What Gazebos Are Made Of – Gazebos For Sale
When you look at gazebos for sale one of the things you focus on is the material used to build them. That’s because the style, design, look and durability of the structure is affected to a certain degree by what it is made out of. Also you want to get a material that is able to fit well with your backyard garden or anywhere else you want to place these multi-sided open air structures.
Three materials are commonly used to build gazebos – wood, metal and vinyl. Of the three wood is the most common but you can also see metal gazebos and even vinyl ones dot the backyard landscape across the country.
The good thing about wood is the fact it is wood. It has such a nice natural color and beauty which really accentuates the natural look of any garden. Thus it can be a nice centerpiece to your garden while it blends in easily without really standing out too much.
Wood is easy to get since you can just go down to your nearest lumber yard or store and pick from the varieties available. They are also easy to work with and you can easily get the tools needed to work with it. At the same time it is also a forgiving material to work with since you can easily modify it should you make a mistake.
Of course, wood being wood it does come with its set of issues. These are usually in the form of termites, rot, molds, warping and the like. You can keep these at bay for some time with proper maintenance but it can be time consuming and labor consuming but it’s not like you have to do it every day.
Just as durable but with less maintenance issues (if you can call them issues) is metal. More specifically the metal used to make gazebos for sale is wrought iron. It’s heavy and pricy but it really looks good and despite it being metal can be blended together with any backyard garden theme.
Other than rust there are really no other issues that these types of materials have so as long as you take care they can last a long time. If you want something less heavy and less pricey you can also get steel and even aluminum gazebos.
Then there’s vinyl. OK maybe it may not seem like a good material to use on a gazebo but it is catching on. It is just as durable as wood and metal but it does have an advantage – it has no enemies. This means that when you buy one of those gazebos for sale made out of vinyl the only thing you need to worry about is how to clean it when it gets dirty.