How to Prep Your Montgomery County Patio for Winter Weather

As fall comes to a close and we near the holiday season, retreating indoors is a natural response. But just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean you have to give up using your Montgomery County patio. With a few alterations, you can prepare your space for the winter months so you can continue to enjoy all of the benefits of time spent outdoors. Here are a few ideas that will help you get the most out of your backyard space throughout all four seasons:

  • Install a fire-pit or other heat source – Obviously, the most important aspect of spending time outdoors is staying warm and comfortable. A fire-pit can make a versatile addition to your backyard living space, providing benefits during the warm and cold months. A standard patio heater is another heat source option. These work best with enclosed patios, but can also provide a centralized heat source similar to a fire-pit in an open-air patio. A full backyard fireplace is another option.
  • Install a Sunesta retractable awning – During the winter, it’s important to protect your Montgomery County patio from the elements. In Montgomery County, this becomes especially important when the first snowstorms start to sweep through the region. A premium retractable awning from Sunesta ensures you always have the option of shelter from harsh weather. This will allow you to always have a dry, clean space to enjoy outdoors – even after a recent snowfall.
  • Add lighting to your patio – A drop in temperatures also means a drop in daylight hours. Though this may not affect your morning routine of having a coffee and newspaper on the patio, it can cut into the time spent outdoors after work if you let it. Installing outdoor lighting on your Montgomery County patio is a foolproof way to circumvent this issue. A premium lighting system will make your patio cozier and allow you to enjoy time outdoors even as night falls.

During the winter, it’s all too common for us to retreat into our homes until the weather warms up again. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Combining a heat source, shelter, and lighting can help make your Montgomery County patio or backyard living space a warm and welcoming environment, even as the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop. If you’d like some help sprucing up your patio to make it accessible through all four seasons, don’t hesitate to contact Paul Construction today. We look forward to working with you!