When patio furniture covers were first introduced they were usually made of flimsy plastic or vinyl. However, now you can purchase high quality outdoor furniture covers made of sturdy materials and decorative collections that are appealing to look at. There are many choices available today that allow you to coordinate you patio furniture covers with the decor of your outdoor living area. Today you can get patio covers that allow your outdoor entertaining area to look warm and inviting whether it is covered or not.
There are a variety of different materials and types of covers to choose from. Patio furniture covers are made to protect you outdoor furniture from the elements. There are covers that are made especially for storing away your patio furniture in the winter months which will protect the cushions and frames from the weather conditions.
A person that lives in a rainy climate or a coastal area where their outdoor furniture is exposed to damp ocean air, needs to make sure that they choose the correct cover. They need covers that are water resistant and will keep their furniture dry. It also must be made of breathable materials so it will not keep in the moisture and be able to dry quickly.
A person that lives in an area that has a colder climate, and especially where you get snow and ice, will want to make sure they have the proper outdoor furniture covers. For these types of conditions it is recommended that you get covers that are heavy duty and will stand up to the elements.
If a person lives in a hot sunny climate they want to choose patio furniture covers that have UV protection. This is especially true if your furniture sits out in the open and is not protected by an awning. The sun can do a lot of damage to your patio furniture. It will dry out and fade the cushions, making them brittle and the fabric will fall apart. The sun can also do major damage to your patio furniture frames, especially teakwood and rattan.
To keep the cushions on your outdoor furniture looking good you should wash them on a regular basis. You can also spot clean them when something gets spilled on them. Most cushions have a protective coating applied to them. If your outdoor patio furniture doesn’t already have a protective coating you can apply one easily. This makes cleaning up spills easy and your cushions will not become stained.
The label on your patio cushions should have washing instructions. Most cushion covers can be removed and washed in a washing machine. You should never put the cushion covers in a dryer. A dryer will shrink the covers and you will not be able to get them back over the foam cushions. Instead of using the dryer you should lay them out flat to dry.
Buying covers for your outdoor patio furniture is a good investment and will help to keep your outdoor living space looking attractive and inviting for years to come.
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