Courtesy Fortress Building Products

Fortress Building Products has debuted its newest product category, pergolas. The pergolas combine steel’s unmatched weatherability and low-maintenance qualities with modern detailing to bring lasting style to outdoor living spaces.

Drawing from the performance capabilities of Evolution steel deck framing, Fortress pergolas avoid issues associated with moisture absorption, one of the most common reasons for decomposition in standard wood pergolas. The sleek structural steel is dual-layer protected against fire, corrosion, twisting, insects, and rot, according to the manufacturer.

“Pergolas add function to an otherwise variegated landscape,” says Katherine Haverkamp, senior product manager at Fortress Building Products. “But practicality aside, they also give customers the freedom to build a custom space that complements their personal style. To create a private, shaded retreat, Fortress pergolas can be finished with composite boards. Left in their bare form, they can bring forth clean lines that play to today’s in-demand ultramodern, industrial look.”

Customers can select from three freestanding pergola styles available for download, including one traditional and two modern options. Each style can be assembled in many configurations to accommodate different backyard functions.

Like their steel deck framing counterpart, Fortress pergolas support a simple installation process with no specialized tools required. Customers that have worked with wood or framed a wall with steel studs and track will feel at home constructing a steel pergola system, says the company.