Video: Gala Shade Pro 50 Gazebo Handles Storm Ciaran

In the face of Storm Ciaran, one of our satisfied customers' Gala Shade Pro 50 pop-up gazebo stood firmly robust, displaying its unrivalled strength and resilience. The video, sent to our Facebook page by Jo, is a testament to the durability of our product, even in the harshest of weather conditions. 


Storm Ciaran and the Gala Shade Pro 50 Gazebo 


Storm Ciaran, known for its punishing winds and relentless rain, hit the UK with an Amber Weather Warning. Yet, Jo's gazebo remained unfazed. She had lowered it to its second-lowest setting, reducing the surface area exposed to the wind. This strategic move enabled the gazebo to withstand the storm, much to our delight. 


Here's a glimpse of the video Jo shared with us: 


This video not only showcases the gazebo's strength but also highlights the importance of using our products correctly, especially during adverse weather conditions. 

It's not just our top-of-the-range tents that can withstand adverse weather conditions when they are handled correctly either. Check out this video from a few years ago of our entry level Gala Shade Pro DX withstanding rain storms with in excess of 25mph winds.

Weathering the Storm: Gala Tent in Adverse Conditions 

Gala Tent has over two decades of experience in manufacturing marquees and gazebos. Throughout our journey, we have encountered all kinds of weather conditions and have used this knowledge to enhance the engineering and science of our structures. 

Our products are designed to handle harsh weather, but it's crucial to monitor weather forecasts and take necessary precautions. Here are some guidelines to help you maintain your gazebo during inclement weather: 

Regular Gazebo Maintenance 

If your gazebo is up for extended periods, ensure that the fixtures and fittings are secure. Wind hitting the tent from all directions can loosen these over time. 

Preparing for Storms 

If a storm is forecast, like Storm Bella that hit the UK on Boxing Day 2020 with 70mph winds, it would be wise to disassemble your gazebo or at least remove the covers until the storm passes. While this may be laborious, it's less costly than a replacement and prevents potential damage elsewhere.


Handling Snow Loads 

Freshly fallen snow weighs approximately 55 kilograms per cubic meter, and compacted snow can weigh 3 to 4 times more. This weight can pose a risk to your gazebo. Therefore, if heavy snow is forecast, it's advisable to remove the roof panels to prevent them from holding heavy snow. 

Warranty and Insurance 

While Gala Tent offers a limited warranty of up to 5 years on our gazebos, weather-related damages are not covered as we have no control over the weather. However, home insurance policies may cover personal use marquees, and hire businesses can get cover through their brokers. 

Invest in a Gala Shade Pro 50 Gazebo 

The Gala Shade Pro 50 gazebo is more than capable of withstanding tough weather conditions, as Jo's video demonstrates. It features profile aluminium joints for strength and stability, an external peak pole spring for wind resistance, and 600 denier PVC-coated polyester covers for water resistance. 

Its versatility and easy setup make it an ideal choice for a variety of outdoor events. We also offer next-day delivery on all products and a 30-day money-back guarantee for added peace of mind. 

If you wish to invest in a gazebo that can weather any storm, the Gala Shade Pro 50 is the perfect choice. Don't compromise on quality and durability for your outdoor events. Choose Gala Shade Pro Gazebos and ensure a successful, comfortable experience for all. 

For further advice on purchasing the right all-year-round gazebo, please feel free to get in touch with our in-house event industry specialists on 01709 242454 or request a call back here

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