We had been thinking of adding some type of covered area to the deck for some time and we both liked this gazebo that we found at Lowe’s  We get some pretty strong winds out here and we liked the more open design of this one that allows the winds to blow through more.  We didn’t want a more solid wall structure that the wind might just blow over or lift up and destroy.  This one has a light canvas top that is easily removed in a few minutes time if it looks like we are in for a really nasty storm.  We have been eating more meals outside and it gives us great protection from the mid-day sun.  It’s also nice and cozy to sit out there at night with a few lighted candles.