Do you think your backyard is too monotonous and want to decorate it, but are confused by too many choices? If you are in a tangle, look here!
Today, the world’s leading ready-to-assemble outdoor structure maker—Sunjoy will lead you to create the perfect outdoor setting.🥳👏
- How to Choose? A Gazebo or Pergola?
A fixed roof and fixed sides provide the gazebo with more protection from the elements. On the other hand, a pergola is usually a simpler structure with a slatted open roof, that provides shade.🌳
Compared to the two, the pergola is more stable and has more styling options, while the pergola takes up less space, is cheaper, and also has advantages.
Pergola provides shade, but it can also be a nice addition to your outdoor living space, providing you and your family economy and comfortable space on hot summer days.
If you want to have full shade, you might consider a gazebo.💯 While a pergola can provide relief heat, the pergola will never provide 100% complete shade due to the top and design.
From installing different canopies and curtains to adding greenery vines to your roof, there are tons of pergola ideas that can help increase your shade. But for full shade coverage, the gazebo is a decent winner.
Due to its design, a gazebo provides more shade coverage than a pergola. On the one hand, the roof of the pavilion is continuous, completely shielding from the elements and sunlight. Also, unlike the flat roof of the pergola, the pergola has a sloping roof that allows rainwater to run down the sides. This pitched full-roof design exposes items stored under the gazebo to less UV radiation and rain, making it an ideal place to store outdoor furniture.
Today we mainly talk about the choice of the gazebo.✨
- How to Choose Gazebo Material, Aluminum or Steel?
- Anti-Rust and Anti-Corrosion Comparison
Compared with stainless steel, aluminum is less prone to rust and has better corrosion resistance.
Relatively speaking, aluminum is more active, and it is easy to be oxidized under natural conditions to produce a dense oxide film— alumina on the surface.
With this protective barrier, it's hard to break with everyday use. Alumina is a stable oxide of aluminum with high hardness, a melting point of 2054°C, and a boiling point of 2980°C, and is often used in the manufacture of refractory materials. Compared with aluminum, aluminum oxide is much more stable and is a natural protective layer for aluminum products.👍🏽
Ordinary steel corrodes very easily. Therefore, steel needs to be painted or powder coated to prevent rust and corrosion. In the case of steel, defect oxidation can occur if there is water and air. Once oxidation (rusting) occurs, if it is not protected, the subsequent oxidation will expand very quickly.
- Material Weight Comparison
One of the biggest differences between the two is the weight of the material. Compared to aluminum, steel is much denser, which can skyrocket its weight of steel. Mild steel is lighter than carbon steel, but aluminum is much lighter anyway. So aluminum is better than steel in terms of weight and is a very light but strong material.👍🏽
- Strength and Toughness Comparison
In most cases, steel is far stronger than aluminum. The carbon in steel makes it hard, and the higher the carbon content, the harder it becomes, while the ductility becomes lower, strong, and wear-resistant.🎉🎉
Although the tensile strength of aluminum exceeds that of steel, it is far inferior to steel in toughness.
Compared with steel, the advantages of aluminum: 💖
(1) It is not easy to rust and has better corrosion resistance.
(2) The tensile strength exceeds that of steel.
(3) The weight advantage is that the steel of the same volume is heavier, and aluminum is a very light but Very strong material.
Compared with aluminum, the advantages of steel: 💖
(1) In most cases, steel is much stronger than aluminum. The carbon in the steel makes it harder, the higher the carbon content, the harder it is, and the less ductile it becomes.
(2) The harder the steel, the more wear-resistant.
(3) The toughness of steel is much higher than that of aluminum.
Comprehensive advantages, each has its own strengths, today we mainly introduce the choice of the aluminum pavilion.
- How to Choose Aluminum Gazebo Style?
A variety of aluminum gazebo styles are available, too many styles and can't start? According to the following 3 points, we can easily filter out the aluminum gazebo that suits us.
