Enhance your outdoor living space even further by adding a retractable canopy on to your 10×12 arched Western Red Cedar pergola!
Instant protection from sun and rain or gaze up at the open sky. Simple and easy!
A pergola is a wonderful addition to anyone’s backyard. Think about the family gatherings you will have underneath the beautiful Western Red Cedar beams and posts that make up your pergola. Casual Sunday brunches or socials with good friends and neighbors will be even more memorable in a setting like this.
Adding a retractable canopy to your pergola instantly increases the amount of time you can enjoy these moments. Quickly and easily!
Umbrellas provide shade but only for small areas and are not structurally very sound.
Because the retractable canopy roof is attached to a solid structure of a pergola, it can withstand wind speeds of 80 mph or more when fully extended.
Difficult weather such as a passing rain shower or extreme sun is never going to ruin your outdoor entertaining plans again!
Our Patented Retractable Canopy System is both simple and easy to install
Fasten canopy stops and anchor knobs
Simple to Operate
Extend the canopy fabrics out using pull handle
Lock canopy easily to opposite end to fully extend
We recommend using a Post Mount Bracket to secure pergola posts to your foundation.
Although the pergola is stable and strong without installing a bracket, installation of the brackets will firm up the structure and lessen the amount of sway that may occur with your structure. In areas of high winds, please check with your local building authority to confirm suitability.
The First Step
The First Step is to line up your posts with the post mount brackets so you can drill the proper holes. Watch our Lining Up Posts & Brackets video to the right.
1. Line up Post Mount on bottom of post and mark hole location.
2. Using OLT’s footprint, drill holes in your foundation for Post Mount Rebar.
3. Make sure Post Mounts Brackets are installed at the proper height, adjust as necessary.
4. Fill drilled hole with Exterior Epoxy Glue as well as apply to Rebar Post.
5. Push or bang Post Mount Bracket in hole and let expoxy cure.
6. Line up Pergola Post holes previously marked with Post Mount Bracket holes.
7. Slide 6” carriage bolt through holes.
8. Slip washer on and tighten nut with wrench.
9. Complete remaining posts.
The Second Step
Different surfaces will require different styles of post mounts. The Second Step is to follow the specific instructions for either an Existing Slab Installation (see video here), or for Concrete Set Up Installation (see video here).
Watch Lining Up Posts & Brackets
If you ordered a liftgate delivery:
The driver will take your skid to the back of the truck, place it on the liftgate, lower it to the ground and place it next to the truck.
Use the plastic shipping tarp to cover and protect your pieces until you are ready start your project. When finished using it for this…repurpose it!
If liftgated down, take a minute or two to cut the straps and pull off the tarp. Check for corner damages, wood chips, sharp cuts and gauges in the product and if the pallet is broken.
Hand Offload Only:
If you did NOT order Liftgate Delivery, you will have to hand offload:
The driver will take your skid to the back of the truck, cut the straps and hand the pieces down to you. Most individual pieces weigh no more than 30-50 lbs.
There is a time limit of 15-20 free minutes so it is best to have someone there to assist you.
If hand offloading, briefly check all the pieces as they are handed to you.
On the morning of the delivery, call the carrier to confirm your shipment is on schedule. Carriers typically deliver between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. – make sure you are present or have someone available to receive the shipment.
Make sure your delivery location is easily accessible to the truck and driver. Move vehicles if necessary. Drivers are not allowed to deliver freight that they deem dangerous to themselves or that may damage your property etc.
When the Truck Arrives:
While the unit is still in the truck, confirm the shipping label has your name, address and is the correct product. If not, call us immediately.
Damages – IMPORTANT
At the time of delivery, DO NOT SIGN until you have inspected the freight! Look inside the truck to make sure the unit is not damaged before unloading.
Occasionally thedriver will be in a rushand want you to sign quickly. It is your right to take a few minutes to inspect the freight.
If you notice any damages, please make the notation ‘damaged’ on the delivery receipt upon signing for the receipt of the goods. Take pictures of anything you think looks like damage, including the pallet and call our Customer support line at 1-888-658-1658.
If there is damage, it is usually quicker and easier to send replacement pieces.
It is our policy to replace any broken or damaged pieces immediately and to your satisfaction if this notation is shown on the proof of delivery on the carrier’s copy.
Remember – You do not have to accept the freight! If your freight shows catastrophic damage, ie – not on a pallet or with multiple pieces broken and sticking out and without our plastic wrap, you can refuse the delivery. Please call our customer support line at 1-888-658-1658 immediately so we can advise you how to proceed.