It’s a given that you’d enjoy your yard more if you had a patio cover to relax and enjoy meals with friends and family. Wouldn’t you enjoy your outdoor space under the cover of a comfortable shade structure? Another option for shelter form the elements is the gazebo. Depending on the style you select, these wooden structures can also add to the beauty of your lawn and garden decor. A similar structure to the pergola, the gazebo, will differ in that gazebos always have a closed roof, where as pergolas have various roof options. Most gazebos are further distinguished from pergolas by having a raised floor and rounded shape, although a gazebo can take several shapes from an octagon to a rectangular configuration.