Friday, December 20, 2013

Car Storage Tips for the Winter

The winter season is almost here. Oh yes, it’s that time of the year when we are left with no choice but submit to unfavorable, at times, impossible driving conditions.

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 In one of the past blog posts we gave you tips on how to make your golf cart winter-ready; and just like a cart that needs a golf cart cover to safeguard it from the elements when not in use, cars need to be covered as well for the same reason. That and the following tips must be considered to keep your car in great running condition for the winter.

Visit the mechanic

Give your car a trip to the mechanic for checkup. Ensure that you have sufficient anti-freeze, that the brakes are working, that the lights are operational, that your coolant system is well-maintained, etc. Your mechanic should be able to give you recommendations from changing oil to getting snow tires and winter wiper blades. If you plan on storing your car, be sure you have car cover.

Emergency kit 

Unpredictable conditions call for a higher level of preparedness. Be sure your gas tank is filled half full at a minimum as it makes your car easier to start during chilly mornings. For emergency purposes, it certainly wouldn’t be too much if you have the following: ice scraper or shovel, jumper cables, flashlight, waterproof/strike anywhere matches, and a first-aid kit. Be sure, too, that your cellphone is fully charged whenever you go for a drive.

More tips

Turn on the radio for news before you leave the house and while driving. Never neglect warnings. It would be good to let someone know the route you’re taking in case you get stranded. Drive smart, avoid abrupt changes in direction or speed, and always turn on your lights when driving through rain or snow.

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As we all know, the winter season presents irregular demands on vehicles so readiness is imperative. It’s critical enough for golf carts, what more for cars.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Extending the Life of your Golf Cart Batteries

Lead-acid batteries, the kind that powers golf carts, last a good three years minimum and can reach up to seven or more depending on how they are used.

In order to reach their maximum life, a good maintenance system is necessary. Here are the essentials in battery maintenance to save you a whole lot of money you can otherwise spend on other equipment like a golf cart cover or perhaps another golf club:

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Before cleaning the batteries, see to it that the vent caps are tightly sealed. Prepare a solution of distilled water and baking soda, and use it to clean the battery top. Rinse and then dry using a piece of cloth. Use a post and clamp cleaner to cleanse the battery terminals and the cable clamps’ interior.


Never leave it on for long periods of time so it won’t get discharged. After usage, see to it that everything is switched off. When driving on the course, avoid passing through steep hills and make sure your total load does not exceed the cart’s suggested weight capacity.


It is good practice to charge your batteries after every use, short drives included. Keep track of the charge time – overcharging will cause damage to your batteries. To be safe, invest in one of those automated chargers that turn off when the batteries are fully charged. Of course manual chargers are okay as long as you are wary of the charging time.


When storing your batteries be sure that they are fully charged. During the winter, it is best to look for a warm place for storage. During the summer, store the batteries in a rather cool place.

As with all your prized possessions, it is best to take care of your golf equipment. In future articles, we will tell you more about batteries: installing, replacing, charging – the works.

Friday, December 6, 2013

How to Efficiently Adjust Your Golf Cart Governor

In one of the past articles, we tackled the many ways to increase the speed of your golf cart. It centered on adjusting the thing manufacturers install to keep the cart’s speed at low levels – the governor (or speed limiter).

As mentioned, the stock speed of a golf cart can be too slow that at times golfers may find it unbearable. This is why instead of serving its purpose, golfers actually find it more of an inconvenience especially during practice. As promised, here’s an easy, step-by-step guide on how to adjust the governor. Just remember – out there on the course you are never going for pole position so there’s absolutely no point in increasing to racetrack speeds. Otherwise, save yourself and other people from any accident and give your golf cart a holiday… just don’t forget to use the golf cart cover for protection.

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Step 1:

Ask the manufacturer what kind of governor is installed on your cart. If it is a spring-loaded governor, then you can do the adjusting by yourself. Because electric governors are difficult to adjust, your best option is to leave it to the manufacturer. Remember, the governor also protects the engine from damage, so you may want to spare it from unknowing hands.

