If you want a stylish octagonal pavilion in your backyard then you bought to buy a gazebo. It will make your backyard look more beautiful and attractive but the sturdiness of your gazebo will depend on the type of material you choose.
Pop-up gazebos are very popular in the market and are widely preferred by many customers. The advantage of pop-up gazebos is that they are very easy to assemble and dismantle. This is not the case with metal gazebos. But when it comes to comparing the life span of both these different types of gazebos a metal gazebo will last for many more years as compared to a pop-up gazebo. Some people prefer the wooden gazebo which will certainly last longer than a gazebo made of metal. But gazebos are meant to be kept in the backyard so it has to adjust to different weather conditions. So if it rains wooden materials are more likely to get spoiled as compared to metals.
If you want to buy a gazebo made of metal you can either select stainless steel or aluminum gazebos. The advantage of stainless steel gazebos is that it is strong and resistant to corrosion since it will last for many years. Aluminum gazebos are also resistant to corrosion but they are very cheap since they find first preference with people who want to buy metal gazebos. The price of the gazebo will depend upon the type of material used and the way it is designed. A pop-up gazebo is the most economically priced product in the market, followed by the metal gazebos and then the wooden gazebos. A metal gazebo made of aluminum costs around $ 150- $ 200 whereas a stainless steel patio gazebo will cost $ 400- $ 600 in the market.
One can visit some online stores like Amazon.com and find the different types of gazebos that are available over there. There are different suppliers who are selling their products online but my advice would be to first read the reviews of people who have purchased the same product and then decide. However if you have time you can always visit the nearest hardware store where you can get a first hand information about the different types of gazebos available in the market and choose from the options available there. You will definitely want to keep shipping and handling cost in mind. Even if you find a lower price, it does not mean you will save money. Sometimes, manufacturers will quote a price without adding the shipping price but after the shipping is included, the cost can turn out to be higher than expected.