Gazebo Replacement Cover and Canopy
Find out how to replace your old outdated Gazebo canopy or cover.
If you have owned a gazebo for any length of time you know that the cover (also referred to as a canopy)
can become dirty and frayed over time and eventually you have to consider either replacing the entire gazebo or
just the cover itself. Unfortunately in most cases the gazebo is either out of stock at your local store or the
style is no longer manufactured by the company so finding a replacement canopy can be near impossible.
In addition, most gazebos cost quite a bit when new so throwing out a perfectly good structurally sound gazebo
frame simply doesn't make sense. There is a solution as there are a few places you can look for a replacement cover
that could very well save you hundreds of dollars and save you from replacing the entire unit.
One of the best ways is to search for the original gazebo manufacturer's website and contact them directly about
a replacement canopy. Many times manufacturers will discontinue a gazebo style but they either maintain an
inventory of covers for existing customers or they make a new style that uses the same type and size cover they
have used on discontinued gazebos. You can also reach out to the store you purchased the gazebo from and ask
whether they have any replacement covers in stock. If they do not then ask whether they can assist you in reaching
out to the manufacturer to see if they can provide a replacement cover.
Depending on the age of your gazebo cover it may be too late to find the exact one you are looking for but it is
worth a try. One other point to mention is that many times the replacement cover will only be the canopy so if
you have curtain side netting you may not be able to replace that portion of the cover. Many companies do offer an
optional mosquito curtain for an additional charge so if you're unable to replace the existing side netting this
may be a good option for your particular gazebo. Again, your best bet is to reach out to the manufacturer first and
try your luck at finding a replacement or similar style and size cover. One last point is that depending on
how old your gazebo is your canopy may still be under the existing warranty. Check your original paperwork that
came with the gazebo or speak with a representative from the manufacturer as you may be entitled to a replacement
cover for free.
If you were unsuccesful in finding a new or replacement cover through the manufacturer then the next step would
be to search online. There are many shopping sites online that offer replacement canopies for gazebos that were
purchased at brick and mortar stores so try searching for the model name or style and see what comes up. As
an example, Amazon has nearly 125 listings for replacement canopies for many different manufacturers. It's
certainly a good next step so try searching the main sites and search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon,
etc) for something that will fit your gazebo. You may have to compromise a little on style or color but that is
normally better than the existing old dirty canopy.
One very important thing to remember is that because you may not find the exact cover you had when you
originally purchased it, you may need to locate a suitable replacement that is either custom made or manufactured
by a different company. In this case it is extremely important that you take proper measurements of your
gazebo to make sure you have a good fit. First, measure the outside dimension of your gazebo to find the canopy
size. Most gazebos will typically measure 8'x8', 9'x9', 10'x10', 10'x12' or 12'x12'. Second, make sure the
replacement canopy has sewn in velcro straps that will easily attach to your existing gazebo. Because the cover may
not be an exact match it is important you have straps that will hold the cover in place and look pleasing to you as
well. Finally, look for covers that are not cheaply made and that have strong reinforced stitching in the
corners. Making sure the replacement has strong quality fabric will make sure you don't have to replace the cover
year after year.
Because gazebo covers are exposed to weather and the elements a good part of the year, there is a very good
chance you will one day need to replace it. However there are some very good sources including the manufacturer,
the original store and many sites online that can help you replace your cover. If you make sure you properly
measure your existing gazebo and buy a
cover made with quality fabric and stitching you can and bring your gazebo back to life and save a lot of money in