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Gazebo Canopy Review

25 Feb

Gazebo Canopy Review

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What better thing to have set up in your yard than a gazebo canopy.  It can get so hot and sunny and with the strength of UV rays these days, it’s especially beneficial and wise to have a place to escape the sun while still being able to enjoy the outdoors.  And, depending on the size of your canopy, you could have some nice outdoor gatherings and keep everyone safe while at the same time, enhancing your garden decor.

There are many choices when it comes to protection from the sun and other elements.  You can choose a deck canopy, a pop up gazebo or a gazebo tent, each of which have their own plusses.

A Deck Canopy

A deck canopy, as the name implies, is for use on a deck, be it concrete or wood, rather than on your lawn where it can be anchored into the ground.  They tend to be open, more like an umbrella than a full gazebo, but some look very similar to a gazebo for your lawn.  They can be used to provide a shaded area for picnics or to overhang an area away from the sun in your pool.  They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and are made to be stabilized with weight.

A Pop up Gazebo

A pop up gazebo isn’t as elaborate as a tent gazebo.  They come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 8 ft. x 8 ft. to 10 ft. x 20 ft., and colors.  They can have just the upper canopy, attached around the frame or close completely.  You can also get this type of gazebo in a version that has a canopy roof but mesh/net walls.

A Gazebo Tent

A gazebo tent can be used either completely closed or with some of the walls pulled back and tied.  These tents come in a variety of sizes to suit everyone’s needs.

10 ft. x 10 ft.

10 ft. x 20 ft. – check out 10 x 20 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls

10 ft. x 30 ft. – check out 10 x 30 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls

*(also check out the ozark trail hanging tent gazebo)

The largest of the 3 tents will hold up to 50 people and the walls have large windows to let in ample light.  Most gazebo canopies are white in color.  All are made of waterproof polyethylene and block out almost 100% of UV rays.  The frames are rust and corrosion resistant.

As you can see, there are a number of choices when it comes to purchasing a gazebo canopy, all based on personal need.  They offer an added attraction to your yard and serve a great purpose.


Cost Effective Solutions – A Deck Canopy

28 Jun

Cost Effective Solutions – A Deck Canopy

If you are searching for a quick easy and temporary cost effective solution to protect your selves from the outdoor sun a deck canopy could well provide the solution you require. Roll up awnings are a great idea for a more permanent structure, but it could be you need to use your deck shade canopy as an interim solution or perhaps in more than one location, so portability will take precedence for you. When considering temporary patio shade there are a number of options all with pros and cons, what you decide on will be about your immediate requirements.

Considerations for Deck Canopies

It could be you need a very simple pop up gazebo for your outdoor space, a gazebo offers a degree of both privacy and shade and a small light gazebo tent can be moved around as the sun changes position to ensure you always have protection in the area of your garden that requires the shade. Depending on the size you select, as a marquee party tent can be large enough to hold a wedding or other function in, you may be able to accommodate all your patio furniture. Another benefit is that the sides can be opened or closed at will. This function can be useful when eating to keep all the insects away from the food, or perhaps for a romantic interlude away from prying eyes.

Another lightweight and cost effective choice for an outdoor deck canopy can also be a cabana, which is basically a pop-up half-tent that will provide an effective shelter for those lazy summer days. This sort of tent can be as light as 3Kg and they come in UV protective tent fabrics that offer shelter from both wind and heat, often having a SPF50+ sun protection. This solution is also an excellent choice for the beach, but you will not be able to position your patio furniture inside, so if you have elderly or less able bodied amongst you this could be a drawback. However in general, for kids and young adults it’s a great multi use option you can take anywhere.

A pergola is a more permanent structure that allows you to be exposed to the elements and nature it does not usually have a roof as such. However a cover
can be purchased and roofing options such as metal, fiberglass, plastic, and fabric are all available to give you additional protection. Do consider how much UV protection will be gained though as this has to be a primary consideration when making a choice. Pergolas often are crucial items of garden decor and if you are a gardener canopies for decks can be grown with climbing plants and look and smell absolutely stunning when in full bloom.

