Winter is here, and it’s cold outside. Yet you can still enjoy your deck or patio, even with chilly weather. And why not? You’ll get more out of your investment that way.
Look at our guide on five ways to enjoy your deck or patio in colder winter weather. We go from something simple to more complicated.
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Decorations for Your Deck or Patio
Celebrate the season with greenery or lights to spruce up your outdoor space. Greenery doesn’t have to be just for Christmas, as it will add a splash of color to the brown, wilted, and hibernating background of your yard. String lights can add brightness to dark nights when the sun sets close to 5 p.m. Bright LED lights can bathe the entire space in near-daylight conditions while using less electricity than fluorescent lights or incandescent flood lights.
Outdoor Space Heater
An outdoor space heater makes enjoying your deck or patio easier in the winter. A small one works well for two or three people, while a larger one can heat your entire deck for a dozen of your friends and family. Make sure your space heater is rated for the outdoors, whether you choose an electric or gas model. Think about looking at an industrial-strength one used for construction projects and outdoor work.
Gas fire pits offer a beautiful and steady way to provide light and heat in your outdoor space. These are more appropriate for patios rather than decks, but a smaller and lightweight fire pit could work well on a deck. Surround the fire pit with chairs for everyone to roast marshmallows and talk about how good life is. There are many choices for fire pits, including round ones, rectangular ones, and square ones. Some have chimneys and are surrounded by stones.
Hot Tub or Sauna
A hot tub represents a fantastic addition to your deck, and it can increase the value of your home if you decide to sell it. Like fire pits, hot tubs come in many shapes and sizes. Choose one that fits your needs, from a cozy two-person model to a large one that seats up to eight. A sauna offers a different kind of experience in that you can go from cold to hot and back to cold as you go in and out. A wooden sauna gives you a chance to relax from the stress of the day.
Enclosure or Cover
Covering or enclosing your outdoor space doesn’t necessarily mean adding a new room to your home. However, it can cut down on the wind, rain, and snow that reaches you. From awnings and shade sails to pergolas and an insulated enclosure, you have plenty of options for enjoying your deck or patio in winter.
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Who can permanently seal my patio or deck?
Seal Smart’s permanent sealing comes with a 25-year warranty. Our teams can work in winter to protect your deck, patio, masonry, or hardscaping from moisture intrusions.