebo Redwood Assembly
Brighton Hill Redwood Assembly
Del Mar Redwood Assembly
Santa Fe Redwood Assembly
Garden View Redwood Assembly
Attached Garden View Redwood Assembly I & Assembly II
Outdoor Kitchen Redwood Assembly
How to anchor your Redwood pergola

Hampton Premium Vinyl Pergolas:

Pergolas 101
Structural Assembly Manual
Bracing Detail
Building Mounting Detail
Frame Mounting Detail
Post Mounting Detail
Stringer Mountain Detail
Single Beam Attached Installation Guide
Single Beam Free-Standing Installation Guide
Single Beam Overall Canopy
Double Beam Attached Installation Guide
Double Beam Free-Standing Installation Guide
Double Beam Overall Canopy
Structural Information



Infinity Canopy Brochure 
Infinity Canopy Warranty
Infinity Canopy Specifications
Infinity Canopy Configuration Options
Infinity Canopy Installation Manual
Infinity Canopy Installation Manual - Pulley System
Phifertex Cleaning Instructions
Phifertex Fire Rating
Sunbrella Specifications
Sunbrella Cleaning Instructions

Sunbrella Canopy Colors

Sunbrella Canopy Installation Manual

Sunbrella Canopy pictures here &

Capabilities Brochure