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Gazebo Winter Cover: Convert Hardtop Gazebo Into a Winter Shed!

Hanging out in your gazebo on a warm summer night is one of the best feelings in the world. Allen+Roth has an amazing line of gazebos that I can personally vouch for. (I own the Allen Roth gazebo with a soft-top in the color of beige, myself.) Gazebos are a place where you can hang out with all of your friends and family and just shoot the breeze.

However, winter comes eventually and that is when the gazebo top has to be put away. I always hate when I have to take off my gazebo top since I know that cold, nasty weather is just around the corner! I take the top off of my gazebo before winter, but I have a lot of friends who own Allen and Roth hardtop gazebo and other ones and they don’t remove their tops. Instead, they use a gazebo cover.

Gazebo covers are great because they allow you to keep using your hardtop gazebo during the winter months. An excellent product to use if you also have one is the Winter Cover gazebo cover from Sojag.

Gazebo Winter Cover by Sojag

Gazebo Winter Cover by Sojag is a gazebo cover that can protect a hardtop gazebo during cold weather.

Gazebo Winter Cover: Assembled Look

The cover is made of polyethylene and resembles a tarp that would be used for camping.

The nice thing about using the Winter Cover by Sojag is that it converts your hardtop gazebo into a place for winter storage. If you’ve wondered what to do with your gazebo during unfavorable weather, this Winter Cover is your solution. Simply cover your hardtop gazebo with this gazebo cover and you’ve created a shed-like building that can double as extra storage.

The advantages to using this winter cover are numerous. Besides the fact that it transforms your gazebo into a place of storage, it also protects your gazebo from harsh weather. Snowstorms and freezing rain can damage your gazebo if it is left uncovered. This is why it is such a great idea to buy this cover.

Here are some more details about the Winter Cover by Sojag:

  • It has one door and two windows.
  • The cover is completely water resistant and comes with air vents that help to properly circulate the air.
  • There are eyelets at the bottom of the cover for its poles to go through (similar to a tent.)
  • The cover also comes equipped with bands at each end which attaches the poles to the cover.

Cover Sizes

The Winter Cover comes in a variety of sizes. This way, you are able to pick the cover that is the perfect size for your gazebo:

The sizes fit pretty much all the range of popular gazebos including Allen Roth ones.

Winter Cover Pros

Let’s look at all of the positives of this hardtop gazebo cover.

  • The wide selection of sizes allows you to pick the cover that will best fit your gazebo.
  • The study polyethylene material is sure to keep out water and protect both your gazebo and the items you are storing in it.
  • Vents are sewn into the cover to allow for the proper circulation of air.

Winter Cover Cons

This product doesn’t come without its cons. Here is a list of things that are not so favorable about it:

  • This gazebo cover comes with a hefty price tag. Its functionality and ability to transform your gazebo into a winter storage shed make it worth it, however.
  • The installation of this gazebo cover is a little complicated. I’ll go over the installation procedure in detail, below. It’s a good idea to read up on the process before delving into it.

Find these covers on Amazon: 10′ by 10′ size, 10′ by 12′ size, 12′ by 16′ size.

Gazebo Winter Cover Installation Instructions

As mentioned above, installing your gazebo cover can be a little tricky. I’ve put together this installation procedure how-to guide to help you when installing it.

  1. Take your gazebo cover out of the package and unfold it. Position the cover over your gazebo and line up the longer and shorter sides with their corresponding gazebo walls. Be mindful of the door placement. Don’t install it inside out; make sure that the seams of the cover are on the inside.
  2. Acquire two stepladders and position them on two neighboring corners of the gazebo.
  3. Carefully position the cover over the gazebo. Ensure that you do not put any tears into the material.
  4. If there is any excess material leftover at the bottom of the cover, fold it outwards.
  5. Place weights on top of the excess cover that is folded up. (I’ll discuss a good weight option below!) Ensure that you attach the cover to the ground by placing poles or stakes through its eyelets.

You will need at least two people for this installation. Weights will need to be purchased in addition to the cover to keep it weighted down. There are fixing bolts on the cover that keep the cover attached to the gazebo. When installing your cover, you may need to drill holes into the legs of the gazebo to accommodate these bolts.

Here is a link to the original gazebo cover instructions.

And speaking of the weights… I found some that can go well with this cover.

Weights for Gazebo Winter Cover

As mentioned previously, you are going to need weights to keep your gazebo winter cover grounded. These pool cover weights from Swimline will work wonderfully with the cover.

