Best Metal Garden Gazebos with Polycarbonate Roof for Year Round Use… Reviewed For 2021

Spending quality time in your garden, relaxing with friends, family or holding important events can all be done under the protective shelter of a polycarbonate gazebo.

Buying a metal gazebo for a patio or deck isn’t difficult but choosing a decent one can be tricky!  As a minimum, a polycarbonate gazebo should be strong, rust-resistant and have mesh curtains.

If you’re a little fazed by that then follow our reviews, they’re here to help you buy the best for you…  We’ve selected 3 hardtop gazebos with polycarbonate roofing from reputable suppliers.

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Palram Martinique 4300 Garden Gazebo - Robust Structure for Year-Round Use
Outsunny 3 x 3.6m Patio Aluminium Gazebo Canopy Marquee Party Tent Hardtop Roof Garden Shelter w/Mesh & Side Walls
glendale GL1258 3 x 3 m Square Polycarbonate Gazebo - White
Brand
Palram
Outsunny
Glendale
Dimensions (L x W x H)
4.3 x 2.95 x 2.74 m
3 x 3.6 x 2.65 m
3 x 3 x 2.5 m
UV Protection
Roof Vent
Gutters
Curtains
Weight
88.0kg
63.5kg
99.0kg
Palram Martinique 4300 Garden Gazebo - Robust Structure for Year-Round Use
Brand
Palram
Dimensions (L x W x H)
4.3 x 2.95 x 2.74 m
UV Protection
Roof Vent
Gutters
Curtains
Weight
88.0kg
Outsunny 3 x 3.6m Patio Aluminium Gazebo Canopy Marquee Party Tent Hardtop Roof Garden Shelter w/Mesh & Side Walls
Brand
Outsunny
Dimensions (L x W x H)
3 x 3.6 x 2.65 m
UV Protection
Roof Vent
Gutters
Curtains
Weight
63.5kg
glendale GL1258 3 x 3 m Square Polycarbonate Gazebo - White
Brand
Glendale
Dimensions (L x W x H)
3 x 3 x 2.5 m
UV Protection
Roof Vent
Gutters
Curtains
Weight
99.0kg

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Palram Martinique All Season Polycarbonate Gazebo Review

This Palram Martinique is so strong it can stay outdoors all 4 seasons on a patio, concrete or decked area.  This type of shelter can often be referred to as a ‘pergola with a roof’.

This gazebo is easy to build but will require a couple of extra pairs of hands via your friends or a local joiner to help build it due to the heavy-duty beams and polycarbonate roof sheets.

Palram Polycarbonate Gazebo without sides

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The frame is powder coated to protect the steel supports from rust and maintain their strength, whilst the roof sections are polycarbonate which is safer than glass and much lighter.

The best way to anchor down this Martinique gazebo is to screw it down via the pre-drilled holes in the footplates.  Securing with screws and the weight of the roof makes it extremely sturdy.

Features

Polycarbonate Roof

Polycarbonate panels are lightweight but don’t underestimate their strength.  They’re durable and will resist even the worst of weather conditions thrown at them.

They are much safe than using glass as polycarbonate doesn’t shatter and are up to x10 stronger than plastic and glass.  To be honest, they’re a modern and safer version of glass.

Powder coated frame

Powder coating protects the steel beams against rust and help maintain the strength.  It will also improve longevity by adding more durability to the steel frame section.

This will provide better value for money by ensuring you can use this Martinique for many years to come without the concerns that it won’t last long or be value for money.

Sturdy & Windproof

The galvanised steel frame and the ability to drill it to the ground provides a secure and stable canopy.  Don’t underestimate how much exra sturdiness drilling into hard ground will provide.

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Outsunny Polycarbonate Roof Metal Gazebo with Curtains Review

This Outsunny 3m x 3.6m gazebo is ideal for those of you require a permanent gazebo that can be secured and left outdoors all year round, especially if you have the room for it.

It can be left outdoors through winter as long as you’ve secured it down with the anchors.  It’s capable of standing up to a bad winter but remove any snow from the roof for peace of mind.Outsunny 3x3.6m Hardtop Gazebo

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There are screw holes in the footplates to use the tent pegs should you use it on soft ground such as grass.  Alternatively, you can use screws to fix to decking, concrete or tarmac.

The 3 layered roof panels prevent 90% of UV rays from damaging your skin, whilst also protecting furniture from bleaching by the sun.  However, wear suncream when outdoors as normal.

The meshing screen will keep out the bugs, whilst the curtains will keep all the drafts should it be breezy or cooler during evening use.

Features

Stable in Windy weather

The galvanised steel uprights provide excellent support to the roof section and help with stability.  The anchors fix the metal gazebo down and stop the frame from shifting in windy weather.

Completely Waterproof

The polycarbonate panels slot together and provide 100% waterproofing.  They are much stronger than glass and plastic, whilst also very light to handle.  The panels also last longer too.

Ideal for Hard or Soft Ground

As long as the surface area is level you can place this gazebo on either hard or soft ground.  For hard ground, you can drill it into decking or concrete which provides total stability.

For soft ground, such as grass, you can use the anchor pegs to push through the holes in the feet.  As mentioned above, try and find a level surface to position your gazebo.

Mesh Screen & Curtains

The mesh screen and curtains both operate on separate runners, meaning you can use both at the same time.  They provide excellent protection against wasps in the day and mosquitos at night.

This means you can hang lights inside without feeling as though you’re attracting every creature that’s ever existed!  Also, when cooking in the day, it keeps unwanted flies out too.

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Glendale Gazebo with Curtains & Solid Roof Review

This Glendale polycarbonate gazebo has a white roof and very stylish looking petrol blue curtains with an inner mesh to prevent bugs.  This gazebo is sturdy enough to stay outdoors all year round.

 

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Removing the curtains before winter will protect them from any potential damage from strong winds and help to keep them free from stains and dirt.

This product is relatively easy to build but it will require the help of a couple of friends due to the fact that the supporting beams and polycarbonate panels are quite heavy.

If you’re looking for a bright gazebo with lots of character, then look no further.

Features

White Polycarbonate Roof

This white roof of this polycarbonate gazebo makes a vast difference and can really brighten up your garden but it may need hosing down in spring to remove leaves and bird muck.

Curtains with built-in mesh netting

Whether you use them or not, I have always had a huge preference for purchasing a hardtop metal gazebo with curtains included then at least you have the choice whether to use them or not.

If you don’t have them then you don’t have that choice.  Having them means that you can make your special event more private by closing the curtains whilst keeping the bugs out.

It doesn’t have to be a special event, you can relax on your own or with your partner but at least you can have breakfast or read your favourite book without being bothered by pests.

Aluminium Frame

Frames tend to be steel but with this product they’re aluminium.  Aluminium is ideal as it’s lightweight yet durable and tends to be more rustproof than steel.

The aluminium frame has a powder coating to protect against rust and I suggest handling it carefully when constructing it as not to scratch it.  The exposed metal will begin to rust.

Fixable Feet

You can fix the feet to the ground to offer extra stability on windier days.  You will receive anchor pegs to connect the frame to the ground, however, the weight of the roof helps with stability too.

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My name's Erik Black and I'm from Mansfield, in the U.K. I've always been interested in outdoor canopies and keeping dry outside in my garden. Whilst this blog started as a Pop-up gazebo guide, I've now elaborated on other outdoor accessories. These guides will hopefully help you understand more before you buy an item and make a better and more informed choice. Can't find what you want, then get in touch...