A Beginner’s Guide to the Construction and Purchase of a Gazebo
There are many options of how or where to go that will come into your mind when the need for relaxing or entertaining your guests arises. Gazebos are one of the things that are very likely to come to your mind. When you feel that you need to have your guests elsewhere than indoors, the structure where you host outside them is called a gazebo. People have been using gazebos a homes and in collective places for many centuries. In the old days, gazebos would be made of wood, have roofs made of ordinary roofing materials and their floors made of concrete but this trend is changing slowly.
Ordinarily, gazebos are free-standing structures constructed to stand on their own in a vast area or an enclosed one. Though their primary role is to provide comfort to their users, gazebos are also used to enhance the beauty of a landscape. Some changes have, however, been made in this traditional use of gazebos. Today, you will find gazebos constructed in some place that you would never have found them before. Some of the other areas you may be able to erect a gazebo apart from an open field include against walls of buildings or even fences.
The use of gazebos has witnessed numerous changes and these are very likely to confuse you when buying one. The first thing that might give you a dilemma in the choice of a gazebo is the floor. Owing to the fact that concrete floors are costly and make the gazebos rather permanent, wooded floors may be the way to go. One thing you, however, need to look at closely is the wood used to make the floor of the gazebo. Always insist that the wood is treated against rotting as well as attack by termites. It also has to be strong enough to withstand breakage.
You are also likely to be faced with a different dilemma when choosing the type of a gazebo from the many in the market. The material used in making a gazebo, its shape, size and whether it is permanent or not are some of the determinants of the type of a gazebo. The decision you make should be based on your consideration of where you would like to have that gazebo as well as the purpose for having it.
The cost of having a gazebo is the last thing that you need to consider. Among the factors that determine the price of a gazebo are the materials making it, its size as well as where you buy it from. Some firms will try to bring down the price of selling the gazebos by replacing costly roofing materials by cheap ones such as cloths, canvas or materials from plants.