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Patio Furniture 101: How to Keep it in Good Shape

Outdoor patios are high traffic areas, especially in the summer. They are used to entertain family and friends, play outdoor games, sunbathe, sit and read a book, and so much more. Since outdoor patios are so frequently used, your patio furniture receives a lot of wear and tear. If you want your patio furniture to last through the years, it is important to maintain and take care of it. Here are some ways you can help prolong the life of your patio furniture.

Store During Bad Weather

We all hope for great weather all summer long; however, that is not usually the case. It is inevitable that there will be some bad weather through the summer. The moment you see or hear of bad weather about to hit, it is important to store your patio furniture. Doing this can help protect it from the wear and tear the elements are sure to bring. Not only will you prevent your furniture from blowing around in the wind, but it will also avoid the rain and other debris.

Look for Mold and Mildew

Your patio furniture has the potential to be a breeding ground for mold and mildew, especially if you live in an area with higher humidity. Here are a few ways to avoid mildew and mold growth:

  • Regularly check your furniture for signs of mildew and mold
  • Keep patio umbrellas covered and dry when they are stored
  • Store furniture in cool, dry places
  • Clean your patio furniture regularly

Furniture covers

A great way to extend your patio furniture’s life is to use furniture covers. By covering your patio furniture, you can avoid any dirt or debris damaging the canvas, wicker, or whatever the material may be. Covers will keep your patio furniture looking as good as new.

Don’t shorten the lifespan of your patio furniture by neglecting it. However, if you are in need of new patio furniture, give us a call at Backyard Paradise and Restoration, and we will help you find the perfect furniture for your patio.