Your structure must be anchored securely to either a concrete slab, concrete footings, or a sufficiently anchored deck, as detailed below. We include post brackets with all of our pergola and pavilion kits. We also include post base moldings to hide post brackets from view.
Classic, Serenity, and Arched Cedar Pergola Kits: For most pergolas, in most environments, use our standard stainless steel post brackets (pergola anchors). Should you live in a high wind area or otherwise require extra stability we recommend heavy duty anchors.
For high wind areas, or for added strength and stability, we recommend our heavy duty anchoring system. We also require this for spans between posts of 18ft or more.
Hampton Vinyl Pergola Kits: Anchored to concrete or deck with provided hardware as shown here.
Sonoma Pergola Kits: Anchored to concrete or deck with Sonoma post anchors.
Notes for deck anchoring: To anchor to a deck, bolt your post brackets or 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, typically 2"x6" or 2"x8", that the floorboards rest on. See this pic for a visual. Blocking is simply a piece of wood, say 6"x6"x24", that you may place beneath the deck if there is no joist where you want to bolt in the anchor.
Classic, Serenity & Arched Cedar Pergola Assembly Manuals:
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 Pavilion Assembly Manuals:
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:
Hampton Premium Vinyl Pergolas:
Pergola Kits USA Canopies:
Pergola Kits USA Canopy Colors
Pergola Kits USA Canopy Installation Manual
Pergola Kits USA Canopy pictures here & here