Sunjoy Gazebo VS Pergola: 2 Backyard Highlight Furniture Race

Looking to enhance your backyard but unsure of where to start? A gazebo or pergola is a great place to start! 

Gazebo or pergola? Today we will answer the difference for you so that you can better choose the suitable outdoor leisure artifact.

  • Gazebos have various shape

This Sunjoy Outdoor Patio 15x15 Black Octagon Aluminum Hardtop Gazebo with Metal Ceiling Hook is an octagon 8-leg gazebo that creates the perfect outdoor setting for any time of the year. 

Spend all four seasons enjoying a covered spot outdoors under the metal frame with a sturdy powder-coated aluminum rooftop that will stand the test of time.

Generally, the gazebo's shape varies, they can be round and usually in the shape of an octagon or hexagon, and the pergolas are either square or rectangular and don’t give you many options when coming up with a personal design.🙌


  • Gazebos cast a larger area of shadow

The main difference between a pergola and a gazebo is the function of the roof. 

 SummerCove Outdoor Patio 12x14 Modern Metal Pergola Kit with Light Gray Adjustable Canopy @atasteofkoko pergolas crisscrossed metal roof is an optimal space for plants and vines to climb.🌼 

Typically, a pergola provides partial shelter and shade over a garden, pathway, or patio.🍃

A gazebo provides full coverage from the sun, while a pergola allows sunlight to shine through its slatted roof. Typically, a pergola offers partial shelter and shade over a garden, pathway, or patio.

  • The Gazebo is more sturdy & stability than pergola

Sunjoy Outdoor Patio 13x15 Black 2-Tier Wooden Frame Backyard Hardtop Gazebo with Ceiling Hook at the connection between the 4 pillars and the roof, there are additional 8 small pillars fixed, so the structure is very stable, look! Can bear the weight of an adult! @byotools

Compared with the gazebo, the structure of the pergola is relatively simple, and there are triangular panels at the junction of the 4 pillars and the roof to increase the stability. ❤️

Compared with the two, the stability and bearing capacity of the gazebo are better.👍🏽

  • Pergola is more flexible and suitable for small spaces

This ☀️SummerCove Outdoor Patio 10x6 Modern Black Metal Pergola Kit with Cedar Wood Screens and Hooks is suitable for clients with smaller backyards. Small size, and easy assembly. @survivalofasuburbanmom

A great place for couples or sisters to entertain outdoors, You can easily transfer this pergola to your backyard, park, or patio.

Come on! 🥂Enjoy your outdoor space.

Compared with a gazebo, a pergola has a small footprint and is more flexible to move.

  • The pergola is cheaper than gazebo

Depending on the materials that you choose, pergolas are relatively inexpensive, making them ideal for homeowners on budgets who still want to wow their guests.

Gazebos can be built out of several different materials, all of which have their pros and cons. From hardwood to vinyl, aluminum, and even wrought iron, the materials that you choose for your gazebo will depend upon your budget and how you want the final project to look.

Compared with the gazebos, the pergolas are much less expensive than the gazebos and the open design makes the more accessible, and cheaper.


To explore the latest Sunjoy styles, we invite you to visit our New Arrivals collection, where you can discover the best prices on sale for these stunning wood gazeboshardtop gazeboscarportspergola kits, and more.

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