DIY gazebo removal is a big project and a whole long process. But, it can be done, if you have the time, help, and tools to get it done. It's a difficult but not an impossible job. So, you just need some can-do spirit and a way to deal with the debris that it creates. (Just like many other home improvement and landscaping projects.) So, you need a plan that's ready-to-go in order to wrap things up nicely when the time comes. This way, you can move onto something else that needs attention on your property.
Gazebo Disposal Options
Before we get to the gazebo takedown, let's address what to do with debris material. After all, you'll need to get the waste off your property one way or another. (Of course, this doesn't include illegal dumping, which is never a good idea because of the risk.) Which means you'll need to deal with it on your own or have a junk hauling service come to pick it up and take it away for you.
There may come a time when the condition of your gazebo is such that the best thing to do is to remove it and replace it with something else. Gazebo demolition can be performed by anyone with light to moderate construction experience, and it can usually be accomplished in a single afternoon. --Do It Yourself.com
If you have a truck and/or a trailer to haul it, then you'll need a few helping hands. Plus, you'll have to "clean" the waste in most instances to make it acceptable for disposal or recycling. Of course, you can have it all done for you in order to keep working.
Fulton DIY Gazebo Removal
When it's time for a gazebo removal, you'll need to first clear the area and gather the proper tools. Do not allow children and pets to roam about the area because it will pose a real danger. Then, clear out anything that's underneath the gazebo. And, have a dedicated space to put the debris. Here's an overview of how to take down a gazebo:
- Remove the trim. Start with the trim around the top and elsewhere. You'll need a pry bar, claw hammer, and drill-driver. (You might also need a ratchet and/or a reciprocating saw.)
- Take off the roof. Determine how the roof is fastened to the support beams. Use a ratchet or impact wrench to loosen and remove the bolts to take down the roof -- along with a ladder or two. (If you are uncertain how to do this, call a professional for help.)
- Pull down the walls. Depending on the construction, you can then pull down or uninstall the support beams. Put these aside as it will constitute a tripping hazard and a general danger.
- Dismantle the base. Lastly, you can dismantle the base of the unit. You'll have to determine how it's constructed then pull it apart piece by piece.
After you’ve taken down the gazebo, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away.