Even the highest quality patio furniture is prone to sun damage and fading. Fortunately, there are ways to prolong the life of your outdoor furniture. Here are some tips for preventing your patio furniture from fading.

Shade Them

The best way to protect your furniture is by keeping them in the shade. Arrange your furniture according to the sun so that they’re kept under trees or where the sun is blocked by buildings. Get a roller shade so that you can shade your furniture (and yourself) whenever it’s sunny. For more convenience, get one that can be controlled electronically or remotely. You can also get an expandable umbrella for your table.

Store Them

If you have folding chairs and tables, fold them and stack them away when not using them. Do the same for removable cushions. During the cold months, store your furniture in a shed; the sun shines during the winter too.

Cover Them

Another option is investing in covers. When not using your patio, you can cover your sensitive furniture. Make sure the covers are thick enough to protect your furniture from the sun.

Choose Furniture Wisely

Get only the best furniture that can withstand the sun’s rays. Invest in furniture that has paint that blocks UV rays. Get cushions that are made of materials that don’t fade easily. Invest in a spray that will protect your furniture from the sun. Avoid plastic furniture which can easily get damaged by the sun’s heat. Check out our website for the highest quality patio furniture.

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