There’s nothing better than sitting under your gazebo in the height of summer, sipping a cool drink (or three if it’s me with a keg!). We’ve been looking at Sunjoy Gazebos, so are they any good, and are they made in the USA?
The Sunjoy Group is headquartered in Singapore and its US headquarters is in Redlands, CA. Sunjoy Gazebos are made in China, and real reviewers give them between 4.1 and 4.6 stars out of five depending on the model reviewed.
Let’s discover more about the Sunjoy Gazebos brand, and answer all the most popular questions you never knew you had about them…
Where Are Sunjoy Gazebos Manufactured? (Are They Made in The USA?)
The US HQ for Sunjoy is in Redlands, CA. Certainly, Sunjoy markets itself as a trusted North American brand; however, it’s a bit tricky to pin down where exactly their gazebos are made. Looking at some of the product reviews, it seems that at least some of Sunjoy’s gazebos are made in China.
Who Makes Sunjoy Gazebos? (What is The Sunjoy Group?)
Sunjoy gazebos and other patio furniture are made by the Sunjoy Group, a global leader in outdoor lifestyle products. The Sunjoy Group is headquartered in Singapore.
What Products Are in Sunjoy Gazebos Collection?
If you need a structure for your yard, head for Sunjoy. They have a wide range of hard top and soft top gazebos plus accessories, as well as pergolas, carports, outdoor storage solutions, and even sunrooms.
Alongside these, you can also pick up patio furniture, plus other outdoor living products like patio heaters and fire pits.
What Size & Weight Are Sunjoy Gazebos?
Sunjoy gazebos come in a range of sizes. The most popular hardtop structures typically measure about 13” by 13” or 15”. To give you an idea of how solid they are, the wood-frame 13” by 15” hardtop option weighs around 520 pounds.
Soft top gazebos tend to be smaller than hard top. The most popular sizes on the Sunjoy website are between 5” x 8” and 11” x 11”. These are perfect for a smaller garden. The 11 by 11 hexagonal pop-up gazebo weighs just under 33 pounds – quite a difference (and you may want to read this, about how to weigh down your gazebo…).
Do Sunjoy Gazebos Come With a Warranty?
Yes, Sunjoy gazebos come with a warranty, which guarantees against manufacturing defects. To find out more, the Sunjoy website points you towards the warranty detail on the back of the handbook for your specific gazebo.
Generally, Sunjoy gazebo warranties last for one year from the purchase date – although, be aware, warranties for replacement Sunjoy parts last for just six months.
What Do The Reviews Say About Sunjoy Gazebos?
To find out what customers think about their Sunjoy gazebos, we went over to Amazon’s website. Amazon stocks a good range of Sunjoy products, often with discounts. We looked at reviews for a Sunjoy Chapman hardtop gazebo, measuring 10” by 10”, so fairly small for a hardtop, and retailing at $2,200.
This model scored 4.6 stars out of a maximum of 5, based on ratings from over 300 purchasers. Customers find it sturdy and like the quality, and many reviewers say that it’s easy to put together. It also scores highly for value for money. Any issues? Broadly speaking, no, although a few reviewers mention missing parts and instructions.
How about a soft-top gazebo? The 10” x 12” Regency Soft Top retails on Amazon for around $340. It scores 4.1 stars out of 5, based on 1,775 reviews.
What do customers like? It’s easy and quick to assemble, and customers really like the price point. Others weren’t impressed by the quality, and marked it lower.
How Much Do Sunjoy Gazebos Cost?
Expect to pay around $2,000 (give or take a couple of hundred either way) for a wood-frame, hardtop gazebo from the Sunjoy shop. This gives you anchoring plates, a ceiling hook, and rails, but not the actual curtains and netting. The soft tops are cheaper, at between $750 and $1,000, and of course, come with the curtains.
Fancy something truly spectacular? Go for the wooden hardtop with solar panels that power Bluetooth connectivity. It also has battery-powered LED lighting and shelves. It costs around $3,500, which is arguably cheaper than building an extension…
Are Sunjoy Gazebos Easy To Maintain?
Yes, Sunjoy gazebos are easy to look after. Sunjoy recommends regular inspections for any cracks in the wood, bug infestations, or mildew (typical problems with any structure that lives outdoors), and to paint/treat the wooden parts every couple of years.
Remember that soft tops and curtains are water-resistant rather than waterproof, so it’s worth storing them if there’s a lot of rain forecast.
Make sure the gazebo is anchored well, and that the area around it doesn’t collect standing water. Keep shrubs away from the gazebo to allow air to circulate and prevent it from becoming damp.
As well as being easy to maintain, as the reviewers say, Sunjoy gazebos are pretty easy to install. Here’s a short time-lapse film that shows you how to assemble a Sunjoy gazebo.
The filmmaker makes a good point: you might need your HOA’s permission before starting work. Find out more about gazebo permits in this handy article.
How Do I Winterize My Sunjoy Gazebo?
To prolong the life of your gazebo, it’s important that you winterize it correctly. If you have a soft-top or pop-up gazebo, you’ll simply take it down when it’s not in use. Make sure it’s clean and dry before you store it, to prevent mold and mildew from developing.
But what about a hardtop? Hopefully, you’ve anchored it well so it won’t take off in a high wind. Those solid roofs are designed to cope with snowfall: take a look at the product detail on Sunjoy’s online shop, which will tell you the weight of snow that the roof will manage. Even so, it’s a good idea to brush off gathered snow each day.
What do you need to do to get the hardtop gazebo ready for the winter? Here are your fall jobs:
- Remove any curtains, nets, and anything else vulnerable. Make sure everything is clean and dry, and store it in a safe place, ideally in covers
- Sweep and dust to get rid of debris such as leaves, spider webs, crumbs and so on
- Give it a wash. Use a hose pipe so the jet gets into tricky corners and high places
- Move on to a more detailed clean, with a soft brush and cloth. Use a mild dish soap in water
- While you’re doing this, it’s a good opportunity to look out for any mold spots, stains, cracks, chips, and dents. Any scratches or cracks can cause water ingress over winter, leading to rusting in metal frames and swelling in wooden ones. Anything you spot will need treating now
- Check all the fastenings and anchors. Get the screwdriver out and check all the screws with a gentle turn, tightening if necessary
- When was the last time you treated or sealed the gazebo’s frame? If it was a while ago and you have a couple of days’ sunny weather forecast, do it now, before the rain and snow set in
You can still use your gazebo in the winter, of course: it’s a handy place to shelter if you need to be outside (like watching the kids play in the snow, clutching a hot cup of coffee).
Summary: Where Can I Buy a Sunjoy Gazebo?
Sunjoy gazebos are easy to get hold of. There’s the Sunjoy online shop itself, as well as the larger retailers like Amazon, Wayfair, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.
Look out for special offers, especially towards the end of the summer and in the fall (provided you have somewhere large enough to store the gazebo structure until the spring…).