Reminiscent of Classic American Architecture, The Rio Pergola exudes class. With its beautiful and unique curved top, inspired decorative columns, The Rio Pergola is an elegant choice for any patio. It offers shade from the summer heat or makes a great hot tub enclosure. Best of all, you can do more entertaining and less maintaining because The Rio Pergola is crafted with premium vinyl, and is maintenance free. All of New England Arbors' products are manufactured by molding premium, hi-grade polymers around traditional structural elements to create the classic look of wood without the traditional maintenance. In other words, you get the classic look of wood without the headaches. Just the occasional rinse with a garden hose is all you ll need to do to keep your pergola looking great year after year. This product also features a 20 year warranty. The Rio Pergola requires a drill, level, ladder, measuring tape, and two people to assemble. For installation on a wood deck or concrete patio, use our hassle-free Bolt Down Bracket System (purchase separately). For an in-ground installation, you can extend the posts with pressure treated lumber wood inserts purchased from your local hardware store. Our detailed instructions give you all the information you need to install and mount your pergola.