How to Prepare for Fall and Winter
Transitioning into Cooler Weather
As we reach the end of summer, its time to start thinking about transitioning the outdoor spaces around your house to prepare for colder weather. Whether you want to find out how to heat a patio or sunroom or store your garden tools for the winter, this article can help.
Adding a heater to your patio, gazebo, or sunroom can help to extend patio season well into the fall months. This allows you to have outdoor BBQ parties or stargazing evenings even when temperatures start to drop. Heaters can also be used in sheds or greenhouses to help keep stored items warm and dry.
Now that we can start to expect rain and cold weather in the near future its time to decide how you want to store your garden tools, summer toys, and vehicles.
Types of Storage:
- An awning can be attached to the side of your house and used for storing outdoor gear such as canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, or even leftover building supplies from summer projects.
- Carports are the best way to protect your car, truck, boat, or RV from our harsh Canadian winters. But, carports can also be used similarly to awnings. You can store all sorts of summer toys, building supplies, firewood, and much more under a carport. You can even use them as gazebos!
For most of us in Canada, September to November tend to be fairly rainy, which can make it almost impossible to comfortably use your patio set and BBQ during the fall. Adding an awning, sunroom, or gazebo can help solve this issue by keeping your outdoor spaces clean, dry, and comfortable.
- Awnings are some of the most versatile coverings we offer. Of course, they can be used to cover doorways, porches, patios, and outdoor furniture. But large awnings can also be used as attached carports or outdoor storage.
- Open-air gazebos are most often used during the summer as shade structures, but they can also provide cover from rain, or protect your patio furniture from snow during the winter.