Tips For Protecting Your Outdoor Furniture

If you have a pool or a deck, you likely have outdoor furniture on it in order to be certain that people can spend time enjoying it. You might spend a great deal of money on comfortable outdoor furniture. Here are some tips to make sure that it lasts as long as possible.

1. Drain Any Water From Legs or Other Tubes

If the weather starts to get cold, you will know that you need to take special care of your furniture. However, you might not want to take it inside yet because there might still be a few warm days left in the year. If you do choose to risk it and leave your furniture outside, you need to perform one more task in order to be certain that your furniture is able to withstand freezing temperatures without being damaged. You will need to fully rotate each piece of furniture in order to make sure that any tubular areas within the furniture have not filled with water.

To do this, simply pick up each piece of furniture by yourself or with the help of someone else and rotate clockwise. If any water falls out, shake the furniture and hold it in that position in order to be sure that you get all of the water removed. Then, turn the furniture in the opposite direction to make sure that you catch everything.

You need to get rid of the water that might be in the tubular areas because if there is water in your furniture and the furniture is exposed to freezing temperatures, the water will freeze inside the furniture and expand, causing a huge amount of damage.

2. Use Covers

Your next step is to invest in some good quality covers for your furniture. Good quality, outdoor furniture covers consist of strong fabric that has been approved for use in snow, making it easy to protect your furniture should a sudden winter descend, and it should be easy to put on. The easiest furniture covers to put on don't have any drawstrings and instead only have elastic at the bottom to hold the cover in place. You don't want the covers to be difficult to put on because that will act as a disincentive for you to actually use them. 

If you live in an area that receives more rain than snow, opt for a cover that specializes in repelling water because it will be more effective for your situation.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in outdoor furniture.