Best Gazebos 2018
Timeless, popular and as classic as it gets, gazebos have been offering us big shade, stunning looks and comfort for centuries like no other outdoor structure can. They completely revamp your patio, giving it a lively and classy ambiance that begs you to spend more time outside, relaxing and enjoying yourself. In this article we’ll be looking at the very best gazebos you can get today, all of which have been personally tested.
There is a sea of gazebos out there and due to my job I’ve gone through dozens upon dozens of them. I’ve selected what I consider to be the best in terms of value – how much quality they offer for the price – listed them and thoroughly reviewed them to ensure that you get a unit that’ll make you smile for years to come.
First you can take a look at the comparison table to get a quick overview of all the contenders, and further down you can read the reviews of each gazebo listed.
These are the best rated gazebos out of all.
|Gazebo||Summer Breeze Soft Top Gazebo||sunjoy Chatham Steel Hardtop Gazebo||Sojag Messina Hard Top Gazebo||Sunjoy Two-Tier Hardtop Gazebo||Cedar Wood Outdoor Gazebo||Sojag Large Messina Hard Top Gazebo||Sunjoy Octagon Hardtop Gazebo|
|Special Feature||Classy Design + Great Price||Transparent Top + Unique Striped Detailing||FSC Certified Cedar Wood + Expert Craftsmanship||Classy Design + Great Price for the Size||Classic Octagon Shape + Excellent Quality|
|Warranty||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||5 Years||1 Year||1 Year|
Here you can read a thorough analysis of each gazebo listed in the table above to ensure you know their individual traits and qualities, helping you pick the perfect one.
Starting off the list we’ve got this inexpensive but great little soft top gazebo by Sunjoy which offers a beautiful design and solid quality for the price. Its 10’x10′ square shape fits nicely even in smaller spaces and it has enough room to cover a full furniture set (as pictured). The steel body is quite sturdy and so is the fabric but the top ribs are made of aluminum, downgrading the canopy’s resilience quite a bit. While this should only be an issue against rough winds, it’d still be better if they were of higher quality to prevent bending. That said the whole gazebo is still rust-proof, chip-resistant and the double-top vent does provide better wind resistance plus, due to its weight, it’s a really portable gazebo. It comes with 1 year of warranty and I found it very easy to assemble (with a friend) so if you’ve got someone to give you a hand you should skip the optional assembly fee. In short it’s handsome, easy to set up and delivers quality at a budget price.
The first of our hardtop gazebo reviews, the Chatham successfully combines a hardtop with affordability, delivering a solid experience while still being attractively priced. In fact, it’s one of the most affordable hardtop gazebos for sale right now. Its sized at the common 10’x12′ dimensions, sturdily built and features netting that not only looks good but also keeps mosquitoes out. The body is made of steel and aluminum with galvanized steel being used on the roof and aluminum on the main frame, giving it stability and resilience. The structural durability is great but the finish isn’t the best – even with the powder coating it will still start to fade and lose its shine, requiring you to paint it again sooner or later, depending on the weather conditions. Apart from that it’s well designed and nicely fitted on both the inside and outside, making for an affordable and durable shade provider that also doubles as a handsome decorative piece. The setup was fairly easy but even with help it took a couple of days to get it up and running. If you’re a DIY guy or gal then it’ll be a pleasure to assemble but if you just want it done quickly and easily then it’s better to pay for assembly. With 1 year of warranty to boot, the Chatham is a surprisingly good hardtop gazebo that is available at an inviting discount price.
Sojag’s Messina hard top gazebo is similar to the unit seen previously in both size and style although it improves the frame’s stability and the roof’s resistance to weather (due to the design, which also makes it one of the best gazebos for winter time) in exchange for a small increase in price. When it comes to materials, it features the common galvanized steel roof and aluminum frame combination which gives it solid resistance to use and weather. The beautiful charcoal finish makes the frame rustproof, as expected, and gives it an extra touch of class. It can be bolted down for extra security against rough winds and I heavily recommend you to do it if possible with this or any other gazebo. One feature I really appreciated was the “mini” gutter around the roof as it’s really helpful when it rains and even with the vented top I’ve found the roof to be leak proof. It comes well packaged and the assembly is straightforward, took me about 6 hours to get it all set up with the help of a friend. Even though the roof is made of galvanized steel like the other model, I’ve noticed that the shape of the Sojag’s panels make it easier for snow to slide off which improves its durability. It’s an all-around great gazebo available at an equally great price.
With a tastefully unique design that features a transparent top, a brown roof and a black frame to compliment it, this hardtop gazebo by Sunjoy stands out from the rest and can match pretty much any patio decor with ease. As usual the body’s made of aluminum and the roof’s made of steel, although the very top is made of polycarbonate which is both durable and transparent. This allows light to shine through the top while still filtering out the harmful UV rays – a great idea by Sunjoy. The aluminum frame has decorative stripes that give the gazebo a richer, more interesting look and the detailing in general looks great – especially for the price. It has a 12’x10′ size, which is the norm for gazebos, giving you plenty of space to place a furniture set. It holds up nicely against the elements and the fitting is fantastic, this thing doesn’t budge especially if you bolt it down (which I recommend). The instruction manual is great and the assembly itself is easy due to this but it will still take around 2 days to get it up completely (working with someone else in an enjoyable fashion, not rushed). It comes with 1 year of warranty as well and in terms of sheer bang for your buck this might be the best gazebo for the price you can get.