Suppliers of Deck Canopys

Always research the many possibilities before purchasing, it could well be that shade sails fitted to your existing pergola may be all you need. Look online at Lowes for some great ideas, online shopping can save you money and time. Sears also have a very comprehensive outdoor living section and you can pop into the store for information and advice on the best patio canopy for your requirements. It could be that with expert advice you recognise that in fact a retractable awning is actually what you need. Walmart also have an enviable range of cost effective patio shade solutions well worth investigation.

**Photo on front page: Kansas Poetry**Cortesy of flickr.com



Outdoor Tents and Gazebos are Useful for a Variety of Activities

9 Jun


There are many different situations that can benefit from the use of outdoor tents and gazebos. Many different styles, sizes and constructions are used for such products, so there is likely to be a product for any purpose. Some are designed for entertaining, while others are more useful for outdoor activities. These practical little numbers can really add to the overall quality of your social life outdoors while enjoying the garden decor, with family reunions, barbacues, parties, etc.

A 10 x 30 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls is ideal for special occasions, such as weddings, anniversary celebrations and other special occasions being held outdoors. Because the product uses sides, it can prevent food and special clothing from being ruined by outdoor elements, such as rain and high winds. It also helps differentiate a special area or activity from others.

A gazebo tent can be fairly quick to put up and take down, if a brand such as EZ Up or something similar is selected. Some products are made with powder coated steel poles, with a canvas or vinyl covering and matching sides. Some models require the use of stakes driven into the ground, for additional stability. Others consist of a hard PVC frame, with vinyl or canvas top and walls. The type or model selected may depend upon whether the product is used on a concrete patio or in a large yard.

Regardless of the purpose, these products are available in a variety of price ranges, so there is a model available for the tightest budget. It is still wise to consider how and where the item will be put up. Some products require many sets of hands, while others require only one adult.

A typical 10 x 20 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls will probably require at least two adults to set up and take down. You should consider the amount of time that will be required for setting up and tearing down the item, if it is used for a special occasion in which a specific location has been reserved. There may be time limits that help you decide on the most convenient model.

There are products designed specifically for outdoor activities, such as camping, like for example the Ozark Trail hanging tent gazebo. This item sleeps up to five people, is weatherproof and sets up in a few seconds. It features a full floor and windows with flaps for ventilation. For around $60, this product is great for those who frequently enjoy the outdoors and makes camping a family activity, so don’t forget your camping guide before your start your adventure outdoors. While this product is a great value for those who enjoy spending time in the outdoors, there are other portable gazebo tents available as well.

The 10 x 20 EZ Pop product serves as a great shelter for use with or without a pop up tent. It features a steel frame and a green canvas top. Optional sidewalls come in green as well, though it also includes unique vinyl see-through windows. While this product can be used for many different outdoor activities, it can also serve as a temporary storage or cover for a car, ATV, dirt bike or outdoor tools. This highly durable product costs around $150 and is definitely multifunctional.

Advantages of Portable Gazebo Tents

9 Jun

Advantages of Portable Gazebo Tents

There are many times when we need a portable form of cover for an outside event.  Portable gazebo tents will meet those needs and exceed them.  This new breed of outdoor tents and gazebos stand ready to meet consumer’s needs.  They offer an array of options to help customize the space to each person’s individual needs.  They are easy to put up, durable and stylish.

Unlike the wooden gazebo or other type of solid structures, this type of gazebo tent works well for business applications.  If you pair the 10 x 30 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls you have the perfect environment for a vendor booth.  The tent is easy to set up at local fairs, swap meets and other venues.  Set up can be accomplished by one person in just a minute or two.  The heavy-duty canvas top looks great in plain white but they have a festive array of patterns to choose from. It protects you and your products from the sun and rain.  The zip sidewalls help further define your space and protect it from the elements.  When leaving it set up overnight zip the front and all your items are protected and contained.

These would also be great when a business wants to set up an outside event. Events such as employee appreciation or customer appreciation days.  It puts together the perfect centerpiece for the event.  A place to register participants, offer promotional items or serve food.  It does not have to be put together or put up until you are ready to begin.  Having two or three of these on hand is a smart and economical idea.

