Have it made in the shade this summer with the help of gazebos, pergolas, and canopies. Learn about materials, size options and accessories, plus find out everything you need to know to create the ultimate shady outdoor space.

Give Your Outdoor Space Some Shade

Protect yourself, and your furniture, from those harsh rays this summer with a gazebo, pergola, or canopy. No matter how big or small your backyard is, we have something that will work with your outdoor space. Shop online or in-store today.

Types of Gazebos

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    Soft Top Gazebos

    Soft top gazebos are usually semi-permanent and have a canvas top that is arched. Screens and shades can be added for mosquito protection or privacy.
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    Hardtop Gazebos

    Hardtop gazebos can be permanent structures that act as additional space for seating and shelter. They are usually made of wood, but also come in vinyl.
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Things to Consider When Shopping for a Gazebo

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Material

The material of your gazebo can change the whole aesthetic of your outdoor space. They are available in wood, steel, aluminum, and canvas.
hard top gazebo with conversation set

Shape

Gazebos come in four basic shapes - octagon, hexagon, square, and rectangle.
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Size

From small to extra-large, the size of your gazebo will depend on how much space you have in your backyard. If you entertain a lot, a large gazebo with lots of coverage is your best bet. Remember to measure before you purchase!

Leaner Gazebos

Want a gazebo but don’t have the space? The leaner gazebo provides all the benefits of a full-sized gazebo but takes up half the space. Installed to the side of the house, the leaner gazebo features a sliding roof and drapes.
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Types of Pergolas

  • Cedar pergola with flat roof

    Flat Roof

    Flat roof pergolas are the most common kind. They are usually built with gaps in between posts, to allow for some ventilation in the summer. They also come with canopies for protection during the rain. There is a slight slope, which allows rainfall to slide off to one side.
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    Arched Roof

    Arched roof pergolas have slightly more space than their flat counterparts. It is easy to accessorze a gable roofed pergola just add string lights or vines to the trestles.

Things to Consider When Shopping for a Pergola

flat roof cedar pergola in backyard

Materials

Pergolas are generally available in four materials – cedar, steel, vinyl, and wood.
flat roof pergola

Size

Pergolas come in many different sizes to fit your needs. Smaller models tend to be easier to take down, while large ones are semi-permanent.
arched pergola with canopy

Accessories

Accessorize your pergola with string lights, drapes, torches, and vines! Create a cozy atmosphere by adding a conversation set and outdoor rugs.

Types of Canopies

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    Pop-Up

    Pop-up canopies are perfect for when you need shelter on-the-go. Compact, light-weight, and easy to set up, they are great for soccer games, picnics, or outdoor festivals.
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    Wall Panel

    Canopies with a wall panel give your outdoor structure a backdrop. These canopies are usually used for outdoor festivals.
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  • enclosed canopy

    Enclosed

    Enclosed canopies feature side panels and an opening that can using be closed with clasps or a zipper. This type of canopy is great for camping.
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