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What to Look for When Choosing Outdoor Furniture Covers

Finding the Right Outdoor Furniture Covers is Just as Important as Choosing the Right Patio Set

Patio furniture can be costly and most homeowners see a good-quality patio set as an investment that should be properly cared for in order to make it last as long as possible. Some people are able to store their patio furniture in a backyard shed, but many just don’t have the room to do this. More and more homeowners are buying patio sets that are too large or come with too many pieces to consider buying or building a shed big enough to store it all. The only other option for protecting your investment is finding the right outdoor furniture covers to store your patio set safely year-round. Here are a few important things to consider:

Breathable Fabric

Breathability is important for protecting the look and functionality of your furniture. Some materials just do not breathe well and can cause mold to form underneath the cover, where you might not notice it until after winter or spring. At this point mold has had the chance to grow and make considerable damage. It’s important to choose a fabric that allows air to come in and keep moisture out, where it belongs.

Waterproof Coating

This is the most important feature to look for when choosing outdoor furniture covers. Dew, rain, and snow, are be very harmful to your patio set and most covers claim to be waterproof, but not all materials are made equal. Most of us can remember going camping and having moisture leak through our tents when we touched the sides. If you didn’t allow your tent to properly dry before storing it, you were in for a bad time come your next camping trip. It’s was a lesson learnt the hard way that could have been avoided. You don’t want to face the same surprise when it’s time to take out your patio furniture and this is why it’s important to choose high-quality material that will not leak or allow condensation to come through the fabric.

It Should be Made to Last

When it comes to choosing the right outdoor furniture covers, rule number one is: stay away from vinyl. This material is usually the most cost-friendly, which might tempt you to try and save money after investing in a high-quality patio set. However, this is a choice you will likely regret further down the road. The truth with vinyl is that you will be forced to replace it more often, costing you more in the long run, than if you are to choose a higher-quality material that will last you for years to come.