While you’re undoubtedly enjoying the scenic Fall beauty, the changing colors and temps are telling us it’s time to prepare your outdoor living space for the colder months. At Tellurian Construction, we specialize in crafting and maintaining these spaces, and we’re here to help you with essential fall maintenance tips to protect your custom decks, outdoor kitchens, and overhead structures, like pergolas.

Deck Defense

A custom deck can be the heart of your outdoor living space, providing a place to relax, entertain, and savor the beauty of nature. However, it’s also the part that faces the brunt of the elements. To ensure your deck stays in top condition through the winter:

  • Clean your deck: Start by sweeping away debris and giving it a thorough cleaning. Use a deck cleaner or mild detergent to remove grime.
  • Inspect for damage: Check for any loose boards, protruding nails, or structural issues. Address them promptly to prevent further damage.
  • Seal your deck: Applying a waterproof sealer is vital. It creates a protective barrier against moisture and prevents warping or rotting.
  • Cover or store outdoor furniture: To extend the life of your furniture, store it indoors or use weather-resistant covers.
  • Trim surrounding vegetation: Prune overhanging branches and clear leaves and debris to prevent moisture buildup and mold growth.

Tellurian Construction specializes in deck maintenance and repairs, so if you discover any damage or issues that need professional attention, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help you keep your custom deck in perfect condition.

Shielding Your Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens have gained popularity in recent years, offering a wonderful space to cook, dine, and enjoy the outdoors. To protect your outdoor kitchen from winter’s chill:

  • Clean appliances and surfaces: Thoroughly clean and maintain your outdoor kitchen appliances and surfaces. Ensure they’re free of food residues.
  • Protect appliances: If your outdoor kitchen includes appliances, such as a grill or refrigerator, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for winterizing.
  • Cover surfaces: Invest in high-quality covers to shield countertops and workspaces from moisture and winter elements.
  • Shut off water and gas: If your outdoor kitchen has plumbing or gas lines, make sure to shut them off and drain any residual liquids.

At Tellurian Construction, we specialize in outdoor kitchen design and care. Our expertise ensures your outdoor culinary haven is protected and ready for the cold season.

Preserving Pergolas and Overhead Structures

Pergolas and other overhead structures contribute to the charm and functionality of outdoor living spaces. Ensuring their durability and appeal during winter requires a few important steps:

  • Seal and weatherproof: Apply a fresh coat of sealant to wooden structures, preventing water damage and decay. Check for any weatherproofing that may need touch-ups.
  • Check for damage: Inspect your pergola or other overhead structures for any signs of damage, such as loose beams or cracks. Address any issues promptly.
  • Clear leaves and debris: Make sure no debris or leaves are trapped in your overhead structures, as they can block drainage and promote moisture accumulation.

Tellurian Construction excels in designing, building, and maintaining these features. Our team understands the intricacies of these structures, ensuring they remain a beautiful and functional part of your outdoor living space throughout the winter.


Your outdoor living spaces are a valuable extension of your home, and ensuring they’re well-maintained throughout the year enhances your enjoyment and property value. As winter approaches, the importance of fall maintenance can’t be overstated.

By taking these simple steps to protect your custom decks, outdoor kitchens, and overhead structures like pergolas, you’re preserving your investment and making sure it remains a welcoming haven during the colder months.

At Tellurian Construction, we’re here to provide expert guidance, maintenance, and design services. Reach out to us to ensure your outdoor living spaces are prepared for the winter season, offering you peace of mind and the opportunity to savor the beauty of the outdoors year-round.