8" PVC Pergola Rafter - The true size is 1 1/2" thick x 7 1/4" tall in various lengths. Our rafters do not require painting as we make them by folding and laminating four panels of ¾" PVC. All four sides of the rafters end up perfectly smooth with no open pours.
Available with either a smooth or wood textured finish.
When ordering rafters with only one side profiled, the length of the rafter will be the rafter excluding the profile end cut. When ordering rafters with both sides profiled, the length off the rafter will be the total length off the rater including the profile end cuts. Please see images for full information.
Made from CertainTeed or Versatex cellular PVC that can be cut, shaped, fastened and finished using standard carpentry tools. Weather resistant, with no warping. Does not require painting for protection, but easily accepts paint to suit your color pallet.
PVC is the ideal weather resistant material for Pergola Rafters. The draw back is that PVC is not rigid and tends to sag over time. For this reason, our PVC rafters over eight feet long are made with ¾" reinforced fibreglass rods laminated inside. Fibreglass rods are similar to steel rebar that is used to reinforce concrete in high rise buildings and bridges.
We have not conducted engineering tests for load bearing capacities, but are extremely confident that the rods that are made to hold thousands of tons of concrete will comfortably keep our PVC Pergola rafters from sagging under the weight of other rafters.
Choose either a smooth or wood textured finish.
May be ordered with either both or just one end profiled, and cut down to any length.
You may choose from any of our Rafter Tail Profile Cuts like Spartan, Napa, Craftsman, or Custom.
Additional Reinforcement can be added in order for Rafters to be used as a Header or Rafter Support. Note that in traditional Pergolas, two rafters are paired up for rafter support.
Rafters can be made any size, contact us for a quote.