Friday, January 10, 2014

Things to Look for when Buying Outdoor Furniture Cover

If you think measurements are the only thing to consider when buying an outdoor furniture cover, you are terribly mistaken. Fact is, there is so much going on behind a cover other than how it would fit a particular set of furniture.

Choosing an outdoor furniture cover is much like finding the right golf cart cover in that there are many things to consider. The goal is to keep your things reach their maximum life span, and choosing the right cover has a lot to do with it.

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Is it durable?

Furniture covers that are made of strong materials should last a very long time. They should be durable enough to withstand abuse caused by strong winds and typhoons. Natural disasters cause low quality covers to tear, given that they are placed on pieces of furniture that have sharp edges. 

Is it waterproof?

A lot of the covers available in the market today fail in times of heavy rain. They may work with drizzles or even heavy rain that span for a few hours. But overnight thunderstorm and thick snow are an altogether different story. A truly waterproof cover will completely repel water. Ever seen how liquid droplets slide off a taro leaf? That is waterproof.

Is it UV-resistant?

As much as heavy rains can damage your outdoor furniture, so do the harmful rays of the sun. Homeowners that live in places that receive a great deal of sunlight have all the penchant for the outdoors. Similarly, their furniture are most at risk from harmful rays. Be sure you get a cover that is thick enough to protect your furniture from damage caused by UV rays.

The pieces of furniture you have at home are more than wooden structures. The ones placed on your patio or yard should get more attention as they are directly exposed to the elements. It’s on you to make them last for as long as possible.

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