I’m a sucker for wood units, I admit, and this stunning cedar wood gazebo blew my mind with its quality. From its absolutely beautiful mocha-stained wood to the incredibly fine craftsmanship, this handsome gazebo delivers shade, character and quality to your patio like only a few can. It quickly entered my favorites list as one of the best wooden gazebos for sale on the market. The 12’x14′ size makes it quite larger than the usual, giving you more shade and a greater presence on your patio. When it comes to quality this gazebo really shines – it’s sturdy, durable and not only is the wood excellent but the craftsmanship present in the fit and finish is also superb. If you’re into woodworking yourself you’ll be especially aware of the expert attention to detail, such as the accurate dadoes, the perfectly aligned miters and the gorgeous curved gussets. The bronze aluminum roof is hefty, looks great and can take the punishment of weather and time without rusting away and the wood’s fantastic quality ensures that it can endure the same. Now the difference here is in the assembly process. While it’s pretty straightforward and has excellent instructions, it’s still lengthy and requires some real work to put together. I would heavily recommend you to gather a couple of friends to help you with this because even though it’s not impossible to do it with 2 people, 3 or more makes it much easier and faster. As a bonus, it comes with 5 years of warranty which is something I deeply appreciate and I’m sure you feel the same way. This beauty is excellent in both looks and performance plus it will last a lifetime, making it a personal favorite of mine. It’s one of the best backyard gazebos I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning and if you love wooden products as much as me, do yourself a favor and get it now.
Even though the picture shows the same model, this is the much larger version of the Sojag Messina gazebo shown above. With a 12′ by 16′ size, this thing will deliver a huge amount of shade, an impactful and classy presence on your patio and open up immense possibilities for space creation – two sets of furniture, a cozy area with a fire pit or even a big barbecue – your imagination is the limit. The construction quality is on par with the regular version, meaning that it’s resistant against the weather (rust proof), made of durable materials and well manufactured. It’s hefty too, making it one of the best gazebos for windy areas you can get. The material combination is the same as well, featuring a charcoal finish aluminum frame, a galvanized steel roof and excellent mosquito netting that beautifully compliments the rest of the gazebo. You can also get matching privacy curtains that you can use in combination with the netting (no need to remove one to use the other) although they’re sold separately. The top cupola is a nice visual touch plus it also helps with wind resistance, offers natural light and it’s screened to keep the bugs from getting inside. The assembly ease and length stays on par with its smaller model (about 1 day with a friend), making it quite easy and quick when compared to other gazebos. As always, don’t forget to bolt it down if you have the possibility, it gives a great boost to general durability in one quick move. If you want an even bigger version of this gazebo, there’s a massive 12’x20′ model available although I haven’t tested it myself. It looks great, performs even better and the fantastic combination of size, quality and price makes it one of the best large gazebos on the market.
Does it get any more classic that this beautiful octagon gazebo? This traditionally styled unit is sure to offer you and your patio with an elegant and timeless presence that will offer years of shade, relaxation and fun. The Sunjoy team went above and beyond when it comes to quality and design, from the frame and roof to the detailing this gazebo is superbly crafted and it will last a lifetime. The poles and panels are made of powder coated aluminum and the roof is made of galvanized steel, making for a rust and weather proof construction that can also endure use without chipping or bending. With two beautiful flower boxes and two genuine slate-top shelves, the gazebo delivers a true sense of class and refinement that will be appreciated any time you look at it. This also improves its usability as the slate shelves are perfect to place your drinks, for example, when you’re having fun with your guests. The top vent looks great and further improves its resistance to wind, while also giving you a place to install a light or a fan. Overall the gazebo is around 14.7 feet wide at the edges and 11.8 feet tall which makes it quite large and heavy. This comes into account during the assembly which is quite taxing due to the weight. As such I highly recommend that you either gather a good group of friends (around 4 people) or just pay to get it professionally assembled. Put simply, it’s among the best hardtop gazebos ever. This is a handsome, built-to-last traditional unit that will revolutionize your outdoors space with its charm and elegance.
There’s nothing quite like the soothing feeling you get when you’re under a gazebo’s shade and all with these incredible units you’re sure to enjoy it for years on end. I hope I’ve helped you find your new unit, I really did try my hardest to write the best gazebo reviews I could for your enjoyment. If you have any questions you’d like to ask, please do so in the comments section below – I do my best to answer them all.
While the units above are the best outdoor gazebos for sale, bar none, I’ve also written two more articles related to gazebos that you might want to read:
Not all gazebos need to be expensive. If you’re looking for a cheaper option while still maintaining quality, give this article a look.
If you want an instant gazebo on the go, look no further. These are super portable, inexpensive and as efficient as it gets.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you on the next one!