However exciting the time of year is, it definitely leaves some work to be done to keep your home safe and clean all winter. For those of us who use the patio area of the house well, part of our job when winter arrives is to take care of our patio furniture. But does that mean hiding it inside completely? Or were the patio furniture tough enough to faced the weather?
With most types of patio furniture, forgetting about it and leaving it all winter can cause a lot of damage. However, not all types should be hidden during cold weather. If you’re thinking about buying new outdoor furniture and know you won’t have the time or energy to move it inside during the winter, consider purchasing a variety of winter-resistant furniture.
Leaving rattan furniture outside during winter is of no use. The rattan material can expand and contract with snow, which can cause it to break.
Steel framed furniture is another type that won’t stand up to the winter. Too much water and ice can cause it to rust or crack. Take it inside before it gets too damaged and fix the scratches to make it look fresh for spring.
This is the great item when it comes to weather resistance! Furniture made of aluminum is the toughest of all patio furniture. Aluminum furniture can be left out all year round. So, whether you’re too busy or too lazy to carry them inside your house, buy your own aluminum tables and chairs.
In general, wooden furniture can be left outside during winter. However, that’s because most of the wooden patio furniture is made of teak, which is excellent at holding back water and humidity. However, regardless of what type of wood your furniture is made of, a sealant must be applied to prevent it from absorbing moisture. During the winter months, this sealant will protect your furniture from cracking due to freezing and water expansion. And as an added benefit, the sealants will keep your furniture looking great all year round.
Furniture covers can also help extend the life of your furniture, but they should be breathable. Otherwise, mold and mildew can come. However, if your furniture is made of teak, you can forget about the furniture covering and let these elements naturally adorn your furniture.
Teak and aluminum furniture, along with sunbrella fabrics, are your best choice if you plan to leave your patio furniture out all winter. All other types of furniture, except stone, must be placed in a warehouse or brought inside. However, if you want to maximize the life of your patio furniture, the right winter setting is a good choice.