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Gearing Up To Grill

By: Bidmyreno Admin | Feb 16, 2016

Outdoors Decks And Patios


Are you one of those people who just loves to fire up the grill? The barbeque is typically associated with the tastes of summer, but who says we can’t enjoy that smoky flavour year-round?  Here are a few weatherproof ways to keep your grill going all year.  

Grill Gazebos The key component for being able to use your barbeque in unfavourable weather is shelter. Grill gazebos are a great solution for protecting your barbeque from harsh weather conditions while providing a safe area for the grill master. Grill gazebos can also act as decorative additions to your backyard. Based on the space you have available, the size of these gazebos can range anywhere from small overhangs that simply cover the barbeque as you cook to large outdoor pavilions with added prep space, tables and covered seating.     

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Opt for a material palette that accents the atmosphere of your garden. There are a number of stock varieties available at home improvement and department stores such as Sears, Rona and even Walmart.  Another option is to design and construct a custom gazebo. This allows you to choose the exact size and features to perfectly suit your outdoor space.  An overhang adjoined to your house could provide a custom shelter for grilling that perfectly compliments your home's contemporary style.                

Ventilation Proper ventilation is key when it comes to safe grilling. With this in mind, it is important to check local requirements and standards before beginning the construction of your barbeque enclosure. For more enclosed spaces, ventilation hoods are a good option for safe grilling. Outdoor hoods are available in a variety of materials to best fit your gazebo. When inserting a grill into a new or existing island, the barbecue’s vents and/or louvers must remain unobstructed to allow the proper release of combustion. Without proper venting, grills can overheat and cause severe damage or safety risks.

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