Prepare Your Patio or Deck for the Winter Months | Stratford, CT
September 1, 2014
It has been another enjoyable Connecticut Summer where you most likely spent a lot of time on hosting parties family and friends on your patio or deck. Now that the Summer is coming to end, it is time to start thinking about preparing your deck or patio for the upcoming Winter months, which will mean less work in the Spring and a longer life span of your outdoor living space as well. The professional patio and deck installers at D&B Landscape Contractors have complied a list of important tips to follow when preparing your outdoor living space for the Winter.
Your Patio Furniture
We recommend that you clean your outdoor furniture thoroughly before placing it into storage for the Winter months. You may think that your patio furniture was built to withstand the harsh conditions of Winter, and in some cases it may be true. However, regardless of the durability of your furniture, you will improve the appearance and improve the life-span if you take the proper precautions.
If you have Aluminum outdoor furniture, it was built to withstand the Winter elements but you should still be certain that all of the water has been drained out of the frames. Once you have cleaned it, you can place furniture covers on, which should be sufficient for the Winter months.
You can also leave wood furniture outside during the Winter months, but unlike aluminum, it should not be covered. Covering wood furniture would allow moisture to buildup, which could lead to mold and mildew.
If you have wicker furniture for your outdoor patio, we strongly recommend that you store it inside. The Winter elements can cause the wicker to expand which can cause it to crack and splinter.
Most outdoor furniture that are made up of fabrics are built to block mildew but they can still be susceptible. If it is not possible for you store this type of patio furniture indoors, you should remove any dirt and vacuum thoroughly throughout the Winter months.
Decks & Patios
You may think that if you have a recently refinished deck that you would not require any maintenance for the Winter months but it is still recommended that you remove any dirt that may have accumulated before the Winter months arrive. You can utilize a power washer to remove any excess dirt but be cautious about damaging the wood of your deck. To prevent your deck from receiving stains and discoloration from the Winter months, you should consistently sweep to remove leaves, branches, or any other types of debris that can accumulate during the Fall.
You can hire the experienced professionals at D&B Landscape to refinish your deck, which is a strong method of protection during the Winter months. We will thoroughly clean the outer face of your deck or patio with top of the line deck cleaner. After cleaning, we will apply a water-repellent finish to protect your deck against the damaging effects of winter. Moisture such as ice, snow, sleet and rain can penetrate an unprotected surface and cause long lasting damage. You can hire the D&B Landscape Contractors to take the appropriate measures to protect your deck or patio and allow you to enjoy it without any hassles for Spring time!
Contact D&B Landscape Contractors today to kind out why we are considered to be the top landscape service professionals in the Fairfield and New Haven County area and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to serve you and make your experience a pleasant one, and our team will stop at nothing to ensure that you come away more than satisfied. If you’re interested in our emergency storm services, contact us today for a free consultation.