The Difference Between a Gazebo and a Patio Cover

The Difference Between a Gazebo and a Patio Cover

Outdoor living is at an all-time high and for good reason. Being outdoors is a great way to boost your mood, reduce anxiety, and connect with nature and people. Ideally, you have a space you can relax in all year round despite the weather. Hardtop gazebo and patio cover both provide a beautiful and comfortable outdoor space that gives you just that, but which one you choose will depend on your needs:

Gazebos are independent structures

Gazebos are freestanding structures that classically have eight or six sides for an octagonal or polygonal shape and typically serve as a focal point in your yard or garden. If you have a decent amount of space and you’re looking to create a focal point in the garden, then a gazebo kit can be a fantastic addition.

Patio cover attaches to your home

Patio covers typically stand on three posts, attach to the side of your house, and can also add some major visual interest to your space. It creates more of a flow between the indoor and outdoor areas, making it extremely versatile in how you use it. This is evident in all the different names people use for it: a patio cover, sunroom, solarium, or patio enclosure.

Every gazebo kit and patio cover kit at Palram – Canopia is engineered to be extremely sturdy while adding to the beauty of your yard. The durability of these outdoor gazebos and patio covers come from their combination of rust-resistant powder-coated aluminum frame and virtually unbreakable polycarbonate roof panels. Both the DIY gazebo kits and patio cover kits are designed to be easy to install, with pre-cut panels, pre-drilled holes, and extensive instructions.

Gazebos and Patio covers offer great protection

One of the great things about having a garden gazebo or patio cover is their multi-functionality. Hardtop gazebos and patio covers offer a sense of privacy, protection from the elements, and provide you with a fluid outdoor space. Patio covers, open-air gazebos and enclosed gazebos are all designed to provide shelter and shade for you to enjoy family meals, to hold small parties with friends, or create your own outdoor haven. Whether you choose an outdoor gazebo or patio cover, you can spend more time outdoors with the ones you love (or for some individual self-care).