Step 2:

If it’s a spring-loaded governor, try to look for the small metal rod located near the clutch. Turn the nut in a counterclockwise direction so that the cable gets longer. This will adjust the governance, effectively increasing its speed.

Step 3:

Go to the engine. To locate the governor, find the thickest cable that runs from the gas pedal. This cable runs through the governor before reaching the carburetor. To complete the task, use a screwdriver (or wrench, whatever is applicable) to loosen spring tension, and that’s it!

While it sounds easy, it is best to leave it at the hands of a professional if you are not keen on doing it by yourself. Just to reiterate, there’s a reason the governor is installed.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Clean Your Golf Cart Cover the Correct Way!

Cleaning your golf cart cover is easy.

Well it SHOULD BE.
In fact, it involves only a little logic. But why then are there so many people having problems in cleaning their golf cart cover?

It’s because there are little things they don’t put into consideration.
Here’s the proper way to do it:

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Where to clean

A good, sunny weather should be a good time to clean your golf cart cover. Find a place that’s big enough so you’ll be able to spread out your golf cart cover. As much as possible, choose an open space that directly receives sunlight so you won’t have to carry it out to another place when you have to dry it. Also, be sure the area is free from pets or falling objects that could smear a drying golf cart cover. To keep it in place, place a brick or any similar object in the four corners of the golf cart cover.


Using a hose, begin cleaning your cart cover. For an efficient way of cleaning, start in the middle, then slowly move to the sides. Otherwise you are just letting dirt pile up in the middle. If there are buildups of dirt, concentrate on them. Clear water from a hose should suffice. Flip over the golf cart cover and clean the other side as well.

Dry it up!

After cleaning your golf cart cover, let it dry. Once it is completely dried up, you may need to spread it again on a clean surface so you can fold it the right way. If such area is not available, call someone to help you fold it so you won’t have to lay it out on the ground. The two of you stand facing each other, and then fold one side over to the other. Do this until the cover is small enough for easy storage. Or, you can just immediately use it to protect your golf cart cover!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Clean ‘Em Golf Cart Seats!

Because they are constantly exposed to the elements, golf cart seats tend to get dirty easily. If you have been lacking course time these past few weeks, it will most likely show in your seats!

But really, golf cart seats pick up dirt and grime even when they are comfortably parked, and this is why the golf cart cover is very important. Remember that in regularly keeping your golf cart clean, you are actually making it last longer.

Cleaning the golf cart seats and cover is easy, especially if they are made of vinyl. There are even removable seat covers intended not only for the added comfort, but for quick cleaning as well.

For this, you will need:

-          Bucket of water
-          Dishwashing soap
-          Cotton cloth
-          Carpet cleaner
-          Old toothbrush

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Step 1

Mix a small amount of dishwashing soap into the bucket of water to make a cleaning solution.

Step 2

Remove the seat cover and set them aside. Dip the cotton cloth or any soft piece of cloth into the solution. Squeeze and then use it to wipe the seats. For any seams, use the toothbrush where the cloth won’t suffice. Wet another piece of cloth and use it to wipe the handrails and seat support.

Step 3

Rinse and wipe it dry with another cloth.

Step 4

Use the carpet cleaner to clean the seat cover. To avoid dirty water from running down portions that have already been cleaned, start wiping from the top and then work your way down. After wiping, Rinse and allow it to dry. Be sure the seats are also dry before putting the cover back on.


As added tips, it is necessary that your golf cart is dry before covering it. Also, there are seat covers that are machine-washable so be sure you check on the manufacturer on this.




Friday, November 8, 2013

Really, Golf Carts Can Be Dangerous

No, you won’t read any of those silly stuff they do on the TV series Jackass in here.

