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Answering FAQs with PDFs!

May 22, 2017

We receive some of the same questions for our Heartland Pergolas vinyl pergola kits all the time! So to best answer them we have made som great visuals in PDF form! Whether you're doing an attached vinyl pergola or a freestanding vinyl pergola - there may be a couple unique spots where a picture would best answer your question.


See here how our 5x5 post installs:

vinyl pergola kit post installation

Ordering 7" Columns? See the difference here:

Heartland Pergolas vinyl pergola kit 7

See what our beam attachment bracket options look like for the more friendly DIY installation:

Heartland Pergolas vinyl pergola kit DIY installation brackets

What about the Hurricane Clips that give the wind warranty? What will they look like?

vinyl pergola wind warranty clips

Attaching your pergola to a house or structure? Take a look here to see how it's done:

Heartland Pergolas attached vinyl pergola kit installation diagram

Sharing a middle post on a large pergola? You'll need to splice your beams on that post - here's how:


Heartland Pergolas vinyl pergola kit beam splic picture


As a family business we strive to provide our customers with all the help we possibly can. If you have a question, all you have to do is ask! If your question is best answered by a picture or diagram, we will absolutely make it for you.


You can call 563.345.6726 7 days a week and find the answer to your question now.

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Does your pergola pass the International Building Code?

Apr 28, 2017

Engineer tested and approved, the Heartland Pergolas' system will hold up to the elements no matter what area you live in. There are many pergola kits and builders out there that can piece together something that looks good for a couple of years... but is it safe and will it last? What will it look like in 5 years?  At Heartland Pergolas, we've taken measures to ensure your pergola not only looks beautiful, but passes the International Building Code as well.  With a Heartland Pergola purchase you will receive a lifetime warranty on the interior and exterior materials of your pergola - you will also enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your purchase has passed the structural integrity requirements of the International Building Code.

vinyl pergola kit passing engineering testsvinyl pergola kit 16x16 passes engineering standards

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There are two types of pergolas you can buy if you're looking for low maintenance pergola kit:

1. A box store pergola - this likely WILL NOT pass minimum requirements and will not span past 12'. The reinforcement is likely wood or air. It will look decent for the first 2-3 years you have it. It will be cheaper than everything else and you will get what you pay for.

2. A lifetime warranty pergola - there are a few different companies out there that offer lifetime warranty, low maintenance pergolas. Some of these pergolas are similar to ours, but they don't have the testing done, they can't span what we can, and they can't offer you the same installation support. At Heartland Pergolas we have positioned ourselves to offer you everything you may desire out of a high-quality vinyl pergola kit. This includes: customizable options, aesthetically pleasing final product, roofs up to 24' long without additional posts, lifetime warranty interior, lifetime warranty low maintenace exterior - and best of all - an aggressive price. You will get what you pay for if you purchase a Heartland Pergola - but rest assured you will not overpay. We are priced "in the middle" of the low maintenance pergola market - yet we offer you the best of the best when it comes to customer support, pergola design, engineering tests tangibles (ask the compeition for tangibles), video walkthroughs on installation, and a transparent sales process. We are a family business and we are successful because we care.

We are Heartland Pergolas. Call us at 563.345.6745.

A copy of our most recent engineering test results which covers any pergola sized 20x20 or smaller (yes, we said tangibles!):

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Create a beatiful outdoor room at night too!

Apr 18, 2017

At Heartland Pergolas our goal is to help create a beautiful outdoor living space for you - this goes for both day and night!  Our vinyl pergola system is designed for customizable shade levels during the day - and it's predrilled for wiring if you want to light it up at night!

heartland pergolas vinyl pergola with lighting

The above vinyl pergola kit is just completing the installation process (one more railing and then the railing on the stairs!) but our customer is so excited about the lighting they had to send us the picture early!  The aluminum post mounts of our system have a hole predrilled directly in the center - making it very easy and efficient to run wires up the posts or columns. The beams and rafters that make up the roof are hollow 2x6 or 2x8 aluminum profiles with vinyl casings - meaning you can drill a hole anywhere in them and easily pull a wire through.

