What are the differences between a Veranda, Pergola and Gazebo?

What are the differences between a Veranda, Pergola and Gazebo?

To understand the differences between them here are the dictionary definitions.

A veranda is a roofed platform level with the first floor

A gazebo is a small building in the middle of the garden that gives a wide view of the surrounding area.

And a pergola is an arched structure in a garden or park consisting of a framework covered with climbing plants.

With this in mind after extensive research most Articles agree on these points.

Definition of a veranda.

They are always found attached to the house wall at the start of the second floor with a solid roof covering polycarbonate, glass. sheet, felt or tile. An open structure with outer supporting legs.

Definition of a gazebo.

A round or octagonal elevated building in the garden. The roof similar or in keeping with the house. The sides open or with balustrade. Raised up of the ground with a solid floor to admire the view of the garden.

Definition of a pergola.

The younger more modern term pergola is a structure to give shade with intermittent beams with vines and plants giving shade.

The gazebo has been around since the Egyptians and the word pergola followed around the sixteen hundred. So maybe the words gazebo and pergola do not match the modern-day equivalents.

Today we have gazebos with polycarbonate roofs and curtain sides. Screen houses that have synthetic coverings and polycarbonate roofs.

Space gazebos that are made from heavy duty toughen aluminium with manual operated louvered roofs and the Saturn pergola with an automated louver roof.

How do these fit into the term’s gazebo or pergola? Well, they don’t but they are the closest match we have. Every manufacturer gives its product a name gazebo or pergola but the main influence today is the search engine google.

If you search for the word gazebo there are 300000 hits a month the word pergola has 135000 hits a month which would you choose.

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