Even golf carts aren’t saved from disasters. They may not be the kind that could be met by a 325 mph sports car. But that’s not taking away the danger, especially that there are parts of the course that can get really crowded. In here are a few tips for when you are ready to get your cart out of the golf cart cover and into the course.

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Warning signs

Be aware of the safety reminders posted either in the shop or in the cart itself. Proper posture should always be observed. Arms and legs should not be extended outside of the cart at any time. Also, passengers must be limited to two, and as with any vehicle, never try to accelerate when a passenger isn’t properly secured yet. This especially works for golf carts since it is open. There are safety rules with road vehicles that likewise applies with golf carts like driving under the influence and looking at both directions while driving on the course. Slow down when you need to, as in driving across hills. As earlier stated, there are areas that can be filled with people, like the clubhouse. There are courses that have additional guidelines for carts so be sure you know about this. You should be able to know, too, which areas are off limits to golf carts.

Respect other players’ direction

Remember that you are sharing the course with other players. As a rule, never cross another player’s target line. You should always be on the lookout for players in the course. Never drive the cart in front other players. Always exhibit courtesy.

Special rules

Usually when the course is wet and muddy following a bad weather, the course may administer the 90-degree rule. On such occasion, carts may be allowed at the fairway provided they maintain a 90-degree angle from the cart path. This is done for the passengers’, as well as the turf’s protection. There are times when the course would require only cart path, meaning there are only designated pathways. This is done to protect grass in the fairway, and essentially for the holes.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Golf: More Than 18 Holes

If there is one sport that is always misunderstood, it has to be golf. For the longest time, people have poked fun at this beautiful game. There are those who laugh at it to the point of not considering it a sport as it does not require a huge amount of athletic skills. By the same token, there are people who make fun of it because it is such a difficult sport to master.

But it doesn't take a seasoned player to appreciate the beauty of the sport. If you're  just  starting out, we suggest you hang on to your clubs, shoes, caps, golf cart, golf cart cover, all the things that allow you to play the game. Won't take long to reap the rewards, that's for sure.

Good stress-reliever

For most, if not all, golfers, the golf course is a great escape. With the lush greens and the calm surroundings, no one will ever argue. To some it is therapeutic. Another thing: in golf, you can actually play on the very same spot where the pros play!

Lessons to be learned

Cheesy as it may sound, golf teaches a thing or two about life. It is quite a humbling sport, and witnessing someone progress is something special. Anything you draw inspiration from is a good thing. In golf, you inspire and get inspired.

Good for everyone

Everyone can actually relate to it. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, if you take time to understand this beautiful sport, you will learn why people stick to it. They say golf enthusiasts are a passionate bunch, and this is simply true. It is also a good activity for the family and friends. If you're friends in golf, you are friends for a lifetime.

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A career in golf won't hurt

If you have made a career built around the sport, good for you! The last thing you will ever worry about is jealous people.

Golf's got heart

Hate to brag but the PGA donates to charity, perhaps more than any sport in the world.

Golf is such a unique sport. If you are a player or has ever tried playing, thanks for appreciating this article. If not, then stay jealous.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gloves or No Gloves?

The gloves are an essential gear in a golfer’s possession, and almost every professional golfer you ask would advise for the use of gloves. It is just as important as owning clubs, golf shoes, golf cart, golf cart cover, and all the other necessities.

Still, there are people who prefer to play without them.

One such rarity is newly-inducted World Golf Hall of Famer Fred Couples who maintains that with gloves, the feel he has on the club is reduced. Another noted golfer who favors his bare hands when swinging is 2009 US Open winner Lucas Glover. Yes, how about throwing the irony.

Normally, a golfer wears one on his left hand if he is right-handed and on his right hand if he is left-handed. There are a few who wear gloves on both hands, especially returning players who have developed soft hands from lack of golf time. Just as rare are those who don’t wear gloves at all.  

