If you have invested in expensive outdoor furniture, it is important that you take the time to protect your garden furniture during cold weather. Unfortunately, extreme temperatures can cause damage to your furniture and make it look worn out.
Cover your furniture
One way to protect your garden furniture is by covering it when not in use. This shields the pieces from direct sun exposure, wind, snow, and rain. Make sure you choose a cover that is waterproof and UV-resistant so that your outdoor set stays looking good for years to come.
The cover should fit snugly over the piece of furniture so that no part of the furniture is exposed. This will keep moisture out and help prevent rusting from occurring on metal pieces. Be sure to use a heavy-duty cover that won’t easily tear or fray in winter weather conditions.
Store your furniture indoors
If possible, store your outdoor furniture indoors during cold weather months. This is a much better option than simply covering it. Keeping it inside somewhere warm and dry protects it from moisture as well as extreme temperatures (both hot and cold). If you’re using your shed make sure that it’s not cold or damp, as this can defeat the point of storing it indoors.
Clean your furniture before storing it
Giving your furniture a thorough cleaning before storing is essential because dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate over time and cause damage if left unattended for too long. Use a non-abrasive cleaner specifically designed for outdoor furniture to get rid of any dirt or residue buildup without damaging the surface of the material itself.
Treat wooden furniture
Wooden items such as benches, chairs, tables, etc., apply a protective wood sealant before storing them away for winter months. This will help reduce moisture absorption which can lead to warping or cracking of the wood over time due to freezing temperatures and snow accumulation throughout winter months if not treated properly beforehand.
Rent a storage unit
If you don’t have a clean and dry space indoors to store your furniture, consider renting a storage unit to store furniture. This is a great option if you want to make sure your furniture is safe and secure during the coldest months of the year. Storage units are clean and dry, so you won’t have to worry about moisture or temperature issues.
Protecting expensive garden furniture during cold weather doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, all you need is some common sense and good preparation. By following these tips you should be able to maintain the integrity of your outdoor furnishings through even the harshest winter conditions while still enjoying them year-round.