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Should You Cover Your Patio Furniture?

Although your patio furniture was intended for outdoor use, it will deteriorate faster when exposed to the elements. It may also be necessary to clean it more frequently. To avoid all of these issues, cover your outdoor furnishings:

Water damage

Any furniture will succumb to damage if it’s constantly exposed to moisture–woodrot, metal corrosion, and mold growth are all common problems. A cover helps reduce the need for repairs or replacements by keeping your belongings dry.

Animal activity

When birds fly over an uncovered sofa, they may leave stains. Droppings from flying birds might stain unprotected surfaces. It might be difficult to remove all traces of this sticky substance. Other animals could make nests, create webs, or leave filthy footmarks behind.

Destructive weather

Strong winds might knock over your chairs and tables or even hurl them across the yard. Hailstones also have the ability to damage these belongings. Although they can’t always shield furnishings from severe weather, covers offer some protection.

Sun exposure

UVA rays might damage the appearance of outdoor furniture and reduce its life span. When exposed to intense sunshine for many hours, surfaces may fade and fracture. They will be more susceptible to moisture or abuse than previously.

Covering methods

People often use tarps, plastic sheets, or specialized covers to protect their patio furniture from the weather. While these products are affordable and effective, they can be difficult to remove and dry after each use. They also don’t provide any protection while you’re using the patio furniture.

Instead, you could easily attach an awning-style patio cover to your home. This would constantly protect your belongings from UV rays and precipitation while also being animal and wind proof.

At DeVries, our team of on staff designers can transpose your outdoor space into an extension of your home and help you create that beautiful outdoor room. Contact us today!

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