Sunjoy Naples Pergola – Backyard Style for Cheap?

Want a quick and easy shade structure in your backyard that you can also secure to the ground? The Sunjoy Naples (now Sunjoy Lodi) Pergola adds style and sophistication to any deck or patio. However, you can save a bunch of money because you can set it up yourself!

10 x 8 Foot Sunjoy Naples Pergola with Retractable Canopy

Sunjoy makes a portable pergola conveniently larger than the standard 9′ x 9′ size. It measures 10 feet long x 8 feet wide, with a height of 7 feet. (And it doesn’t cost much more!)

This larger size works perfectly for creating outdoor living rooms, patio dining sets or conversation areas. You can fit more people and furniture underneath the canopy.

That said, the pergola is still lightweight. The frame only weighs a surprising 135 lbs! This makes it much easier to set up, install and move.

Is the Naples/Lodi Pergola Cheap or Well-Made?

This DIY pergola kit comes with a heavy duty metal frame that has a powder-coated finish. Therefore, the metal resists rust, corrosion and chipping. In other words, the metal top and posts are strong and will stay looking newer for longer.

In addition, the retractable top canopy is made from a weather-resistant polyester fabric. Plus, it contains UV protection.

Note: You can hand wash the canopy fabric, but the manufacturer does not recommend putting it in a washing machine.

Compared to cedar wood structures, metal gazebo and pergola kits require less maintenance and upkeep. You don’t have to routinely stain or re-paint them.

High-quality vinyl pergolas typically don’t need much care either. However, some can tend to look cheaper than metal pergolas with canopies (unless you are matching white trim on your home).

Why I Like this Pergola Canopy:

I like how the canopy comes in 2 pieces. This gives you more versatility in how you shade your space. Draw it all the way across for full shade, open in all the way to see the stars at night, or create a center “sun roof” for partial sunlight. See what I mean here:

Sunjoy Naples Pergola Canopy Open and Drawn Shut

The canopy is easy to move by hand. Plus, the simple piece of fabric adds contemporary elegance to an otherwise plain frame.

In short, the Naples allows you to upgrade your home without having to spend a bunch of money. If want an easy and low-cost renovation project that can add value to your backyard, this is a great one.

Naples Pergola Grey Canopy
Canopy slides across rod via hanging rings

Sunjoy Naples Pergola Specs:

  • Dimensions: 10 feet long x 8 feet wide x 7 feet tall
  • Color: Black Frame, Grey Canopy
  • Frame: Heavy Duty Steel & Aluminum, Powder Coated Finish
  • Weight: Approximately 135 lbs
  • Package Includes Frame, Canopy and Ground Stakes
  • Model #: L-PG080PST-2
  • Assembly Required: Instruction Manual
  • Manufacturer: Sunjoy
  • Get the Pergola Here