The sun can have a detrimental effect on wooden garden furniture in particular, but when that's coupled with rain and sleet all within a few hours, you really need to protect it from the elements. Wooden garden furniture tends to be the most popular choice for communal gardens and with good reason. Good quality wooden garden furniture tends to improve with age particularly if it's made from teak or oak woods.
Garden Furniture Covers
Most people don't have the space to store away alfresco dining furniture so using a simple cover can extend the life of your garden furniture by a number of years; as well as saving you storage space. Buying good quality outdoor furniture is a real investment and the costs for a simple bench can vary from just £99 right up to £2000 for a range topping luxurious Apple day bed. Whatever amount you spend you want it to last so garden furniture covers are the affordable choice.
Cube Garden Furniture Cover
Garden furniture cube sets are really popular because of their space saving abilities and the sheer convenience of them. The cube sets are made from weather resistant man-made rattan weave, but again the life-time of your garden furniture will be extended by investing in a simple set of outdoor furniture covers. The cover itself is 1.3 metres square and is tailor made for this particular garden furniture range. The cover is made from a tough waterproof fabric and resistant to tears and general rough treatment.
Garden Furniture Covers for Benches
Most people have at least one garden bench to enable them to sit and enjoy their garden at leisure. Getting yourself a simple garden furniture cover for your bench will give you years of extended use. Even if you've put on copious layers of wood varnish the sun, wind and rain can still take its toll.
Covers come in all shapes and sizes so getting one for your particular bench shouldn't be a problem. If you're looking to replace an old garden bench, perhaps you didn't protect it with a purpose made cover ;-), then it's recommended to get yourself a suitable garden furniture cover with your new purchase.
Covers to Suit All Outdoor Furniture
An alternative to wooden outdoor furniture could be to go for something in the aluminium garden furniture range. However, this type of metal furniture tends to be colder to the touch when in use and not in direct sunlight. Any of your outdoor furniture will benefit from a little tender loving care but especially so any wooden garden furniture.
Make your tables, benches and chairs last for years by investing in some simple but invaluable garden furniture covers. The rule of thumb is this, the more you spend on your garden furniture the more sense it makes to look after it.