As the days get longer and the evenings get warmer, the amount of gazebo hire we deliver along with other outdoor hire goes up dramatically. If you’ve never hired a gazebo before you might be a little bit unsure about what you need to know – but fear not! We’ve put this guide together to help you understand everything about Gazebos.
Gazebo Hire: Putting them up
One of the big questions we get asked about gazebo hire is simply how hard they are to install on site. The good news is that they are easy to erect – but we recommend using two people to do the job properly.
Pop-up gazebos work via a telescoping mechanism. When you take a gazebo out of its bag, it will be closed up and will need to be opened out. The temptation might be to do this by yourself but this can ruin the mechanism as the gazebo will be opened unevenly. With two people working in tandem, they can grasp two corners each and open the gazebo out evenly, making it easy to put up.
Derigging is a much easier job and can be done by just one person. Simply bring each corner back into the middle and close the gazebo up so that it will fit back in its bag.
Gazebo Hire: Windy days
We all know how varied the Great British climate can be, and wind can pose a significant problem for gazebos. Weights and guy ropes can help tie them down but even with these in place if the wind is strong enough problems can occur.
In windy situations, we recommend two things. The first is to limit the height of the gazebo as much as practically possible. The lower a gazebo is, the lower its centre of gravity making it harder for the wind to pick it up and blow it away. Secondly, if using side panels then it’s sensible to use just two so the wind can blow through the gazebo unobstructed. With three panels in place the wind will have nowhere to go and the build-up in force can end with the gazebo being lifted up.
We recommend that gazebos are manned at all times. This way someone is on hand if things start to go awry. If you’re really not sure about the weather then the best thing to do is not to use a gazebo at all. We understand that this means taking a loss for a product you have not used but the alternative might be a replacement / damage charge which could be much more money in addition.