NATIONWIDE ASSEMBLY AVAILABLE: Forever Redwood offers Complete Assembly Service. Our own trained crews can assemble your order of any size anywhere in the Continental U.S. Our team will prepare the footings needed, put up the structure and add the final roofing of your choice.

FOOTING DETAILS: If your order is a shade structure project (Pergola, Pavilion, Gazebo or Arbor) we will anchor your structure to the ground and, if necessary, dig footings and pour the concrete. If you have an existing concrete pad, for most pergolas, gazebos and some trellis, that is all you will need. For most pavilions, we will need to dig footings. Any hardscape that is tile, pavers, or stone work, we will need to see on a case by case basis on how to proceed with the footings. During the design process, we will review your anchoring needs and make the appropriate recommendations for the best hardware to include.

SCHEDULING YOUR ASSEMBLY: Our install team coordinator will set an appointment with you once your job is ready to ship in most cases within a week or two of delivery. When possible, we coordinate both for the same day. On site work can vary from hours to a week or more depending on the order size. We can give you a good time estimate for installation when you place your order. Some time of year restrictions apply for our White Glove Complete Assembly Service. During poor winter weather, we may need to schedule around acceptable working conditions or postpone installation until early spring.

ROOFING OPTIONS: For Pavilions and for some Gazebos, you can choose the final roofing of your choice. A popular choice is to choose material to match or closely resemble what you already have on the house roof or on a nearby building. Most roofs are finished with relatively lightweight shingles or metal roofing. When you order your pavilion, you can select a standard metal roof or standard asphalt shingle roof. During the design phase of your order, you will be sent links so you can select the color and style that works best.

CUSTOM OR PREMIUM ROOFING OPTIONS: If you prefer a premium material like an extra thick steel, tile, or copper roofing, you can make this selection during the design phase and your assigned architect will let you know what options are available and the additional costs. If you choose a heavy roofing material like clay or cement tile, this may require reinforcement of your structure and additional expense for fatter timbers, etc. Roofing materials are shipped directly to you from a roofing materials distributor near you.

ORDER ASSEMBLY AHEAD OF TIME!: Assembly Service is best ordered at the time your order is placed. We cannot add White Glove Complete Assembly service to an order that has already shipped without at least 45 days notice.

PERMITS: Many shade structure orders require a permit. We will prepare detailed drawings of your order and send revisions per your input to make sure every detail is the way you want before building. Once you sign off on the drawings, if you decide to pull permits, we will send the drawings to a Certified Structural Engineer in your state to review, make any minor changes needed to meet your local code and prepare and mail copies of your Structural Calculations package and stamped drawings so you can pull the permit. Most jurisdictions now accept electronic documentation and they will be sent as well. The design process takes anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months depending on size and your attention to detail.. Add up to 30 days for the structural calculations. Once you let us know you have the permit in hand, we will build and ship within the timeline you selected at checkout. For more on your shipping options:

The cost for the Structural Calculations package for most orders up to 500 square feet is $2,500. Larger orders can be up to $4,000. The most popular way to order is with a 20% deposit option. We have a 98% track record of success getting shade structure projects through permitting with our Engineering support. Permitting does add a bit of legwork and you must pay what is normally nominal permit fees, but the upside is your investment in the structure will significantly increase your property value if done with a permit. If you do not succeed in pulling your permit, or you decide to not proceed with your order for any reason, Forever Redwood will refund ½ of your initial deposit after completion of design and/or structural review.


If the structure will be installed in a narrow space, a material lift is the right equipment to make the installation easier.

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