Summer’s Coming, Which Means It’s Time to Take Care of Your Patio

PatioSummer will be upon us before we know it. There are a number of things homeowners need to do to get ready for the warm weather. One of those things is getting your patio in order. Platinum Exteriors NW can provide you with the sliding glass patio doors to perfectly accentuate the rest of your patio. Recent articles published by BND and the Tri-City Herald offer some advice on taking care of other features of your patio.

Angie Hicks of BND answers patio questions in a recent article titled “Ask Angie: How to prepare a patio for spring and summer.” Hicks writes, “But before you set out your furnishings, plants and accessories, you’ll want to be sure everything’s spic and span. And before you start any spring cleaning, check that your concrete, stone or brick paver patio is in good shape. Look it over, noting unevenness, broken pavers or stones, or sunken areas where water may have collected. If the patio requires repair, consider hiring a landscaping service or other company that offers hardscaping, which is the name for non-living outdoor components made of concrete, brick and stone, such as patios, driveways and retaining walls. The cost for minor patio repairs, along with resanding joints and resealing pavers, should be around $2 per square foot.”

Vicki Payne of the Tri-City Herald adds some advice of her own in a recent article titled “Get your patio ready for summer.” Payne writes, “Take a look at your patio furniture. Does it need to be replaced or refurbished? If your furniture is metal or wood, consider giving it a fresh coat of paint. Teak can be power-washed and preserved with a coat of tung oil, which when dry creates a durable, water-resistant finish. If your furniture is plastic, a mild solution of bleach and soapy water can rid it of grime and mold. But there comes a time when the age or condition of the furniture means all these DIY cleanup tricks just don’t work. Eventually, you’ll have to replace each piece and start over. Start looking around now. It’s fun to explore some of the exciting new collections available this season.”

With the rest of the patio taken care of, you can concentrate on your sliding patio doors. At Platinum Exteriors, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will show you endless architectural options and ideas that will help in selecting the right door for you. Each one of our door installations includes a complete weatherproofing system, which integrates a membrane flashing, sealant, foam insulation, and proper spacing fill to protect your new door system from water and air — and to maintain the highest energy-efficient rating. We are committed to providing our clients with premium grade materials, skilled craftsmanship, and excellent customer service, with extra attention to detail for all of our projects. Furthermore, we offer sustainable building solutions that are environmentally friendly.

Whatever door installation needs you might have, look no further than Platinum Exteriors NW!

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