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May 24, 2016

Lengthen the Lifespan of your Patio Furniture with these 3 Tips

The biggest concern for many shopping for new patio sofas is wondering how long new patio furniture will last. The truth is, outdoor furniture can last as long, if not longer, than indoor furniture if properly maintained. Here at Vancouver Sofa Company, a premiere furniture store in Vancouver BC, our outdoor furniture is of the highest quality and our experts are here to provide you with all of the tricks and tools necessary to ensure you will be using it to entertain guests on your patio for many years to come. To start, check out these 3 tips to prolong the lifespan of your outdoor patio furniture in Vancouver BC.

Store your Vancouver BC Outdoor Patio Furniture During the Harshest Months

Perhaps the best way to add years to the life of your new patio sofas and furniture is to simply bring them inside and properly store them during periods of the harshest weather. You can purchase high quality outdoor furniture covers at almost any furniture store in Vancouver BC, but these will really only do their job during the random rain shower. When winter comes around, you can count on it to be wet and leaving your patio furniture outside during these storms will slowly deteriorate it. You likely won’t be entertaining guests outdoors during Vancouver’s harshest months so do yourself, and your furniture, a favor by finding a dry place to store it during the winter.

Actively Clean The Fabric on Your Patio Sofas

Many people will always remember to wipe down tables and chairs after a big outdoor party, but the fabric on outdoor furniture often goes overlooked. While more tedious than a quick wipe down, cleaning and caring for the fabric on your outdoor patio furniture in Vancouver BC will help prevent it from cracking, tearing, staining, or giving out all together. In addition to caring for the fabric, consider touching up and freshening the  frames of your furniture as well. This will help prevent rust from developing on metal frames and will continually strengthen wooden furniture keeping it water tight for many years!

Be Diligent About Replacing Pieces of your Patio Furniture Instead of Entire Sets

Pay attention to the condition of your outdoor patio furniture in Vancouver BC and be ready to invest in replacement parts when the time comes. Instead of letting your furniture fall apart at the seams, replace rusty bolts, weakening vinyl, torn cushions, or broken frames as the problems arise. This will lengthen the lifespan of your furniture and prolong your next visit to your local Vancouver BC furniture store.

Many people who purchase, or are considering investing in, outdoor furniture simply expect the lifespan of said furniture to be only a few seasons. Thankfully, that’s not the case! There are many steps you can take to extend the life of your patio furniture as long, if not longer, than their indoor counterparts. While the above 3 steps are a start, stop into our new Vancouver Sofa Company store at 127 West Esplanade, North Vancouver to speak with our experts and find out everything you need to know about your next outdoor furniture purchase!