Essential Memorial Day Patio Prepping Tips

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Patio Ideas / May 12, 2020

Is your patio prepped for summer fun? Memorial Day is right around the corner. Kick-off the summer season right. With a bit of pre-Memorial Day patio prep, you can kick back and enjoy the warmer weather with your family, spending the holiday weekend relaxing together beneath your home pergola.

How To Prepare Your Patio for Summer Fun 

These five patio prepping tips will put you on the right track for a relaxing summer.

  1. Tidy Up
    If you’re lagging in the spring cleaning department, play a bit of catch up, tidying up your patio and yard in anticipation of summer fun. This maintenance often takes longer than you’d expect, so plan a few weeks ahead of holiday activities to ensure you’ll have ample time to clear leaves and twigs, manage mold, clean and prep your grill, and replace broken items. Fortunately, StruXure aluminum pergolas require minimal care. You can check this off your to-do list fast, with a quick spray of the hose.
  2. Add a Few Festive Decorations & Plants
    Spice up your patio décor with festive red, white and blue decorations to honor those who have served, including a few items such as throw pillows, table cloths, and colorful containers of flowers.
  3. Take Patio Furnishings Out of Storage
    Remove furnishings from storage, replacing worn pieces. After all, your goal is a cozy, functional patio space where you can relax! Be sure you have sufficient, comfortable seating for each family member, including a variety of options such as an outdoor couch, lounger, or sectional, coffee and side tables.
  4. Ensure Shelter from the Summer Sun
    The addition of reliable shelter from the hot, overpowering Denver sun is crucial to a functional outdoor space. Fortunately,  StruXure adjustable louvered pergolas have you covered. Dial-in the perfect amount of shade on your custom-built pergola, ensuring a pleasant patio experience. Should afternoon thunderstorms come, seal out rain quickly with the quick touch of a button. After sun sets, easily open your louvered pergola to increase circulation and take in the starlit sky.
  5. Plan a Few Fun Activities for the Family
    Enjoying a good conversation with your family is wonderful. However, fun activities are also an excellent way to keep everyone engaged and make lasting memories. Depending on the size of your space, you can include options from classic games like checkers, Jenga, and Uno to a ping pong, shuffleboard, or foosball tournament.

Start the summer season in style with a custom residential pergola. Contact Denver Pergola Systems to learn more about our custom-designed louvered pergola systems today.

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Do you have an under-used, uncovered patio that is either too hot when you want to use it, or gets too much rain or snow to be functional? The Adjustable Louvered Pergola System has you covered – or uncovered! Unlike a retractable awning or wooden structure with fixed slats that give partial shade, but no rain protection, this aluminum pergola system can offer full sun, partial to full shade, or shelter thanks to its ingeniously designed adjustable louvered roof system.

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The Benefits of a Denver Pergola System

Tame Unrelenting Sunshine with Ease

The thick louvers are easily adjustable with either a motor and remote or a manual opener, providing just the right amount of shade regardless of the sun's position, allowing you to comfortably enjoy more time outdoors.

Repel Rain

The specially designed louvers offer full protection from the rain, interlocking when closed to provide a watertight cover with a gutter that channels rainfall exactly where you want it.

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