The Best Affordable Pergolas You Can Buy

The most popular outdoor accessory for an unbeatable price – that’s what our line of affordable pergolas delivers! You can count on our inexpensive pergolas for the in-style pergola look you love with the Amish-built quality that makes them last for years to come. So just how affordable is one of these pergolas? As of the time of writing in Spring 2022, our best price on a 10’X12’ pergola kit is $2,700 for a gorgeous pressure-treated lumber model.

At The Backyard Showcase, we’re an Amish builder of outdoor structures including pergolas, pavilions, gazebos, and more. Everything we craft is built to the same high standard of construction quality. Keep reading to learn more about affordable pergolas and what to know about pergola pricing.

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Key Traits of a High-Quality Inexpensive Pergola

If you know what you’re looking for, you can absolutely find an inexpensive pergola that looks incredible and will last for decades out in the elements. The only problem is that some cheap pergolas achieve a low price point by cutting corners on material and quality.

Compromising on any of these points can lead to a disappointing purchase that falls apart after just a few seasons of use. Here’s what to look for when shopping for an inexpensive pergola:

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  • The Right Material – The primary pergola materials are pressure-treated lumber, vinyl, and cedar. While the aesthetic of each of these materials may differ, all are gorgeous and all are extremely high-quality. If you’re looking for affordability first and foremost, we recommend pressure-treated lumber. At around $2,700, our pressure-treated pergolas are among the most affordable on the market. For a cedar pergola in the same 10’X12’ dimensions, you can expect to pay around $3,300. For a comparable vinyl pergola, the price will be around $4,200.
  • You Do the LaborOne of the best ways to get the most competitive price on an affordable pergola is to buy a kit and put it together yourself. By doing the assembly yourself, you save serious money on the labor costs. All of our pergola kits are extremely easy to build and are a great option for a first time DIY project. All you need are some basic hand tools and the ability to follow along with directions. However, if you ever need help with construction or prefer the convenience of a professional team, our skilled crews are more than happy to handle everything for you as well.
  • No-Frills Options – While we offer a wide range of pergola accessories like roofs and privacy walls, the no-frills classic style is still the most popular. In addition, it’s also the most affordable as well. Doing without lattice corners, a sunshade, or any other accessories is one of the keys to purchasing an inexpensive pergola.
  • Smaller Size – Although some very small pergolas like 8’X8’ are popular as accents, they tend to be a little too small for most spaces. A 10’X12’ pergola is one of our most popular sizes since it is large enough to serve a variety of functions and looks great in larger spaces. Plus, going with a pergola in this size range also saves you on the bottom-line price compared to larger models like 16’X20’ and even larger choices.

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Those are the 4 things to look for in a trust-worthy inexpensive pergola. However, make sure you NEVER get a pergola that is:

  • Built anywhere outside of the USA
  • Made of metal
  • From a big box store or hardware store


Always Choose Amish Quality

Even if you’re hunting for an inexpensive pergola, you never want to compromise on the overall quality of your structure. Over our years of experience in this industry, we’ve seen too many cheap pergolas fall apart due to poor construction and shoddy materials. That’s why we recommend that you always insist on real Amish quality for any outdoor structure you buy.

White affordable pergola

When it comes to pergolas, pavilions, sheds, or playsets – where you buy makes a huge difference. While some super cheap options might have an even lower price tag, they won’t be a good long-term buy. When the price tag is too good to be true, you can expect that the piece was built in a huge factory overseas from the cheapest material available. However, everything you’ll find at The Backyard Showcase was crafted by true Amish professionals right here in PA!


Shop Affordable Pergola Kits Today

If you’re ready to bring home one of our affordable pergola kits, you’re in the right place. Not only will you love the price tag on our line of inexpensive pergolas, but you’ll love the custom options and convenience, too. The first step is to tell us a little bit about your project and what you want us to build for you. Simply fill out this form or give us a call to get started!

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