Do you ever wonder: Does my outdoor furniture need to be covered?
Living in California, we are spoiled by our mild winter weather. Those of us who are not up in the mountains don’t need to worry about snow, and the state is currently in a drought, yet environmental elements can still have an effect on our outdoor furniture. Our outdoor furnishings may be exposed to prolonged sunshine, humidity, rain, frost, winds, dust, pollen, salty ocean breezes, and wildlife. Quality outdoor furniture is both an extension of our home living space and a financial investment, and it is important to take care of it and protect it from damage or wear.
Is it always important to cover your outdoor furniture?
Even in the less rainy months?
In spring and summer months, when we are spending time consistently in our outdoor spaces, covering the furniture is not necessary. Doing a spring cleaning at the start of the season is always a good idea, to get rid of dust and cobwebs, and freshen everything up. During these seasons of regular use, doing a quick spot cleaning when needed is usually adequate.
During the off-season when we are not using our outdoor furniture daily, it can be a wise idea to protect it or store it for the winter. If space is available, outdoor furniture can be stored in a shed or garage, or even a crawl-space or storage locker. Another option is covering your furnishings in place. A quality cover is a reliable and easy way to protect your furnishings. A good covering will keep moisture and debris off both the cushions and hard surfaces of your furniture. This simple layer of protection can add years of life to your investment, and will keep your furniture looking fresh and new. Coverings are available in a range of general sizes, or can be ordered to be custom-fit. Come on into one of our showrooms, and let our expert associates guide you through your options.