How stable is a gazebo?

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Wie stabil ist ein Pavillon?

A stable gazebo is more than just a terrace canopy that protects against wind and weather. Modern gazebos can provide a stylish and cozy, year-round extension of the terrace, especially in the catering sector. They are a step up from classic aluminum and plastic gazebos, which are reminiscent of marquees.

Instead, natural materials such as wood are used, which are not only sustainable, but also set new standards in terms of design. Stability is a main issue, as outdoor gazebos have to withstand wind and weather and they should last for a long time. Anyone who appreciates the advantages of a gazebo in the garden or in the hotel courtyard should definitely deal with the topic of stability.

You can find out everything you need to knw about the stability of gazebos in this blog post. 

Gazebo stability factors

The stability of a gazebo depends on several factors. After all, a gazebo of any kind, be it a garden gazebo or a pavilion, needs to be robust, as you don't want to have to constantly buy spare parts or even a new product. The large selection available, however, doesn't make it easy to find the right pavilion.

These days, gazebos have more to offer than just storage space for garden furniture or a temporary party location for private households. Instead, they are used in the catering and hotel industry for a variety of purposes, be it weddings or other family celebrations, as well as for effective space expansion. The range of different gazebo types available is accordingly varied. But: Apart from type and purpose - be it a folding gazebo that is height-adjustable, a garden tent, or a party tent, a pergola, a pop-up gazebo, marquee, or a barbecue gazebo - the material that a modern gazebo can be made of also varies. 

While aluminum gazebos or metal pavilions are equipped with an aluminum- or steel frame and with polycarbonate or steel plates, there is also a classic selection of modern variants made of sustainable wood. There are several things to consider: A gazebo should be as durable as possible and withstand strong winds and gusts of wind. A gazebo's stability depends on various factors: In addition to size and construction, proper tethering matters. This can be achieved by using weight plates on hard surfaces or pegs and safety belts on soft surfaces, with the feet having to be secured in both cases.

Classic gazebos have four side walls, but there are also those that have only three side panels. Even if folding pavilions or aluminum gazebos can be quite robust, wooden gazebos are a lasting investment that ensures a year-round terrace extension, for instance in the catering industry. 

The things a gazebo can withstand

A garden tent that comes with the right equipment can be used as a year-round gazebo or a year-round extension of your terrace roof. However, there are a few things to keep in mind: The right gazebo should not only be water-repellent, waterproof and stable, but also have a canopy that is UV-resistant thanks to the right coating. In such a case it will not only provide UV- and sun protection, but to also offer improved durability. 

In order for you not having to dismantle your gazebo every year, it is advisable to ensure it is winter-proof. Gazebos with high stability should have a stable frame that can carry several tons of snow. In summer, and depending on region, a mosquito net is a must when wanting to host guests on balmy summer evenings.

A fixed roof for more resistance

While modern folding gazebos are stable in wind, they should be dismantled in case of heavy storms as a safety measure. Weight and size do play a role: The smaller and more compact, the more resistant to wind a gazebo is. Obviously, a gazebo 3x3 is much more stable than a folding tent. In stormy weather, gazebos with a hardtop, i.e. a fixed roof, offer more protection and stability than folding gazebos. However, there are still more reasons for gazebos with a fixed roof, such as longevity and appearance.

STROHBOID gazebo for maximum stability

STROHBOID's gazebo is a patented, globally unique gazebo that combines aesthetics with sustainable and regional production in Austria. Heated with infrared umbrella heaters, it offers a year-round and durable, luxurious terrace extension for gastronomy, restaurants, bars and hotels. 

​Thanks to its innovative design and unique frame in the form of an iconic lattice shell made of regional beech veneer, the STROHBOID gazebo with its roof made of translucent high-tech membrane with lotus effect creates a cozy atmosphere and also protects from UV radiation and the elements.In addition, it offers a ​high stability and unique shape.​

​​​The STROHBOID gazebo at a glance:​​

  • Equipment options: Basic, Pro, Comfort
  • ​available in different sizes: 70 m², 160 m², 240 m², 330 m²
  • ​waterproof & durable​
  • ​sustainably produced from domestic beech wood
  • heatable with infrared​
  • ​winter-proof
  • ​Withstands loads of up to 200 kg/m² snow​
  • ​Durability: min. 25 years, 50+ years in case of good care
  • ​Installation: 1 – 6 days (depending on the selected size and design)

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Fritz Walter

DIPL.-ING. Fritz Walter

Gründer, CTO