How to Maintain Your Patio Furniture for Longer Use

For a city with weather as pleasant as Brisbane, it pays to invest in quality outdoor furniture. Doing so allows you to enjoy the fresh air outdoors comfortably and in style.

But no matter the quality of the furniture in your patio, they still take a beating not just from use but also from exposure to the elements. These things make your furniture look old and deteriorate its quality.

Like any investment, though, there are plenty of ways you can protect your patio furniture. We outline them below.

  1. Cover your patio furniture

Exposure to direct sunlight, being soaked in rainwater and getting surfaces chafed from use all damage your furniture. But the solution to these problems is simple: make sure to cover your patio furniture up. There are two ways to do this:

  • Use actual furniture covers when you aren’t using your patio; and
  • Install a roof over your patio

The first solution offers custom protection. Furniture covers are usually made especially for every piece, but even if you only have a sheet of cloth or plastic for cover, you can effectively keep the surfaces of your furniture from the elements.

Installing a roof over your patio, on the other hand, offers permanent and all-encompassing protection for all your patio furniture. Insulated roofing systems, in particular, allows you to protect not just your furniture but also your family by giving them comfort while they’re relaxing on your patio.

  1. Wash fabrics periodically

Whether you have fabric seat covers for your wrought iron furniture or if you use throw pillows and table runners, make sure you wash these fabrics up regularly. Fabric items tend to gather dust and all kinds of stains, not to mention exposure to water can make them smell stale.

By laundering them periodically, you can preserve the fabrics and prevent mould and mildew from forming.

  1. Use a dry rag when polishing

As you can imagine, anything wet can damage your outdoor furniture. No material is spared: if you have chairs and tables made from wrought iron, water exposure can corrode them; if you have wooden furniture, water can rot them.

This is why if you need to clean up a piece of furniture, it’s better to use a clean and dry rug. This way, you’re not introducing moisture to the surface of your furniture.

  1. Choose weather-resistant accessories

One of the best ways to easily maintain your patio furniture is by choosing ones made from weather-resistant materials. You can choose from synthetic materials, like plastic, natural ones like wood, or durable ones like iron or steel.

Some materials for outdoor furniture are more ideal than others, but with enough research, you’ll find the perfect patio furniture for your outdoor space.

Level Up Your Patio With Insulated Roofs

If you want to extend the lifespan of your patio furniture, you can start by doing any of the ones mentioned above or combining them all.

Just Patios makes it easier for you by providing various patio roofing options, all of which help protect your furniture from harsh weather conditions. These roofing systems are designed to keep your patio comfortable, rain or shine.

Contact us today for a free quote.

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