These versatile tents have great appeal when camping or even going to the park for the day.  They are lightweight and easy to carry.  Perfect for anything you need, instant shade from the sun or rain. A backyard birthday party or even a family gathering to enjoy the garden decor will benefit from the comfort they will provide.  A day at the beach might last a little longer if you have a place to sit in the shade for a while.

Set one up at your campsite to make the perfect area to prepare and eat food.  It also creates a protected environment for field dressing game on hunting or fishing trips.  It helps you get through those spring and summer showers with ease.  The 10 x 20 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls offers a little more portability than the bigger tent. They both come in their own carry case.

There are many different manufacturers of these types of portable shelter.  The Ozark trail hanging tent gazebo can be purchased at most mass retailers.  Most of the brands feature heavy-duty canvas tops that protect against sun and rain.  Sidewalls options include a canvas zip on sidewall or a heavy clear plastic zip on sidewall.  The frames are of good quality metal.  Most brands offer a one to two year warranty. They will last for many years depending on use patterns.  Once you own one you will find more and more reasons to put it to use.

Ozark Trail Hanging Tent Gazebo – The Rugged Side of Gazebo Tenting

8 Jun

Ozark Trail Hanging Tent Gazebo – The Rugged Side of Gazebo Tenting

When the word gazebo is used in reference to tents, the first pictures that come to mind are the white wedding types or the backyard pergola versions.  The Ozark Trail Hanging Tent Gazebo takes to the woods with a roomy tent that can sleep five people and hold two queen air mattresses. It is fully weatherproofed and is a one-piece unit, meaning that the floor is securely stitched to the body of the tent.

This tent does require the purchase of a frame called FirstUp Canopy, which is available from online retailers for less than $100. This Ozark Trail gazebo tent hangs on the frame perfectly and the frame itself is a snap to put up.  The best feature is that this tent is big, 10 x 10, and because of the frame, the center of the ceiling is so high that those who are over six feet in height can stand up and still not have their head hit the tent’s top.

Even those who are not campers will find this Ozark trail canopy tent product to be useful. Just think of having a great, roomy, covered area when tailgating in the shadows of your favorite sports stadium. Outdoor family gatherings become so much nicer when there is shade and protection from pesky insects, using the FirstUp canopy and frame.

There are also a number of portable gazebo tents on the market that are of the more traditional variety. Today’s versions feature easy and efficient set up, in fact, some can literally be put in place in just a minute or two. These portable models are fairly light in weight and include a carrying case. It is possible to get a steel frame and canopy for about $150 online and some even come with sidewalls and doors that can be removed or added to meet every occasion and event need.

When it comes to outdoor tents and gazebos, the Coleman Sundome is worthy of consideration. This tent can sleep five, is spacious and is a full 72 inches in the center, making for a lot of headroom. It is easy for most to set up having only two poles and clip attachments. The instructions are even sewn into the carryall bag, making sure they never get lost. The company is justifiably proud of its weatherproofing, something they refer to as “WeatherTec.”  The tent material is polyester and treated with a coating that uses anti-wicking webbing and zippers.

Warm weather means outdoor gatherings, parties under the stars, weddings or just family and friends enjoying the garden decor. When a large tent is needed to accommodate these types of events, most automatically think about renting rather than owning a white party tent. Today’s online retailers are quickly changing these thoughts as they offer a number of reasonably priced party tents that may actually cost less than a rental unit.

A 10 x 20 White Party Tent Gazebo Canopy with Sidewalls is a great option for a number of backyard and commercial uses. Retailing for as little as $150, the tent can provide shelter from sun and rain for up to 50 people. Trying to rent a tent to accommodate this many can actually cost nearly twice as much as buying one. Features include the framing, which is coated to resist the ravages of time and weather. The cover is water resistant polyethylene and the unit can be used either on hard or soft surfaces.

