Think about this: if you like to sit outside, you’ll want to protect your patio furniture against rain, snow, ice and the blazing sun with outdoor furniture covers. They’re constructed of polyester outer fabric bonded to tough PVC, yet have a cloth-like look and feel. Patio furniture covers are also flexible, so it makes putting them on and taking them off easy. And here’s more good news: most patio furniture covers are vented to prevent mildew and mold growth. Read on to learn everything you need to know about outdoor furniture covers.
Outdoor Furniture Covers: Everything You Need to Know
Why Outdoor Furniture Covers Are Important
Although you may live in an area that gets 300 or more days of sunshine, you’ll want to protect your patio furniture from the blazing sun. And if you live in an area that has the four-seasons, you’ll want to protect your patio chairs, chaises, firepit, and other outdoor patio furniture from the rain, snow, ice, and sun. The following infographic shows the importance of outdoor furniture covers, how to use them, and how to measure your outdoor furniture.
For all of your outdoor furniture, you’ll want to measure the height, width, and diameter. For items such as an air conditioner, chiminea, outdoor fountain, and patio umbrella, measure the height and diameter.
Which Outdoor Furniture Covers Do You Need?
- Patio chair cover (not vented)
- High-back patio chair cover
- Stacking patio chair
- Oversized patio chair cover
- Adirondack chair cover
- Reclining patio chair cover
- Tall outdoor bar chair cover
- Oversized settee cover
- Bench/glider cover
- 2-Seat outdoor glider cover
- 3-Seat outdoor glider cover
- Medium outdoor sofa cover
- Large outdoor sofa cover
Outdoor Tables and Table Sets
- 48″ Round patio table cover (not vented)
- 60″ Round patio table cover (not vented)
- 42″ Round patio table set cover
- 48″ Round patio table set cover
- 60″ Round patio table set cover
- 48″ Oval/Rectangle patio table set cover
- 60″ Oval/Rectangle patio table set cover
- 72″ Oval/Rectangle patio table set cover
- 84″ Oval/Rectangle patio table set cover
- 96″ Oval/Rectangle patio table set cover
- Small outdoor coffee table/Outdoor ottoman cover (not vented)
- Large outdoor coffee table/Outdoor ottoman cover (not vented)
Outdoor Chaise Lounges
- Chaise cover
- Large chaise cover
- X-Large chaise cover
- Double chaise cover
- Medium wagon grill cover
- Large wagon grill cover
- X-Large wagon grill cover
- Kettle grill cover
Outdoor Cushion Storage Bags
- Patio cushion storage bag (standard)
- Patio cushion storage bag (large)
- Patio Umbrella cover
- Offset patio umbrella cover
Outdoor Utility Equipment
- Lawn mower cover
- Generator cover
- Bicycle cover
- Snow thrower/blower cover
Styles of Outdoor Furniture Covers
Deluxe outdoor furniture covers are constructed of a polyester outer fabric and bonded to tough PVC. However, they have a cloth-like look and feel and provide fuller coverage. Most are vented for airflow to prevent mold and mildew buildup. These furniture covers have elastic bottoms and hook and loop straps to keep them secure. They’re durable, lightweight, and easy to handle.
Basic outdoor furniture covers are constructed of two external layers and are spun-bond polypropylene and treated with a UV compound. The internal layer is a waterproof material. Basic patio furniture covers are lightweight, easy to handle and provide full coverage. They have ties and buckles to keep them secure.
How to Clean Outdoor Furniture Covers
For our Exclusive Deluxe brand, use a mild liquid detergent with warm water and a soft brush to clean off dust, dirt, debris, sap from trees, bird droppings, and such. Rinse the outdoor covers with a hose and hang them over a deck rail or clothesline to dry.
For our Standard Basic brand of outdoor furniture covers, gently wipe them down with mild soap, rinse with cold water, and hang to dry.
Make sure your outdoor covers are completely dry before putting them on your patio furniture!
Protect Your Patio Furniture with Outdoor Furniture Covers
Is your outdoor living area furniture protected? If not, you’ll want to get outdoor furniture covers because the weather can change at a moment’s notice. After all, you don’t want your beautiful wood patio furniture to get ruined, do you? Again, use our handy chart to choose the right patio furniture cover for your needs.
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