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Our deck is located on the northeast side of the house. When we have ice and snow, it takes a long time for it to melt.
This time, when the weatherman predicted snow, I covered the breezeway and part of the deck using two tarps. After the snow, it was not hard to roll the tarps back and out of the way. It left the area underneath dry. The little snow that the tarps did not catch was easy to remove.
We have 5 inches of snow on the ground. It is so nice to have the breezeway ice free and dry and know that I have access to the grill when I need it.
I need to invest in some more tarps. I have other areas I would like to cover.
I have placed items, like towels and trash bags, on my car's windshield prior to a snow to prevent having to scrape it! Instead, I just lift the snow off! It definitely saves me a few minutes.
You will need to have something to weight the tarp down to keep it from blowing out of place. I used buckets with water in them.
I am also afraid of slipping on ice and falling. I'm too old to be doing that.