Gazebos offer so many benefits to your backyard. They add the perfect touch to gardens and landscape designs. They also offer a nice place to relax with your friends at a barbecue. Due to their elegant designs, they are often chosen as a backdrop in wedding photos.
Most gazebos can easily be customized with a variety of accessories, such as flower boxes, benches and tables and even screen kits to provide you additional functionality. There are many different types of gazebos to choose from. Learn which gazebo is right for your needs.
Types of Gazebos:
- Steel /Metal Gazebos
- Wood /Cedar Gazebos
- Vinyl Gazebos
Metal / Steel Gazebos
Metal gazebos are ideal for public parks, public entertainment areas such as golf courses and outdoor concerts. Metal is very hard to vandalize due to its overall strength. Metal gazebos offer several different styles and sizes including covered gazebos, distinct designs on the panels, rails, decorative roofing, weathervanes and finales.
Unfortunately, metal gazebos require assembly and can be very heavy. In fact, lifting equipment may be necessary to assemble a metal or steel gazebo. They can also be prone to rust over time. Metal /steel is not the best type of gazebo material to choose for your backyard at home.
Wood/ Cedar Gazebos
Cedar gazebos offer the best looking style to any backyard. They are much easier to install and customize then the other types of gazebos. Cedar gazebos are usually treated to be decay and insect resistant, so your gazebo will last for a long time. In addition, wood is strong enough to handle heavy snow loads and heavy winds. Even the smell of cedar is fantastic!
Cedar gazebos come in different shapes such as ovals and circles. You can easily add accessories to wood gazebos such as: flower boxes, screen kits, 2-tier roof, benches, tables and decorative trim.
This is not one of our favorite types of gazebos as it looks very similar to plastic. While vinyl gazebos are virtually maintenance free, they do not add much appeal to backyards. If you’re looking to add more visual appeal and entertainment space, we suggest staying away from vinyl gazebos.
Best Type of Gazebo:
While you may claim we are biased in concluding that wood gazebos are the best type of gazebo to buy, we have 35 years of experience that tells us wood is the longest lasting material to use. Wood will never go out of style and it offers the best and most naturalistic look to any backyard. Let your backyard entertainment begin!
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