Patio furniture may be built for outdoor use, but the sun, rain, and wind will all take their toll over time. The furniture that you’ve invested in for your outdoor space will last much longer with the use of a custom cover. But not all covers are the same and it’s important to do your research first so that you get the product that will best protect your furniture. Here are a few questions you should ask before purchasing.
1. Is the cover a perfect fit?
Avoid one-size-fits-all patio covers. Why? Because not all products are standard sized. A made-to-measure cover is quite literally made to fit your outdoor product perfectly. All of our custom covers ordering forms include a measurement tool and instructions right on the page, so you’re sure to get the right fit! Simply take proper measurements, share a reference image, and you’ll get a custom made cover delivered right to your doorstep for no more than a generic, one-size-fits-all monstrosity.
2. Is the cover all-weather ready?
No matter the season, whether it’s blazing sun, heavy precipitation, or high winds, a perfect cover should be ready for anything and everything Mother Nature throws at it. Choose a cover that’s 100% waterproof and UV resistant, then add strong tie-downs for a high-wind resistant, tight fit. You won’t spend anymore time worrying about your belongings getting damaged no matter the weather.
3. Is the cover waterproof?
If a cover isn’t waterproof or at least water-repelling, it’s not going to properly protect your furniture. For best results, look for a cover with an outer shell that is waterproof. Our Cover Tuff, Cover Max, and Cover Fab covers are all made from waterproof fabrics.
4. Is the cover breathable?
It’s important that your cover is breathable to avoid mold and mildew. While our covers are sealed tight since they are waterproof, they come with air vents that are strategically placed to allow proper airflow. This allows the air to circulate which greatly decreases the likelihood of mold and mildew growth.
5. Is your cover tear-resistant?
Outdoor furniture and other belongings are an expensive investment. The last thing you want to do is try and protect it with a cheap cover that lasts only a few months. Look for covers made of high quality, tear-resistant durable fabric that features double-stitched seams. Covers with this type of craftsmanship won’t rip and are made to last as long as your patio furniture.
6. Am I able to properly secure this cover?
Nobody wants to chase their furniture cover across the yard whenever a strong wind blows or worse yet, see it transformed into a balloon as it flies off down the street. Strong tie-downs are made to prevent these things from happening. Shop for covers with multiple tie-down options like push clips, elastic, or customizable grommets to name just a few. This gives allows you to pick the best option for your needs and keeps your valuables safe in even the heaviest of winds.
7. Does this cover have a warranty?
A cover is a protector for your investment. It’s crucial to know that it will be long-lasting and durable. A good company will stand behind their product with a warranty. Covers and All offers warranties on all of our covers. The warranty length varies from 3-5 years depending on the product.
8. What type of fabric is this cover made from?
Certain types of fabric are more likely to break down over time. All of our fabric covers are made from high-quality polyester fibers that are guaranteed to withstand even the toughest of weather conditions.