Whether you are looking for replacement screening for your gazebo or if you want a solid cover so that you can use your gazebo to protect your patio furniture over the winter we've got whatever side panels you need to make your gazebo more versatile.
Our 60% mesh screen keeps the mosquitoes out and lets the breeze come in. This vinyl coated mesh is UV protected and is much more durable than typical screening.
When contemplating a cover for your gazebo it is important to consider your main reasons for wanting a cover. Here are some different materials that you could use depending on why you want to cover your gazebo.
It is not necessary to use the same material on all four sides. Perhaps you might want to use a solid vinyl only on the side that gets most of the sun in order to provide some shade while using one of the mesh materials on the other three sides. You could also order different types of panels to adapt your gazebo according to the season.
Here we show an example of a gazebo covered in canvas. Canvas offers a breathable natural option however please be aware that the waxes used on canvas to make it water resistant have an odour to them that can take a few months to go away. Over time, if the canvas is exposed to sunlight, this odour will dissipate.
Since canvas tarps are made of cotton, they are also prone to shrink so please be sure to size your canvas tarp a little big to allow for shrinkage. On the other hand, you don't want to make it too big since it could drag on the ground and not look very tidy. Even vinyl products will expand and shrink to a certain extent based on the temperature. For this reason, we recommend adding a couple of extra inches to the width of each side, especially if you plan to keep the cover on for the winter.
If you want complete visibility as well as waterproof protection you can use our see-through vinyl to enclose your gazebo. This will also deliver a certain amount of noise reduction which you will appreciate if you live near a busy highway. Follow this link to see more examples showing how our 20 mil clear material was used to make custom gazebo curtains.
If you want to add privacy to your gazebo, solid vinyl is the way to go. This is also stronger and more durable than clear vinyl. Below we show an example of adding windows to your solid vinyl to allow some light into the structure. Be sure to avoid barbequing inside your gazebo if it is fully covered since this will trap the carbon monoxide in. If you plan to do this you should consider adding a mesh window or solid window that can be rolled up when needed to allow some air flow.
You might also be interested in our page related to Outdoor Kitchen Covers.
Michael sent us this photo of the 90% premium mesh installation he ordered to keep mosquitoes out of the gazebo. We added a pocket on the lower edge so that the covers can be rolled up and clipped when not in use. Grommets were used along the top of the screens for easy hanging on hooks and marine snaps were used on the sides to keep the screens tight against the gazebo frame so that mosquitoes don't find a way in.