Throughout the Renaissance period pergolas served as a focal point for gardens, sitting areas and covered walkways. Pergolas are arbor-like structures with rafters and beams that are usually supported by architectural columns. In recent years there has been a significant resurgence in the popularity of these structures, adding a touch of elegance to gardens, decks and patios, while providing both shade and beauty.
Recently HB&G Building Products, the industry leader in fiberglass porch columns, introduced a new line of high-quality fiberglass pergola kits. HB&G’s President & CEO, Lance Servais, points out that, HB&G has been serving the building products industry since 1880 and has gained a reputation for outstanding quality. We found that the pergola category was in need of a high-quality product that was both sturdy, like those made of wood and long-lasting with a very low maintenance requirement, like those made of vinyl. To address this need we decided to introduce an incredibly sturdy line of low-maintenance fiberglass pergolas.”
Unlike wood pergolas, those made with fiberglass are weatherproof, insect proof and fire resistant. Because HB&G’s fiberglass pergolas are significantly lighter than wood, they are easy to install. HB&G’s Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Byers, adds “Don’t let the light weight fool you. These stock pergola kits are exceptionally strong! Pound for pound the fiberglass beams and rafters are stronger than steel, so they can span longer distances than vinyl or wood without sagging under their own weight.” Designed for both beauty and strength, these structures can set your home apart or bring a backyard or deck area to life.”
HB&G’s stock pergolas are wind load rated at 90MPH with standard installation and 160MPH utilizing the wind/load deck plates (sold separately). They are available in three sizes: 12’x12′, 14’x14′ and 16’x16′. The parts are clearly marked and all hardware is included so that your pergola can be completed in a matter of hours. All standard stock pergolas ship in one week, and come with a choice of either square or round no-taper PermaLite® fiberglass columns.
For more information, visit http://www.HBGColumns.com or call 800-464-4424.
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