Low temperatures can wreak havoc on your patio. It is critical to know how to best protect your outdoor spaces to result in as little damage as possible. You work hard to make your patio a relaxing space during the warm months, the last thing you want to do is forget about your outdoor patio during the cold months.
What To Do With Patio Furniture
If you have patio furniture, the best way to protect it would be to store it in an indoor area. This will be your best defense as it keeps it protected. With that being said, we understand that not everyone has space to store furniture indoors.
Wrought iron, wood, and glass can get damaged by harsh elements from being exposed outdoors throughout the winter. Wicker furniture will also be damaged and should be protected. It will damage very quickly and because of the wood it will become moldy as well, so it’s not a good idea to leave it where water can get to it.
If placing it indoors isn’t an option, wrap it tightly with a tarp. Throughout the winter, make sure to sweep off fresh snow. This will prevent it from all melting onto the furniture.
Move everything off the patio
Sweep and wipe everything down, and also check to make sure there aren’t any cracks on the patio floor. These will need to be filled with poly sand or even cement to prevent further damage.
Clean out the gutters
Remove dirt, leaves, and debris from gutters and surrounding areas. Without cleaning properly, you can risk leaks and damage into your house when snow and ice melt.
Insulate water valves
If you have any water valves in your outdoor space, make sure the water is all out and the hoses should be put up. Add winter insulation to prevent them from freezing and bursting during the colder days.
Contact Lamacchia Landscape Construction
If you are looking for assistance in preparing your patio for the winter, or if you want to spice up your outdoor space for next season, contact us today to start planning! We can help you get started and will build your vision.