Best Metal Gazebos with Hardtop & Soft Tops

Metal Gazebo with Polycarbonate Roof

Quality time in your garden under a polycarbonate gazebo, is there anything better?

Whether you’re relaxing with family, drinks with friends or holding important events, YOU can now do this.

Choosing a metal gazebo for a patio or garden space isn’t difficult but buying a decent one can be tricky…

You need it to be rust resistant, have a strong frame and roof section, mesh curtains, oh, and can keep you dry.

If you’re a little fazed by that then follow our reviews, they’re here to help you buy the best for you…

Palram Martinique | Best All Year Round Outdoor Gazebo

Palram Polycarbonate Gazebo without sides

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This Palram Martinique is so strong it can stay outdoors all year round on a patio or concrete area.

You can drill it into a hard surface via the pre-drilled holes in the footplates.

This way of keeping it anchored is by far the strongest and most effective way of securing it down.

Don’t worry, the instructions are simple to follow but you’ll need a couple of friends to lend you a hand.

If you’re looking for a permanent outdoor gazebo then your search is over!

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Anthracite Coated Steel Frame
  • Strong Polycarbonate Roof Panels
  • Very Sturdy & Windproof
  • Will Keep You Dry
  • Straightforward to Build
  • Good Value & Well Made

CONS:
  • No sides Included but not necessary

Features

Here’s what we really like about it and the essential features that make it the decent product it is.

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.

Powder coated Steel frame

Durability and prolonged strength are due to the powder coating which prevents rust. A strong frame is important for the longevity of your outdoor gazebo.

Sturdy & Windproof

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

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Outsunny Aluminium Patio Gazebo with Hardtop Roof

Outsunny 3x3.6m Hardtop Gazebo

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This Outsunny 3×3.6m, permanent outdoor gazebo is ideal for those of you that have the room for it.

The 3 layered roof panels prevent 90% of UV rays from damaging your skin, whilst also protecting your furniture from colour bleaching.

You can leave it outdoors through winter, as long as you’ve drilled it down with the provided anchors.

There are screw holes in the footplates for the provided tent pegs, alternatively, you can use screws should you mount it on decking.

There are screw holes in the footplates for the tent pegs, or, you can use long screws should you mount it on decking.

The meshing screen will keep out the bugs, whilst the curtains will keep all the drafts out too.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Windproof & Sturdy
  • Completely waterproof
  • UV Ray Protection
  • Ideal for hard & soft ground
  • Screw into decking or concrete
  • Meshing & curtains great addition

CONS:
  • You will need the help of 2/3 people to build

Features

Here’s what we like about this Outsunny hardtop gazebo in more detail.

Stable in Windy weather

The powder coated galvanised steel uprights provide excellent support to the roof section. This coating helps with the longevity of the structure.
The holes in the feet for the anchors help to hold the gazebo down and stop the frame from shifting in windy weather.

Completely Waterproof

The polycarbonate panels slot together and once together provide 100% waterproofing.  They are much stronger than you would imagine and very light to handle too.

The panels will last a very long time…

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.

Mesh Screen & Curtains

The mesh screen and curtains are both on separate runners, meaning you can use both at the same time.

The mesh screen provides protection against bugs.  This means you can hang lights inside without attracting every creature that lives.

The curtains are ideal for privacy and also to keep the drafts out as your party continues into the night

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Polenza Gazebo 2.5m | Lightweight Metal Soft Top Gazebo

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This polenza gazebo is easy to build and once up it’ll definitely compliment your garden or patio area.

This gazebo is supplied with a sturdy steel frame and comes with mosquito nets which make constructing it straightforward and weighing only 25kgs it’s not too heavy to lift.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Lightweight to handle
  • Sturdy once up
  • Machine washable canopy
  • Easy to build

CONS:
  • Can’t be left outdoors in winter

Features

This polenza will look great in your garden and to get the full benefit it ideally should be taken down after use, this will help increase the longevity of the frame, canopy and the netting.

