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  1. What Is a Gazebo and Why Do I Need One for My Backyard?

    What Is a Gazebo and Why Do I Need One for My Backyard?

    When you're looking for a change from the usual deck or patio, a gazebo can add some charm to your home. Used as outdoor rooms, dining areas, entertaining spaces, and more, gazebos can provide shade and protection from rain or sun and be used as an extension of your available living space.

    If you're looking to spend some time relaxing in the backyard, a gazebo may be exactly what you need to take your outdoor space from “okay” to “amazing!” In the following guide, we have outlined what a gazebo is, different types of gazebos to consider, and the many different uses for a patio gazebo.

    What Is a Gazebo?

    A gazebo is a type of freestanding, open structure with a roof that homeowners typically place on their patio or another area of their backyard. A patio gazebo is a great way to add some extra living space to your backyard, whether for relaxing with family, ducking into the shade, or entertaining guests. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making it simple to find one that fits with your unique style and backyard space.

    Gazebos can be made with metal or wood, with metal being a more long-lasting option that won’t succumb to the elements or insect attacks. Easy to clean and maintain...

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  2. Choosing a Metal Gazebo Canopy for Backyard Entertainment

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    With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start getting your backyard ready for entertainment. However, with summers getting more intense over the years, it’s essential to ensure that you have access to decent shade so you can protect yourself from the sun when necessary.

    One of the most effective ways to ensure that you get access to a decent amount of shade is by installing a metal gazebo. The gazebo can serve as an excellent shade for any sort of outdoor seating area that you might want to create.

    However, it’s essential to understand that there are two main types of metal gazebos. We will mainly be looking at Sojag gazebos that serve as permanent structures. In contrast, ShelterLogic gazebos feature pin anchors and are a more temporary solution.

    Let’s look at everything you need to know about metal gazebos and which ones you should pick for your backyard.

    What is a Metal Gazebo?

    A metal gazebo is typically a freestanding and open garden structure that can serve as a sitting area, viewing platform, and much more! Generally, a gazebo will follow a hexagonal or octagonal shape along with a roof. As the name suggests, a metal gazebo is a gazebo structure that’s generally made out of metal.

    The most common material choice in this regard tends to be aluminum. It’s both lightweight and incredibly durable, which makes it ideal for gazebos. In addition, they’re a very versatile...

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  3. How to Get Rid of Flies from Your Backyard

    How to Get Rid of Flies from Your Backyard

    There are thousands of kinds of flies and even more insects classed under the order Diptera. These insects are in the same order since they have one set of wings, and they are by-and-large "nuisance" flies. Houseflies are among the most common types of flies that aren't afraid of showing up in hordes around human development.

    Houseflies aren't necessarily dangerous, but they are an irritating pest, especially if you try to hang out in your backyard only to be mobbed by these winged insects. They lay their eggs in all kinds of garbage, rotting material, or animal feces. An infestation of the pests limits the amount of time you can spend time enjoying your outdoor space. If you are ready to get rid of the flies interrupting your outdoor time with your family, you have come to the right place.

    Why Are There So Many Flies in My Backyard?

    First, let's take a look at why you might have an infestation of houseflies. These aren't extremely logical creatures, so there isn't always an obvious reason. However, getting rid of them might be as simple as figuring out why they are there and taking away that geographic incentive.

    For example, houseflies will be attracted to areas in which they can sense rotting material or feces. Do you have a dog that regularly eliminates in the backyard? How often do you clean up after them? If your backyard is littered with feces that you haven't had time to grab yet, the presence of all these flies is telling you that now is the time.

    Another common item that attracts houseflies is open or overstuffed garbage cans. Are your garbage cans placed in a part of your backyard where it is easy for the flies to get into the rest of your backyard space? Consider moving your trash cans so that they are further away from where you enjoy sitting. That is especially true if you enjoy eating outside since the flies will happily move from the trash to swarm around your new, great-smelling food.

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  4. Upgrade Your Backyard with an Outdoor Permanent Gazebo

    Upgrade Your Backyard with an Outdoor Permanent Gazebo

    Spending time outside is an excellent mood booster. Not only does it change the scenery, but it alleviates any "stuffy" feelings if you have been inside for too long. When you have an backyard living setup with a shelter like an outdoor permanent gazebo, it’s possible to get some fresh air any time of the year — rain or shine! By enhancing your backyard, you can expand your home’s potential and create more options for relaxation and entertaining. 

    permanent gazebo can become practically anything you want it to be, from an outdoor play place to a picnic area. It’s different from a portable fold-up gazebo that can be tucked away in off-seasons. Instead, a permanent gazebo is built to stay outside all year and handle all types of weather conditions. It comes with mosquito netting and nylon drapes to keep out rain, wind, cold, and bugs. Here’s how to upgrade your backyard with a permanent gazebo.

    Material Options

    Gazebos are typically made of wood, metal, or vinyl. Strong metals like steel are used for permanent gazebos that stay in the same spot for years. You’ll find both prefabricated and custom gazebos in this material. Wood is also a popular material for permanent gazebos and is more commonly seen in custom units. These materials cost more because the results are longer lasting, and the structures require more tools, skill, and labor to install.

    Homeowners who prefer something more affordable and portable opt for gazebos made of vinyl or light metals like aluminum. These “popup” solutions often have fabric or canvas tops and are light enough to assemble and take down with minimal assistance. Some gazebos are light enoug...

