An outdoor space is always where your look forward to spending time with your family. While buying or building a house you often go an extra length to decorate your patio with suitable furniture to make it not only look good but also ready to host a party for any occasion to come. You buy the seating arrangements that you think will serve your purpose but later when you go to purchase covers for them it can become a daunting task due to the uncommon features of the furniture that you have already bought. You are desperate to protect your furniture because you have invested quite a lot of money and you want them to last long. Not to worry. These days most of the companies who make readymade covers for the patio furniture, are offering to make customized ones provided you give them the accurate details required to make them. In this article, you will get a clear picture of what exactly you need to specify while ordering customized covers for your patio furniture.
The first sensible thing would be to measure the dimensions of your table, chairs, loveseats, couches, or whatever outdoor furniture you are having. If you are not quite sure how to do it then you can surely take the help of online video tutorials. Get the proper measurements and write them down accurately. While ordering for them, mail them all the details and double-check the dimension and the quantity before clicking the send button.
Mention the type of fabric you want for the covers
Be very specific about the type of fabric you want the outdoor patio covers to be made of. Depending on the type of climatic region you live in, whether you experience harsh sunlight or wind, or your furniture can remain exposed to extremely cold winter days determine the material to be chosen. Vinyl, blended fabric (cotton and polyester), soft plastic, canvas – are the popular options you can select from. Another factor that would affect your decision of choosing the right fabric for the covers is that whether your patio has a roof or not.
Features you want to incorporate into the covers
For proper maintenance, you may ask to include certain features in the customized covers like –
- Vent: A vent allows the proper circulation of the air preventing the furniture from damage from moulds and mildews.
- Straps and secures: Any furniture cover is made slightly bigger than the actual size to allow proper ventilation and it also helps in covering or removing the covers quite easily. That’s why they have straps and secures. While ordering for them, be specific about the type of straps you would prefer to have. It may be string ties, buckled locks, Velcro straps, push clips to secure edges, or elastic at the bottom.
- Grommets: Convey whether you want grommets for the covers and if you opt for them, don’t forget to mention at what distance you want them to be placed – at every 6 inches, 12 inches, or 24 inches.
- Water-resistant or waterproof: Surely you know the difference between the two. Choose according to your requirement.
Consider all these factors before you finalize the order and also keep an eye on the budget too. We all want to keep our outdoor furniture in pristine condition, but often we have to compromise with something or the other to fit the purchase within our limit.