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Most people look at the winter months as a time for indoor activities. From snow falling to winds whipping, the drop in temperature leaves many homeowners locked inside, sitting by the fire, and hoping for the season to pass quickly. While the majority of homeowners work hard to prepare their homes for the chilly months, far too many neglect to pay attention to their patio area.
Outdoor living spaces properly prepared for the winter season will not only protect and preserve your precious decks and patios, but will allow for them to be enjoyed all year long too. Those who are fortunate enough to have an outdoor room should dedicate adequate time getting it ready for harsh weather. Outdoor living in winter means giving you and your family the opportunity to extend your living space, regardless of the temperature and conditions outside.
Are you looking into ways to winter-proof your patio this year? We’ve got some great tips and tricks to make outdoor living in winter easy and enjoyable!
Is your family looking forward to spending the next few months trapped inside? We didn’t think so. Lucky for you, now is the perfect time to begin winter-proofing your home, and that means your patio and deck area too!
According to architects around the country, outdoor spaces are moving past being the “new trend” and have evolved into being an essential element of the home. This new focus on treating the outdoor living area as an extension of the home means making it usable year round. Outdoor living spaces that can be used all 12 months of the year are slowly becoming the norm.
While some aspects of winter-proofing a deck may be much more labor intensive than others, it is important to take into account a variety of options. Take a look at the following winter-proofing recommendations to get your patio winter ready this year:
Invest in weather-proof furniture. From benches to tables and from couches to chairs, purchasing furniture that is usable year-round will save you money in the long-run. If you’re really looking to go all out, consider buying heated furniture for maximum comfort.
Assess your current lighting situation. Nothing feels quite as cozy as a well-lit patio space on a cold evening. Be sure to check your lighting now before the winter months hit.
Pay attention to your tree strategy. Reducing humidity and calming winter winds is achieved with planting trees in such a way that creates a blockade around your patio area. We recommend planting coniferous trees to not only block the wind, but to reduce some of the moisture in the air.
Go for that patio and deck pergola cover system! Make sure you choose a pergola that is approved to handle snow-load and can be adjusted to control and minimize potential large accumulations of ice and snow.
Add a heat source, or a few. Make the fire pit the center of your patio area and be sure to add enough seating for some guests. It may make sense to upgrade your pergola to include a heater option as well.
Include an outdoor kitchen. Things like wood burning ovens and grills not only emit extra heat to the patio area, but they are a great way to cook a delicious outdoor family meal!
Pay attention to your outdoor accessories. Things like warm blankets and furry pillows will not only pull the look of your outdoor space together, they will serve to keep you and your guests warm and comfortable.
Taking the steps to get ready for outdoor living in winter now will leave you and your family happy and comfortable throughout the next several months. There’s no time like the present to upgrade your outdoor living space.
Are you considering an outdoor upgrade this year? It’s time to get your patio area ready for chilly nights, snowy days, and crisp winds. Contact our retractable deck and patio pergola cover experts in the USA or Canada toll free at 866-438-2964 or outside the USA or Canada at (305) 628-2424 or use the live help chat tool for help in selecting a pergola that will complete your outdoor living space this winter!
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