On a hot summer’s day, pop up gazebos are really great for providing shaded areas. If you need to have food and drinks under some kind of shelter, or just want to remain cool and comfy at a garden party despite the heat of the sun, these structures can offer inexpensive and convenient solutions. However, many gazebos sold on the market do not perform too well in unfavourable weather conditions. Many of the cheap plastic and aluminium structures aren’t really suitable during heavy rain or windy conditions. Their supports are not strong and sturdy enough to remain safe in these situations. In these conditions, a waterproof garden gazebo with steel framing will be able to prove itself as a worthwhile purchase.
If what you’re looking for is a gazebo that will be able to perform well even in tough weather conditions, it is crucial to think of the quality of the product over its price. Saving money by purchasing a model that is cheap but designed for use only in fair weather conditions will just end up incurring more costs in the future when you suddenly realize you need to buy another gazebo because the previous one was not strong enough. The quality of the canvas, for instance, that forms the roof should be checked for any gazebo you plan on buying. As a suggestion, a fully waterproof, 300d commercial grade polyester canvas should do great in wet conditions. A 600d polyester will even be better and should be available in your nearest hardware stores.
Another important thing to consider in purchasing a waterproof pop up gazebo is its framework. The frames should be checked and it is best to look for steel structures as these will be the strongest available. Wet conditions will usually be accompanied by very strong winds. Thus, a pop up gazebo should not just be waterproof, but sturdy as well. All structures with good quality should be made from steel that has already been treated to help the model resist the effects of corrosion. Galvanized steel is a material with good quality that is commonly used. Most importantly, take a look at the guide rope system and check whether it will be sufficient to keep your gazebo firmly in place during strong winds. Always use the guide ropes unless the weather is fine.