5 Questions To Ask When Buying Patio Furniture Covers

You spend a lot of money on your patio furniture, so naturally you want them to look good for years to come. You would think that patio furniture could withstand the elements since its made for outdoor use, but you’d be surprised to know that many pieces start to fade and rust just after a few years. But don’t worry since there is a way to extend the use of your patio furniture!

If you want to keep your patio furniture safe from the elements and allow it to look its best for many years to come it would be smart to protect it with a patio cover. However, not all patio furniture covers are created equal and some are made better than others. So if you’re considering patio furniture covers, here are some factors to consider so that you buy one with the most protection!

Patio cover secured? 

Patio Furniture Secured Buckles

If you live in a region that experiences crazy winds and the like, you’ll need patio furniture covers that will stay secure no matter what the weather outside is. You want to make sure that the patio covers you purchase can be easily secured so that they aren’t blown away in harsh weather. Look for patio furniture covers that feature reinforced ties and drawstrings so that your outdoor sofa covers will stay put.

Is your cover waterproof?

Waterproof rain repellant covers

Chances are, you’re looking for patio furniture covers to protect from water when it rains or from sprinklers, so you’ll want to make sure that whatever kind you buy can repel water adequately. Looking for an outer shell or layer that’s waterproof is your best bet!

Is the cover UV resisting and able to protect against the sun?

UV Sun Protection Patio Furniture Cover

Besides the weather, the biggest thing you have to worry about with your patio furniture is fading from the sun. Your new patio furniture can look old and worn out in just a year because of the sun’s harmful UV rays fading the covers. Don’t let this happen by investing in quality patio furniture sun protection!

Is the cover breathable?

Patio Furniture Breathing Mesh

To avoid mold and mildew, you’ll want to purchase patio furniture covers that are vented so that fresh air can get in. Look for sun protective covers for patio furniture that feature mesh vents with protective flaps to help circulate air into the pieces when you have them covered.

Is this patio cover durable and long lasting?

Double Stitched Patio furniture covers

You don’t want to buy cheap outdoor sofa covers that’ll only last a few months. Look for covers feature double-stitched seams so that they won’t rip and will last as long as your patio furniture.


  • Posted by Dola Patio on

    Dear Orrin,
    Thanks for comment. By the way, excellent question. Now, to answer your question, we do not recommend using washing machines. In fact, most our covers are made large to fit extra large outdoor sectional sets and sofas. Although some covers are smaller in size and might fit in a washing machine, it is best to use warm water with a washing cloth for cleaning.

    Please try and avoid the use of any harsh chemicals and/or bleach. Regular soap will do.

    Hope this helps.

    Team Dola Patio

  • Posted by Dola Patio on

    Dear George,
    Please feel free to email us at service@dolapatio.com with the dimension you require. Someone from our sales team will gladly get back to you with more details on what’s available.

    Team Dola Patio

  • Posted by Dola Patio Team on

    Dear George,
    We make covers in many different sizes. Custom orders are welcome. However, we do require a minimum order quantity depending on size and shape.

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