We purchased another brand of gazebo two years ago. Unfortunately, we left it up during the winter and a severe snowstorm caused the top supports to bend and cave in. I was really upset but when this past summer came around, our Post Exchange had this gazebo for sale and I jumped on it. It is was an absolute steal as the kit also came with four side curtains which can be used if you desire privacy. They came in handy because we live in government quarters which are side by side and you have no privacy whatever. Our gazebo was used quite often for outdoor dinners, lounging, and for teen parties. This winter, we remembered to take down the top cover therefore, it is still standing tall.
The gazebo has four sturdy steel frames that are in the Mission style. It is constructed out of water resistent polyester and is colored a neutral beige which does not stand out like a sore thumb. The fabric not only resists water but it prevents UV deterioration and mildew. The top is vented in order to allow wind gusts to easily escape.
Construction of the product was a little complicated. It took both my husband and youngest son to put together. The end result was well worth all the time spent. The gazebo is a 8.2 feet square and is 8.2 feet tall at the center point. All necessary hardware was provided in the set. In order to provide stability, my husband screwed the gazebo to a wooden base which he constructed. We have had no problems with this product at all. It is definitely a quality product. This gazebo has provided my family with a beautiful, functional place where they can enjoy the outdoors.