Preparing Your Patio Area For Summer

by admin on January 7, 2011 · 0 comments

Summer is the season that creeps up quicker than any other and catches us unprepared. If you plan on entertaining guests over the summer period it is important to prepare your entertaining areas, such as your patio area, before the season is in full swing. It doesn't take long and you will have a fully functioning entertainment area before no time.

Cleaning up
A patio area can get quite dirty over a long winters period. The first thing you should do is clean up the area by washing it down with a power washer to get rid of the dirt and grime that builds up. Your outdoor furniture should also be cleaned in preparation for your guests. If you have an outdoor grill or kitchen this area should be thoroughly cleaned and/or degreased before preparing food.

Maintenance
It is inevitable that some damage will occur to your patio area over the long winter months. You should carefully check the area for any damage and make repairs if anything is found to be wrong. It is also important to check the furniture and grill because these need to be in top working condition to avoid any accidents.

Sun protection
Today, most people are well and truly aware of the damage that the harmful radiation from the sun can cause our skin. If you plan on using your patio area during the day it is very important to have some sort of protection from the sun. Installing a set of new patio sun shades is a great idea because they offer very good protection against UV radiation. These can be fixed features or fully retractable sun shades so they can be out of the way when not in use.

Getting a patio area ready for the summer's entertaining season is not difficult. However, it is important to get started as soon as the weather begins improving because someone will be here before you know it.

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