Today, we’re reviewing the Sonoma Outdoor Iron Gazebo Canopy Umbrella. We’ve seen this gazebo being used to define outdoor spaces right on the lawn as well as shades for exposed decks and balconies. If you have a second-floor balcony on your home that needs some shade, this is an incredible gazebo that can fit the space perfectly. It can be used near a pool as a cabana, too.
The netting gives it an elegant and tropical feel. As you sit under the canopy while the drapery sways in the breeze, you could close your eyes and imagine being on vacation in a beautiful, sunny locale. That feeling of vacationing also comes without the huge price tag.
Pros of the Sonoma Outdoor Gazebo Canopy Umbrella
- Steel frame
- Adjustable netting
- Drapery fabric
- Tools and instructions included
- Spacious gazebo
Cons of the Outdoor Gazebo
- Can’t be assembled alone
Part of the problem when sitting outside as the day turns into night is the bugs that can suddenly start to attack. It doesn’t matter that you are minding your own business in the backyard. Bugs will start to swarm. To protect yourself from bugs, the netting that comes with the Sonoma gazebo will work great. It zippers on each side to fully enclose the gazebo in protection.
Along with the adjustable netting, there’s also drapery fabric for privacy. It can enclose all four sides, or you can pick and choose the sides you’d like to close. You can enjoy a quiet dinner under the gazebo without distractions. The gazebo can also be used as a pool house where guests can change before diving into the pool.
Vented Sun Shade
The polyester cover will protect you from the harsh rays of the sun. The light color and lightweight material won’t absorb or transfer heat into the gazebo space. It’ll protect you from the sun and the rain. It never hurts to spray outdoor fabrics with water protection. While the material is water resistant, it isn’t waterproof. The vent in the top of the canopy will keep the material from ripping on heavy winds.
The legs and inner construction are made of an incredibly durable, sturdy steel frame. The frame won’t bend or break during a storm. The legs can be bolted to a deck or balcony, so that it won’t blow around during heavy winds. Everything about this gazebo has been constructed to be durable and resistant to storm conditions. You don’t have to worry about taking it down when a storm is headed your way.
Tools and Extra Parts Included
There’s nothing worse than purchasing something that you have to construct only to find out that all the parts are not included. Or that you need some obscure tool to put it together. This company wants to be sure that you’re able to put this gazebo together easily. They included the tools you need plus extra parts in case you drop a bolt or lose a washer. It’s a very thoughtful consideration from the company.
This gazebo measures 107” x 118” x 118” of open space under the canopy. That’s almost 10 feet by 10 feet of space. It’s an adequate amount of outdoor space if you place it in the backyard. We love that you can add this to your deck or balcony. A table umbrella on the porch never provides enough coverage for everyone. There’s also someone sitting in the rain or the sun. That won’t happen with this gazebo.
Add Some Lights
If you really want to make it an amazing outdoor space, you can add funky Edison lights to the roof of the canopy. When you shut the netting or drapes, you won’t be stuck in the dark. In the backyard, lights always give a soft, dreamy glow to the space, so it’ll feel romantic or party-like depending on the lights you install. You can easily change for certain occasions, too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should this gazebo be stored in the winter?
We believe that’s the best way to keep your gazebo in good shape for years to come. If you live in an area where you get snowfall, you’ll want to remove the canvas. The poles can be left in place if you want.
Is this fireproof?
It’s not fireproof, so we recommend that you don’t use it over your fire pit or barbecue.
The Sonoma Outdoor Gazebo Canopy Umbrella is a wonderful way to add extra space to your backyard, deck, or balcony. It’ll give you a space that can be used in a variety of weather. You won’t have to head indoors just because it’s started to rain. It can be quite comfortable and cozy inside the gazebo during a light rainstorm. You can personalize this gazebo to function for your home and circumstances quite easily.