Finally, for those who my be hosting big events, the 10 x 30 White Party Tent Gazebo Canopy with Sidewalls is the ultimate in event tenting. It comes with two end walls and a full six sidewalls, all of which are removable and can be used in various configurations. Velcro is used to attach the walls making it easy to put them up and take them down. The sides have nicely sized windows with panes, allowing the outdoors to be viewed from inside the comfort of shade and protection from other weather elements.

10 x 20 White Party Tent Gazebo Canopy with Sidewalls

8 Jun


Any well-organized outdoor function must have a rain contingency plan.No matter what the forecast for the weather might be, Murphy’s Law says that if you do not have a backup plan it will rain. A fantastic way to still enjoy the ambience of an outdoor function yet provide for inclement situations is to use a gazebo tent.

The contraptions are elegant enough to be used at the most formal of affairs yet versatile enough to suit any purpose. The 10 x 30 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls is a popular choice for weddings. Often when the sidewalls are down they can feel claustrophobic and give that circus feeling. These tents have windows built into the sidewalls so that they can be drawn during the day and still let in the light. They also keep the look open and airy so that you can enjoy the environment. Crisp white structures have a way of bringing a touch of class and feeling of security to even the most formal of outside events.

Portable gazebo tents make great outdoor stands for a variety of events. It is common to see them used at conventions, markets, and garden decor fairs, indoors and out.  The set up is very quick and easy. They come in compact rectangle shaped canvas bags. Inside the bag are the only things that you need; the frame and the tarp.  Pop open the frame and fully expand it. Then you place the canvas tarp over the top and secure it down with the provided attachments. The lightweight frames fold down just as easy and come in sizes small enough to fit in the trunk of a car.

Functions and events are not the only times that you can use structures of this type. The Ozark trail hanging tent gazebo is an excellent choice for camping. It converts a standard frame into a fully functioning camping tent.  It comes complete with a floor and double layer screen zipper door and windows. All the features that are needed for comfortable, weatherproof and bug proof camping.  The added benefit is the exceptionally roomy dimensions of this type of tenting over standard dome tenting.

There are a myriad of uses for the 10 x 20 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls or any of these structures in general. You can use them in a professional setting or personal setting. It does not matter if you the use is formal or casual because there is a design that can accommodate virtually any use. They come in all different dimensions, materials and designs.  More and more uses are being thought of for them all the time. From backyard parties to black tie functions to rough and tumble camping trips, outdoor tents and gazebos have it covered. Certainly, they are an option in the event of rain but the structures also provide a break from the hot sun as well as a driving wind.

Even if the weather is perfect, the touch of elegance that one adds to any setting is a good enough reason to use it. It is a structure that can be used many ways for many reasons indoors or out.

10 x 30 White Party Tent Gazebo Canopy with Sidewalls

8 Jun

10 x 30 White Party Tent Gazebo Canopy with Sidewalls

A 10 x 30 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls is a great choice for any outdoor event this summer. It can provide shelter from the sun and from rain showers, and can be used for public events or private parties.

If you are organizing any kind of a large outdoor event, a trade show, or even a summer wedding, a 10 x 20 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls is a good size and a popular choice for many celebrations and parties. These are often used for professional trade shows and can be decorated with company logos and brand names, but they can also be suitable for private use.

A gazebo tent is a welcome addition to any summer celebration, be it a wedding or a garden party, a barbeque dinner or a family get-together – or just as part of your garden decor. If the weather is hot and sunny, it will provide cover from the heat and protect from sunburn and heatstroke. If your guests have to spend hours outside in the heat of the summer, they will appreciate some protection and shade. These come in a variety of sizes, so whether the event is a small dinner in the garden or an event for the whole neighborhood, it is a good idea to invest in one of these handy tents.

Portable gazebo tents are also convenient for daytrips and excursions to the seaside. Put one up on the beach, and you will be have some shade even in the midday sun. Kids will be happy to play under the shelter and you can enjoy a picnic or have a relaxing afternoon without worrying about getting burned in the sun. Outdoor tents and gazebos also give shelter from rain showers and can be essential when you want to organize a party this summer.

