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Winter Maintenance for Gazebos
We're not sure about the rest of the country, but here in the Midwest we're experiencing some harsh winter weather. From whiteout driving conditions, heavy snowfall several days a week and temperatures well into negative digits, we're feeling the wrath of mother nature. For our customers living in cold-weather areas, we thought now was the perfect time to discuss winter maintenance tips for your gazebo.
A vinyl gazebo, vinyl pergola or vinyl pavilion won't need much maintenance. But a wood structure will need a little. You can preserve the radiance of your gazebo's wood and protect it from the effects of winter weather by applying a water-repellent sealer. Don't forget the floor and the cedar shake shingles! You will also need to pay attention to moisture. Make sure to clear snow away from your gazebo to prevent moisture build-up.
The winter winds sure are gusty! For any gazebo material, be sure to check around the gazebo for any loose screws. Tighten them with a screwdriver as you go. This will prolong the lifespan of your gazebo and help prevent major repairs in the future.
Want to use your gazebo during the winter? How about adding a heat source! Fire pits, fireplaces and outdoor heaters are popular amongst gazebo owners. You can even add curtains to cut the wind.
Winter is a time to really appreciate the beauty of a gazebo. And just like a fence or deck, your gazebo needs some winter TLC. While all of our gazebos at gazebos.com are designed to withstand even the harshest of weather conditions, taking the proper precaution to ensure this feature is never a bad idea. Contact us today for more tips on caring for your gazebo, pergola or pavilion no matter what the season!
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