Gazebo Penguin 10-ft x 16-ft Sand Add a Room is rated
Rated 5 out of
Have had it for three years, comes with plastic clear windows and screens, use it all year long with portable fireplace in winter time. Excellent buffer coming out of family room sliding doors, Had a hail storm and it ruined roof, put holes in outer surface only, never had one drop of water during some serious storms. It is a convection oven in there during summer time. Replacing roof panels in fall, but adding solar reflecting film before installing panels. Get a snow joe car snow removal tool with expanding pole to clear roof from snow. We use it every day with four lazy boy outdoors recliners and tables. Best investment outdoors we've had.
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 4 out of
Nice Gazebo/Screened Porch
I wanted a screened-in porch for my back patio. After getting astronomical prices from local contractors, I found this 'kit' on numerous websites. I chose it as I just wanted something simple to add to the back of my house and to enjoy nice weather with. This kit fit the bill basically perfectly. In reading other reviews on other websites, they are correct in saying the instructions are not very good. I had a friend of mine install it who is a handy man/contractor and he had a difficult time figuring everything out. I would not recommend for someone who is not 'in the business', if that makes sense. Also, it took him almost 3 days to complete as my patio sloped away from the house a bit, and the kit needed to be level and shimmed in order to be constructed correctly. And, yes, some of the holes did not match. Overall, for the price, I am pleased with the product. The UV filter on the windows and roof make it easier to sit outside and not have the sun pouring down on you. It is a decent product for the price!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 3 out of
Not bad for the price but not waterproof
We purchased this Gazebo for our trailer. Large space to add more our door living without the bugs. The setup took us two days with four people. A few items to note. The sliding doors do not have screens so I will have to purchase an aftermarket door since they manufacture dos not have them. The instruction says to install the doors on the inside. This causes rainwater to run down the door and leak inside the room. I am going to mount the doors on the outside so the rain is outside.
I also may install a gutter that is not included on the front to keep more water away from the windows. The widows will still leak in water at the horizontal edges.
If you are installing it on a deck, buy flashing to install around the outside with caulking to keep the water out on the floor. There are no locks on the doors so you will need to buy something that will work a lock. When installing the doors, there are tabs on the bottom to keep the door in the track. Cut the tabs about 1/8" off so the doors glide on the rail at the top otherwise, they are hard to open.
Some of the assembly screws are hard to install. You must use a screw and not a drill otherwise the thread gets damaged.
I would also recommend to install the doors on the side and not the front since the door window in the door is not the same as the windows. it is the same as the roof, open or closed it will block your view to the outside. I wish the installed the same screen and windows in the door to address this issue. I may take the door window out and make my own screen for the doors and make the window a panel I can clip in when it rains.
The windows slide up and down ok but the pins that lock it in place vertically are hard to pull out. I take two hands to do one side at a time to unlock them. When assembling the walls we found it works best to lay the down on the floor and side the modelling with a lube oil to connect the panels. one or two of them we had to use a sludge hammer and a block of wood to force the modelling in place. Make sure you don't get any lube oil on the windows. They are hard to clean.
For the winter I am also going to put a tarp over the whole roof so the snow and rain do not freeze in the roof seams since there are many panels that side inside the rood rails. I will be installing 2x4's to hold the snow load inside.
Factoring in all the issues it is still worth it for the price of about 1/3 of the other screen rooms we looked at. you need to be pro-DIY'er to assemble this room.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 4 out of
Just what we were looking for
I bought this for my husbands cigar lounge. It is perfect!! A couple of the parts were incorrect , however my husband is handy and able to make due. We will see how it withstands the winter... but so far we live it.
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of
It looks great....
Does it have 4 walls...? since I want to place it against a wall. Please advise. Thank you..!
Date published: 2020-08-07