When you think of big, colorful umbrellas and cabanas, hot days, cold drinks and the need to hide from the sun usually come to mind. But clubs and resorts in tropical climates are not the only beneficiaries of such shady amenities; ski resorts and other cold-weather locations will find just as much use for them. If your resort operates year-round, and your packing those patio umbrellas and cabanas away when ski season arrives, here's why it's time to rethink that idea:
Why sun protection matters in a cold climate
The sun's rays don't go away just because it's winter, with its overcast skies and shorter days. The sun's UV rays can penetrate cloud cover and contribute to skin cancer,
Whether you own a home or a business, investing in a patio heater can provide you with a great number of benefits. In addition to the obvious feature of adding warmth to your outdoor space, patio heaters can also provide the perfect cozy ambiance and even pull together your outdoor décor. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing one or more of these products, here are 5 compelling reasons to help you make the most informed decision.
Reason # 1: Patio heaters let you hold onto the summer season a little longer. Most of us cherish those warm days and even warmer nights spent outdoors with friends and family, but unfortunately the summer can’t last forever. Before you pack away your outdoor furniture and resign yourself to ente
As those final days of summer have officially drawn to a close and we’re transitioning into the fall months, that means it’s time for cooler weather and, of course, football! What better way to enjoy these things than combining them together into one spectacular outdoor fan cave? If this sounds like something you’re interested in doing, here are a few tips on how to transform your yard into the ultimate football tailgating experience.
Identify the Area – The space you’re going to be transitioning to your fan cave can really be anywhere, but you’ll obviously want to keep it close enough for it to be properly wired for electronics. You’ll probably also want to ensure the space is adequately covered. An outdoor gazebo can provide the ideal amo
If you’re lucky enough to have a deck, patio or outdoor gazebo, you know that this time of year it’s important to take the appropriate steps to prepare and protect it for winter. You want to extend its life for as long as possible so you can enjoy it for many more springs and summers to come. Here are a few helpful tips to add to your winter to-do list. Clean it up. Start by sweeping to remove all excess dirt and debris that may have gathered over the course of the year. Anything left behind – especially moss or fungus - could begin to stain or even cause structural damage. Remove and store furniture. If you have a place indoors to store your patio furniture, like a garage, that’s always your best bet. If not, move the furniture to a safe area where it can be stacked and stored, and then co