How to Protect Pop-up Gazebos in Windy Weather
There are so many different functions where you may require one of our pop-up gazebos. Their versatility makes them suitable for events of all kinds. Weddings, graduations, markets, fairs, conferences… The list goes on. While in many ways these event types could not be more different, something that definitely links them all is that they are subject to the temperamental British weather.
So, it's the big day you've been planning for months. Your Oxnorth pop-up gazebo is erected and ready to go and then… It turns out to be a far windier day than you were expecting. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make sure your gazebo remains firmly planted to the ground and is still functional as some much-needed shelter.
To begin with, it's important to note that while our gazebos are sturdy, made of high-quality materials and built to last, they cannot deal with extremely strong winds. Please check the weather forecast the morning of your event, and if the winds are going to be above 30mph avoid erecting the gazebo. In winds above that strength, it simply is not safe to have a pop-up gazebo set up.
You should also follow all instructions relating to weights and anchorage.
- Location, location, location
A great way to give your pop-up gazebo the best chance of not blowing away on a windy day is to pay attention to where you're erecting it. Take a moment to think about where on your site will experience the least wind. Are there any trees? These will provide a great natural cover from the wind, so try erecting under them. If not, hunt out some structures that will provide some cover. In addition to this, make sure the ground is able to hold on to the gazebo well. Look for firm and dry terrain, while avoiding soggy ground. If the floor is wet it will be less able to hold on to the stakes when that wind picks up.
- Plant your gazebo firmly the ground
An absolutely essential step when setting up your gazebo is ensuring you use enough guy ropes and stakes to give the structure enough anchoring to the ground. Never simply plant your gazebo on the ground with no affixing, and if it's going to be particularly windy that day consider using weights in addition to the stakes that your pop-up gazebo was delivered with. Sandbags are an excellent choice when choosing a weight to keep your gazebo in place.
- Remove the sidewalls
While you may have opted to use your gazebo with the sidewalls installed, to provide privacy or for any other reason, if the wind is really picking up then it is a good idea to remove them. The reason for this is that it will allow the wind to pass through the gazebo, rather than hitting directly against it. This will give your gazebo a really good chance of staying put despite the windy conditions.
If you follow these steps, you'll find that your pop-up gazebo from Oxnorth will be a very reliable piece of equipment that will serve you well. Why not order the gazebo that is perfect for you from our website today?