When shopping for the most suitable model, remember to check that it is fire retardant, a very important feature especially if it is going to be used in barbeque parties and other celebrations where there might be a fire going on nearby. Most of the materials available today are both fire retardant and waterproof, making them usable in all kinds of weather, but make sure to double check with the sales person.

Once the party is over, most of the outdoor tents can be used for several other purposes, including setting up a temporary garage for a motorbike or even a car or a boat if the size is big enough, or a temporary storage space.

Many of the products on the market are very easy to put up and take down, and setting one up will often take just a few moments. Some of the easiest small tents can be put up by a single person, while the bigger ones require two people. Most of the time there is no need for any special tools or other appliances.

Whether you are looking for an Ozark trail hanging tent gazebo or any other popular models, there is a wide variety to choose from and something suitable for every occasion.

A Gazebo Tent in Your Garden for Open-Air Events

26 Oct


Planning on getting a gazebo tent for your garden? We have looked at the all popular pop up gazebo, and a gazebo tent is not much different. It is basically the same concept, only that you can get a huge gazebo tent that caters for literally thousands of people if you wished to do so.

There is a lot more work involved setting up these gazebo tents, but the shelter they provide is priceless. You can enjoy your garden without having to worry so much about insect stings, strong winds or rain. They have proven to be increasingly popular with people that regard their gardens highly. They can be erected anywhere in your garden as long as you have the room for it. Tents and gazebos are great for anyone who wants to make the most out of being outdoors as long as they pretty much wish.

Gazebo tents are not only used for big events (yes, a circus is held under a giant gazebo tent!). Smaller versions are great for also smaller events you might want to throw around your garden. You can find them in different sizes. Let’s have a look at two very popular gazebo tents in the market:

10 x 30 White Party Tent Gazebo Canopy With Sidewalls

gazebo tent

Gazebo Tent

This is a fairly big gazebo but still small enough to fit in almost any garden. It can hold up to 50 people, and it should not be that difficult to set up. They are usually high quality with frames made out of steel (the frames are also quite wide, ranging from 75” to 1.0”). Instructions should come with the gazebo tent but don’t be shy to ask any questions you may have at the store when you buy it (or if it is online DO CHECK that it comes with the relevant instructions!).

They are fantastic to block the sun out which is imperative if you have children running around. The beauty of a garden gazebo tent is that it is not just for your garden! Take it with you if you’re going camping with a bunch of friends, or set it up to host a wedding reception.

You can also remove the sidewalls for any sort of outdoor event. This gazebo tent usually comes with six of these sidewalls (with windows attached to get as much light through as possible). As with the pop up gazebo, you should not leave it outdoors overnight or when the winds are too strong.

10 x 20 White Party Tent Gazebo Canopy With Sidewalls

Same principals as with the 10 x 30 gazebo; this size caters for 30 people and comes with 4 sidewalls instead of 6. It is also a lot cheaper, usually around half the price. Do check around to get all the needed information.

It is recommended with both gazebo tents to set them up with at least four people.

If you are looking for something smaller, you might want to consider the 10 x 10 white party tent gazebo canopy with sidewalls –

Same rules apply regarding heavy rains and strong winds. Also, do not leave it outside overnight.

The Ozark Trail Hanging Tent Gazebo

Ozark Trail Hanging Tent Gazebo

Ozark Trail Hanging Tent Gazebo

The ozark trail hanging tent gazebo is smaller than the gazebo tents featured above but also substantially bigger than an ordinary tent. The beauty of it is that once inside you don’t have to bend or be in the middle in order to stand up. They are really spacious, can sleep up to five people and caters for two queen size mattresses. In cold winter days, place an army sleeping bag for extra comfort and warmth.

Whatever your choice of outdoor gazebo tent, it is a great addition to your garden decor – from its recreational use to most types of open-air events!

Get a Pop Up Gazebo and Make the Most Out of Being Outdoors!

22 Oct


So, you have been thinking about getting yourself a pop up gazebo to add to your garden decor?  You’ve come to the right place! Here we will look at the things you should consider when buying a pop up gazebo, as well as types available on the market so you can have a look at what best suits your particular needs.

