Having a well-built gazebo can enhance the beauty of your compound. It can also be used as an outdoor living room enabling you to spend quality time with your friends and family. The size of the gazebo greatly depends on the purposes you are building it. Is it for recreational purposes or to provide shade and shelter? These outdoor facilities come in different shapes and sizes. You can also choose to set up the gazebo permanently or temporarily. The temporary ones are easily portable hence you can shift their location at your pleasure. You can set up a gazebo in your garden, next to your pool, in your lawn or have it as an extension of your living room.
Making gazebos is quite simple. Since they are normally built to serve as a shelter, all you need is a roof that is supported by pillars. Ensure that you design it in a way that allows the sun to get in and free air circulation but can still shield you from harsh weather conditions like excessive rain and the scorching sun. Different materials can be used to build this outdoor facility. For the pillars, you can use vinyl, wood, coated steel or aluminum. Each material has its pros and cons. Before you conclude on one, do extensive research and ensure that it meets your desires perfectly.
When choosing the roof of your gazebo it is important to choose the one that best suits your compound, the number of people you need to accommodate, affordability, space required, design and still appealing to the eye since this is a long-term investment. It is advisable to get a UV-coated waterproof canvas that offers protection against the UV rays and rain. You can plant flowers around it to make it more attractive.
You can get ready made gazebo kits from any home improvement store that only requires erecting. Or you can opt to buy the material separately and construct a structure of your choice. Though it is more time consuming and can be tiring, it is considerably cheaper compared to buying the kit. After you have had the structure set up, it is vital to ensure that you maintain it and take good care of it to ensure longevity. Depending on the materials used, you need to protect your gazebo from outdoor potentially damaging elements like UV-light and insects.