Dealers who offer vinyl pergola kits offer them at comparable prices. If you want to hire a contractor, bid out a few different ones and see who comes up with the lowest bid, this will help you find the best price. The kit usually contains mainly the vinyl materials, nails, screws, a detailed plan, lifetime guarantee and a list of the tools you’ll need to complete the project. They usually are: a hammer and jigsaw, measuring tape and level. When you install it yourself and invite guests to be seated under the pergola, you can proudly say that you built it. The cool shade it provides as well as the visual beauty is just more satisfaction from a vinyl pergola kit.