In this brand review, we’re focusing on New England Arbors, which is now called Vita. We’ll explain all below…
New England Arbors recently merged with Vita Gardens to form the new company Vita, which is headquartered in Ontario, Canada. They make elegant and high quality arbors and pergolas that ship from their warehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Reviewers give their products 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Let’s dive down into this great new brand in more detail, to discover the products in the Vita range, where you can get them and for how much – and how you can maintain these top standard arbors and pergolas so they enjoy a long life.
Where Are Vita New England Arbors & Pergolas Made? (Are They Made in The USA?)
It appears that New England Arbors (Now Vita) make their products both in the USA and overseas, with products being shipped worldwide from their warehouse in Columbus, Ohio.
Who Makes Vita New England Arbors? (Will They Stand Behind Their Products?)
New England Arbors and Vita Gardens merged to form the company Vita. They are a family of companies that have been dedicated to outdoor living for over 2 decades. Vita is headquartered in Ontario, Canada.
Vita means life. Vita is a lifestyle brand that is dedicated to bringing joy, creativity and inspiration to lives. The people at Vita love what they do and are passionate about products, customers and employees.
New England Arbors has been recognized by their own industry for their excellence. The company has been around for more than 2 decades. Their arbors and pergolas have designs ranging from classic to bold. New England Arbors combines vintage beauty with high-tech performance.
Vita stands behind their arbors and pergolas. They guarantee it with their long warranties – up to 20 years.
What Products Are in The Vita New England Arbors & Pergolas Collection?
Vita offers a strong and beautiful selection of arbors and pergolas. Vita vinyl and composite arbors and pergolas are maintenance-free.
Vita’s charming and timeless arbors vary by post size, material and top geometry. They offer arbors made of cedar, composite or vinyl in brown, charcoal, and white. The designs range from contemporary to traditional.
The maintenance-free vinyl is BPA/phthalate-free. The composite is durable, maintenance-free and weather-resistant. Both vinyl and composite are sturdy and easy to clean and maintain.
Vita arbors come in five different post sizes. The arbor tops can be arched, flat or a combination of both.
Vita offers 5 arbors with a 1.5-inch by 1.5-inch post size. These arbors are made of vinyl and composite. Four models have a curving top, and one is flat. They are offered in brown and white Dimensions start at 39 inches L x 23 inches W x 8 inches H. The largest arbor with this post size is 45 inches L x 23 inches W x 84 inches H.
There are 4 arbors with 2-inch x 2.5-inch posts. All of these arbors are cedar. There are two arbors with arched tops and two are flat. Exterior dimensions start at 47 inches L x 18 inches W x 86 inches H and range up to 84 inches L x 26 inches W x 92 inches H.
Vita offers 5 arbors with 2-inch x 3.5-inch posts, that are made of vinyl and composite in white or brown. The tops are curved, flat and one with a Grecian-style combination arch and a flat. Dimensions start at 49 inches L x 24 inches W x 88 inches H and range up to 57 inches L x 24 inches W x 92 inches H.
There are 5 arbors offered with 4-inch x 4-inch post. They are all made of white vinyl. Two have classic and curved tops and three are flat. Their dimensions range from 58 inches W x 28 inches L x 85 inches H and range up to 91 inches L x 40 inches W x 103 inches H.
There are 3 arbors with 5 inches x 5 inches posts. One model, the Wildwood, has two posts. The other two models have four posts. Two arbors are cedar, and one is vinyl. Arbor dimensions range from 60 inches L x 6 inches W x 90 inches H up to 72 inches L x 32 inches W x 97 inches H.
Vita pergolas come as freestanding, freestanding louvered or attached. They are made of maintenance-free composite (just one model) and vinyl in white and brown. The tops are all flat. Vita offers pergolas as kits. Although the sizes are set, some can be customized for your patio – check with customer service.
Vita offers 15 freestanding pergolas. Most have four square or round posts, but the largest pergola has six posts. The Trellis model has four trellises for climbing vines at each post. The Malibu and Monterey models have canopies.
