Your patio cover probably gets a lot of use during the warm summer months, but most people tend to shy away from spending time outdoors in the fall. However, cooler temperatures don’t have to limit your time outside — it just means that you have to prepare for the weather. That’s why Pacific Home & Patio would like to provide you with the following tips to help you enjoy your Boise patio cover this fall.
Add A Heat Source
A heated patio area will add to the appeal of your outdoor space this fall. An outdoor fireplace can provide you with a cozy ambiance while creating the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. If a fireplace isn’t an option, an electric or propane space heather can help warm up your outdoor space. These types of heaters come in a wide variety of sizes and styles to suit your individual needs.
Grill & Cook Outdoors
Grilling outdoors doesn’t have to end when the weather cools down. Cooking outside on your patio — even in cold weather — is a wonderful way for your friends and family to enjoy your outdoor space. The heat from a grill is a nice bonus to help keep you all warm.
Add Blankets & Furniture
When entertaining, add a basket with warm, fluffy blankets to your outdoor space to help keep your guests warm. Furthermore, you may want to purchase outdoor furniture in soft, weather-resistant fabrics instead of metal patio furniture that’s not particularly warm or inviting during the colder months.
Enclosed Your Boise Patio Cover
An enclosed patio cover with retractable shade screens or glass walls will provide you with more flexibility using your outdoor space during the colder months. While an enclosed patio area costs a little more upfront, you will add more square footage and usable space to your home. You can warm this area with space heaters, a mini-split heat pump, or connect it to your home’s central heating and air system for maximum comfort.
Pacific Home & Patio
Don’t let the fall weather keep you from enjoying your outdoor space. With the tips mentioned above, your patio area can be just as comfortable and useful during the winter as it is during the summer. If you’d like more information about the Boise patio covers we provide, contact Pacific Home & Patio by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 376-000 for a free quote today!