While we prepare to beat back inclement weather with warm and cozy wear, it doesn’t hurt to turn our attention to our outdoor essentials all the same. No matter how durable you think your furniture is, leaving it unprotected is a recipe for winter disaster.
Anchor Your Furniture
Simply covering outdoor furniture with loose-fitting covers or keeping the cushions sans cover, does not guarantee their security in the event of strong wind gusts. A slight breeze is enough to detach the cushions, while heavy wind can send them soaring. An easy approach to keep all your furniture accessories in place is to anchor them with secure tie-downs or weighted sandbags.
Protect with Covers
If you live in an area with unpredictable weather conditions, protecting your backyard patio accommodations is always a smart move. The integrity of your furnishing can be protected with weatherproof outdoor protection. A perfectly tailored custom cover will provide a snug fit to all your possessions and protect them from conditions mild to wild.
When choosing outdoor furniture covers, it’s important to find the perfect fit for each piece such as sofa covers and chair covers. Taking accurate measurements so the cover isn’t too tight or loose should be your goal. Avoid underneath seal-packed covers as air ventilation is vital especially beneath, to prevent moisture, mold or mildew formation.
You can also cover your furniture with high-quality custom tarps, which again is a convenient solution to keep UV rays, dust, grime, moisture off your valuables.
Shield Outdoor Living Spaces with Sun Shades
While gusty winds and storms are the core causes of inclement weather, it’s important to remember that UV damage can occur even in the Winter. Anything left unprotected can face exposure if constantly put into direct sunlight.
Seal Cracks in Furniture
A unique piece of furniture can enhance the visual appeal of any patio. However, broken furniture is nothing short of a nightmare. This is especially true for wooden furniture, which is popular for maintaining its peerless structural integrity like none other material.
Sealants like polyurethane can be used to fill in the cracks of any broken furniture pieces. First, assess if the piece in question is worth your time and effort. Sometimes, recycling is the best way to do yourself a favor. If you determine that it is worth salvaging, seal the cracks with a composite that will fill the crack in and dry quickly. Finish the job with a custom cover and you’re good to go!
Protect Wooden Furniture with Polyurethane
Wooden furniture is undoubtedly the most adaptable piece of furnishing. With their innate ability to gel with almost every decor aesthetic. Their maintenance, however, demands proper care as water particles or harsh UV rays cause catastrophic damage.
It’s crucial to seal the wooden furniture with powerful UV inhibitors like Polyurethane. This UV blocker is known for its versatility, as it blocks the entrance of any outer particles like water, UV rays, or even scratches. Besides, the coated surface gives a smooth glossy finish to your wooden furniture and improves its durability.
Protect Metal & Aluminum Furniture with Paste Wax
Aluminum is a popular material when it comes to furniture construction, as it is least affected by rust. It has, however, a high affinity to oxygen and therefore, runs the risk of corrosion.
When you see your metal and aluminum furniture is rusting or corroding, it’s time to protect them with a reliable paste wax coating. This coating acts as a sunscreen on your furniture, protecting them from being damaged without the potential to repair.
Protect Plastic Furniture with Super Glue
The sun can cause plastic furniture to deteriorate over time. Coating plastic furniture with protectants like Super Glue is a total win – it works as a UV rays blocker and helps prevent fading and cracking. The glue works wonders by blocking the sun’s rays from fetching your furniture’s shiny appearance.
Store Furniture Susceptible to Harsh Weather
Constantly exposing your furniture to weather fluctuations is not ideal for their long term prospects. Moisture, dirt, grime, etc., are home to mold and mildew, which spreads quickly, leaving your upholstery in bad shape.
Speaking of susceptible furniture, you can easily store these items in your garage, woodshed, or basement. Before locking down your valuables, don’t forget to elevate them off the floor using any wooden or similar board for protecting their feet from moisture or dirt.
When the cold, inclement weather drifts, you can simply pull out the furniture from storage and enjoy your backyard accommodations once more!