Let’s get straight to the point. Even though the goal is to protect your beautiful outdoor furniture – we’re going to get a bit ugly here. Because that’s what your furniture will become – unsightly and downright ugly – if you leave it on its own, uncovered and exposed to the elements.
Threats to Your Outdoor Furniture
We all like to think of our backyard patios and pool decks as our very own private sanctuary. Except they are not all that private. We human beings just happen to share this planet with a few million other forms of life. And it is inevitable that more than a few of these “co-inhabitants” will end up on our property – resulting in damage to the outdoor furniture we love.
Birds are an obvious problem. So are many other “critters”, like rabbits, squirrels, and deer. Plants get into the act, as well. Seasonal tree sap and pollen can leave a sticky coating, and many a piece of pristine outdoor furniture has been ruined simply from the act of trying to remove this “gunk”.
The threats come in all sizes. Even microbes get in the act. Mold and mildew find our outdoor furniture to be the best place in the world for a new colony to start – at least that’s how it seems. And then there are insects. With a multi-pronged assault that includes boring tunnels, building nests, laying eggs, and spinning webs, the insect world long ago identified outdoor furniture as a favorite playground.
And then there are “the elements” that grind away 24/7. The sun bleaches. The rain swells — and eventually cracks. The heat warps. And salty ocean breezes corrode everything. This little blue planet can quite hostile to outdoor furniture!
Outdoor Furniture Covers Give the Best Protection
It’s a situation where “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
No doubt, you’ve investigated various types of coatings & sealers. These can involve significant effort – or reliance on expensive, recurring professional services. And they do not protect against all the threats we just talked about.
OR — you can get yourself some outdoor furniture covers. Simple. Effective against all threats. Definitely a step in the right direction.
The Advantages of Custom Outdoor Furniture Covers
As important as protection is, there’s an even more compelling reason to get custom covers for your furniture. And that’s because you want to do more than just to look at your furniture – you want to use it!
We’ve all been there. It’s the first nice day of the season. You have a little free time and want to relax outside, in your little piece of paradise. You pour a glass of wine and go out to the deck with that new novel everyone’s reading. You mosey over to your favorite spot, and – the furniture is too “messed up” to sit on. Cleaning it off is something you’re not prepared for. You don’t have the right tools or cleaning solution. It’s not going to happen. The moment is gone. You turn around and go back inside.
The point is you don’t want your outdoor furniture to be like all those boats in the harbor that only see action twice a year. You want to use your furniture. Whenever you want. Without a lot of effort. You simply want to enjoy your outdoor set.
And why don’t you already have a set of covers? This is where the whole “custom” cover concept is the key to your success.
You may have tried covers. Maybe you used those plastic tarps from the hardware store. Or you may have tried some generic, ill-fitting covers that took forever to put on — and even longer to secure with bungie cords. All the effort is just too much and eventually you give up.
Starting to see the light? It’s “the fit” that makes all the difference! Because covers that actually fit your furniture are easy to put on – and easy to take off. So, you will actually use them. And covers that “fit” will stay on when that gentle breeze turns into a hard wind.
Let’s look at it another way. How often do you wear a pair of shoes that don’t fit? The answer is: you don’t. Do yourself – and your outdoor furniture – a favor. Get covers that fit. You’ll use them. Because they’re easy. You’ll use your furniture a lot more. For a lot more years. And you’ll enjoy it immensely more.
Overall appearance is another big plus for custom outdoor furniture covers. You selected the color and the look of your furniture to match your tastes. The last thing you want to do is stare at an ugly, bulky plastic cover in some “industrial” color that destroys the clean lines of your set. Going custom lets you keep your color palette intact – and preserves the clean lines you like.
Then there’s the material of the furniture cover itself. Things like “breathability” and “mildew resistance” need to be considered – and matched to the needs of your particular furniture. A custom outdoor furniture cover solution will be sure to check all your boxes in this regard, as well.
Custom Outdoor Furniture Covers – the Ultimate Solution
When you consider all the things that go into ensuring the protection – and availability — of your outdoor furniture, custom covers offer the best solution, hands down. They protect against every threat. They give you a clean, tailored look that matches your color scheme. They’re easy to use. And, best of all, your furniture is always ready for you to enjoy in the spur of the moment!