Pop up gazebos are a must if you want to make the most out of being outside in the patio or garden. They provide you with shelter and help make your outdoor experience much more joyful and last a lot longer. These types of gazebos have originated in the UK, they are very easy to erect and also easy on the pocket too! They “literally” pop up in a matter of minutes (some claim less than 1 minute!), as they have been built within a concertina style frame. Basically, you only have to worry if you should place it around the garden decking, patio, front yard or even as good protection to the paddling pool.  Whichever the use, your pop up gazebo will stand up on its own without any effort on your part or your family in no time!

You are not just limited to your garden when erecting your pop up gazebo. They are really light so you can also take them with you if you go camping, to friend’s parties, weddings, picnics, the beach and any other social event. Think also about getting outdoor furniture like plastic or light wooden tables and resin chairs.

Now, the obvious question would be: how much are you willing to spend for your new pop up gazebo? As with almost anything, if you buy cheap you end up paying more for it. You can get a cheap pop up gazebo but it will not last you more than the first summer. So take that in mind before venturing into any purchase. Many people consider buying the best camping tents when it comes to experiencing nature outdoors and with pop-up gazebos it should be no different.

The next thing to consider is what exactly is the purpose of your gazebo. Are you setting up a wedding reception in your garden or are you thinking more in terms of you and your partner enjoying a romantic meal together… What you have to look at is the size you really need.

The very simple pop up gazebos are generally square and they contain a roof made of polyester which is usually comes in green or white. These types of models measure around 3x3m and are made of poles that screw together. They are great pop up gazebos if you want to improvise an evening in your garden or patio.

Pop Up Gazebo

Pop Up Gazebo

Pop up gazebos are usually made of three different materials: plastic, steel or aluminum.

Remember what I said before about your gazebo not lasting you a whole summer? That will most probably happen if you go for the plastic option. Some people do need a gazebo for a one off though or just a few times during the summer. There is where the plastic pop up gazebo does the job really well. But if you want a long lasting gazebo make sure you get the one made of steel or aluminum. What is the main difference between the two and which one should you get?

The aluminum pop up gazebo is well known for being stronger and more durable. Obviously that also makes it more expensive. Also, if you wanted to get a hold of one you need to check in more “specialized” shops and stores – be aware of buying these types over the internet as it is possible you are getting a steel gazebo that has been powder coated rather than the real thing itself.

Ok, that leaves us with the steel pop up gazebos. They are light and strong; probably not as strong as aluminum

Pop Up Gazebo With Sides

Pop Up Gazebo With Sides

ones but they still do the job nicely for an affordable price and are a lot more solid and secure than plastic ones. If you decide to go for this option make sure you take good care of it by not leaving it outside in heavy rainy days or when it is really windy.

Whatever type of pop up gazebo you go for, it is always advisable that you add weight to each pole in order to keep them steady.

Pop up gazebos with side panels are very popular. They also usually come in 3x3m, which is an ideal size for many different types of occasions. Some come with plastic windows incorporated to make the enclosure a bit more airy. As with any of the pop up gazebos, they require very little time to erect as well as collapse.

Summary – when buying your pop up gazebo you should consider the following:

- If you want a long lasting pop up gazebo go for the dearer option of a heavy duty one.

- Steel or aluminum will do nicely; an aluminum pop up gazebo will be very durable and also more expensive but it will last you a lot longer.

- A plastic pop up gazebo is fine for the odd occasion or if you just needed it only a few times during the season. Don’t get allured by the cheap price; it will cost you more in the end if you wanted it to last you more than one summer!

- If you go for the steel option make sure to take good care of it so it can last you longer. Don’t leave it outside when the weather is bad.

- Put weight on the poles to make your gazebo sturdier.

- You might want to go for the popular pop up gazebo with side panels which also comes with “fitted” windows. They are great for outdoor parties, barbecues, etc.

- The most popular gazebo size is 3×3 meters and about 260 cm height.

- Usually there are no parts to assemble together and no need for tools to set them up.

So, what are you waiting for? Ready to enjoy your new pop up gazebo? I hope so, as it is well worth it!