Winter storms are blasting all across the U.S. Snow accumulations range from 0 inches to over 4 feet, depending on where you live. Some are lucky to have nice balmy weather, such as in Florida or California, while others endure freezing, rigid winters, such as in Montana or Minnesota. Most people, however, will experience snow to one degree or another during this winter. How many of you have a patio, porch, or balcony that gets covered with snow and becomes all slippery, thus posing a hazardous situation? I know I don’t enjoy hauling in groceries or carrying the baby out to the vehicle while attempting to learn how to ice-skate at the same time. I’d rather leave that to the Olympians and be safe! But certainly nobody can just stay cooped up in their house all winter either. Yes, salting pathways, driveways, and porches will help reduce the slickness and make it easier to walk safely. However, this doesn’t solve the problem of you getting wet by the snowflakes falling down though…
One thing that most people may have not considered, though, is to have a timber pergola or pavilion installed over their patio. They are sturdy, able to withstand any kind of weather, and look beautiful while being practical all at once! Here is one of our pavilions that was installed not too long ago.
As you can see, this pavilion, which is finished in Canyon Gray stain and featuring the Roosevelt Step profile, looks great next to the home and matches beautifully. It is very convenient for these homeowners because they are able to pull up right next to it and not have to worry about getting wet in the snow. At approximately 16′ x 18′, this pavilion greatly reduces the risk of weathering on the patio and helps protect it all winter long. Not only that, it will provide plenty of shade when summertime comes. Pavilions are such a great way to go because they are fully functional year-round! An added bonus is that they require very little maintenance and upkeep once they are installed!
Feel free to visit our pavilion gallery for more styles and ideas for your yard! We love to hear from you, so please leave a comment or question below and we’d be happy to respond!