Weights for Gazebo Winter CoverHere are the specs:

  • They come in a pack of 12 and are 8″ X 4″ X 36″.
  • Polyethylene is the material used to manufacture these weights.
  • You will need four weights for each side of the gazebo cover.
  • The weights can be filled with any material of your choosing, including gravel, dirt or soil.

Weights Pros

There are many positive aspects to these pool cover weights.

  • There are much easier to fill and store compared to traditional water bags.
  • They stack easily and can be stored with ease.
  • The weights are sturdy and can withstand bad weather.

Weight Cons

The cons of the pools weights are as follows.

  • They may come damaged from the manufacturer.
  • The weights are pricey when compared to water bags and empty milk jugs alternatives.

Get these weights on Amazon!

Final Words

If you’ve been looking for a cover for your gazebo, then the winter gazebo cover by Sojag is a great choice. It would fit in perfect with my Allen and Roth by Lowe’s inspired backyard. The ability to transform your gazebo into winter storage is well worth the money spent. You definitely won’t regret buying this integral piece of outdoor decor.

Allen Roth Steel Gazebo Assembly Instructions

Living in North Carolina, we spend a great deal of time outdoors. Having a well-made gazebo to hang out in is a huge bonus for our family.

Allen and Roth make a variety of options to choose from. Some of the many options include pergola style, a dome gazebo, an easy up gazebo, and a hard-top option. We personally own the second gazebo discussed,  the dome one. Living in a warm climate we are able to use it year-round and do not need the fabric sides.

Each of these options also come with instructions that are simple to follow to install your new Allen and Roth steel gazebos by Lowe’s.

Pergola Gazebo Instructions

First up in our list of options is the pergola 10ft x 10ft gazebo. This gazebo is a solid black structure with a tannish-gray canopy covering. If your taste is more on the industrial or rustic side, this Allen and Roth steel gazebo by Lowe’s would be perfect for you. With its straight lines and sturdy build, it would fit nicely in a variety of yards. At 10ft x 10ft, it also provides a large covered area to protect you from the rain or the sunshine.

Allen Roth Steel Gazebo Assembly Instructions: Pergola gazeboThe Allen Roth steel gazebo assembly instructions that come with the gazebo are easy to read and will make the process of putting your new gazebo together easy. This particular gazebo’s model number is GF-12S039B and it can be assembled with the help of 2 to 4 people total. You will need to put aside about 4 hours total for assembly.

The only tools you will need for assembly is a 5ft ladder, the wrench you will need comes with the gazebo. To put your new item together, you will do so in the following order:

  • Base brackets
  • Base side panels
  • Connect the crossbars for the top of the canopy
  • Complete each side of the canopy – crossbars attached to 2 posts
  • Attach all 4 sides of the gazebo
  • Lastly, you will put the canopy on top

You can find the detailed assembly instructions on Lowe’s website. The assembly instructions also include the instructions on how to remove the gazebo canopy.

Next, we have the beige dome gazebo.

Beige Dome Gazebo Instructions

This gazebo provides you with a very classic cabana appearance. With its solid domed top and fabric tied to its legs, it is reminiscent of what you would see at a resort. This Allen and Roth steel gazebo by Lowe’s is large at 12ft x 10ft. It will give you great protection from the sun while looking stylish.

Allen Roth Steel Gazebo Assembly Instructions: Dome gazeboWhen it comes to putting this piece together, the assembly instructions of Allen Roth steel gazebos are straight forward. You will find all of the details you need in the PDF provided. This gazebo’s model number is: GF-12S004B and can be put together with anywhere from 2 to 4 people’s help. This item will also take about 4 hours of assembly time to complete the project.

The tools needed for this Allen and Roth steel gazebo by Lowe’s are going to be the hex wrench and a special wrench that comes with it. You will also need a ladder that is at least 5 ft tall for assembly. The instructions are easy to follow and you will put your item together in this order:

  • Assemble the support posts first
  • Connect left and right crossbars to each other
  • Connect all 4 sets of crossbars to create a rectangle
  • Place rectangle of crossbars on top of 4 support posts
  • Assemble canopy roof
  • Hang corner curtains
  • Lastly, put the actual canopy cover on

If you need more information on detailed assembly instruction, they can be found on the Lowe’s website. Also, the Lowe’s website offers the instructions to remove your canopy as well.

