You have bought new outdoor patio furniture and it looks great – sits like a dream. You want to keep this furniture out there forever. The only problem is – you are not quite sure of it is waterproof. Can you even imagine the horror of your new patio furniture set becoming damaged because of unforeseen weather?
If you take good care of your patio furniture, it is going to last much longer. We understand that outdoor patio furniture can be quite the investment, which is why you want to do everything possible to keep it looking its best for as long as you can.
The difference between waterproof and water-resistant
First, there is a difference between your outdoor patio furniture being waterproof and it being water-resistant. Sure, your new outdoor patio sofa could handle a few drops, but how would it do with a torrential downpour on it? Those two are radically different.
What materials should you consider?
There are several materials that are perfect for your outdoor patio furniture set. Not all materials and fabrics are made the same though, which means that they could end up looking radically different. These are just a few of our favorites.
It should be no surprise to see teak here because this material is known for its durability. Teak is very water resistant, in fact it is so water resistant that it does better than other types of wood can do. They do well against humidity and can even handle monsoon storms
There is a reason that aluminum continues to be one of the most popular patio furniture materials, It can handle moisture and rust damage better than most other metals. It can withstand most weather conditions, including rain, and is both easy to clean and requires little care. If you are unable to move your furniture into storage for the season, aluminum is a great option for you.
Resin is great if you want your furniture to be left out in the rain. There is a reason that we often refer to it as all-weather wicker. Not only does it look stylish and great, but it can also deal with humidity and rain. When we compare it to traditional wicker it is both easy to care for and far more durable.
Cover it up or put it away
Perhaps you have the extra space in your home. If you do, we do recommend that you store your patio furniture inside during the off-season. Unfortunately, weather forecasts are notoriously unreliable which means that you can expect unforeseen rain.
If you do not have the space available, it may also be a good to cover up your furniture where you can. Furniture covers may seem a bit overly cautious at first, but it is certainly not going to hurt in the long run. Especially if you want your patio furniture to keep looking it best for the years to come!