People have different reasons for not wearing gloves. Some agree with Couples, while others go the purist route of saying that wearing gloves weakens their connection with the sport. It’s a matter of choice, you say. But really, gloves are important because they not only protect the hands from the elements, they also allow for a better grip, especially during hot and humid days when your hands get sweaty. They are much like what a golf cart cover is to a golf cart.

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If you try to compensate for the slippage by gripping too tightly, it removes a considerable amount of control, hence removing power. Gloves also prevent excessive blistering in the hands with constant friction.

One problem, especially with the cheaper ones, is that they easily wear out. They easily loosen with constant use. To make them last longer, it is best to let your gloves dry after a good round of play. Don’t dry them on direct sunlight though, as it will make them deform fast.

When choosing the right gloves, look for the one that gives you the best comfort, considering feel and ventilation. The better brands have a softer feel and ample ventilation between the fingers.

Golf is a precision sport, and having a secure grip can never be overstated.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Golf Cart Cover Buying Guide

Having a vehicle to use while going around the golf course is a great convenience for golf enthusiasts. It can help people transfer from one places to another in fast, easy and comfortable way. But most golf cart doesn’t come cheap and must be taken care of at all times.

To ensure the longevity of your low speed vehicle, you must have the right gear to protect your cart through the changes in temperature and extreme weather conditions. To do this, you must buy the well fitted golf cart cover. Here’s some quick guide on how to buy the right cover for your vehicle.

Golf Cart Enclosure
If you want to use the cover while driving, you can use a rain cover with clear windows. This will let you comfortably drive during light rains or chilly days. High quality golf cart covers can keep you dry in wet conditions and can block the wind during fall or early spring season.

Golf Cart Cover for Storage

Golf Cart Cover for Storage

When storing your golf carts during winter or rainy season, you must get your cart a golf cart cover that will give proper protection against rain, snow, dust and dirt. Formosa Covers has different colors and materials to fit your golf carts.

Sizes and Colors

To make sure that cover will fit properly, always check the sizes of your golf carts against the dimension of the golf cart covers you are going to buy. Always consult the Golf Cart cover professionals to help you with finding the right fit for your vehicle.

Golf cart covers are manufactured from different materials such as mesh and camouflage. If you want to play around with a variety of shades for your carts, choose from our most affordable golf cart covers available in green, taupe, and gray, among others.

Keep in mind the quality of golf cart cover so it won’t be easily damaged when you store it for a long period of time. Investing in high quality golf cart cover can ensure the longevity of your vehicles and will make your golf cart last for years to come.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Prepare Your Golf Cart for the Coming of Winter

Playing golf can be fun any season, but for your Golf cart, too much cold can be a little damaging. Before the temperature drops, make sure that you are fully equipped with the right protective gears to take care of your golf cart. Follow a simple proper storage of your golf cart and get a high quality golf cart covers to make it last during the winter.

Here are some quick tips on how to you can prepare your low speed vehicle for the change in temperature.


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Thoroughly wash the surface as well as the underneath of your golf cart. Rinse away corrosion, dirt, grass, from top of batteries and make sure that every part of your vehicle is clean and free from harmful elements.

Fill Tires with Air

Fill Golf Cart Tires with Air
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As the temperature rises, so does the pressure in your tires. Fill your tires with air to 25 pounds per square inch (psi). Make sure that the key is in the off position and devices such as the directional signals are off. Low tire pressure can dangerously affect your golf cart and may even lead to blown tire.

Check the Batteries

Checking the Golf Cart Batteries
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Car batteries can be damaged with extreme temperatures. Examine the batteries cables and cable ends, checking for damage caused by corrosion. Replace badly damaged part to maintain the condition of your golf cart. Fill the batteries with distilled water just under the plug inset under the battery caps. Do not overfill the batteries. Charge the batteries overnight.

