While those warm summer days are fading into distant memory and beach pictures are making their way into scrapbooks. Now its colder, wetter and the leaves are changing. My office deck gurus and I get the question at least 10 times per day. Is it too late in the season? Is it too cold? I thought id bring a quick little 3rd party historical perspective on October weather in the Northern Virginia region from our friends at weather.com. They told us October is the new April!

Look at the comparisons:


67°F Average High

47°F Average Low

3.06 in. Average Rain Fall


68°F Average High

51°F Average Low

3.40 in. Average Rain Fall

April is the busiest month of the year to prepare your deck for Spring and Summer fun. October is the busiest month of the year for Fall and Winter protection.