Outdoor furniture is built to withstand the harsh elements in your backyard, but you still need to take good care of it. Outdoor tables, couches, and umbrellas aren’t impervious to all types of weather conditions and can get damaged over time. However, taking steps to clean and protect your outdoor furniture will allow you to enjoy your backyard for years to come.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are a common issue on outdoor furniture fabric like couch cushions and umbrellas. It thrives in warm, humid conditions and can pose a serious health risk to you and your family if it spreads. You should clean your fabric furniture regularly with soap and water, especially in warmer climates. You should also store your furniture in a dry place whenever you’re not using them.
Excessive heat and sun exposure can also damage your outdoor furniture over time. When couch cushions and pillows are exposed to the harsh sunlight, the fabric can bleach. The UV rays cand break down fibers and give it a faded appearance. It can also cause plastic chairs to crack and discolor. Investing in outdoor furniture covers and storing them in shaded areas will help keep your chair and couches in good shape.
Other materials like wrought iron and wood need to be protected as well. Constant exposure to rain and sun can cause wood to warp and chip, while the iron can start to corrode. But the experts at Devries can help you find the perfect outdoor furniture for your backyard and show you the best methods to keep them looking fresh.
Ready to enhance your home with quality patio furniture? Contact us today and be sure to visit our showroom at 2442 Route 27 in North Brunswick, NJ. Our professional team can help you with all of your patio furniture needs.