Whether you want the lighting directly in your pergola or lighting on the decking or landscaping below it (pictured in these two) - a Heartland Pergola completes a great looking outdoor room at day and night time!

Give us a call at the office at 563.345.6745 and we can help make your outdoor living space look great too!

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New Minneapolis area dealer - Pro Deck Supply!

Apr 03, 2017

We are excited to announce the addition of Pro Deck Supply to our family of dealers!  They are located on Broadway Street in Northeast Minneapolis, MN!  Pro Deck Supply is a specialty retail lumber yard that carries a vast array of top-quality products. Their customer-centric focus makes them a perfect new addition to the Heartland Pergolas dealer tree!

Check out their beautiful website here: or give them a call at (612) 331-5487!

Want to become a dealer? Call us at 563.345.6745 or email us at

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Watch a 16x16 get built in 60 seconds!

Mar 14, 2017

Below is a video of our crew installing a 16x16 pergola display at ASP Enterprises in Kansas City, MO. The actual installation time took 3 hours and 45 minutes.  Thanks to a Go-Pro we can show you the whole install in 60 seconds!

If you are interested in installation of our pergola kits you can find our YouTube series on installation here:

We have a video for every variant of every step in the pergola installation!  If there is something unique or specific you would like to know - all you have to do is call and ask. Our office line is 563.345.6745.

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Beautiful new pergola in Rochester, MN area!

Feb 14, 2017

We just received some pictures of a fantastic pergola up in Minnesota! Our Rochester area dealer, Custom Retaining Walls, partnered with The Tree House Landscape and Garden Center to build this beautiful pergola! The landscape pillars actually have lights built right in them, making for some impressive lighting at dusk and night time!

vinyl pergola kit with 75% shade level

Vinyl pergola kit on landscape pillars

vinyl pergola kit zommed out view

vinyl pergola kit front view on landscape pillars

This pergola actually went in on an assisted living facility. We can help out with pergola quotes whether it's for your house, your business, or a city project! Contact us about a vinyl pergola kit at 563-345-6745.

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Special request, just ask!

Jan 31, 2017

DIY's or contractors - we have instructions and guides available to you in both English and Spanish! If you have a special request that you need to complete a pergola kit installation, contact us and we will make it happen!

Our email is or you can call the office at 563.345.6745.


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Quotes are coming in!

Jan 11, 2017

Pergola quotes for 2017 are starting to roll in! If you know you want a pergola for 2017 (or have customers that do) - now is the time to get your quote back the same day. Give us a call at the office 563.345.6745.

Pergola kit CAD drawingPergola Kit CAD Drawing engineering perspective

We can provide a quick price and CAD drawing for you - or if your job is more complicated - a hand drawing and customized quote may be what you need! Our pergola kits are fully customizable and will fit any unique space!

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Happy Holidays from Heartland Pergolas!

Dec 19, 2016

The Heartland Pergolas team just wanted to say Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Happy Holidays from Heartland Pergolas picture

We're incredibly excited for the 2017 season and will strive to continue our delighting our customers.

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Low quality + snow = failing pergolas

Dec 06, 2016

It's that time of the year! A lot of the country will be experiencing snow loads soon (if they haven't already). Pergola kits are awesome in the Summer... but what happens when you get two feet of snow in January?  At Heartland Pergolas, we provide lifetime warranty pergolas - with BOTH our aluminum-reinforced frames AND our low maintenance vinyl having lifetime warranty - so there's no worries when the snow comes.  There are some other options out there that are... well... not as high of quality.

Here's a very real possibility if you decide to go with a pergola kit that has wood reinforcement (or no reinforcement at all).

Poorly reinforced pergola kit failure
Photo Courtesy: Allison Zimmerman.

Don't let this be you!  Heartland Pergolas are built with the full aluminum frame, whether it be from the ground to the top of the posts, or any of the beams and rafters.

Heartland Pergolas aluminum post mount insert

Heartland Pergolas 2x6 aluminum insert


Be safe during the holiday season - and take a picture under your Heartland Pergola!

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