How to extend the life of your patio? Like all things, your patio has a shelf life that is certainly not infinite if you don’t take proper care of it. Because your patio is an important - and often costly - investment at your home, you owe it to yourself to maintain and care for it in the right way.
Before you even begin to think about extending the life of your patio, it’s imperative that you only ever hire highly-skilled, professional patio builders. This way you can be sure it is built properly in the first place! Not only that, this will also make it easier to maintain your patio and extend its life so that you can use and enjoy it all-year-round!
Protect Your Patio From The Elements
Australia has lots of sunny days throughout the year, and temperatures can easily and frequently reach upwards of 35 degrees Celsius during the summer months.
Although we may love the sunshine, doesn’t mean our patio will! As well as the rain, hail and various debris, sunshine can have a lasting and damaging effect on our beloved patios. Too much exposure to the sun can cause your patio to deteriorate rapidly.
A great way to guard your patio against the summer sun is to invest in a protective roof. These roofs aren’t too expensive, and not only will they protect your patio from the glazing sun, but also you and your guests. They are usually made of robust, durable metals, such as galvanised steel, and hold onto their appearance even in the harshest conditions.
Additionally, they require very little maintenance, coming in many different styles, which will allow you to pick one that best suits your home and taste.
Extend The Life Of Your Patio With Regular Maintenance
It’s very easy to invest in a patio and enjoy it when the weather is co-operating. After all, it’s why we have patios ion the first place - To invite our friends and family round for an outside gathering.
But if you want to extend the life of yours, you will need to maintain it properly by regularly sweeping and tidying it so that the dirt and leaves that inevitably build up, are not allowed to form moil and mildew which invade your patio’s structure. Once this happens, returning your patio to its original pleasant state can be costly.
You should also regularly clean your outdoor furniture and equipment, especially barbecues.
Inspect Your Patio Regularly
Carrying out frequent structural inspections of your patio can help to extend its life. You should check the gutters and surfaces for any damage - this is something you should always do after a storm.
Spotting problems early can prevent them from escalating into bigger complications that will require money and external services to correct.
The key to extending the life of your patio is simple - Take care of it! Perform regular checks and when there’s an issue, fix/clean it up ASAP.
If you’re looking to get a patio at your home, contact the team at In Style Patios and Decks. We’re the pro’s when it comes to building top quality patios!
Take a look at some of our previous projects -Gable Patios -Curved Patios .. It might be the nudge you need! Or simply call us on 0421 492 283.