Your backyard patio is the star of your Summer backyard. From entertaining guests with an al fresco dinner party to simply relaxing with your family, you’ll be getting plenty of use out of your backyard furniture. Maintaining your furniture’s integrity is simple with the help of custom covers, and while the process of ordering them may seem daunting, there’s a number of tips you can follow to make the experience a Summer breeze.
Give it Some Thought
The key to achieving successful Summer coverage lies in the planning. Starting your cover customization without a plan will lead to confusion and frustration, so it’s important that you iron out the details to help streamline the process.
Although it may seem old fashioned, writing down the features you’re looking for in patio coverage will streamline your thoughts and help you determine which cover is right for you with ease.
When planning, be sure to factor in your budget. And keep in mind that protective measures such as table covers will help maintain your outdoor investments, therefore saving you plenty of money in the long run.
A Matter of Measuring
Each and every piece of furniture in your outdoor lifestyle area is unique in its shape and size. In order for your custom covers to fit like a glove, you will need to provide measurements that are accurate right down to the inch.
Spend a lovely Summer afternoon in your backyard taking measurements of the furniture, appliances, and accessories that you’re looking to cover. Be sure to record all dimensions of each piece, including seat depth for couches and chairs.
Write all of the measurements down and prepare to log them in the customization portion of your online order. Providing precise measurements is the key to a perfect cover fit for your summer patio.
Pick the Perfect Material
It’s crucial that your backyard protective measures, from chair covers to tarps, are made from material that can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws their way. A simple way to determine whether or not a material will provide reliable protection is to read up on its specs.
For example, weatherproofed, polyester backed PVC can withstand both harsh UV rays and heavy rains. Weatherproofed materials such as these are ideal for year-round protection, unlike pourous fabrics such as cotton or textiles like plastic which are prone to fading.
Consider Your Tie Down Options
One aspect of outdoor furniture cover specs that’s often overlooked are tie down options. Tie downs help you secure covers to your backyard furniture or appliances for maximum security. If strong winds come your way, proper tie downs will make sure to keep your covers securely attached.
There are a variety of tie down styles to choose from as you customize your summer patio covers. These include:
- Push clips
- Split Zippers
No matter which option you end up choosing, you can rely on high-quality tie downs to keep your covers in check all season long, no matter how wild the weather may get.
Personalize to Perfection
As you add some much-needed protection to your outdoor lifestyle area, it’s worth embracing your creative side by personalizing your custom covers. Adding a personal touch helps make your backyard uniquely your own, and as a bonus is often a free service included in the customization process.
Some of the most popular choices for personalization include monograms and family crests, holiday or seasonal graphics, and the logos of favorite sports teams. And as far as colours are concerned, make an effort to coordinate the hues of your covers and graphics to match the pre-existing colour scheme present in your backyard.
And remember to consult with your family on which type of personalization will work best in your yard before making your decision.
Add Some Accessories
Like many backyard features, custom covers can benefit from some complimentary accessories. Utilizing air bags in coordination with your covers will help prevent rain and debris from collecting on the surface, while convenient storage bags can be used to hold covers while they’re not in use.
When ordering your accessories, make sure they’re made from high quality, weatherproofed materials and that they’re certified for outdoor use. Once the accessories have arrived, you can get right down to using them on your perfectly protected summer patio.