How to Save Your Patio Furniture and Accessories

Covers are being made for all these products whether it is a patio table, fire pit or a television.

First, make sure you measure your patio furniture and accessories and buy the cover that fits your product. A good fitting cover will protect your patio furniture better and last longer. Good fitting covers will not blow in the wind or blow off the product they are protecting. To keep your cover secured, make sure the cover comes with Velcro tabs, ties or elastic cord. These will help your cover stay where it should.

Covers tend to come in two type of fabric – vinyl or polyester.

Vinyl is the major material for patio covers. It is cheap and protects against all weather conditions. To keep the vinyl from degrading, buy a vinyl protection spray and use at the beginning of the season and at the end.

Polyester is another great material for covers. Usually more expensive, these covers tend to last longer than vinyl. An added bonus to polyester is that the material usually comes in many different colors or patterns.

To keep your covers looking new, you need to clean them. Most manufacturers include cleaning directions with their product. Usually warm water and a sponge are used to clean covers. Do not use harsh chemicals on the covers for this could remove the protective coatings added by the manufacturer. After cleaning, make sure your cover is complete dry before folding and putting it into storage. A wet cover in storage can produce mold or mildew.

Follow these simple steps to keep your patio accessories looking new and your covers lasting a lifetime.