There are many types of vinyl patio cover kits and pergolas, some of them are easy to follow where others are not. Though it offers a lot of satisfaction to install ones own pergola, it is essential that you are fully informed of all the minute details so that the end result is satisfactory. The patio cover kit should have all the mounting hardware and must be shipped correctly to the end location. In case a problem arises there should be a person with whom you can call directly to clarify. Retailers will be more helpful in offering assistance and it is crucial to buy the right kit for building a good vinyl pergola.