Store Golf Cart Indoors

Protect your cart against inclement weather by stalling your cart in the garage. Use golf cart cover to protect your vehicle against extreme temperatures. If you can’t store your cart indoors, make sure to secure it place so that it won’t be blown away in windy conditions. Make sure to avoid snagging the cover on any sharp points that could tear holes in the cover while installing golf cart covers. If possible, get someone to help you install and remove the cover from your golf cart.

Take care of your investment through different season proper handling and maintenance.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Making Patio Furniture as Good as New

Patio furniture is a very effective way to give any patio area a look of luxury and relaxation.  Furniture pieces for this part of the house are required to be durable, functional, and yet elegant, to give the space an air of comfort and relaxation.  But with these characteristics, an owner should also know that pieces like these do not really come at an affordable price.  This kind of furniture should be considered as investments, as they can really serve well for as long as they are handled and taken cared of properly.  So, how does an owner take proper care of these luxurious furniture pieces?

Furniture like this should be washed at least once every month with mild detergent and water solution.  Clear water must be used in rinsing the soap off and the furniture must be dried thoroughly. They must not be left soak in the soap solution and not left to dry as well.  If there are metal frames in some of the pieces, these parts must be cleaned with an application of colorless automobile wax.  With this, the metal will be protected from the elements.   This maintenance can be performed once every three months if they are in a place with low pollution levels. Otherwise, placing patio furniture covers over the pieces during daytime or when the patio is not in use would be ideal, so that dust and dirt would not be given the chance to stick and accumulate in their surfaces.

Some patio furniture can also be made out of woven material.  This material makes the furniture durable and weatherproof.  Most elements that may dirty these pieces are soil and other stains people who use them may leave in them.  A mild solution of water and detergent can be used to clean these.  This furniture must be dried thoroughly.   These pieces may also be dirtied by mildew.  If this or other heavy stains are present in the furniture, a commercial grade cleaner made especially for outdoor furniture should be used.   

Owners should also beware of what kind of climate they will subject the furniture to.  Teak and woven patio furniture is ideal for tropical climates, while heavy wooden furniture would be more ideal for patios in homes standing in areas with temperate weather.  It is essential though for furniture to be cleaned and maintained regularly and not just be left to wear and tear, as this condition shows and will really make the furniture look unkempt.

Now, if home owners do not have the time or fear that they may damage the furniture pieces if they clean with improperly or using harsh materials, they can always hire expert cleaners to have the pieces maintained on their behalf. Otherwise, practical homeowners can count on patio furniture covers to protect these pieces from the elements, without having to worry if cleaning these pieces would harm them. These covers may be used when the patio is too hot in the summers or too cold in the winters.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Old and New Materials for Patio Furniture Covers

Lawns and decks are nice additions to anyone’s home.  It is a fun place where the whole family can gather and relax together.  The furniture should be those that can be placed outdoors.  The reason for this is that it would be exposed to the elements.  This is important even if the deck have awnings or retractable roofs.  One thing that you can use for additional protection for the furniture is to buy furniture covers.

Picking out the furniture covers can be a fun activity to do which you can do at the same time when choosing which furniture and decoration goes best with the space.  The patio furniture covers can come in a variety of colors and materials to suit your taste.  You can choose right away the one that best goes with your color scheme.  This will be great to also match it with the theme for the kind of furniture that is found in your patio. 

Vinyl and plastic are among of the most common materials used for outdoor furniture covers.  It being waterproof is the reason why many prefer it.  It is sure to protect the furniture. Another reason why it is preferred because it is easy to clean up.  Regular soap and water can remove the stains.  Its lower price makes it more affordable than the others that is why it is popular.  The major downside of this is that it can only last one or two seasons.  The reason for this is that the material itself cannot withstand extreme changes in temperature.

Nylon Fabric is one material that is great to use as an outdoor furniture cover because it is washable and resistant to mold and mildew.  It is lightweight and inexpensive material and popular for those whose outdoor furniture is protected by a roof or those that is on the porch.  This synthetic material stops water from seeping into the furniture.  However, if the volume of the water is already too much like during heavy rains and storms, it cannot do its job anymore.  The material is also cannot withstand extreme heat from the sun because it can warp and deform.  There are even instances that it melts into the furniture.  Since this material is lightweight, there would be a need to add weights so that it would not get blown away by the wind.

