With temperatures taking a nosedive, it’s time to give your backyard grill a perfect sheathing until the next summer. Whether you have a custom island grill, a built-in, kettle-style grill, or smoker, covering your outdoor essentials with weatherproof grill covers should be a top tier priority.
Measuring & Sizing Your Grill Covers
Ill fitted grill covers won’t guarantee ultimate protection unless they are the right size. While a loose cover would provide ample space for pests and rodents to sneak in, tighter ones pop one side up when you pull the opposing side down.
Further, improperly fit grill covers expose your grill to harsh weather and outside elements. Picking a snug-fitted grill cover is the best way to ensure adequate protection not just for winter, but year round.
If unable to find the right size for your grill, get custom covers tailor-made according to the exact measurements of your grill. No matter if you have a standard grill or a unique smoker, you can find or design a cover that you can rest assured will secure your grill until you’re ready to put it to work once again.
While felt, flannel, and padded covers that use cotton batting are affordable options, they attract mice, squirrels, and other nesting pests. Grill covers in hard-wearing, waterproof and durable material such as unlined vinyl, heavy-duty polyester, weather-proof nylon, and canvas can make for good material options.
Lightweight polyester is easy to handle as it is outfitted with straps and handles. It repels water and is pretty inexpensive. Whereas, oilcloth or treated cotton can be a little pricier, but as durable. This comes in especially handy when looking for table covers as well as grill covers.
Synthetic fabrics provide solid protection with PVC-coated polyester or the more eco-friendly PVB backing version of polyester. Offering both water and UV resistance, these materials prove to be economical yet easy to maintain options.
Custom Covers: Great for Gifting
Like that of chair covers, there might be no ready-made solutions for covering your backyard grill on the market. But there is a world of options to cater to your specific size, design, and shape that can be tailored just for you.
The custom covers for all varieties of grills not only render protection but look great too. Once personalized with a logo, name, special quotes, or message, these custom covers can prove to be incredible gifting options. Let your Dad know he’s got the best barbeque on the block by gifting him a grill cover with his name and a special message printed on it.
Securing Your Grill Cover
Tailor-made grill covers are equipped with various tie-down options to render precise and impeccable fit to the grilling units. They ensure foolproof weather protection from outside elements and Mother Nature keeping your grilling units in the peak of health for years to come.
Grill covers with elastic bands at the bottom or equipped with multiple grommets seem to be the best fit. The elasticized bands cinch hold the cover in place even on windy days, while ones secured with tight straps and grommets ensure a snug fit and flawless appeal.
Caring for Your Covers and Grill Tools
Taking good care of your grill means keeping it clean and protected when not in use. Make sure to clean your grill the right way before storing it to enjoy a safe and hygienic barbecue next season.
Keeping an eye on grill covers throughout the winter is crucial for grill maintenance and safety. Make sure there are no rips or tears on covers to save yourself from investing in a new grill the next season. Also, examine the nooks and crannies of your grill for any vermin that might take up refuge during winter.