Fall is a time of transition. As summer comes to an end, the days get shorter, the nights get colder, and the leaves begin to darken, everything seems to change in a short period of time.
While fall is a change for you, it’s also a transition period for your home. While the interior of your home is protected and ready for the weather to come, your patio isn’t necessarily ready. For that reason, we’ve written this article to help you prepare your patio for fall.
Clean and Reseal
First, start with protecting the concrete itself. As the weather begins to change, this the perfect time to clean and reseal your patio. Doing this now removes all the dirt accumulated during the summer then protecting it from water over the next months. If your patio has been sealed already, then simply clean it with a hose, soapy water, and a semi-flexible brush.
It it’s been a few years since you’ve sealed your patio, this is the perfect time to completely clean and seal it using The Concrete Protector Penetrating Hydrophobic Sealer. For more on this product, visit http://theconcreteprotector.com/penetrating-sealer/
Maintain Your Fire Pit
A fire pit is the focus point of many patios, especially during the fall when it gives off some much needed heat. The onset of fall is a great time to clean your fire pit and replace any materials you’ll need for the chilly fall weather. Keep your fire pit materials well maintained, you’ll be using them a lot during the coming months, especially if you enjoy a good outdoor fire as you watch the leaves change.
Retain More Heat
If you like to spend time on your patio but don’t like being cold, consider installing a temporary canopy to help retain heat during frosty fall nights. Canopies look great, help retain heat, and can be removed when the weather warms back up again. Canopies come in many different colors to match your style and will greatly help keep your patio reasonably warm.