- Overall House and Patio Style
If you want to create a good-looking backyard space, you must naturally match the original design of the house and courtyard. Such as, if your home is a modern house style, then choose this Sunjoy 11x13 Aluminum and Steel Frame Soft Top Costco Gazebo with 5-year Fade-resistant Sunbrella® Shade Fabric Canopy Roof and Metal Ceiling Hook, @Mymountainretreat, which creates the perfect outdoor setting. ☀️Relax under a quality canopy made from Sunbrella® weather, fade, and UV-resistant performance shade fabric, which can last 10-15 years. You will love the natural wood appearance finish on a frame made of rust-proof aluminum and rust-resistant galvanized steel. Tastefully adorned with accent details made of all-weather wicker that add texture and visual interest. Set the mood by suspending a chandelier from the incorporated ceiling hook for additional functional light and high design. So that after being built, it complements each other and integrates into the overall environment.🌿
- Backyard Space Arrangement
A suitable gazebo, of course, must take into account the size. You can choose the right one according to the size of your backyard and the space you want to give to the gazebo. If you have a large backyard, you can choose this SummerCove Outdoor Patio 13x15 Black Aluminum Backyard Hardtop Gazebo with Metal Planters and Ceiling Hook, @stripped.and.styled, creating the perfect outdoor setting for any time of the year. Spend all four seasons enjoying a covered spot outdoors under the natural wood-looking frame made of rust-proof aluminum and rust-resistant galvanized steel. The four built-in planters are the perfect place to add greenery or florals during warmer months for color. Use them to hold dried corn stalks or wheat bundles for some autumnal decor. Set the mood by suspending a chandelier from the incorporated ceiling hook for additional functional light and high design. You’ll be relaxing with your beverage of choice in your favorite new outdoor living space for years to come.🌳🌳
- Number of People to Entertain
The number of people you need to entertain is naturally a key to choosing the right gazebo. Expand your living space by bringing the indoors outside and creating your end-of-the-day oasis that’s the perfect spot for entertaining family and friends. The large size aluminum gazebo is suitable for the whole family or many friends to gather. The small size is suitable for those who like a quiet life, 2-3 friends, and have a leisurely drink together. This Sunjoy Outdoor Patio 11x13 Black 2-Tier Aluminum Backyard Hardtop Gazebo with Metal Ceiling Hook and Netting is Instantly created as an outdoor gathering spot for family and friends away from the glaring sun and pesky insects. The 2-tier roof provides just the right amount of airflow while keeping occasional inclement weather at bay. Keep cool in the shade under the powder-coated steel & aluminum structure. Use mesh netting to keep mosquitoes and other bugs from joining your group.🥂
You've successfully selected the aluminum gazebo for your home, now it's time to build and decorate.
- Creating Your Backyard Space Around Your Aluminum Gazebo
You've selected the products you need, and now you're ready to create the perfect outdoor backyard of your dreams.
Follow these simple steps to realize the outdoor space of your dreams:
- You Need to Have Ideas
It's hard to start building without an idea, so before trying to create your backyard, write all your ideas down, maybe you can draw a simple sketch.🥳
By planning your design using sketches and drawings, you can identify obstacles before they actually occur. Things to look out for include drainage issues, proximity to power sources, location in daytime sunlight, and not blocking access to the door.
- Decorate Your Gazebo
After you've planned a successful design, it's time to spice up your outdoor space. Plants are great for creating shade and adding a touch of natural color to your outdoor area.🌿
The exact variety of plants you choose will depend on your own personal preferences, ranging from small pots of greens to larger pots of colorful flowers.🌺🌼
For those who don't like to decorate with plants, we can use mood lighting, or bright chandeliers to decorate. It will light up your outdoor evenings, even if it's an outdoor dinner party at night, so why not?
- Make It Your Social Space
Many of the best moments in life happen in the backyard. Children love to play in the backyard, and there are naughty dogs running in the backyard. Every episode is a precious memory. Bring your family and friends to this comfortable space, drink drinks and chat, you will feel very happy and get closer to each other.🥂
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