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How to Winterize a Gazebo

 

At Gazebos.com, our outdoor structures are built to last a lifetime. That means your gazebo, pavilion, pergola or three season gazebo is designed to withstand even the harshest of weather conditions. While our gazebos are sturdy and durable, that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be prepped for the changing of seasons.

 

Temperatures are dropping, and that means it’s time to winterize your gazebo.

 

Sweep your gazebo floor to remove all leaves and debris. You want to make sure that  your gazebo, pavilion or pergola is thoroughly swept at the end of the fall, when you’re sure you won’t use it again for the year. Keep an eye out for cobwebs and clean around benches and steps.

After a clean sweep, hose it down. This will remove any surface debris the broom may have missed. Pay attention to cracks and hard-to-reach crevices.

Scrub away mold, mildew algae or other signs of buildup. You will want to use a bristle brush combined with a mixture of warm water and mild liquid detergent/mold remover. Remember - use a bristle brush; not a wire brush! Removing this type of residue will help avoid long term damage.

Check for loose screws throughout the gazebo and tighten them with a screwdriver as needed. This will prolong your gazebos lifespan and help prevent any major repairs in the future.

Does your gazebo need a new stain coat? It is best to complete this early on in the season. Ask a staff member at Gazebos.com about the temperature recommendations for applying stain.

 

 

Homeowners often forget that it is just as important to prepare their gazebo or other outdoor structure for winter as their landscape. Not only will winterizing your gazebo prepare it for the winter months, but it will also save time when it comes to spring cleaning. Should you have any questions about gazebo maintenance, feel free to contact us at Gazebos.com.

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