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Pergola Kit Installation Support

Every day we receive calls asking us ‘Do you think I can install this?’

The best way for you to figure this out is by taking a look at our video installation series. This series, located on Youtube, shows each step of the pergola installs in simple three to seven-minute-long videos. If you want to see how the posts are cut to height or how the rafters attach to the beams – there is a video ready and waiting for you! About 90% of all installation questions asked are answered out loud and the person actually shows you how to do it. Click the YouTube video picture below to see the installation playlists.

  This video series mimics the written installation manual sent with your kit!

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Building your own pergola is easier than you think. If you can:

  • Lift up to 80 pounds
  • Use a tape measure and a level
  • Use a circular or miter saw
  • Use a drill
  • Assure columns, beams and rafters are level and aligned

… you’re ready to install a Heartland Pergola.

If you don’t have the necessary tools or the time to take on the project, it’s easy to find a professional contractor who can install your pergola. Our kits include all the materials you need, as well as step-by-step installation instructions and drawings. Your local handyman won’t have any problem taking on the project.

What You’ll Need

  • A helper. Some pieces are too bulky for one person alone to safely handle.
  • Two free days (maybe). While a professional contractor should be able to install a pergola in about a day, a novice DIYer may need up to two. (NOTE: If you need to dig and pour footings or attach to deck framing, it will take a little longer.)
  • A few basic tools, including a level, measuring tape, ladder, drill with a 6” extension, drill bits and drivers, and a  circular or miter saw.
  • Step-by-step installation instructions and videosavailable on our website

A detailed list of tools is included with your pergola kit and in the installation instructions. Make sure you have everything you need before you begin construction.

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