Making a fiberglass pergola

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I am researching construction of a pergola using fiberglass material instead of wood. I would like to hear from anyone who has constructed a fiberglass pergola or has information about fiberglass pergola kits. Thank you.
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  • Leslie Leslie on Aug 14, 2016
    Hi Marion, I would use Google to research that info, if no one from the Hometalk community replies. Gook luck

    • Marion Marion on Aug 14, 2016
      Hello Leslie, Thank you so much, I have researched on the web and am hoping to get some first hand, personal information from the community. I am new to Hometalk and looking forwrd to being a member of this amazing community. Take good care and be safe......Marion

  • Leslie Leslie on Aug 14, 2016
    Understood :) Hope someone replies!

  • Marion Marion on Aug 14, 2016
    Thank you Leslie, you are too kind.....take good care and be safe....Marion

  • Kapiteinterzee Kapiteinterzee on Aug 16, 2016
    I did a fiberglass pergola when I was in the business of home renos and construction. Be forewarned – it’s expensive. A “standard wood pergola” that comes in kit form is about $2k to $4k(USC) (depends on wood used) for an 10’W (3m) x 12’L (3.6m) x 10’H (3m) structure. Aluminum pergolas, same size, can range from $1.5k to $2.5k(USC). The fiberglass pergola kit, same size, is about $3.4k to $4.2k. We did a custom fiberglass pergola that cost (my out of pocket cost) of $3.5k materials, plus labor for footings, hardscaping, cutting to size and assembling of $3.8k, or $7.3k total cost. We charged the client $9.5k(USC.) Hope this gives you a good idea. . . and good luck.

  • Marion Marion on Aug 16, 2016
    Thank you so much. Are you pIeased with the outcome? I really appreciate your time and information. Take good care and be safe. Marion

  • Craig Laidlaw Craig Laidlaw on Aug 16, 2016
    If you want to save some money, buy PVC ( or the equivalent) studs, posts etc.. Usually comes in white and can be cut the same as normal lumber ( Also can be painted). Simply check with your local supplier of building materials for availability, get a pergola plan or make one, take it in to the Contractor Services area, and they will price it out for you. A normal carpenter will be able to do the job, or a good handyman. I have used this material A lot with new home and cottages, even for exterior trim. Totally weather resistant for any kind of weather and strong.

  • Marion Marion on Aug 16, 2016
    Thank you Craig. I appreciae your information. Take good care an be safe...Marion