How Essential Are Garden Furniture Covers?

coversYou have picked out your garden furniture. Learned how to clean and care for it, and now begs the question, “Do I need garden furniture covers?” To answer this question you will need to consider how often will your garden furniture be utilized? How heavy is the garden furniture you have decided on? How is easy is your garden furniture to move? Is your garden furniture mobile or stationary? Do you have storage space to put your garden furniture when it is not in use? While answering these questions, you may decide that you want the added peace of mind of covering your furniture when it is not being utilized. You may wish to forego the additional cleaning and care require after a good hard rain. You may want to protect your garden furniture from flying objects when the winds start blowing things around. If you have chosen lightweight garden furniture made from wicker, braided aluminum, or PVC, you may want to find a utility closet, or utility or garden shed, but then the additional effort of moving it from place to place may be too much. If the garden furniture you have chosen is made from a heavier material such as iron, steel or wood, garden furniture covers would be a solution to your dilemma. In either case you may wish to opt for garden furniture covers as a matter of convenience. No hauling or heavy duty lifting is required. The cleaning and care of the garden furniture has been made easier by the use of a garden furniture cover.

The garden furniture covers are made from a thick gauge vinyl with a polyurethane lining. The thicker the gauge of vinyl the more durable the cover. The vinyl exterior of the garden furniture cover protects your furniture from the rain and the snow. The polyurethane lining is treated to withstand water and wetness as well as protecting your garden furniture from nicks and scratches. The garden furniture covers are made from woven fabric to allow for airflow. This helps prevent mold and mildew forming on your garden furniture. As to the winds ability to blow the cover off the garden furniture, the garden furniture covers are made with an elastic bottom edge or some are made with a draw string bottom with a durable lock to hold the garden furniture covers in place.

Most garden furniture cover companies also carry cushion storage. If you want to store the cushions separate from the frame of the furniture itself, this is a bonus to accompany your garden furniture covers. The garden furniture covers come in several colors. These colors do not distract from the beauty of your garden. The colors are made to conform to the garden surroundings rather than be the focal point in your garden.

Now that the spring showers or summer rains are over and you are looking forward to the sunshine. You have the day selected for your planned family outing or a summer weekend outdoor party. You uncover your garden furniture, fold and put away your garden furniture covers, do a light cleaning to your garden furniture and that part of the preparation for your party is done. Ready and waiting for that special day!

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