Outdoor Screened Gazebo
Looking for shade and flying insect solution that you can put a lot of patio furniture under, try one of these five Outdoor Screened Gazebo ideas. They each come with a screen to enclose your area to protect you from flying insects, they will not keep all of them out, they will keep the numbers down.
From the inexpensive one to some that can be left up in most windy conditions, each will have its qualities for a place to keep from scratching your bites while outside this summer. Each of these gazebos will offer a different style, price, options, and portability. Your needs for protection from different outdoor elements or flying insects will go into your decision on what to purchase.
Now let us look at the details of each gazebo and see what things work best for your patio area.
Pop up Canopy with Netting 10 x 10 ft – Blue
Price when this article was written: $89.99
Lightweight and easy to set up, this lower-priced pop-up Gazebo will be for those not wanting to spend a lot of money and can set it up whenever they are ready for an outdoor event. A steel frame with a powder-coated finish will give you years of outdoor use. The canopy is made from 300 weight oxford fabric for outdoor durability.
This is just a regular canopy with the netting for the sides, two people can put it up in minutes and then put your furniture in it. I have one that does not have the sides that I use when we have yard sales, cookouts, and other outdoor events.
The total weight of this gazebo in the bag is 33.5 pounds. It will be 116 inches square and 100 inches tall at the highest. A conversation or bistro set will fit nicely under this Gazebo.
This gazebo will be easy to take to the park or beach. The netting can be removed easily to just use this gazebo as a canopy for just shade during the day. This is the best solution for those wanting a temporary fix for flying bugs or shade that is not left out all the time.
- Easy setup, adjustable legs for adjustable heights
- Storage bag for when you put it away
- Cheap price
- Lightweight can be easily damaged in heavy wind
- Not made to leave up, need to take down after each event
- Some parts are easily broken during setup
Mainstays Alton Heights 10′ x 10′ Gazebo with Netting
Price when this article was written: $198.99
A little more about style, this Gazebo will give you a scalloped polyester canopy top with a raised middle for ventilation. The steel frames are powder-coated for durability in outdoor conditions. The four corners will give you the round look with its angled uprights. The wider uprights will hold up well in moderate winds.
The gazebo will be 9 feet 8 inches square and 8 feet 6 inches tall when assembled. It will weigh 60 pounds after assembly, not easy to move or takedown.
The center of the canopy will have a hook to hold a small plant or light. The screen can be retracted to the corners when it is not needed.
This Gazebo is more permanent as you can install some hardware (not included) to the legs to attach to a solid surface. It is recommended to remove the top when high winds or extreme weather is approaching. The canopy top is available for a replacement for under $100.
- Steel frame with E-coated finish
- Zippered netting to keep bugs out
- Top roof vent
- Could be damaged in moderate winds
- Does not come with hardware to attach to a solid surface
- Some boxes came damaged or with missing parts
Better Homes & Gardens Sullivan Ridge Hard Top Gazebo with Netting
Price when this article was written: $745
The highest-priced gazebo in this article, the Sullivan Ridge Gazebo has a hardtop. The frame and top will have a powder-coated finish to help withstand moisture in outdoor weather conditions.
Square corner post will have big feet with holes to secure them to a solid surface. This Gazebo is made to be a permanent fixture in your outdoor patio area. It will not be moved easily and will take a bit of assembly skills to put together.
The Gazebo will be 120 inches square and 108 inches tall at the peak. A smaller 96-inch model is also available at a lower price.
This Gazebo is for those looking for something that will provide shade and protection from rain and flying insects without having to erect something each time before an event. You will not have to move your patio furniture all the time with a Gazebo that is there all of the time.
The hardtop will handle moderate winds well and should never need replacing. I can hear the rain falling on the metal roof, this is a sound that some people long for.
- Available in two sizes
- Made to leave up all year long
- Feet made to attach to a solid surface
- Heavy and cannot be moved easily
- Boxey style
- High purchase price
Better Homes & Gardens Southern Pines 12′ Hexagon Gazebo with Curtains
Price when this article was written: $198
With the style of a pagoda and metal sides between each set of the six posts, this Gazebo will give you a lot of style for your money. One of the metal sides will have a shelf that you can store drinks or snacks on so you will not have to leave your net protection for refills.
The steel frames will have a powder-coated finish and the canopy will be made from polyester fabric. The Hexagon shape will be 11 feet and 8 inches wide and 8 feet 6 inches tall at the peak.
Each of the six feet will have holes to secure this gazebo to a solid surface. This is a perfect gazebo for those who like to party during the hot sun, light rains or at night during the summer. Attaching this gazebo to a solid surface and the three sides will make it very stable in most moderate wind conditions.
- Low price for a permanent Gazebo
- Shelf for drinks and snacks
- Holes in feet for securing to a solid surface
- Not easy to move
- Conversation sets may find the inside room crowded
- A little more assembly than most in this article with the addition of the sides
Better Homes & Gardens Parker Creek Cabin Style Gazebo
Price when this article was written $245
This Gazebo is for those who are looking for more sun and rain protection. It has one side that can be lifted to provide extra cover for your guests, this will take away your protection from flying insects. The steel frame has a rust-resistant finish for outdoor weather conditions.
This gazebo is one of the largest at 10 feet by 12 feet footprint and 110 inches tall at the peak. The total weight will be almost 90 pounds, this gazebo will be very difficult to move if you have to.
Some customers did complain about the assembly time and holes in the frames not being correct. A replacement canopy is available from Walmart at this time.
This Gazebo is for those who would like to have some flexibility in their shade or flying bug protection. The side that folds up for extra coverage is a great advantage for this purchase. Other Gazebos with this style are available, follow the link below for more information.
- One side adjust up for extra sun or rain protection
- Canopy easy to remove and install
- Can get a replacement canopy at this time
- The lightweight frame may not handle moderate winds well
- Some quality control issues
- Lots of assembly time even for those with some skills
For more pricing information on these and other gazebos options follow the link below.
My final thoughts on the Outdoor Screened Gazebo
Depending on your needs for flying insect protection in your patio area, one of these gazebos should work. Do you want the portability of the first two to take to the beach or park or the permanent structure of the last three for your guests and family? The permanent ones will work best for those that want a room in their outdoor space that they just walk out and enjoy without any extra work.
I have a canopy without the screen that I have used for years if I was to get one this one would work best for me to take to the lake or assemble at home for a night out. Most of the time at the lake we are around the fire pit and this type of protection would not work well. It would work well when I brought the dining table out of the garage for an evening meal after swimming and fishing all day.
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