03/24/14

Installing Your Outdoor Furniture Covers

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Installing your furniture covers is simple, only takes minutes and can protect your furniture from the abuse of the outdoor elements, adding years to the product life. Before putting the protective covers over your furniture you will need to make sure that everything is set up and ready to go.

Clean the Covers

First, take a look at your backyard and focus on trees and on other environmental risks that pose a threat to the products you will be covering. Removing the furniture from an unstable area can save you time, money and, mostly of all, frustration in having to replace expensive pieces.

Clean the Furniture

Second, inspect the items you will be covering for any large debris and remove accordingly. Clean the items per manufacture recommendations. Most outdoor products can be cleaned with warm water and a mild detergent.

Inspect

Third, make sure there are no manufacture defects, rips, tears or anything that will allow the elements to reach your furniture.  Once fully inspected, wither begin the installation or note any defects. The inspection process will probably be the most time consuming, but will insure you have products that will properly protect your outdoor items. Check and read any installation guidelines or manuals, as some installation processes may differ slightly.

Install

Fourth, place the entire outdoor furniture cover over the item to be covered. Pull one end downward until it is taut. Then move to the opposite side and repeat the process. Continuing pulling all edges downward until the protective covering fully encases the patio product.

Secure

Lastly, secure with the attached tie downs or Velcro fastening system to create a snug fit and to prevent them from being blown or pulled off by harsh winter weather. After securing your tie downs, it’s important to double check that everything has a proper fit.