One way to bring a natural ambiance to your backyard patio is using wicker furniture. Wicker is classic and attractive but like other materials, it can become damaged over time. Is your wicker furniture starting to show its age? Here are 3 signs it might be time for a replacement.

Sun Damage

UV rays can damage patio furniture and wicker is no exception. It can make wicker look discolored and cause it to weaken and become brittle over time. While you can find reinforced wicker furniture, it can still break if you aren’t careful. 

Burrowing

Unfortunately, wicker also has a tendency to attract small animals, especially during the colder months. When you store your wicker furniture for the season, you should check for signs of droppings or fraying caused by chewing.

Rot and Fraying

Since wicker is made from plant fibers, they are prone to damage from the elements. Exposure to rain can make wicker rot and constant sun can lead to the material to fray. Wicker repairs can help restore the furniture, if the damage is too severe, it’s probably time to consider new wicker furniture. 

DeVries in New Jersey has the best selection of outdoor patio furniture, including wicker furniture for your patio! Check out our expansive showroom and contact us to learn more about what we have to offer.

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