Crypton is a relatively new material used for patio furniture covers, compared to the first two materials mentioned.  The great thing about this is that it is easy to mix and match it with the existing furniture and interiors because it has lots of options for patterns and texture.  It also has protection against bacteria, molds and stains aside from being water resistant.  It has a moisture barrier will protect your furniture from getting wet yet still lets the air flow into the cloth.  It is also durable and washable without the fear of the colors fading or the texture changing. The only setback for this material is that it would cost you more compared to the others.

For a variety of furniture covers, you can check out the website of Formosa Covers online.  This company will help you protect and make sure that your furniture will remain looking new for a long time. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Extending Your Furniture's Life and Beauty with Patio Furniture Covers

Outdoors furniture is easily affected by weather changes and extreme weather disturbances.  Being the owner, one must do something about this before the seasons change and winter sets in.  In places where ice and snow is a common occurrence during the winter which threaten to cause damage to the backyard patio furniture, it is best to think about what has to be done and plan ahead on what to do with the furniture you have invested in. Considering that those furniture are an investment that you made when you had the place renovated.   There are several things that you can do in protecting your patio furniture from the harsh weather that is about to come.   Choosing from being passive and letting the elements do the damage to it by doing nothing; placing it in the storage, which applicable if you have a big place to put it in; or, you could cover it with patio furniture covers for added protection.

There really are people that choose to do very little effort in protecting their possessions like their outdoor furniture. Protecting them often belongs to the bottom on the list of priorities for many busy homeowners. The sad thing about this is that they do not know that neglected patio furniture deteriorates at a much faster rate than the ones that are protected or placed inside the house.  This is applicable even to that furniture whose material are said to be waterproof.  It is a common notion among the people is that these materials can withstand the harsh weather elements. What they do not know is that the lifespan of plastics, vinyl and other resins shortens greatly when constantly exposed to these elements. The end result would be furniture that looks beaten up, weathered, and old.  It would easily fall apart and for sure would need to be replaced sooner than is expected of it.

Even if most outdoor furniture is made of waterproof material like hard plastic and vinyl, it can still get damaged.  The harsh weather can destroy the material, although not right away but one would be able to notice the differences in the material compared to the first time it was brought to the place.  It can get brittle and start to crack and fade and eventually be destroyed.  You would not want that to happen to something that you spent good money on right?  Before, it used to be that it was only during the winter season that people cared to cover their outdoor furniture. They did this to protect it from the ice and frost that could form.  However, times have changed and we now experience weather disturbances all year round. Also, even the heat of the sun during the summer months can also ruin the look of the furniture. 

Because of this year round outdoor elements that make the furniture dirty and even damaged, people have finally seen the usefulness of it.  It is indeed becoming more popular to use outdoor furniture covers all year round especially when the furniture is not used.   This is where patio furniture covers helps in protecting your investment.  These protective covers can be bought from Fomorsa Covers and delivered straight to your home.  Don’t let your furniture get damaged and ruined just because you did not take care of them when there is something that could have been done to protect it. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Protecting Your Investments With Patio Furniture Covers

Even though outdoor furniture is built to be placed outside houses, it is still a fact that weather changes do have an effect on them.  The goods thing is, a lot of people do know the importance of taking care of these items.  These are also considered to be an investment for the home as a significant amount of money has been spent to purchase it.  So before seasons change, it is best to do something about it so as not to ruin it. 

Before the ice and snow, threaten to cause a huge damage to the backyard patio furniture, it is imperative to plan ahead and think on what has to be done to save those outdoor furniture. Those can be considered as an investment that you made when you had the place renovated to add the patio. There can be several things that you can do with it.  These three are your strategies to battle it out against the forces of nature.    You can any of the three approaches to protecting your patio furniture from the harsh weather that is about to come.   You can just leave it, as it is, place it in storage or cover it with patio furniture covers for added protection.

