If you want to add years to your patio furniture, you’ll definitely want to look into getting patio furniture covers to protect them. If you leave your patio furniture exposed to the elements year round, it will quickly erode to the point you’ll have to replace them.
If you don’t want to spend a ton of money each year replacing your patio furniture every year, then furniture covers aren’t a luxury, but a necessity. The goal is to keep your furniture looking great for years to come and I’m going to guide you throw a quick guide to finding the right covers:
Selecting Your Cover Size
The cover size is the most important component when your looking to buy your patio furniture cover. You’ll want to measure the height, width, and length of your furniture pieces. Don’t make the mistake of buying the largest cover you can find and throwing it over your furniture. You also don’t want to just get any old blanket to protect your furniture either. This not only eats up a lot of space on your patio, but it also isn’t very good at protecting all of your furniture, especially during high winds. If you buy the right size, you’ll be able to not only save space and also protect your furniture efficiently.
Grab your tape measure and calculate the exact dimensions of your furniture. Now when you go to the store to purchase your patio furniture covers, you’ll want to select a patio cover that is slightly larger than your elements.
Selecting The Right Kind Of Cover
For those of you have expensive patio furniture, it’s a good idea to get some custom made furniture covers. Although these can be pretty pricey, it’s still a small price to pay to protect your expensive furniture. You’re guaranteed to have patio furniture covers that protect your furniture perfectly and last for many years.
In order to secure the covers in place, make sure the ones you purchase have some type of ties, zippers, velcro, or loops. These will make sure that your covers remain in place no matter what type of weather they are exposed to. It will also cut down on people tripping over any excess fabric from the cover.
Selecting Your Perfect Cover
When your selecting your covers, take what type of climate you live into consideration. If you experience all four seasons or heavy rain and snows, you’ll want to purchase a waterproof cover. If you live in an area that is dry, and warm for the majority of the year, you’ll want to go with a mesh cover. The mesh prevents any extra condensation from building between the furniture and the cover.