5 Ways to Shelter Your Glastonbury, CT, Patio from the Elements

Glastonbury, CT, is no stranger to inclement weather. When you’ve got a patio in your backyard that you’re proud of and that you enjoy using, you need to consider the effects of the weather. Not only can the weather negatively affect your ability to use the patio, but it can also damage furniture and amenities outside. For example, if you’ve got a grill in your yard and it remains uncovered, over time (less than you might think) it could begin to rust. For those who have hot tubs on their patio, covering it to protect it from the nasty Connecticut winter storms can allow you enjoy the unique experience of soaking in warmth while looking around at the beautiful snow.


Luckily, there are ways to protect your patio while also being able to enjoy it and the weather, whatever it may be.


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Traditional Patio Protection

One of the more common ways that homeowners in Glastonbury choose to protect their patio is by having a patio cover built that is essentially an extension of part of the rear of their home. This cover is built to match the home in color and materials. The roof itself has the same shingled look as the home, which creates a seamless flow from the home to the outdoor living space. 


There is, of course, another option, and that is to build a deck. Not only does this give your patio protection, but it adds an additional feature to your home so that you can walk outside and look over your yard while enjoying your morning coffee. You can keep an eye on the kids as they run around and play. Or you can sit on your patio in the shade on those hot summer days.


Another idea is building an outdoor room of its own if you have your outdoor living space a bit farther away from the rear of your home. An outdoor room can be made to look any way you want. It won’t look mismatched if it’s built with the same concept of the home itself. If you have an outdoor kitchen with stone countertops, the cover can be built to compliment the stone features, or it can be made to compliment the “feeling” you want to convey with this space, be it a tropical feeling or a romantic one. 


Unique Patio Protection

A new trend that is popping up is hanging umbrella covers. The pole that holds the oversized umbrella sits to the side and extends out so that the umbrella appears to be floating without an invasive pole. This is a great idea for a way to cover up a hot tub in a new and fun way. Not only does it protect you from the weather, but it also protects you from the sun.


One of the best things about a gazebo is that there are so many different ways for it to be built. It can be made of wood, brick, fabric, or bamboo. Each of these materials brings a specific and unique vibe for the patio. A gazebo is a great way to protect an outdoor eating area by the pool or firepit. 


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"We didn't want to let too much time pass before writing to you. We are so pleased with the patio and have already used it many times in the past few weeks. We always had a nice retreat in the woods - but now we are actually USING the space to read, cook and relax. Your team was a pleasure to work with on the project. Dave kept everything moving and we felt very well informed throughout the build. He went above and beyond to make sure that our property was well cared for and that the patio ultimately fit our vision. Jimmy was the other key component to the team. He is an extremely hard worker that was very dedicated to the project and easily served as our onsite contact when Dave was unavailable. We cannot compliment either of them enough! From the beginning, we have loved your vision for this project and we hope to work with you again in the future. Thank you for creating our new backyard oasis! It's perfect." Read more comments

Warmly, Chris and Matt