The smallest Vita pergolas, the Portland and the Lakewood, are hot tub size. They have four 6-inch by 6-inch posts and measure 6.5 feet W x 6.5 feet L x 8 feet H.
The largest pergola, the Regency Grande, has six posts and covers 288 square feet. There’s plenty of space for relaxing and dining. The dimensions are 12 feet W x 24 feet L x 9 feet H.
Vita also has a line of freestanding pergolas that are louvered. The louvered panels can be adjusted for the perfect amount of sun – either shady or sunny. The louvered models are all constructed of white vinyl.
The smallest louvered pergolas have 3 louver panels. The outer dimensions are 10 feet W x 10 feet L x 9 feet H.
The largest louvered pergola, the Bristol Grande, has six posts and 3 louvered panels. It measures 12 feet W x 24 feet L x 9 feet H.
Vita also carries 3 pergola models that attach to your house. They are all made of white, long-lasting, weather-resistant vinyl. The smallest attached pergola measures 12 feet W x 12 feet L x 9 feet H. The largest attached pergola measures 12 feet W x 16 feet L x 9 feet H.
Do Vita New England Arbors Also Make Other Outdoor Products?
Yes, Vita offers many outdoor products. They market composting gardens, keyhole gardens, planters, garden decor, pergola accessories (like moldings, shades and a privacy trellis), arbor accessories (like trim kits, picket gates, corner pickets and picket wings), and garden accessories.
What Size & Weight Are Vita New England Arbors & Pergolas?
Vita arbor post sizes vary between 1.5 inches and 5 inches. The weights of the arbors range from 18 pounds up to 211 pounds.
Pergolas vary in size from 6.5 feet square to the largest pergola at 12 feet x 24 feet. Pergolas weigh from 150 pounds up to 475 pounds.
Do These Arbors & Pergolas Come With a Warranty?
Yes. Cedar arbors come with a 1-year warranty. Vinyl arbors come with a 20-year warranty and composite arbors come with a 10-year warranty.
For their pergolas, vinyl pergolas are warranted for 20 years, while the louver assembly is warranted for 5 years. For pergolas with fabric canopies, there is a 2-year warranty on the canvas. For the one composite pergola, there is a 10-year warranty.
What Do The Reviews Say About New England Arbors & Pergolas?
We looked at reviews on Amazon, Wayfair, and Home Depot. We found over 2,800 reviews on New England Arbors’ pergolas and arbors. We didn’t include reviews on any other New England Arbor products.
Over 2,800 reviewers gave New England Arbors & Pergolas 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Most people thought the arbors and pergolas were very easy to assemble. They sometimes needed additional help online and on the phone and were very happy with the customer support. They thought the arbors and pergolas were great value for money.
Most positive reviewers thought the assembly instructions were very clear. Many reviewers thought their arbor or pergola was beautiful, awesome and perfect.
One negative reviewer said the actual dimensions of their arbor didn’t match what was stated online. Another reviewer loved the product but thought their arbor had been repackaged.
Reviewers thought the installation was lengthy and sometimes not all parts were included or were damaged. One reviewer commented that the instructions needed to be written out – not just pictures.
How Much Do These Arbors & Pergolas Cost?
Vita arbors start around $100. The largest arbor costs a little over $1,000.
Vita pergolas begin at $700 and run up to $5,300.
What Sort of Maintenance Do New England Arbors & Pergolas Need?
Arbors and pergolas made of vinyl and composite need very little maintenance. No painting, no treating, and no sealing. First, rinse off the arbor or pergola with the hose, gently. Then clean the vinyl or composite with a mild dish washing soap and water solution.
Use a sponge or cloth – nothing abrasive. Abrasive cleaners can damage the vinyl’s glossy finish.
Vita cedar arbors are already sealed with a water-based stain. You can maintain the appearance of the arbor by re-staining every 3 years or so, depending on your climate and the amount of sunshine the arbor gets. Cedar can be washed off gently using the hose.
Conclusion: Where Can I Buy These Products?
Vita arbors and pergolas can be purchased at Vita’s website here.
They are also available at Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Hoover Fence, Hayneedle, BestNest, Walmart, Costco and Wayfair.