We’re excited to hear how often our award-winning decks are used. Customers make a sizeable investment; and adding a gazebo increases your outdoor living time by protecting you from the elements. When it’s hot on the deck, move under the gazebo’s shade. Add a screen to shield against bugs and drizzle. 95% of our gazebos have screens added to them making this a functional space for dining, home offices, and parties.
"A gazebo can be a crowning touch on one of our decks," says Decks R Us Proprietor John Stoltzfus. "Not only does it provide a real function, but it also makes the entire outdoor space look like a true outdoor retreat."
Outfit your gazebo with an electrical package. For $550 or more, this electrical package allows you to have an overhead light, fan on a dimmer, or TV. This makes your space functional on muggy days. Plus your dinner guests will thank you when they stay cool and entertained all summer long.
The Standard Decks R Us Electrical Package
Includes 1 outlet with hidden wiring running up to the ceiling for lights and a ceiling fan. We'll get the electrical permits for you.
Gazebo Screen Packages
- Screen packages protect you from bugs and rain. Get the benefits of a cross breeze without inviting pests inside.
- Window Packages give your gazebo a million-dollar view and allow you to stay outside up to 9 months of the year. Add dark tinted poly-privacy windows with a retractable system. You’ll have a clear view. Open or close your windows 100% and adjust your cross ventilation.
The Size of Your Gazebo
Don't go with anything smaller than a 12 foot gazebo. Little gazebos aren't functional. When in doubt measure for yourself. Wrap a garden hose in a 12 to 16 foot circle. Put lawn furniture and a card table inside. Stand inside and look around.
Want a diagram of all the measurements of the standard gazebo styles?
Drop us an email and we'll send you a few sketches with the dimensions to help you make your decision.
Construction of Your Gazebo
Our gazebos come fully assembled in Lancaster and we feel they are truly the best ones anywhere. There are a few different ways we can secure your gazebo to our deck. We usually advise people to place their gazebo off to one side or the other of their main deck usually in a corner. John explains why: "This way, you aren't losing that much square footage and we can even save you a bit on railings because the gazebo walls actually are the perimeter of the deck." If you have decided on a gazebo with a door, you can select a position for the gazebo door that makes the most sense for access from the rest of your deck. Some of the more common ways to configure a deck with a gazebo: The other choice is to have 3 sides of the gazebo built into the deck. This creates a nice octagonal look around the side.
Real Life Customer Story
Ray retells it, "We had a customer in Landenberg, PA who wanted a gazebo to take full advantage of the peaceful wooded back yard she had. When we asked how she was going to use the gazebo, she told us she planned on putting a table and some chairs out there for small dinners and morning coffee. We advised her to really think about the screen package; that all the trees in her back yard were going to mean plenty of insects, including mosquitoes during the summer months. No matter how good the cooking was, nobody was probably going to stay long in her new gazebo deck if they were getting bitten. She also really wanted her gazebo to perfectly match her deck. In her deck builder shopping, she heard from all the other builders "No! That can't be done. You must choose from the 2 choices of gazebos we have." Needless to say, she was pretty happy when she called us out and instead we asked her for a bit of time so we could go back to the guys who make our gazebos for us. And sure enough, they were able to customize her gazebo so it matched her deck exactly. She now has one of the sharpest looking deck and gazebo projects we've ever done."
Want to know how much does a gazebo cost? It depends a lot on size, they can run anywhere between $8,000 for a standard model without the screens, doors or window packages. A 16 foot gazebo-which is a great size-with the electrical package, the ceiling fan, the lights, the outlet, a door, the screens and the tinted windows- all the bells and whistles can run about $13,500."I'd say the average gazebo we put in is about $10,000. It's a 12 foot gazebo that's not real fancy but comes with the screens, a cupola and the electrical package" reports Ray. "That is big enough for the customers to really comfortably put a small table and 4 chairs around it."
Wow! Kevin and I are so pleased with our new deck! It is just beautiful, the crew did an excellent job. We will be making wonderful memories with the kids and grandchildren right away. I will send you some pictures.
Thank you so much.
Kevin & Marsheila R.
(We didn’t list their full names here on the site, but let us know if you want to talk these folks or any of our other past customers.)
It never hurts to ask!
We always encourage all our customers to find out what the price would be on the gazebo they are looking for. There are a couple of variables that can make it cheaper or more expensive. Add a Gazebo