With all the different types of gazebos out there, it can become a little confusing where each one can be put up.
Today we'll take a look at the pop up gazebo and if it can be put on a patio.
Can you put a pop up gazebo on a patio?
Answer: Yes you can put a pop up gazebo on a patio but you'll want to ensure it is secure in order to use it safely.
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A pop up gazebo can in reality be placed anywhere in the garden as they are solely designed to be erected and dismantled ideally when not in use.
Pop up gazebos are not a permanent structure and are usually made of less robust materials than the heavy duty gazebos you see made from wood or aluminium.
How to secure a pop up gazebo on a patio?
There are a few ways to secure your pop up gazebo to the patio such as
Anchoring your pop up gazebo with foot plates bolted into the patio slabs or surface is one way to ensure a good and secure holding for the gazebo. Most of the gazebos come with footing plates and if not they are easily available in most hardware diy stores.
Whilst using foot plates for a pop up gazebo can help hold the pop up gazebo in place, its not advisable to leave it up permanently as they are really designed to be put up for a day and taken down when not in use.
Gazebo weights can also be used as a way to anchor your gazebo and keep it in place and secure. Using weights tied off to each main frame leg (at the foot of the gazebo frame) will help it stay in place should any light winds be passing through.
Once you've finished using the gazebo for the day, its recommended to removed the weights and dismantle it and store away for another day.
Can you secure a pop up gazebo to concrete?
Yes you can secure a pop up gazebo to concrete as a semi permanent solution but its not recommended to keep the gazebo up right permanently.
This is due to the fact that if high winds were to pass by, then the gazebo due to its in adequate frame work may not withstand the force of the wind and therefore damage you pop up gazebo.
Pop up gazebos are really suited for day use and to be stored away at the end of each use. This prolongs the gazebos life.
Do pop up gazebos need to be anchored?
If the structure is stable enough once erected without the use of foot plates or weights then no they do not need to be anchored.
If there is a chance of a slight wind then it would be advisable to have the gazebo secured with one of these options to avoid it blowing away or becoming damaged.
Will my pop up gazebo be safe if left in the wind?
Pop up gazebos are usually not made to withstand high winds. A slight wind ok but a strong wind may cause damage to the gazebo or be unsafe for you or your guests to stay under.
Once you've finished using the gazebo for the day, its advisable to dismantle it and store for use on a later date. This is the beauty of pop up gazebos, they can be erected and dismantled in no time and can easily be stored when not in use.
There are several types of gazebos available and we've written about them here:
>> Metal gazebos
>> Heavy Duty Gazebos
>> Hot tub gazebos
>> Pop up Gazebos with sides