How do I winterize my pergola?

How do I winterize my pergola?

Winterizing your pergola is important to protect it from harsh weather conditions and prolong its lifespan. Start by cleaning the pergola thoroughly to remove any debris and dirt. If you have climbing plants, trim them back to prevent damage from snow or ice. If you live in an area with heavy snowfall, consider removing the canopy or any fabric covers to prevent snow buildup. Apply a protective sealant or stain to wooden components to shield them from moisture. Additionally, inspect the pergola’s structure for any signs of wear or damage and make necessary repairs. Lastly, store any removable furniture or accessories indoors to protect them from winter weather.