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3 Ways to Protect Your Patio Furniture from the Elements


Patio Furniture Cover from Treasure Garden Summer weather arrived rather late on the scene in the Puget Sound area this year. And while I'm hoping for dozens more warm and sunny days, I often catch myself glancing dubiously at the blue sky and wondering, "This can't last much longer, can it?"

Even though it's painful to think about protecting your outdoor furniture from the elements (aka, RAIN and WIND) while it's still summer, it's best to be prepared. So here are three tips to help you do just that:

1.  Take inventory of your outdoor furnishings.

That includes tables and chairs, outdoor rugs, fire pits, accessories, and patio heaters.

2.  Can any items find a temporary residence inside your home?

Outdoor rugs, artwork, and potted plants in particular, can do double-duty in a sunroom, rec room, or kitchen. (Before moving items inside, make sure to give them a thorough cleaning.)

3.  Where will you store large or bulky items such as the patio umbrella?

While the weather's still great, consider doing a shed, garage, or storage unit cleanout to make room for the patio furniture.

4.  How will you protect the furnishings you store outside?

Let's face it; many of us don't have a garage, shed, or storage unit; we need to store our patio furniture on the patio (whether undercover or not). If that's the case, you'll definitely want to invest in protective furniture covers.

Fortunately, Rich’s stocks a huge variety of protective patio furniture covers. Unlike flimsy tarps that flap around during wind storms, these covers are constructed from an exclusive Rhinoweave™ fabric that’s durable, water resistant, breathable, and will not crack or peel.

Whether you need to cover chaise lounges, bar stools, sofa-sectionals, or a glider, we can find a cover made to fit securely over your furnishing. Most of the covers have a spring cinch lock that secures the cover in place. Plus, every cover has a storage pouch sewn into it, so when you're not using the covers, you can easily store them in the self-pouch.

How much do furniture covers cost?

Prices for protective furniture covers are reasonable, ranging from $25-$40, depending on the size of the furniture. Rich’s stocks covers for the following types of outdoor furniture covers: 

  • oval & rectangle occasional table  Protective Furniture Cover
  • dining table (oval or rectangle)
  • loveseat
  • glider love seat
  • rocking chair
  • chair and a half
  • chaise lounge
  • double chaise lounge
  • xtra large sofa
  • ottoman
  • high back chair
  • patio chair
  • patio umbrella

Custom Order Your Covers

Check out this link to Treasure Garden to see examples of the many types of protective furniture covers available from Rich's. Or give the friendly sales associates at Rich's 5 Puget Sound showrooms in Lynnwood, Bellevue, Tacoma, Southcenter, and Silverdale a call and let us know what type of cover you need; we can order covers in the exact width, height, and depth to fit just about any type of outdoor furniture. 

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