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 & Serenity Pergola posts: Use our standard pergola anchors, which can be viewed here and here. Should you live in a high wind area or otherwise require extra security we recommend 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.
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 Attached Instructions
Classic Vinyl Instructions
Serenity Cedar Instructions
Serenity Vinyl Instructions
Arched Pergola Instructions
Vinyl Color Options
Cedar & Vinyl Pavlions:
Vinyl Hip Roof Pavilion Assembly Manual
Vinyl Gabled Roof Pavilion Assembly Manual
Cedar Hip Roof Pavilion Assembly Manual
Cedar Gabled Roof Pavilion Assembly Manual
Structural Fiberglass Pergolas:
Breeze Western Red Cedar Pergolas:
California Redwood Pergolas:
Hampton Premium Vinyl Pergolas:
Sunbrella Cleaning Instructions
Sunbrella Canopy Colors
Sunbrella Canopy pictures here & here