Gazebo Tutorial: 3 Ways to Protect from Ice

Gazebo Tutorial: 3 Ways to Protect from Ice

Posted in: Outdoor Living

With the holidays over, homeowners all across the country are settling in for a long, harsh winter. While they might be cozy and safe inside, their outside gazebos are doing their best to endure the elements. If homeowners would like to be able to enjoy their outdoor gazebos come the spring, they're going to have to protect them. This gazebo tutorial can help.

Here are a few things homeowners can do:

Waterproof Gazebos
As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If homeowners really want to protect their garden gazebos from ice and snow, they need to make sure they're totally clean, and apply a waterproof finish, which will minimize water damages such as splitting or warping. If this hasn't been done already, homeowners should make sure to take care of it on a mild day.

Clean Snow Off of the Roof
In order to make sure their roofs don't cave in, homeowners need to clear off their gazebos' roofs. If the gazebo has a flat roof, it can be shoveled off, but should be shoveled off carefully. If the roof is sloped, the snow can be removed with a roof rake or long-handled tool. Those party gazebos won't be too festive if their roofs are all rotted, mildewed, and caved in.

Insure Their Gazebos
Lastly, homeowners concerned with their valuable investment would be wise to have their gazebo insured. Homeowners should find a plan that will not only cover ice and snow damage, but also any other type of damage that might naturally occur in their respective area.

Gazebos are an excellent addition to any yard. They can make a home not only more attractive, but more fun, too. It'd be a terrible shame if the winter swept in and ruined that, forcing homeowners to either tear down their gazebo or replace it, a project that can cost more than the $9,539 it takes to build a deck. For these reasons, homeowners need to take the necessary precautions to protect their assets.

If you have any questions about this gazebo tutorial, feel free to ask in the comments.

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