Is Investing in a Replacement Canopy For Your Gazebo Worth It?

by Charmaine Ferrer

Remember the saying, You get what you pay for? That rings true for every product we buy. But for big purchases, like a gazebo, customers want to make sure the money they invest in gives them a huge return. That is, customers that spend anywhere from $200 to $1,000 for a gazebo, want to make sure that it is a quality product that will last them years of outdoor enjoyment. The metal frames should be strong and sturdy, heavy and will not rust. The canopy that comes with the gazebo should also be made of a fabric that protects from the sun, is heavy and durable, and will withstand a rainstorm or a windy day.

That is not always the case when a gazebo is purchased from a big box store. These stores need to meet a low retail price point, usually $199 to $299 and therefore cannot skimp on the construction of the frame for the gazebo. This is due to safety issues as well as product liability. If they cannot skimp on the construction frame, where can these box stores go cheap on? The canopy! For starters, the fabric of the canopy is usually a polyester and/or canvas blend, and is prone to fading, tearing, and ripping.

The life of the canopy depends on the fabric used to make the canopy. Most fabrics weigh 150 to 200 denier (unit of measurement of linear mass-density of textile fiber calculated as one gram per 9000 meters). Without treatment, the canopy will last about 2 to 3 years. Canopies made with low grade fabrics will last about 6 months to a year. Exposure to UV rays, rain, wind, and snow make the fabric brittle.

In addition, the cheap fabric of the canopy makes it unable to withstand a rainstorm or a strong wind, tearing the canopy off of the frame of the gazebo, ending up on the other side of the yard, and ripping in several places. Even if the canopy does not rip, the color can fade, and water and dirt stains will make the gazebo look old, worn down and unattractive. This means that it’s time to buy a new canopy!

Because the gazebo was bought at a big box store, the first thing a customer does is return to the store and buys a replacement canopy for the gazebo. But alas! The big box stores do not sell a replacement canopy. It’s either shell out another $200 to $500 for another gazebo with the cheap fabric canopy or enjoy the old gazebo that is in the yard, without a canopy.

This is where Garden Winds comes to the rescue! Garden Winds is the online shopping store to purchase replacement canopy tops for gazebos. Garden Winds invested a lot of time and resources in helping gazebo owners with ripped, faded, and unusable canopy tops. Gathering customers’ feedback and input, we answered their call with the design and development of replacement gazebo canopy tops. We have the country’s largest selection of replacement gazebo canopies available for most gazebo makes and models. Garden Winds is a user friendly online shopping site which makes it easier to find the exact replacement canopy top for your gazebo. Their customer service team is knowledgeable and available to assist you with any questions about our products. Please visit Garden Winds to purchase your new replacement gazebo canopy top today!

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