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Waterproof Garden Furniture Covers
If you’ve recently purchased a gorgeous garden furniture set and are keen to protect it against the never-ending rain, a waterproof cover could be your new best friend! Safeguard in style with OnBuy’s extensive selection of these year-round lifesavers, available in a wide range of sizes to shelter everything from deck chairs to rattan sofa suites. Browse the collection today and preserve your precious outdoor fittings for the future.
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About Waterproof Garden Furniture Covers
Protect your fabulous outdoor fittings from weather damage, rust, and a range of other unsightly blemishes, with OnBuy’s must-have range of waterproof garden furniture covers. Showcasing everything from cushion storage bags to patio set cases, our selection will ensure that all your favourite pieces are kept looking and feeling pristine and weatherproof for decades to come. With hundreds of affordable options on offer, all designed to fit neatly over your precious open-air furniture, you’ll never have to worry about fading fixtures again.
Is it worth covering garden furniture?
Covering your patio and garden furniture will keep it clean and dry all year round, helping it to last for a longer period of time. The fittings themselves can be expensive, particularly if you invest in a large table and several chairs, so it makes perfect sense to protect your precious equipment when the rain inevitably appears. Waterproof furniture covers are especially useful during the British summer, particularly if you favour wicker, wood, or fabric cushions, as they’re super convenient to slip on overnight, ready for the following day. You’ll never have to waste time wiping down your sofas again… even when you spontaneously fancy a barbecue!
Not only do these shields protect your furniture from damage and unpredictable weather, they also save you the time and hassle of finding somewhere to store bulky and cumbersome items when the winter months roll around. If you’re limited on space in the shed or garage (or don’t have any suitable indoor space), covers can come in extremely handy when summer fittings are less in demand. They can also help defend against rust, rot, and general wear-and-tear.
What are the most important things to consider when browsing the cover collection?
Perhaps top of the list is materials. The best waterproof covers for garden furniture are breathable, durable, lightweight, and relatively inexpensive to buy. Most are made of polyester of reinforced vinyl, which are completely impermeable, but allow some air to escape in order to prevent moisture build-up. Generally speaking, if a manufacturer has classified their cover as ‘water-resistant’, it means that the casing is able to protect against drizzle and frozen precipitation, but will likely allow heavy rain and melted snow to pass through. Waterproof covers block all rainfall but should be properly ventilated, as trapped dampness can lead to mildew and mould over time.
Dimensions are also worth considering when browsing the cover collection. When determining the right size for your outdoor sofa, chair, or loveseat, start by measuring the height from the ground to the top of the seatback. Next, calculate the depth, width, and arm height, writing down the quantities as you go. If you have footrests or smaller tables within your furniture set, consider upturning them on the seat or placing them under the table.
Frequently asked questions about waterproof garden furniture covers
What is the best material for garden furniture covers?
The most popular material for garden furniture covers currently is polyester. It’s relatively inexpensive, durable and waterproof. Some garden furniture covers have a layer of vinyl laminated to the polyester, which provides even more durability.
How do I choose a garden furniture cover?
First things first, you need to accurately measure your garden furniture. After all, the best garden furniture covers won’t do much if they don’t fit your furniture! After that you can think about the colour of your covers and other aesthetic choices.
Why do waterproof garden furniture covers have vents?
Many waterproof garden furniture covers have vents built into them to allow air to flow around your furniture when it’s covered. These vents prevent moisture build-up and as a result stops mould and mildew from growing.
Aren’t the vents on waterproof garden furniture covers a problem?
It might sound like having vents built in your waterproof garden furniture covers would be a bad idea, but the best covers have them strategically positioned on vertical surfaces so that almost all rain and snow rolls off the cover rather than soaking through it. Remember that most garden furniture is already weatherproofed, so having protection against mould and mildew is more effective than 100% waterproofing.
Is there a difference between patio furniture covers and garden furniture covers?
No, there isn’t really a difference between these two types of covers. Some manufacturers prefer one name over the other but both waterproof patio furniture covers and waterproof garden furniture covers provide the same protection to the same kinds of furniture.