Decoration Of Your Property With an Outdoor Gazebo

  • By Blogging Department
  • 07 Jul, 2017

Discover how to decorate your yard with a gazebo in this post.

Assembled Gazebo in Maryland
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Looking for unique ways to decorate your property? An outdoor gazebo  is a great way to add some more value and appeal to your property. They can transform the look of your yard with only a small investment. The alcove is great for adding the extra pizzaz you're looking to incorporate on your property. Plus, it doesn't take away from your house but will actually add to the appeal. Want to learn the best way to enhance your property? Keep reading to learn how!

Gazebo Materials

Assembled Gazebo in Maryland
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Before you can get building, you'll need to make some cosmetic decisions... What kind of materials do you want your outdoor sanctuary to be made of? Here are some options for you to consider...

Roofing

Having a roof is a necessity. So what materials should you use? That depends. Some options are going to be great for cosmetic reasons-- they'll look better or portray the feeling you want-- while others are better at withstanding rough weather conditions.

Shingles

Made from asphalt, a roof made of shingles is expected to last up to 30 years. For those looking for an economical option, these are the way to go. Plus, they're available in a variety of colors!

Metal

Relatively new, metal is becoming the trend due to its longevity. Plus, when it rains, the metal will make an amazingly soothing sound that will allow you to really relax. The downside? Metal roofing has a slightly higher price tag. But, considering the life it has, paying a bit extra now could be worth it.

Luxe

The luxe roof can make for a show-stopping gazebo that you'll want to show off to all of your friends! However, luxe roofing options are not found everywhere, so it may take a bit of searching if you pursue this option.

Flooring

As another necessity for your outdoor sanctuary, your flooring should be able to withstand the wear and tear of regular traffic.

Wood

Wooden floor boards are a standard for many gazebos since they are economical. However, if you plan on getting wood flooring, make sure it is pressure-treated. The wood will last longer, saving you money in the long run!

Composite

Having a composite floor is great for both your gazebo and the environment! Made out of recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic, the composite floor is known to be durable with a life span longer than your average wood decking.

Screens

Getting screened walls will help keep the bugs out, especially the pesky mosquitos. If you live in an area known for its mosquito population (we're looking at you Florida!), a screen is the addition that will perfect your outdoor haven.

Installation

Time to get your hands dirty! Read on to learn how to install your outdoor haven!

  1. Check your zoning boards  and make sure you get any permits and pay any fees that are required. It's also a good idea to inquire about any restrictions or requirements, so you don't end up wasting valuable time or money.
  2. Decide where you are placing the structure, the materials you are going to use, and how many sides you want it to have. Order your kit for a simple do-it-yourself project!
  3. Build the foundation  in one of two ways. You can either lay down a concrete slab, or you can install piers by digging holes in the ground, filling them with concrete, and installing footers that will support the structure.
  4. Lay the flooring face down, fitting the pieces together and screwing them into place.
  5. Flip the flooring over and place on top of the foundation.
  6. Put the roof's support beams in their proper spaces on the floor. Do not screw them into place yet.
  7. Take one wall panel and put it in place between two roof support beams. Attach the wall panel by screwing it into place. Repeat for all panels.
  8. Screw the roof supports into place.
  9. Check to make sure everything is secure.
  10. Take a roof panel and slide it into place on top of 2 roof trusses. Screw it into place and repeat for all panels.
  11. If you have screens, screw them into place on the walls of the structure.

And you're done!

Or you could always get a professional team  to do it for you!

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