Fabric Gazebos and Drainage
Gazebos are growing in popularity; thanks to the shade and entertaining space they provide for your garden. They can be made with either polycarbonate panels or with fabric canopies and curtains.
Why Do Fabric Gazebos Have Holes?
With fabric canopies on gazebos you’ll find that they feature small holes across the run of the canopy.
This is so that any rainfall which rests on the canopy can drain away. If the holes weren’t there rainfall would build up on the canopy, increasing in weight and eventually causing the canopy to become damaged either by collapsing or causing damage to the fabric.
Fabric Gazebos are not designed to be used during rainfall. They are instead designed to be a sunshade. During periods of rain the canopy should be left open, and should the weather become worse, or as you approach the autumn/winter periods the canopy should be removed and stored ready for Spring/Summer.
The Latina Canopy is a perfect example of a fabric canopy topped gazebo. This model also includes the drainage holes across the canopy to help prevent rain damage. The frame is designed to be a permanent fixture within your garden when bolted on to a suitable base, whilst the canopy can be removed out of season.
Should you be looking for a gazebo that will shelter you during the rain, or without the need to remove the canopy when out of season, then a polycarbonate gazebo such as the Milano Gazebo would be a better solution.