Though pergolas have a lot of functional advantages, their main drawback is the high cost that makes people think twice. But this also can be reduced to a great extent by choosing to install with vinyl pergola kits. Initially a location has to be decided, which can be a garden, deck or backyard. A walkway is also a good choice. The size and shape can be chosen later on. After choosing the right design you can stain with special deck paint with an oil base to give protection against wear and tear. This will prolong the life of the pergola. Placing climbers or plants above the surface of the pergola will add beauty and greenery.