Replacement Canopy for Gazebo: How to Measure your Canopy Replacement

Replacement Canopy for Gazebo: How to Measure your Canopy Replacement

May 24th 2022

Perhaps your soft top gazebo has provided many years of shelter for you and is ready for replacement, or perhaps it didn't last quite as long as you hoped. Either way, there's no need to replace the entire structure when Canopies and Tarps provides a variety of Replacement Canopy Covers to meet your needs.

Measuring Your Replacement Canopy

Your first task is to measure your current canopy, so that you can order the correct gazebo canopy replacement cover. Grab a pencil and paper so that you can write down your measurements. The first measurement you'll need is the canopy length from the inside leg to the inside leg. Second, measure the canopy length from the inside leg to inside leg.

The final measurement is the most important, as it offers the most variance and often separates one manufacturer from another. To obtain this measurement while the canopy is up, measure the length of one side of the roof rater by measuring from the bend in the corner fitting to the middle of the high center fitting. You can also remove the legs on one side the canopy and measure the peak length that way.

The industry standard is a 10' by 20' canopy with either a 5.8" or 5.4" roof rafter. The 5.8" measurement is typically found in brands like King Canopy and P.T.M. Inc., and the 5.4" measurement is usually found in Shelter Logic brands. For Shelter Logic replacements, you'll also need to measure the diameter of the frame and choose your replacement accordingly.

How to Use the Canopy & Frame Measurements

Most of our heavy-duty replacement canopies are a bit larger than the frames, so please read the descriptions carefully. For example, our 12' by 10' Valence Canopy Replacement Cover works on 10' by 10' frames, as does our 12' by 10' Enclosure Canopy Replacement Kit.

Shop our full line of Shelter Logic replacements, including the most popular 10' by 20' White Shelter Logic Canopy Replacement Cover, which comes in a 1 3/8" frame as well as a 2". Lastly, please contact us with any questions you may have. We're happy to walk you through the measurement process and help you choose the design you need.