Winter. Whether you love it or you hate it, the colder months can leave you feeling limited. Whereas the summer seems to offer endless opportunities to escape onto hiking trails, city parks or, best yet, your own backyard, in winter, the great outdoors can seem beyond reach. Many of us just want to snuggle up and stay warm throughout the winter months.
And yet there’s so much outdoor beauty to be enjoyed: the first snowfalls, the crisp, fresh air, the clear night skies.
With a concrete fire pit, you can have the best of both worlds. Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors — and stay warm.
Tempted? Here’s our guide detailing ways to enjoy your lightweight concrete fire pit this winter.
Buy With Winter in Mind
Nothing combines elegance and practicality quite like a concrete fire pit. As a stylish focal point in your outdoor space, it creates the ideal atmosphere for entertaining — while keeping you and your guests warm.
When you’re buying concrete fire pits or outdoor fireplaces, there’s lots to consider. And if you want to make sure you can enjoy your purchase all year round, it pays to plan ahead. Ask your supplier about the product’s durability and its ability to withstand all weather conditions.
Dekko’s lightweight concrete fire pits are handcrafted in North America, made using 100% proprietary concrete. The high-quality materials used by Dekko mean your fire pit won’t patina, flake, peel or require sealant, resulting in less work for you and a product that will maintain its look for years to come. Dekko offers several warranties (depending on the product purchased) and guarantees that with proper care and upkeep, your fire pit has the potential to last a lifetime.
So when you’re making your purchase, look for a high-quality product that can withstand the worst of the winter. That way, you can enjoy the beauty of your fire pit even as the temperature drops.
Maintain Your Fire Pit
If you want to enjoy your fire pit in all seasons, a little maintenance will go a long way. Regular maintenance throughout the year will help keep your lightweight concrete fire pit in prime condition and free from damage.
With a Dekko concrete fire pit, the required maintenance is very limited, due to the high-quality of the materials used. Best practices include keeping the inside and outside clean (using mild soap and water solutions), making sure the burners are free of debris and ensuring that your gas lines are clear.
When enjoying your fire pit in winter, start by making sure it’s dry, free from snow and cleared of any debris, such as a build-up of sticks and leaves. With a Dekko concrete fire pit, you’ll be enjoying a gas flame, using either natural gas or propane, so you won’t have to worry about keeping your woodpile dry throughout the winter. But it’s a good idea to make sure your gas lines are in good working order before getting started.
Invest in the Accessories You Need
Investing in the right accessories for your concrete fire pit is another great way to maintain and protect it from the elements. Here are the top accessories you should consider to keep your fire pit winter-ready:
Concrete Fire Pit Cover: A great investment to protect and preserve the beauty and functionality of your fire pit is a cover. With your Dekko concrete fire pit, you can buy a Commercial Grade Weather Cover which is custom-designed and tailored to fit your fire pit, keeping it safe from the elements when it isn’t in use.
Glass Wind Guard: Don’t let a windy day stop you from enjoying your fire pit. Dekko carries Glass Wind Guards that will keep your flames burning strong even when it’s breezy outside. And, as you’d expect, Dekko’s wind guards offer a clear and sleek design, meaning that the beauty of your fire pit is preserved, even on windy days.
Propane Tank Cover: If your concrete fire pit uses a propane tank, Dekko sells propane tank covers in the same color varieties as the fire pits — meaning you can discreetly store your tank nearby, without sacrificing the sleek design of your fire pit.
Enjoy With Your Friends and Family
The winter months bring plenty of occasions for us to gather with friends and families.
Whether it’s your holiday gathering, a new year’s party or just a chance to spend time with your loved ones, what could be more special this winter than gathering around a flickering fire and taking a breath of fresh air?
With a concrete fire pit, you can enjoy special occasions in the great outdoors year-round, secure in the knowledge that your fire will keep you warm.
So when it comes to gathering around your concrete fire pit in the colder months, why not focus on creating comfort in your outdoor space? Here are some tips to make your gathering a success.
- Make sure pathways to and from your fire pit area are cleared of snow and ice before your guests arrive. If your event is scheduled to last well into the evening, you may want to consider lighting too, especially in the darker winter months.
- If you have seat cushions that you’ve put away in storage, bring them out to make a comfortable, welcoming space for your guests. Just remember to put them away when everyone has gone home so they don’t get ruined by winter weather. And don’t forget, extra blankets and throws can add an extra level of coziness.
- When it comes to refreshments, what could be better than a luxurious hot chocolate or a warming hot toddy?
No longer something to be endured, with a concrete fire pit, you can enjoy your outdoor winter space in style.
Ready to Enjoy?
A concrete fire pit is an investment—something you’ll want to enjoy year-round and for years to come. That’s why it’s worth choosing a high-quality concrete fire pit that can stand up to the winter months, without getting damaged by ice and wind.