Selecting the Right Outdoor Furniture Covers

By Niki Rome

Regardless of what materials your outdoor chairs and tables are made of, they will eventually deteriorate early without outdoor furniture covers. These covers are a must then if you want your outdoor garden furniture last longer. Since there are so many to choose from, how do you pick the right outdoor furniture cover?

The best covers do not come cheap. This should not be an issue for you though. You will eventually end up saving more if you buy appropriate covers. Damage to your furniture could lead to even higher repair costs. Sometimes, damages could be irreparable in which case an entire costly set of garden furniture could go down the drain.

Your options can range from those made of vinyl, polymer or canvas. Vinyl is a favorite choice because of its durability. It is however, obviously more costly than plain canvas.

When making the choice, the price or cost should not be the sole factor of your decision. Your first priority should be to look for a cover material that can best withstand outdoor conditions. You would need a cover that is heat and water resistant. Moreover, your cover should also be able to resist stretching and tearing.

The most durable covers can resist cold winter days. This is why some pieces of outdoor furniture can be safely left outdoors even during the winter season. As a general rule though, furniture should ideally be kept indoors especially if they are made of wood.

There are other qualities to look for aside from durability and strength. Outdoor furniture covers should ideally be easy to use. Not all covers are the same in this respect because some come with Velcro straps while others have cloth strings or snaps. They may also differ when it comes to back lining. You should get covers that do not have linings that can scratch furniture surfaces or leave fiber traces.

Buying the right furniture cover is easy. Your first option should be the manufacturer from whom you bought your furniture from. Large companies may manufacture matching accessories such as covers to specifically match the pieces that they produce. This is why looking for covers from these companies first makes a lot of sense.

There are also third party companies that sell furniture covers and you have the option of buying from them. To save time and money, you should consider shopping online. You can easily access a wide range of options through the internet without even budging from your seat. Moreover, the internet offers the best chance for you to get the best discount prices on typically expensive covers.

Measure your furniture before you buy the covers. Even the same furniture styles and designs may differ in dimensions or size. If you order the incorrect set of covers online, you could end up spending more time processing a replacement.

Every garden furniture must have its own outdoor furniture cover if they are to be preserved from the elements. You should therefore make the right choice the first time to preserve your outdoor furniture. - 29857

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