Do you have a gazebo? You need to take good care of it for it to last for a long time and for it to also give you a great service. For the tent to give you a great service, you need to avoid making mistakes that might damage it. Some of these mistakes to avoid include:
Using it in extreme weather
While gazebos are designed for outdoor use, they aren’t designed to withstand extreme weather. This means that when you use the gazebo when there is a lot of rainfall or wind, you will most likely damage it.
The cool thing is that there are some units that are designed for specific weather. For example, there are gazebos for windy areas that are designed for use in the windy areas.
If a gazebo is designed for regular use, you should avoid using it in extreme weather conditions as you will definitely destroy it. If you live in areas that experience extreme weather conditions, you should go for units that are specifically used for that weather.
Failing to install the gazebo properly
Have you properly installed the gazebo? You need to know about it. If you haven’t done it, the unit will most likely come apart after just a short time. Of major importance, you should ensure that the tent is properly anchored.
The best way of going about it is securing it to a fixed structure to provide it with additional stability. You can use pegs and guy ropes to do it. You can also achieve more support to the unit using leg weights such as steel leg weights and sandbags.
You can install the gazebo by yourself but if you want the unit to be professionally installed, hire a professional to help you out.
Repacking a wet or damp gazebo
If you are like other people, you bring down your gazebo after using them. When it’s raining, most people don’t bother with the dampness—they go ahead and pack their gazebos without worrying about the repercussions. Don’t do this.
When you pack the gazebo when it’s still wet, it tends to get damaged fast. This is because the moisture destroys it. The moist environment also functions as a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.
For your tent to last for a long time and give you a great service, you need to ensure that it’s completely dry before you pack it. When it comes to packing, always pack it in a completely dry place that is free from any form of dampness. Also, remember to store it off the ground away from vermin.
You ignore the damaged parts
Even with the best care, it’s common for the gazebo to get damaged. As you know, the damaged parts often get worse and if you don’t fix them at the right time, they tend to lead to permanent damage to the unit.
When you notice an issue with your gazebo, you should fix it immediately. For you to identify the problems, you need to make a habit of regularly inspecting the unit. During the inspection be on the lookout for missing bolts, damaged roof, bent truss bars, and any other issues.
As rule of thumb, you should fix the issues as soon as you notice them.
Leaving the gazebo on the frame while still folded
You might not be in the mood of unfolding the gazebo thus opt to leave it on the frame when folded. You shouldn’t do this as you tend to put the canopy at the risk of getting damaged. After bringing down the tent, you should wait for it to completely dry then neatly fold it and store it in the appropriate bag in a cool, dry place.