How to take care of your outdoor, patio furniture this winter

2023-01-03 13:26:41 By : Ms. Carrie Wang

As the cold weather approaches, it’s always recommended that you get your garden bedded down for the winter. Plants, flowers and soil all benefit from a little winter preparedness. But what about your garden furniture? Well, if you want it to last, your outdoor chairs, tables, umbrellas, etc., also need some TLC before they’re packed away or left to the elements.

Winterizing outdoor furniture isn’t essential. It won’t disintegrate in the winter months. But frost, snow, freezing rain and wind can cause damage. And as patio furniture is not exactly cheap, taking a few precautions is the smart and economical thing to do.  Christmas Wall Art

How to take care of your outdoor, patio furniture this winter

Watch the video to learn what to do with outdoor furniture during the winter.

By definition, you’d think outdoor furniture can be left outside. But when it comes to cold weather, all outdoor furniture is not the same. That’s because how well it withstands the winter depends on what it’s made from. Aluminum furniture is the most durable as it’s unaffected by the wet and cold. But it is prone to dents and dings if blown around in high winds, which often happens because it’s lightweight. Wood furniture, especially if it’s made of teak, can hold up pretty well too, as the wood resists moisture. Plastic furniture can also withstand Mother Nature’s extremes. Though cold conditions may make it more brittle and prone to crack.

While most outdoor furniture can survive the odd spring or summertime shower or temperature dip, some materials will damage worse than others in prolonged winter exposure.

How to take care of your outdoor, patio furniture this winter

3 Piece Wall Art In damp weather, wicker furniture absorbs moisture. When the moisture freezes and expands, the wicker will crack or break. So, wicker furniture must be covered, stored or kept inside during the winter. Steel furniture can crack and rust in the cold and wet, and likewise, furniture made of iron. Meanwhile, stone items are also vulnerable as water can seep into small fissures, freeze, expand and crack the stone. Since you probably can’t bring stone furniture inside, covering it is the best option, which is obviously the best way to protect all your outdoor furniture, whatever it’s made from.