If you’re nearly getting blown away when you’re trying to make use of your Patios this winter, chances are it needs some sort of wind-proofing. So, we’ve put together a short list of some of the different ways to make your Patios just a little bit more winter friendly…..
|Canvas awnings||Pros-depending on grade, awnings can be extremely tough and durable, and combine well with a heritage design||Cons-needs professional installation, can be costly, not always totally windproof, and needs to be maintained.|
|PVC (clear) Blinds||Pros-can be installed by a competent D.I.Y.er, can be cost effective, can quite windproof, don’t block a view, and when combined with gas heating-can create a café experience||Cons-can be difficult to install, depending on thickness – can be difficult to handle and keep clear, need to be well maintained.|
|Fixed Glass Screens||Pros-are permanent, clear and windproof, don’t block a view, and can suit a ‘modern’ look||Cons-need to be installed by a professional, difficult to fit large or unusual areas, can limit airflow in summer.|
|Plant Lattices, Wire Panels, or Large Ceramic Pots||Pros-brings the ‘garden’ into a patio, can be a good windbreak if plants are hardy, quite cost effective, and creates a ‘Mediterranean’ atmosphere||Cons-tricky to get some plants to thrive, not always wind proof, plants need maintenance and can leave debris|
|Bamboo, Carved or Other Types of Wood Panelling||Pros-cost-effective, there is a wide variety of natural panelling, and adds to ‘style’ of Asian, Moroccan or African inspired Patios||Cons- can look worn very quickly, might not be totally windproof and might need maintenance.|
As we always say-take your time, do your research and chat to as many professionals as possible before making any commitment. A successful choice of wind proofing can change your Patios from a gale force wind tunnel to a cosy winter playground.
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