Ideal roof of a metal gazebo should be waterproof and weather to maximize its life. When replacing roof on a metal gazebo, choose one that matches gazebo design, your shading needs, and amount of maintenance you are willing to perform.
Standard and curved patterns are two basic types of roof metal gazebo. A standard design is good for any type of metal gazebo. It usually has a pitch of 6/12, which is a linear gradient. A curved design is perfect for Asian-inspired metal gazebo as rafters are flared at rooflines. Use a single curved roof design for traditional metal gazebo or a double curved roof designed to mimic appearance of pagodas. pitch of a curved ceiling should not allow ice or water accumulation.
Shingles on a metal gazebo direct rainwater away from structure to help keep interior dry. Popular materials for metal gazebo are cedar shake, shake rubber and asphalt shingles. Cedar shake shingles provide a metal gazebo a natural look. Cedar is resistant to rot and insect infestation, but it needs to seal once a year. Rubber slate shingles are available in a variety of colors. They look like natural slate. They are weather resistant and lightweight. Asphalt shingles can last up to 30 years. They are good if you want to match roof of structure on roof of your home.