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Cinta
Aug 2, 2012 1:26 PM CST
Those of you that have purchased the metal gazebos how have they held up? Do you have to replace the fabric roof often?

I am thinking of purchasing one because I do not have the time to build a gazebo at this time and I want to redo an area with a gazebo for extra entertaining space next month.
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HollyAnnS
Aug 15, 2012 9:50 PM CST
Here is ours, It is the second gazebo we put up in this area. This one is about a year old now I picked it up towards the end of last summer.
The first one held up for several years. Ours was done over several years. First year we put down the RRTies and bolted the gazebo to them. Then we added the bricks a year or so later and the outer brick and corner beds were added after that. If you want it to hold up you need to fasten it to the ground very well or a good wind storm will pull them up and destroy them. We let the first one up all year round and just pulled the canvas top and curtain sides in the winter. It wasn't very expensive and we did replace the canvas top once. We also had some rust issues but it held up pretty good. Last year it was damaged in a wind storm the second canvas top was badly torn and a few of the rusted areas broke. Ric fixed the damage and I resewed the top until we found a new replacement at a very good cost. Last winter we took the whole gazebo down and stored it for the winter. This one is very easy to put up and down. I love the look of the canvas top gazebos but when we have to replace this one I might let Ric just build me one.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Aug 15, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Our home is solar so there is very little shade in the back yard. The gazebo made a huge difference. It is surprising how much cooler it is sitting under there. Even on very hot days you can sit there and read, watch the Hummers come to the feeder,the Grandchildren swim and have a dinner parties.
I have a whole series of pictures from when we started the project with the first gazebo but my lap top with the pictures crashed a few weeks ago. I have back up for most of the pictures but Ric will have to get them out for me. Tomorrow I will try to get more close up pictures of this gazebo for you.
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Cinta
Aug 16, 2012 10:13 AM CST
Thank you Holly so much that was very good info. I do have a extra top and I am a single woman and do not think I will be able to take the top off so I am going to try to leave the top on. I will take your advice with the railroad ties. I have a lot of extra of those that was a good idea. Thank you.

Any more ideas and pic is very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time.
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HollyAnnS
Aug 16, 2012 12:23 PM CST
The top will have to come off come winter. It won't support snow. They are easy to take off and put back on if you have two people it makes it easier but one person with a ladder can do it. Right about now they are putting them on sale so you should be able to get a good price for one.
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Cinta
Aug 16, 2012 12:45 PM CST
Darn OK I will give it a try at taking it off. It certainly was not easy putting it on.

I know how to keep rust away by using marine wax. I have a lot of metal garden decor this stuff is amazing.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Aug 16, 2012 10:15 PM CST
Cinta, Did I ask you before where in Pa. do you live. I live between Harrisburg and York. South Central Pa.
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Cinta
Aug 17, 2012 8:44 AM CST
I am in Pittsburgh. I think my winters may be a little more severe than your winters. But the last two winters here have been a little colder than just a Spring day. I hope it continues for a few years.

This project is really more to stop a problem. I purchased a 4 acre property and the way the property is set up the acre beside the house looks like it is a blank spot and I have been getting people asking to purchase or people getting out of their cars and walking around the area because they think it may be land they can purchase and build a house. It is like I have a acre side yard going to my back. The house was not built in the middle of the lot.

So I put this in and was going to put some plants around the area. Maybe put an address sign somewhere around the structure.

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HollyAnnS
Aug 17, 2012 9:18 AM CST
Oh want a lovely setting.
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Cinta
Aug 31, 2014 9:59 AM CST
Thank you. I did not listen or I should say life took over and I did not get the top off and Holly was right I should have taken the top off because it fell down. In the spring I removed the top and put it back up minus the top.

I have to take another pic of what I did because I know it is something I will not do So I have sides and using a metal top from another metal Gazebo. Found a hanging lantern at the thrift store. Because it is in the shade I do not need cover from the sun.

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