The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler as we head into another Autumn in the South West. As the weather cools down, more and more people start to ‘pack up’ their patio in anticipation for the cooler months, however there are things you should be doing to ensure your patio withstands the wind and wet that comes with winter and is fully functional when the sun comes out again.
CPR Outdoor Centre Bunbury and CPR Outdoor Centre Busselton not only design, supply and install your patios, sheds, garages and carports, they can assist in maintenance as well. Don’t wait until winter is in full swing to find your gutters are too full or the drainage isn’t working correctly, CPR Outdoor Centre have compiled a few jobs you can do now to prevent any issues when it’s too cold outside.
- Gutters and drainage
- Patio Furniture
- Replace Light bulbs
Gutter and Drainage
The first place you may experience problems during winter rain is with your gutters and downpipes. If these fixtures are not cleaned out during Autumn, when all the leaves are falling and blocking the channels, they can cause blockage that results in excess water, sagging, damage to the tin and inevitable downpour over the edges of your patio roof. Simply clean out the gutters now and consider a gutter guard mesh to allow the leaves to accumulate on top and the water to fall through into a clear drainage channel.
Chances are you won’t be using your patio for entertaining as much as in the summer months. Use this time to maintain and refresh your patio furniture before you store it away. Wooden patio furniture will benefit greatly from a coating of wood treatment and varnish, whilst bug webs, dust and accumulated debris can be hosed or brushed away easily before packing plastic and cane chairs and tables away. Storing your furniture in winter will not only protect it from winds and possible rain, it can prolong its lifespan significantly.
Replace Light Bulbs
Your outdoor lighting probably won’t be used for much other than the basic function of providing light, however with darker evenings and mornings, you will be thankful for working light globes when you do have to go outside for any reason. Brush off all the webs from Summer bugs and replace your globes to ensure you aren’t stumbling around when you inevitably have to pop out to the patio in the dark.
My Patio Needs More Preparation for Winter. Who Can Help Me?
CPR Outdoor Centre Bunbury and CPR Outdoor Centre Busselton are your local experts in all areas of patio maintenance. Using premium quality materials and superior workmanship, you can rely on CPR Outdoor Centre to provide fantastic customer service at an affordable price.Call CPR Outdoor Centre Bunbury today on 0499 800 558 or CPR Outdoor Centre Busselton on 9754 2657 for a free quote.