Roofs are important elements to consider when building a gazebo, not only for the aesthetic role but also to act as a protective shield for the construction and anything inside.
Especially in the case when a gazebo with constant exposure to the elements, throughout the year, year after year, the retractable roofing systems has to cope with a variety of conditions and situations.
This type of roof directly affects demand and the nature of how to react and interact with the structure of the gazebo and the way people experience their life nearby and inside. 3 main types based on the materials used are wood, metal, and acrylic roof.
Lastly, for those unfamiliar with the term, the roof made of thermoplastic glass. It can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives, which makes it very durable and versatile.
Before making a choice about which type of roof to accommodate, it is important to consider the number and frequency of the live load gazebo that will be exposed.
What is considered the live load of wind, rain, snow, earthquakes, and floods, with the first three directly affect the roof and construction support, effectively confirms the structural strength?
The single factor which is a major drawback for the metal roof is the tendency to be noisy in the rain. With a wooden roof on the other side of the issue is almost non-existent because they absorb sound. Regardless of which way you go, it is important to have a roof is designed with a slope that helped snow and water easily slide down.