No matter what type of patio furniture you choose, you want it to last a long time. You may think that your outdoor furniture is meant to withstand all types of weather, but over time it can become faded by the elements and start to deteriorate. At the end of summer, it is tempting to just leave your furniture outside, however winter weather can harm unprotected furniture. Snow and rain damage wood materials, leaving your wooden furniture warped, split or mildewed. Even if you live in a sunny beach location, salt water can corrode your metal frames. The good news is, maintaining your patio furniture can be easy. Try protecting your patio furniture with furniture covers. Here are a few tips to help you chose the best covers for your patio furniture.
When purchasing furniture covers, one of the main goals is to prevent damage from moisture. You might, therefore, assume that all outdoor furniture covers are waterproof. Unfortunately, completely waterproof covers can lead to problems with damp and mildew accumulating beneath the cover. Water resistant covers repel the rainfall, while still allowing some airflow to penetrate the cover.
You also want your covers to protect the furniture from the harmful UV rays of the sun, which cause fading and discoloration. Low quality covers may cost a little less, but good quality covers are thicker and block out those damaging rays.
When shopping for furniture covers, you may not notice the vents, but take a closer look. If the furniture covers do not have vents to allow for air to circulate, moisture and mildew will damage your furniture.
To protect your patio furniture in all kinds of weather, it is important to invest in high quality, durable, well-fitted furniture covers. They will keep your furniture looking fresh and in good condition for years to come.