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If you like spending time outdoors but don't like having too much sun in your face, you'll find that a Palram gazebo offers you an easy and affordable way to comfortably enjoy your garden.

The Palram falls into our bracket of polycarbonate gazebos, known for their resilience against the British weather and modern look.

If you have a weekend (and you're competent at DIY!), you can install the Palram Palermo in just a few hours, and you'll benefit from its rain and UV protection for years to come.

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Compact and attractive, the Palram Palermo is the perfect size for decks, patios, and other garden areas. While it does take several hours to assemble, this Palram gazebo offers the option of permanent installation, so you can enjoy its protection for years to come.


It also offers top-of-the-line building materials and thoughtful engineering to ensure the comfort of you and your guests, all year long.


Features

When it comes to the Palram Palermo gazebo, its standout feature is definitely its polycarbonate roof panels. These 6mm, twin-wall panels are stronger than what you'll find with competitors, with the company making the bold claim that they are virtually unbreakable.

Compared to standard polycarbonate gazebos, the Palram Palermo's roof panels will not only last longer, they also offer more shade. Because they've been treated with a unique bronze glazing, they allow sunlight to penetrate, but not uncomfortable heat and dangerous UV rays. 

This feature alone makes this gazebo a must-have if you're looking for a spot where you can escape the heat — enjoy outdoor dinners, give your kids a place to rest while playing, and more.

At the roofline, you'll also notice a vented canopy. This thoughtful and attractive feature allows wind, smoke, and humidity to escape so as to create a more comfortable atmosphere for guests underneath. 

Another interesting feature about the roof is that it's been constructed without the use of screws. This one-piece design eliminates spots where water can leak — which means you and your guests stay dry and the gazebo itself lasts longer.

When it comes to the Palram gazebo's frame, you'll find heavy-duty, rust-resistant aluminum. The frame material measures 1.4mm, more than most competitors, so you won't see sagging and buckling, even after years of use. 

And because the frame has no weld points, there are no areas of weakness that can later corrode.

Speaking of the frame, the whole thing is powder-coated  to offer an extra level of protection and give the Palram gazebo a modern, refined look.

If you're used to bringing in your gazebo during the wintertime or when you're expecting especially bad weather, you may find it hard to believe that the Palermo can stay out all year long, but in reality, it really is that rugged.

Other areas where this Palram gazebo stands out against competitors include its height, post dimensions, and water drainage.

The Palram Palermo has an entry beam height of 210cm. Compared to competitors, this is an extra 15 to 20cm. This ensures adequate clearance for guests of all heights and offers greater clearance when introducing furniture and other accessories to your space.

The posts of the Palram Palermo measure 14.5 x 9cm. This is significantly larger than you'll see with cheaper options, and it offers the benefit of greater stability, whether you're installing the gazebo temporarily or permanently.

Another area where Palram excels is its gutter system — this is something you won't even find on many other gazebos. The Palermo's gutter setup diverts water away from the gazebo to keep the unit clean and guests comfortable. 

Assembly

While this Palram gazebo is easy to assemble, coming complete with detailed installation instructions, it does take some time. One person can assemble most of the unit until it comes time to attach the legs, but the job will be completed much faster and more safely if you have a partner.

 Assuming two people are available, you can expect to assemble the Palram gazebo in 6 to 12 hours, depending on your experience level.

The Palram gazebo comes with everything you need to assemble it, so you don't have to worry about any last-minute runs to the hardware store. It even includes concrete anchors should you decide that you'd like to install it permanently.

The only tools you need to assemble this gazebo are a level, a ladder, drill, wrench, screwdriver, and silicone caulk. To help speed up the installation process, the Palram gazebo comes with predrilled holes — just another area where the company has carefully thought about how to make things easier and more convenient for you.

When permanently affixed to concrete, the Palram gazebo is resistant to winds of up to 90 km/h. This makes it an ideal option whether you live near the ocean or in an area that routinely sees strong gusts or storms. It also offers a snow load rating of 100kg/m², and its polycarbonate roof panels are resistant to damage from hail.

When the gazebo is assembled, it offers a covered area measuring 3m x 3m. The product packaging measures 295 x 295 x 276cm, and it weighs 59 kgs.

Optional Accessories

To help create a more inviting atmosphere, Palram offers an array of optional accessories. These products are not included with your Palram gazebo, but you may purchase them separately if you wish.

Mosquito netting is a must if you live in an area that sees flying or stinging bugs. Featuring a sealing zipper to keep pests out, Palram's mosquito netting attaches on integrated rails and can be moved aside by sliding it away.

Enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining some privacy by purchasing curtains. Made of tinted waterproof polyester, Palram curtains will shield you and your guests both day and night.

Even when the sun goes down, you can continue to spend time in your Palram gazebo when you install an LED lighting system. Easy to install, the bar light offers soft, diffused lighting for late dinners or get-togethers.

There's no need to abandon your Palram gazebo when the weather turns chilly. Install a Palram 1800W carbon fiber heater, and you'll stay warm, even in inclement weather. If you'd like a few more options, we've covered gazebo heaters before.

Value

Palram gazebos offer excellent value for your money. These long-lasting gazebos offer years of shelter from the sun and inclement weather, and they can be permanently installed. On top of that, they've been thoughtfully designed to require no maintenance — once you install your Palram gazebo, all you have to do is enjoy it!

While you may find similar-looking gazebos at lower prices, they are unlikely to rival Palram gazebos in quality. From thicker aluminum to nearly indestructible roof panels, Palram gazebos are made to last

FAQs

How long will a Palram gazebo last?

Because Palram gazebos are constructed of heavy-duty, powder-coated aluminum and feature 6mm twin-wall roof panels, you can expect them to last for years. These units are made with thicker aluminum and without weld points that can later corrode, so they'll last much longer than cheaper competitors.

How hard is it to assemble a Palram gazebo?

Palram gazebos are easy to install, even if you've never assembled one before. The Palermo comes with a detailed instruction booklet that takes you every step of the way. If you can find a friend to help you with the assembly process, you can expect to have the job done in just one weekend.

Where can I install a Palram gazebo?

You can install a Palram gazebo in any outdoor space where you have room. As it measures 3m x 3m, it offers a compact design but still plenty of space for small get-togethers. Install the Palmero on your patio or in your garden, and you'll have a comfortable spot where you can gather with friends and loved ones to eat, play, or talk.

Are Palram gazebos sturdy?

Palram gazebos are extremely sturdy. In addition to their excellent building materials, the units also come with anchors for permanent installation into concrete. The Palermo is rated for winds up to 90 km/h, so you don't have to worry about it during storms.


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