Many people use their outdoor spaces for things such as family BBQs, entertaining friends, or even as a relaxing haven for a busy day at work. But what do all of these things have in common? Patio furniture. Which can be a significant investment. So why is it that many homeowners consider outdoor sectional covers an afterthought, considering outdoor furniture is constantly exposed to the elements? In our latest post, we talk about how you can keep your patio furniture in tip top condition for years to come by choosing only the best options in patio sectional covers and how to avoid some of the most common mistakes whilst buying them.
BREATHABLE FABRIC, SOFT LININGS & TIE DOWNS. JUST SOME FEATURES THAT HELP KEEP YOUR PATIO FURNITURE PRISTINE
Ready to discover how you can keep your patio furniture looking its best all year round with minimal maintenance? Read our top tips below to learn how.
Measure your furniture. Although some manufacturers offer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution, the reality is that all patio furniture is sized differently. Carefully measure the height, width and depth of your furniture to find the best fitted cover that will continue to keep out dirt and water during even the harshest of months. Patio furniture can be an expensive investment. Are all fitting covers really worth the risk?
Choose fully waterproof covers. Again, manufacturers commonly claim that their outdoor sectional covers are 100% waterproof, when in fact, they probably aren’t. Prevent this issue by investing in vinyl patio sectional covers which clump droplets together and runoff away from your furniture, keeping it fully dry. Polyester covers can also be a good choice. But be sure to choose high quality versions. Cheap ones can quickly disintegrate, rendering them useless.
Ensure your covers can breathe. A common misconception is that patio furniture needs to be enclosed completely. However, this in itself can cause problems, because lack of air circulation can cause humidity and mold. Make sure to only choose patio sectional covers with in-built vents to keep circulation going, which can reduce problems later on.
Buy soft lined covers for delicate surfaces. Glass and stained wood are both popular choices for outdoor furniture. Although they can be nice to look at, they can easily become scratched, particularly by poorly made large sofa sectional covers. Don’t run the risk! Only choose covers with a soft interior lining to help keep your investment in pristine condition and minimize maintenance.
Consider tie down covers for windier days. Although exposure to rain is the main risk for most types of outdoor patio furniture, it is true to say that this can be made worse if the protection is removed altogether by heavy wind.. Make sure this never happens to you by choosing patio sectional covers with tie-downs that will keep covers in place, no matter the weather!
WANT TO KEEP YOUR OUTDOOR SECTIONAL FURNITURE SET LOOKING NEW? DON’T CUT CORNERS. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FEATURES FOR ULTIMATE PROTECTION
If you own patio furniture, you will know that it can come at a considerable investment. So why skip corners in protecting it when it deserves the best? As a minimum, we always recommend measuring your patio furniture so that your covers fit well and are fully protected from weather. However, you should also ensure your covers are breathable and waterproof, and if your furniture is particularly vulnerable to scratches, be sure to choose a soft lined cover. Patio furniture covers are also available in tie down versions, keeping your furniture protected no matter what the weather or wind speed.