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Patio Furniture Covers for Outdoor Living Spaces

Updated on October 17, 2011

Patio furniture covers = protection

Patio furniture covers are a great way to extend the life of your patio furniture. Let’s face it – if you have nice patio furniture, you most likely paid a substantial sum for it. And even though quality patio furniture is resistant to moisture and other elements of weather, it isn’t actually weather proof. Depending on the materials included in the construction of your patio furniture, the pieces can still be vulnerable to mildew, mold, rust, and cracking. Protect your investment with patio furniture covers.

Why patio furniture covers?

Good patio furniture covers are designed to offer optimum protection for all types of patio furniture. The best ones have ventilation panels that greatly reduce condensation, which helps prevent mold and mildew. The better patio furniture covers also have special tabs that fasten the covers to the patio furniture legs, so that you won’t have to worry about high winds disturbing the protective covers.

If you’re like most people, you don’t use your patio furniture all year. Depending on where you live, you “pack away” your deck or patio at the end of summer or during the fall, when it gets too chilly to enjoy being out of doors. If your patio furniture or deck furniture is left exposed to the elements, nature can have her way with your furniture.

Patio furniture covers are especially important for any sort of padding or cushions you might have on your patio furniture. Even stain-resistant fabrics can get stains, and many types of stains are difficult to remove.

Patio furniture covers will also prevent substances from becoming embedded in the fabric and the cushions. Here in the South, pollen is a big problem. Our patio furniture cushions have become literally saturated with yellow pollen at certain times of the year, making it almost impossible to remove. Dust is another culprit. Patio furniture covers will inhibit these substances, which is especially important for those who suffer from asthma or allergies.

Also, the rays of the sun can prove punishing to practically every sort of fabric. It causes fading, cracking, and general aging. Patio furniture covers can help here, too. Think of a patio furniture cover as sunscreen for your outdoor furniture!

If you have wooden patio furniture, it can become dried out by the sun, and it can swell and warp from moisture - even some woods that have been treated. Patio furniture covers will help extend the life of your frames, too.

When you’re ready to use your deck, patio, or other outdoor living space again, simply remove the covers, and you’re ready to go – no spending hours scrubbing the grime and grit from your patio furniture. When you’re done with the patio furniture covers, simply fold them up and store them until you need them again.

Types of patio furniture covers available

You’ll find a wide range of patio furniture covers available, no matter what pieces you might have or what their sizes are. You’ll find patio furniture covers for individual chairs, tables, sofas, and chaise lounges. You can even find patio furniture covers designed to fit a complete dining set – table and chairs – all together. This is a real time saver!

If you have other items on your deck or patio that need covering, like your grill, your umbrella, or your outdoor fireplace, you can find covers for them, too.

Where to find patio furniture covers

You can usually find patio furniture covers at pool and patio stores and at home improvement centers. The problem with this is that you probably won’t have much of a selection. The prices most likely won’t be the best you can find, either.

Before purchase, shop around. Do some comparison shopping for the best prices and the best quality. The best place to find the largest selection of patio furniture covers is online.

Check out the prices, quality, and selection of the patio furniture covers below!

For more about outdoor living spaces, click the links below the patio furniture covers offered for sale.

 

An all-in-one patio furniture cover for a table and chairs.
An all-in-one patio furniture cover for a table and chairs.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Good idea. This furniture can be pricey to replace

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Dear habee,

      I am the queen of patio covers. I believe I have owned every brand and still have yet to discover one that holds up.

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      sheila b. 7 years ago

      You think of everything!

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      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      Nice selection of covers............. this is something I know of, but admittedly never think about............. somehow the thoughts never get transposed into the actual shopping. Thanks for the info! Kaie

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      Cool habee! There are some good ones here. Very informative hub. Best, G

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, habee, for an informative hub

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      As always Habee, this is useful and I need to do this. Thank you for putting this together for us. It is something that people like me might forget about....

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      Research Analyst 7 years ago

      Wow they really make some big patio covers, it gets so dusty outside its a great idea for keeping patio furniture nice during the winter and summer months.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Exactly, Eth! That's why patio furniture covers are important.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Funny, Bpop - the queen of patio furniture covers! I thought you were the queen of breakfast??

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Sheila, if only I could rememebr things like cleaning my house, where I put my keys, taking my meds, etc. LOL

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Kaie, I often have the same prob!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      G, thanks for visiting!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, HH! How ya been?

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Ictodd! Glad you stopped for a read!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Right, Research. I hate cleaning the furniture every spring, and the patio furnityre covers help avoid this.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      Definitely - especially when you live in the land of lava....where there is lava there is lava dust! And it is kinda sorta red/brown...lovely! We also get as an additional benefit pumice dust. I often say I should just strip and go stand on the deck and allow the winds to buff my body - only I'm sure I'd be arrested for indecent exposure or at the very least moon over the wetlands! BTW, great hub! I do tend to get a little carried away....

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Good selection and definitely something to think about when i move into my new house. thanks!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Gosh, Aufrey, that sounds awful! And to think I complain about our pine pollen! lol

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Anglnwu, thanks so much for reading about patio furniture covers!

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      nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

      Great hub! Thanks for sharing this useful information.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading, Nancy!

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      elf_cash 6 years ago

      Patio furniture covers are a must.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Right, Elf. Patio furniture covers provide a lot of protection!

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      Karen Reader 6 years ago

      I think it's a great idea to cover your patio furniture to lengthen it's life! I consider my hot tub part of my patio essentials, and I cover that with a good quality cover, and maybe now I will look into patio furniture covers. Thanks for sharing!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Karen, we cover our hot tub, too.

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