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Penelope Abbé

I bought a retractable Aleko pergola about a month ago and we placed it our backyard. It’s not holding up to the East Coast weather and it is a bit small. I thought the 9 feet x 9 feet dimension would be large enough but it provides little cover from the late afternoon sun. The angle of the sunlight completely engulfs everyone beneath the Pergolas. I think maybe I should place it near a tree or something. Anyway, the canvas material was not as advertised – it is polyester, the metal frames were fresh out of the box but got chipped when transporting from China. Although I would have wanted it to be bigger, for the cost I would say you get what you pay for. Cheap price = cheap product.