Let’s face it: There are really those kinds of people who choose to do very little effort, if anything, to protect their possessions given the case for their outdoor furniture. Protecting them is the last thing that comes to their minds and often belongs to the bottom of the list of priorities for most busy homeowners.  They forget to think about what happens to their furniture if left outside without any added layer of protection.  What they don’t know is that neglected patio furniture deteriorates faster than the ones that have extra protection or to those placed inside the house.  The common notion is that when we speak of outdoor furniture, it automatically has the ability to withstand the harsh weather elements like rain and snow. Let it be known that the lifespan of woods, metals, and resins shortens greatly when they are constantly exposed to these harsh elements.  The end result of this neglect would be furniture that looks beaten up, weathered, and old.  It could fall apart anytime may cause harm to those who are using it.  Also, it would need to be replaced sooner than is expected of it.

On the other hand, there are people who have an effort in prepping their furniture before the bad weather comes.  They do have a separate space big enough to store all their outdoor furniture.  This is usually brought to a shed, barn house or inside the house.  This clearly is an act of a responsible homeowner as the furniture is prevented from getting damaged.  This is very useful when the time needed to store it is quite long like during the winter season.

Another option is to protect their furniture is with the use of patio furniture covers. This can be considered to be the easiest way to protect your belongings.  It can be put on and removed easily without any hassles. Doing the chore is easy to do that even kids can help out in quickly covering their outdoor furniture when a sudden storm happens.  After the storm has passed, it is easy to remove the covers and be able to use them right away.  Patio furniture covers are often constructed with superior quality materials and fabrics that are designed to withstand the harsh weather conditions.  This is important, as this will be the basis so they can protect furniture for extended periods of time. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ideas in Protecting Home Furniture

For people who have the privilege of having their own home, most often than not, the home’s interiors are given the most importance when it is time to decorate. Homeowners do not mind spending a little bit more for furniture, fixtures, and other things that would make their homes feel more welcoming. The outside portion of the home, including the lawn and the patio, is usually placed near the bottom of the priority list when it comes to decorating. This should not be the case, as these areas of the home should also be given importance. 

Taking time to look for patio furniture is truly rewarding, especially when everything is in place. Getting the best ones may not be the cheapest, but it will certainly mean more money saved when thought of on a long-term basis. When all the furniture pieces are already in place in the patio, the next thing to think about is how to protect them.  It does not mean that these pieces should just be left there, forgotten and not cared for.  The money spent to purchase this furniture would just be put to waste if it is not given the proper attention.  

Monday, March 4, 2013

You Wicker Furniture, Protected

Having an outdoor patio can be a great addition to one’s home.  Aside from adding value to the home, it can be a place to relax and unwind after a hard day’s work.  It can also be a place where one can entertain guests over some barbecue and drinks.  Most prefer to furnish this space with outdoor furniture made to outlast the harsh elements like wind, rain and dust.  One of the most preferred types of outdoor furniture is wicker, which can be protected with patio furniture covers.  

For those who are not familiar, wicker furniture is made from thin, slender branches woven around a frame to create variously shaped items like chairs, tables, and such. The wicker itself can be made from any number of natural materials like willow, bamboo, rattan, or reed. With the advances in technology, it can also be made from synthetic materials.  The reason people prefer this material is because of its soft feel, which is not common for outdoor furniture options.   Unlike fashioning wrought iron furniture, high skill level is not that much of a requirement when it comes to doing wickerwork. However, it does involve intricate craftsmanship because it can be a challenge to finish a single piece and making sure that it is sturdy enough to support the user. But then, although basic wicker furniture isn't that hard to create because it is a simple process, only experienced wickerwork artisans can only make the best pieces out of the strips of material and frame.