Wicker furniture is a great way to bring a natural element to your patio. Not only is wicker attractive, it is comfortable and breathable. However just like any other patio furniture pieces, wicker patio furniture will eventually take on damage over time. Here are some signs that it’s time to replace your wicker furniture
Signs of Sun Damage
Just like UV radiation damages your skin, it can damage your patio furniture and accessories as well. Wicker is no exception. Sun damage can cause wicker to become discolored, which can lead to the fibers of your wicker furniture to weaken and become brittle. While most wicker furniture is reinforced, they can still be prone to breaking and become unreliable.
Signs of Rot and Fraying
Wicker is made from natural plant fibers, meaning they are especially prone to incurring damage from the elements. Rain damage can lead to the material rotting and exposure to the sun and heavy use can lead to the material to fray. While wicker repairs can help restore your wicker furniture, if the damage exceeds a few rows, it might be time to consider new wicker furniture.
Signs of Burrowing
Wicker has a tendency to attract small critters, especially during the winter months. After storing your wicker for the winter, you might find that your wicker furniture has become a new home for an unwelcome visitor. Check for signs of droppings or fraying as a result of chewing.
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