Purchasing patio furniture is a fantastic feeling that can quickly be ruined if you don’t take precautions to protect your patio furniture from severe winter weather. Everyone at Fronheiser Pools has seen the sad consequences of leaving your beautiful set out during the winter and the damage that can be done. The extra moisture from rain and snow can damage or destroy your items, depending on the materials they are made from. To help prevent this from happening, we are here with a few tips on how best to protect yourself from these unfortunate circumstances.
Cover with Specialized Furniture Covers
One of the most effective ways to protect your patio furniture from severe winter weather is to cover it with specially designed furniture covers. These are readily available to purchase. While they will cost a little bit of investment upfront, the payoff is worth it in the long run. You will be able to better maintain your furniture and make the most out of years of use. If you go without a cover, you run the risk of the set becoming damaged and having to replace items, or possibly the entire set, sooner than necessary.
Cover with Other Materials
If you don’t want to spring for the specialty covers, you can use other items like tarps or wraps. These will still keep the water away and help to protect your patio furniture from severe winter weather. The problem people run into with this option is that they may not fit exactly right or leave parts of the furniture exposed to the elements. It could also be difficult to secure it if there is a lot of wind. These problems make room for damage to be done, and you may not realize it until it’s too late. If you are utilizing this method, we recommend that you keep a close eye on things.
Store It Indoors
Another excellent option is to store your patio furniture indoors for the winter. This is the ideal solution if you have space in a storage shed or garage. Some pieces can even be stacked to save room — just double-check to ensure that nothing will be scratched or damaged when stacking. You are pretty much guaranteed to keep your set safe if it is indoors for the season.
Prep Metals to Be Left Outside
We do not recommend this strategy, but if you are not going to cover your furniture or bring it indoors, you should, at the very least, prepare metals to remain outdoors and bring soft items inside. You can get sprays to prevent rust at hardware stores. Use these spays on your metal pieces to help shield them from extra moisture. Plastics and wood will also be affected by excess moisture. Plastics may be more likely to crack in the cold, while wood can warp and rot. The furniture is obviously made to be outside, but you might not get the longevity out of it you hoped if not protected.
If you have questions about protecting your patio furniture from the severe winter weather, stop by our store, and our employees can guide you through how to best protect yours. If you need to replace your patio furniture, NOW is the time to order the set you like for spring. Our Telescope Casual outdoor furniture is designed to withstand the elements when properly cared for. We cannot wait to help you complete your backyard oasis this year.