What is the difference between a gazebo and a pergola?
The biggest difference between a gazebo and a pergola is the roof. Pergolas have a partial roof, usually made from interlocking beams that create a horizontal lattice, instead of a continuous roof. The roof of a pergola allows more sunlight in but does not protect against rain. The roof of a gazebo offers total cover from a variety of elements.
How should I protect my gazebo?
After purchasing a gazebo, you want to make sure it's going to last as long as possible. There are several ways to protect your gazebo, including the following:
- Apply a sealant to your gazebo every year per the Backyard Discovery instruction manual.
- Check for pests. Termites will be your biggest issue, but there are other pests to be aware of as well, including bees and spiders. To protect your gazebo (and yourself), consider spraying an insect repellant or have your gazebo inspected and treated frequently by a professional.
How do I find the right size gazebo for my space?
When it comes to finding the right size gazebo for your space, the first thing you'll want to consider is how many people you want to fit into the gazebo at one time. The larger the gazebo, the more people it can accommodate.
After that, you'll need to think about where in your yard you want to place your gazebo. If you have a large yard with lots of open space, this won't be an issue. Measure the space to determine how large of a gazebo you can get.
How long does it take to assemble a gazebo?
How long it takes to assemble your gazebo will depend on a variety of factors, including how large the structure is and how many people you have helping with the process. It could take anywhere from a few hours to a full day.
The other thing you'll need to consider is what comes in your gazebo kit, ready to assemble. Our kits come with pre-cut, pre-drilled and pre-stained pieces, as well as access to the BILT® app, which provides step-by-step interactive assembly instructions. These features may help reduce the amount of time it takes to assemble your gazebo.
Does a gazebo add value to your house?
Yes, it does. Any type of renovation, addition or thoughtful design element can instantly raise the value of a home. A gazebo not only creates a more livable space outside of your home, but it also makes your yard unique. Whether you're looking to sell or just want the satisfaction of knowing your property value has increased, adding a gazebo can help you achieve your goals.