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  • Why buy from USAVinyl?

    USAVinyl has been in business since 1992 - Experience is the key for a successful and happy transaction! We are a family owned company and have family values. All of our vinyl railing comes direct from our facility - we are not a middle man like most of our competition. USAVinyl inventories and fabricates our entire residential vinyl fence line. This is important because we can control our high quality standards - not rely on a factory in a different state. Only buy vinyl railing materials from the USA! For further assurances we have a price guarantee that guarantees our pricing is the lowest on the Internet!

  • USAVinyl's railing line is tested to meet IBC and IRC Codes.

    At USAVinyl, we want to make sure our railings are the strongest in the industry. We adhere to a certification process which all items are certified and inspected before we make the kit. And we had a third party strength test our railing to ensure we meet IBC and IRC codes.

  • Our boxed railing kits are easy to ship and transport.

    All of our railing kits come boxed with all rails, pickets, aluminum insert(s), brackets, fasteners, and instructions! Each kit goes through our quality control process to ensure the highest standards in the industry.
Aluminum Fencing FAQ
  • Why buy from USAVinyl?

    USAVinyl has been in business since 1992 - Experience is the key for a successful and happy transaction! We are a family owned company and have family values. For all residential fencing - the fence comes from our facility - we are not a middle man like most of our competition - when you purchase residential fencing from us - it comes from us. Make sure you know where your fence is coming from before you purchase. USAVinyl inventories and fabricates our entire residential vinyl fence line. This is important because we can control our high quality standards - not rely on a factory in a different state.

    Never buy vinyl fencing made by other countries or come on a "container" - it is known that other countries extrude vinyl using lead - which is harmful to humans.

    Everyone has heard about the recent recalls involving products made in China that contain lead. Plastic Jewelry, toy train sets coated with lead paint and most recently, the recall of Mattel toys.

    In countries outside the United States, it is not out of the ordinary for lead to be used as a stabilizer in Vinyl compounds because it is less expensive then the high-quality, safe alternatives that USAVinyl uses in its fences. USAVinyl feels that consumers should not have to worry about harmful lead hidden in PVC Fencing and is proud to be able to state that we never have and never will use lead as a stabilizer in our vinyl fencing products.

    Also - you do not want a warranty from a foreign country. Some companies are selling foreign products that are new and unproven - at USAVinyl - we only sell the highest quality American made vinyl fencing and aluminum fencing. Always ask where the materials are MADE not where they are being shipped from.

    Only buy materials from the USA!

    For further assurances we have a price guarantee that guarantees our pricing is the lowest on the Internet!
Outdoor Living FAQ
  • Why buy from USAVinyl?

    USAVinyl has been in business since 1992 - Experience is the key for a successful and happy transaction! We are a family owned company and have family values. We have been manufacturing vinyl fencing and other vinyl products for years. All Vinyl Pergolas and Vinyl Patio Covers are designed and made at our facility. We are not a middle man like most of our competition - when you purchase vinyl pergolas from us - it comes from us.
  • What is the difference between a Vinyl Pergola and Vinyl Patio Cover?

    Really nothing, but some people search for Vinyl Pergolas and some people search for Vinyl Patio covers, but they are the exact same thing.
  • USAVinyl is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBBonline), why is that important?

    USAVinyl adheres to the strict guidance of the Better Business Bureau. We will stand behind all of our products and you can buy with confidence that we have a proven track-record of satisfied customers. Never buy from a company that is not a member of the Better Business Bureau!
  • How an USAVinyl offer the best pricing and the best quality for vinyl pergolas?

    Simple - we are the largest Vinyl Fence Manufacturer on the Internet and we can purchase better then all other companies – and then we pass the savings on to you!

    Not all Vinyl Pergolas are the same. They may look the same, but there are many differences in the materials, design, and engineering. At USAVinyl, no company can beat our price for our quality of materials, please let us know if you have any questions and feel free to send us and competitive quote and we will analyze it for you to make sure you are getting the best price without sacrificing quality. A lot of companies can "hide" items and we can get you a apples to apples comparison so you can make the best decisions.
  • Why do advertise the size of your Pergolas from the center post spacing and some of your competitors advertise their sizes based on the top dimensions and overhang?

    We feel it is false advertising if you are using the top dimension as your "Size". All of USAVinyl's Vinyl Pergolas are quoted in actual size! For example, most companies will sell you the size of the “top of the pergola” at USAVinyl our sizes are the center to center dimension of the posts.

    Our 16’ Width x 16’ Projection Freestanding Pergola size is the actual location of the posts center to center. The top dimension of the 16' Width x 16' Projection would actually be 19' 4.5" Width by 18' 6" Projection (The Bradenton™). To see an example diagram click HERE to show how width x projection is defined. Most companies price your pergola by the top dimension, not USAVinyl – make sure you are receiving an “apples to apples” quote. Remember, no one beats USAVinyl in price for the same quality materials – we have a knowledgeable staff ready to answer your questions and can help you compare any competitors product.
  • Is the Vinyl American Made?

    USAVinyl only uses American made extruded vinyl (made in Ohio). We will stand behind all of our products and you can buy with confidence that we have a proven track-record of satisfied customers. A lot of overseas made vinyl is poor quality and has been known to be extruded with lead and poor UV protection.

    Some companies use extrusions made in China to keep the prices lower, in most cases these extrusions are poorly made with not enough TI02 (sunscreen), but you will not know it for 2-5 years - then try and make a warranty claim against a Chinese extruder.
  • Do you have any Vinyl Pergolas that are tested for wind load and snow load?

    The Bradenton™ Vinyl Pergola is independently tested from a third-party engineering firm. The Bradenton™ can be installed so they can withstand 140MPH wind loads (exposure ‘C’) and withstand 4 feet of snow loads. If you need a raised seal engineering report for your local building department, the cost is $50.00.
  • Are your Headers and Rafters structural?

    All of our 2" x 8" headers are hollow with structural aluminum inserts in them. All of our rafters above 10’ long are hollow with structural aluminum inserts in them. Rafters 10’ and below use double ribbed extra strong 2” x 6” extrusions – structural aluminum is not needed in 10’ and lower Rafter Projections – as always, we can customize anything you need!
  • Can you make custom sizes?

    We can make custom sizes, but our customers like the versatility of being able to cut down on site. For example, you want a 16' Wide x 15' Projection Vinyl Pergola, you would typically purchase a standard 16' projection x 16' wide pergola and trim down to your custom site. It is easy and gives you the flexibility to make changes on site! Let us know what you want and we will make it for you!
  • Is there a variation in the number of shade slats that come with different manufacturers?

    The spacing of the slats and the size of the slats vary by manufacturer. USAVinyl's Vinyl Pergolas use 3" wide slats that are 3" apart. If you would like a different size, we also stock 1.5" x 1.5" and 7/8" x 1.5" slats. Remember, the 3" wide slats will give you adequate shade.
  • Does the price of your Vinyl Pergola's include everything?

    We include everything! The only items you may need is concrete and/or a header board for attaching the pergola to a building.


    Only buy materials from the USA!

    For further assurances we have a price guarantee that guarantees our pricing is the lowest on the Internet!