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  5. The Important Benefits of Gazebo Curtains

    The Important Benefits of Gazebo Curtains
    Gazebo curtains aren’t just a convenient way to add privacy to your gazebo and protect you from the elements in rain or shine — they are your secret weapon to creating your very own backyard oasis with vibes reminiscent of a luxury hotel. Don’t believe us? Google luxury hotel gazebo, look at the pictures, and you’ll see that the majority of them have curtains. It’s not a coincidence, folks. Putting curtains on a gazebo is like putting curtains on windows, it helps define the space, and provides a sense of privacy. Plus, it’s another tool to help capture the atmosphere you’re after whether that’s: luxury cabana, whimsical oasis, or all-season lounge. Are you ready to transform your gazebo into a stand-alone statement feature that makes you feel like you’re at a five-star resort? Still, have questions about gazebo curtains and what all the fuss is about? We'll cover all that and more.

    Benefits of Gazebo Curtains

    If we haven’t totally convinced you that you need to get your gazebo some curtains pronto, here are all the benefits that gazebo curtains can provide.

    Weather Protection

    One of the most useful parts of curtains is the additional weather protection that they provide. Most gazebo curtains, like all of SOJAG’s gazebo curtains, have water-resistant material to shed rain. Plus, they can block harsh wind or harmful UV rays. In the summer, you can use the curtains to shield yourself from the hot sun and make sure your gazebo stays nicely shaded. Then, during the colder months, close off all the curtains, add a portable patio heater and you’ve got a cozy little area to spend time relaxing with friends and family.


    Curtains can let you turn your open-air (and open-view) gazebo into its own private lounge that keeps any curious eyes out. Especially in crowded cities or suburbs, it can be a challenge to...
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  6. Extending Your Outdoor Space With a Wall-Mounted Gazebo

    Extending Your Outdoor Space With a Wall-Mounted Gazebo
    A wall-mounted gazebo is a terrific structure to get the most from your patio or deck even in the winter months. Whether it uses steel, polycarbonate, or fabric, a wall-mounted gazebo can allow you to use your patio or deck throughout the year. You might have questions about wall-mounted gazebos: What is a wall-mounted gazebo? Why would I want one? What’s the difference between a hardtop and a soft top? Can I use it to drink hot buttered rum outside in the dead of winter? (Yes, yes you can.) Below, we answer all these questions and more.

    What Is a Wall-Mounted Gazebo?

    Just as you'd expect, a wall-mounted gazebo, sometimes known as an attached gazebo, is a gazebo that connects to the outside of your house. SOJAG offers hardtop and soft top wall-mounted gazebos with sturdy powder-coated aluminum frames. These structures provide excellent sun, rain, and snow cover so every day can be a good day to relax on the patio. SOJAG's wall-mounted gazebos also come with mosquito netting and curtains to provide extra coverage and privacy during buggy summer evenings or brisk winter mornings.

    Benefits of a Wall-Mounted Gazebo

    When you add a wall-mounted gazebo to your house, you add an additional living space where you can host guests or just enjoy your time outside. Sure, your patio may already be a well-used part of your house, but what happens when it rains? Chances are you aren’t going out there with an umbrella to enjoy your breakfast. A wall-mounted gazebo means you can have your breakfast outside, rain or shine.

    Extreme Versatility

    With a wall-mounted gazebo, you can essentially treat the space as an extra sunroom or dining room. The durable structure will easily block rain, sun, and snow so you d...
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  7. Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area

    Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area
    Is your pool area in need of a fresh new look? Whether you want to completely remodel your swimming pool or just give it a facelift, this is the perfect time to do a backyard makeover. An inspiring pool design can breathe new life into your property and increase its value.

    With these simple tips, you can plan an upgrade for your swimming pool area and make the most of your outdoor space. Then, take your pool design from great to amazing with personalized touches.

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  8. Wall-Mounted or Freestanding Outdoor Gazebos: Which is Best for You?

    Wall-Mounted or Freestanding Outdoor Gazebos: Which is Best for You?

    Imagine starting your day with a great cup of coffee in the shade of an outdoor gazebo. You can turn this dream into a reality with a stylish backyard gazebo from SOJAG, but how do you know which type of outdoor gazebos is best for you? A wall-mounted gazebo creates a protective cover over your back deck or patio. On the other hand, a freestanding gazebo will create a shady spot anywhere in your yard. Here’s everything you need to know about outdoor gazebos to help you make the right decision.

    Wall-Mounted Gazebos

    Wall-mounted gazebos are the perfect way to upgrade your backyard deck. As the name suggests, wall-mounted gazebos are attached to an exterior wall of your home. SOJAG wall-mounted gazebos have powder-coated aluminum frames that provide stylish support. The galvanized steel or polycarbonate roof provides protection from UV rays and heavy rain. They’re also strong enough to withstand snowstorms in the winter. On hot days you can enjoy the cool breeze wafting through the three open sides of your wall-mounted gazebo. Then, on cool evenings, you can opt for added protection from bugs or cold weather by using mosquito netting or curtains. You can enclose the gazebo to create a sheltered space and extend your outdoor season well into the fall or winter.

    Freestanding Gazebos

    Unlike wall-mounted gazebos, ...

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