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Weatherproof Outdoor Furniture

 

If you want to buy a home with ample outdoor space for entertaining, there are additional considerations. Not only do you want shelter from the weather, but you need to make sure the furniture you have outside can withstand the elements. What are some weatherproof outdoor furniture options that are both comfortable and practical? Let's take a closer look.

Metal

Metal chairs and tables for outdoor entertaining have some advantages. They don't retain moisture, so they are easy to dry and use in all weather conditions. However, depending on the finish, they can be susceptible to rust. You can maintain their quality by sealing them.

Wood

Many people like the look and functionality of wood. However, the wrong kind of wood can rot or weather. Seal your wood furniture and use woods that are intended for outdoor use, such as treated wood or composite lumber.

Wicker

Another popular choice is wicker furniture. It is usually paired with outdoor cushions to increase comfort; we'll discuss upholstery options below. Wicker is durable, sustainable and easy to use outside.

Plastic

Plastic is another choice because of its durability. It can be cleaned easily and kept dry. However, if your concern is sustainability, other materials are more environmentally friendly than plastic.

Upholstery

If you choose to use cushions to make your outdoor space more comfortable, make sure they are covered in a waterproof or weatherproof material. However, if your cushions are exposed to heavy rain, they may still become wet or waterlogged, which can lead to mold. You may wish to store cushions indoors or in a weatherproof bin.

What kind of outdoor space do you want? Call us now.

 
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