Our third gazebo option is the easy up gazebo.

Easy Up Gazebo Instructions

This option is very similar to the beige dome gazebo, however, it is all a beige colored fabric and has a simpler style. This is a gazebo that you will find in many yards and you know will stand up over the years. So, it is easy to maintain as it provides hassle free cleaning. You will have plenty of coverage with this 10ft x 12ft mosquito netted gazebo.

Allen Roth Steel Gazebo Assembly Instructions: EasyUp gazeboAllen Roth steel gazebo assembly instructions for this gazebo are easily followed. The model number for this gazebo is L-GZ472PST-I and you will need at least 2 adults if not more to assemble. This gazebo has a very short assembly time of only 30 minutes! Therefore, this means more time to enjoy it and less time spent putting it together.

Luckily, you will not need any extra tools beyond what comes with the item for assembly. Below are the main steps required to put your new gazebo together:

  • Unfold and insert crossbeams into poles
  • Connect corner bars and poles
  • Attach short and long crossbars to one another
  • Attach hook to the top connector
  • Connect long middle bars
  • Attach the large canopy
  • Connect the small canopy
  • Attach the mosquito netting

To find the detailed assembly instructions, go to the Lowe’s website. There you will also find the instructions on how to remove your gazebo canopy.

Last, but not least we have the hardtop gazebo.

Hardtop Gazebo Instructions

Last, we have the fourth option – the hardtop. This gazebo is completely different from the rest as it offers a paneled canopy vs a material canopy. h2It’s size is h2 10ft x 10ft square h2and it features a h2vented canopy roof. With this sturdy construction, you can enjoy your Allen Roth steel gazebo by Lowe’s year round!

The assembly instructions of this steel gazebo are detailed but easy to follow along with. You can find this model, numbered: Item # 401997 Model # L-GZ340PC0-5 online. While you can assemble this solo, you will need up to 6 people to move the gazebo. Assembly time is relatively short at 90 minutes.

When it comes to tools, you will need the wrench that comes with your gazebo and a Phillips screwdriver.

Below in order, the main assembly instructions are:

  • Connect left and right top screens
  • Attach screens to post connectors
  • Connect top beams to big top bars
  • Attach hook to small top connector
  • Assemble the small top roof panels
  • Connect the roof beams
  • Attach small roof covers to small top
  • Connect the big roof panel covers to big top
  • Assemble the top
  • Attach to posts
  • Stake to the ground

If you are looking for the detailed assembly instructions of this Allen Roth steel gazebo, they can be found on Lowe’s  website. You will also find the instructions needed to remove your canopy.

For the hardtop gazebo ITEM #0732511 MODEL #L-GZ401PCO-C1, you can find the assemble instruction on the website of SunJoy, a company that produces gazebo replacement parts. Here is the link.

Final Words

Now that you know some of the many options that are offered by Allen Roth for gazebos, you can choose which will best fit your life and needs.

If you live somewhere where you want to use your gazebo year-round, the hard top option may be best. If you live in a warm climate like my husband and I do, any of the soft top canopy options will work well.

In any case, you need not worry about the assembly. Since Allen Roth steel gazebo assembly instructions are easy to read and find, you should be able to enjoy your new item in no time.

How To Install Allen Roth Gazebo Replacement Parts: Comprehensive Guide

Your Allen Roth gazebo broke. Maybe it’s the canopy or maybe it’s the netting that got holes. So, you order replacement parts. Now what? How to install them? Here is where my installation guide about how to install Allen Roth gazebo replacement parts comes in handy.

Read on!

How To Install Allen Roth Gazebo Canopy – Video

If your canopy got holes and leaks, it is very easy to buy and replace it. It is possible to do it alone; however, you will need a ladder to do it.

So, how to replace a damaged canopy? Watch the video (prepared for you by Garden Winds):

You may ask – why the video is made by Garden Wings and not Allen Roth or Lowe’s?  Don’t be scared off by the name! This is a company that specializes in producing replacement canopies so they are the experts in everything that comes to this subject. Lowe’s fully trusts Garden Wings with making replacement canopies for their Allen Roth Dome gazebos.

Need to buy an Allen Roth Dome canopy? Get it on Amazon!

This canopy only fits the gazebo models #GF-12S004BTO and #GF-12S004BTO-1! Don’t buy it for other models!

How To Install Gazebo Netting

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How To Install Gazebo Privacy Curtains

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