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Gazebo Canopy - Protecting Your Gazebo and Giving You Peace of Mind

A gazebo canopy is a huge fabric or vinyl that is attached to your gazebo to protect you from the heat of the sun or from the pelting rain while enjoying a quiet moment inside the gazebo or while having a party among friends and family. It also protects your gazebo from harsh weather conditions and helps in the preservation of your gazebo especially if you have a wooden gazebo in your garden.

It is recommended that you use vinyl instead of fabric in your canopy because vinyl can protect you and your gazebo from the rain. The fabric canopy is only ideal for hot weather conditions and it would be expensive if you are going to have both fabric and vinyl outdoor gazebo canopy.

In choosing an outdoor gazebo canopy, it is best that you know the dimensions of your gazebo before buying a canopy. Too large canopy may cover the whole gazebo which makes it hot inside the gazebo and does not let the air circulate inside or it can be too dark inside that you cannot see what you are doing or who you are talking to. Too short gazebo canopy, on the other hand, may not protect your gazebo properly. Both ways, the canopy doesn’t serve its main purpose which is to protect you while you are inside the gazebo and prolong the life of your gazebo.

There are companies that make custom-made gazebo canopy. All you have to do is send them the dimensions of your gazebo and they will do the gazebo according to the dimensions that you have sent them. You can also buy your gazebo canopy in hardware stores. Just be sure to give them the dimensions of your gazebo and they will give you the gazebo canopy with the proper size. There are also online shops that sell gazebo canopy. A standard sized vinyl garden canopy usually costs $90 each. These canopies are durable and they can be delivered to you upon ordering online.

Maintaining the good condition of your garden canopy

Taking care of your gazebo canopy prolongs its life. You can save money because you don’t have to replace it sooner than it’s supposed to be replaced. If you don’t take good care of your gazebo canopy, you will suffer the consequences like replacing the top of the canopy, replacing the whole unit or get stuck with torn or worn out canopy.

Always remember that different weather conditions such as rain, heat from the sun, snow and wind can ruin your gazebo canopy if you don’t take care of it properly.

In taking care of your canopy, you should remember to remove it properly from the gazebo, fold it and keep it if you don’t need extra shade or if it’s not the rainy season. If your area experiences snow, you definitely should remove it before it snows because snow causes the vinyl to stretch and get ruined.

If you can’t remove the canopy, you could buy another cover and place it on top of your canopy during the summer and rainy season, but you will definitely have to remove both the cover and the canopy it during the winter season.

You can also remove the top of your canopy and leave the legs still attached to the gazebo because its legs are made from durable material and could withstand harsh weather conditions.

Garden canopy protects you and your gazebo. It is only but fair to return the favor and take care of it to prolong its life.