Holes in feet

A popular feature amongst more robust gazebos is the ability to drill them into a hard surface to add extra stability.

This polenza canopy has holes in the feet to make it easier for you to drill it into the ground, although stakes or screws are not supplied.

Net Curtains

Although the net curtains are thick, the thing about them is that they’re easy to attach, simple to draw and reach the ground which keeps the bugs out.

The sides can be removed to be machine washed and its recommended to put them on a low temperature, economical wash to prevent damage as a more powerful, the longer wash may weaken the netting sides.

Looks great

This really is a great looking metal gazebo that is best erected on flat turf or a patio area.  I’m not kidding but your friends will be envious of your new polenza shelter canopy.

One thing I would do though is to take it down during the spring and autumn months after use to prevent damage from more unpredictable weather conditions.

It’s sturdy and good quality but it’s not really a heavy duty gazebo but that is reflected in the price.

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Runcton Polycarbonate Hard Top Gazebo – Privacy Curtains

runcton polycarbonate gazebo with sides

You get a private, enclosed space with these curtains

This 3m x 3m Runcton polycarbonate gazebo is perfect if you’re looking for some privacy in the evening.

With the curtains, it makes it ideal if you have a hot tub and is great at keeping out the wind (and your nosey neighbours!)

At the top of the gazebo you will find polycarbonate roofing that allows a sufficient amount of light through whilst blocking out some of those harmful UV rays.

The panels are also 100% waterproof so you can make use of it all year round, regardless of the weather.

Each footplate provides a large base to improve its stability and keep it from toppling in strong winds.

The meshing screen will keep out the bugs, whilst the curtains will keep all the drafts out too.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Privacy Curtains
  • Waterproof Roof
  • UV Ray Filters
  • Sturdy on Most Ground
  • Stylish/Modern Design

CONS:
  • Will require multiple people to build

Features

Here’s what really stood out for us with this fantastic product by Runcton.

Privacy Curtains

Without a doubt, this was our favourite feature.

It gives you the privacy you need if your garden is surrounded by overlooking houses so those pesky neighbours can’t ruin your evening.

We also found that it provided a really cosy, relaxing ambience inside once all the curtains had been drawn.

This is what makes it ideal if you’re looking for something to go around your hot tub.

Translucent Roof

The roof panels are polycarbonate so they filter out some light, proving protection from harmful UV rays.

With the translucent design, it also ensures that it’s never too bright under the canopy and makes it the ideal environment to kick back and have an afternoon nap.

Stability

The footplates are quite large so you can tell that it’s not going anywhere once you’ve got it set up, even in some strong winds.

We would’ve preferred it if it had screw holes so it could be fastened down to the decking for extra security but to be honest, I don’t think it needs it anyway.

Elegant Design

The almond brown curtains hang delicately around, giving it a really elegant look.

It will sit perfectly in most gardens.

I would even say it’s suitable for weddings and other big events where you want to make an impression.

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Glendale Polycarbonate Gazebo – White Roof + Netting

The white will match your window frames

This 3m x 3m glendale gazebo is brightly coloured and adds a lot of character to your garden.

It’s sturdy so you can keep it out all year round on almost any flat surface.

Don’t worry about getting it built as it’s straight forward, the roof can be tricky so I’d ask a friend or two to help.

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

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Privacy Curtains
  • Waterproof
  • Insect Netting
  • Sturdy
  • All year round
  • Removable Curtains

CONS:
  • Roof is a bit tricky to install

Features

There’s plenty to talk about with this product but here are the points that stand out to us.

White Polycarbonate Roof

Usually you can expect a dark roof but with this gazebo, it’s a beautiful white.

Having this colour makes a vast difference, it really brightens up your garden.

Plus it will match your windows!

Curtains With Netting

Curtains are ideal if you’re looking for some privacy on your garden.

There’s also netting so you can keep it feeling airy and light under the canopy whilst stopping 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.

Fixable Feet

You can attach the feet to the ground, this will give it more stability on windier days.

All you will need to do is screw down the base plates into the surface, we’ve found that wood tends to be the best.

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