Archive for Deck Furniture

Wood Patio Covers or Aluminum?

So here you have the space that’s going to be your patio. You know exactly how to pave it, you have the right kind of patio furniture picked out, and you could swear you’ve even planned the parties you’ll have there. There’s just one little detail that you’ve overlooked and that you’ll have to get around to one of these days – what kind of patio cover will you choose. More to the point, should you go with wood patio covers or aluminum patio covers?

Certainly, each kind of product here owns a different kind of visual appeal. And you might want to go with one or the other just for the way it looks. But setting visual appeal aside for the moment, let’s just try to look at how wood patio covers and aluminum patio covers measure up on function alone.

If you’ve ever tried to pick the right material for your outdoor deck, you’ve probably been here before – aluminum or wood. As usual, aluminum is the lightweight and low-maintenance product. It may cost a little bit more, but for those who look for convenience, it makes up in considerable measure by being really easy in the maintenance department. Wood does have this quality that it has this traditional look and can be very charming and old world.

But wood decking and wood patio covers can be hell to maintain. At the very least, even if your area doesn’t have termites (or if you get the best termite resistant wood), the polish on the wood or the paint is going to constantly be worn down by the rain and the shine. Before long, the shiny new look is going to be long gone and you are going to have to the lay the cash out to have everything refinished. If you live close to the coast, the salty humidity is going to take a toll on the finish on the wood, too.

Aluminum patio covers, on the other hand, are practically indestructible in the general course of things. A lot of people, when they think of wood, think that it’s eco-friendly. It’s green and biodegradable. But that’s not the point all. You destroy a couple of trees with wood patio covers, for every house you install them in. Aluminum on the other hand, is completely recyclable. The day that you decide that you’ve had your patio cover for long enough, your local recycling company will be more than happy to take it off your hands to melt it and refinish it into something else.

However, if you plan to stay in a place no longer than a couple of years, simple, low-quality wood would be a good idea for a patio cover. A product like that would cost less than aluminum, and you wouldn’t really care about refinishing it often, as you wouldn’t need to use it for that long.

Should I Cover My Outdoor Furniture?

Our local Huntsville, AL area manufacturers get asked the same questions time after time. Many of those companies have FAQ pages on their site to assist in answering these similar and frequently asked questions. As an example: The owners of a local manufacturer of high end bed swings gets asked all the time about the fabric they use to cover the cushions on their furniture.

In this article we talk more about general, separately purchased protective covers. Some types of deck or porch furniture need to be maintained and cared for more than others. If your outdoor furniture is used often and stays out in the open, you may want to consider purchasing furniture covers.

Lightweight aluminum garden furniture or screened porch furniture can be folded and stored when not in use. As the seasons change and you are not using the garden furniture, it can be cleaned and stored in a shed, garage, or closet. If you do not have the storage space, you may want to consider using furniture covers.

Wood porch furniture such as teak needs to be cleaned and maintained. During the season when you are using it, the sun is beating down on it, the rain gets it wet, and if left outside during winter, harsh winds and cold weather will take its toil. Teak wood can be polished and restored to its color. However, you may wish to use furniture covers when it is not in use.

Deck furniture covers are made from a thick gauge vinyl with a polyurethane lining. The vinyl exterior of the furniture cover protects your furniture from rain and snow. Some of the higher end furniture, such as that built by premiere companies, that comes for manufacturers is covered in almost impervious fabric. The covers also allow air to flow so that your deck-garden furniture does not collect mold or mildew. Furniture covers come loose so that you just place it over a particular piece or have an elastic bottom edge or a draw-string bottom to hold them in place. If the area where your deck-garden furniture is used is windy, you may want to purchase covers that have elastic or a draw-string bottom so they do not blow away.

There are garden furniture covers for the cushions on your sofas, settees, chairs, and ottomans. Furniture covers come in a variety of colors. You can select colors to blend in with your deck-garden outdoor room. Protecting your deck, porch and garden furniture will ensure a long life for the furniture and it will always look good for your outdoor entertaining.

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Our commitment to quality outdoor furniture that you can adorn your deck and porch is our guarantee to you. We WILL exceed your expectations.

We only except the very finest vendors as we comb the globe for quality. Some companies we work with simply stand out so far above the competition that we will only provide that product through that source. One such example is a manufacturer of bed swings near the Charleston, SC area. Unsurprisingly, this company is called The Original Charleston Bedswing. Much more information is available at the local Charleston South Carolina Area Businesses websites. The Wikipedia page at Bed swings provides more background info on that subject.

In your search for quality, please compare our products complete specifications with the competition; fabrics, connectors, structural components, the whole package. You will find that our selection holds up against any other outdoor furniture company.

When designing or redesigning your porch or your deck or even your backyard, check our products. They may even give you design change ideas.

Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming

Trees that are well maintained provide so much beauty to the home environment and amplify your outdoor furniture. Remove trees that don’t fit or look right. Hire a local arborist to conduct regular and periodic tree service. Trimming allows trees to grow to the desired height as well as the preferred shape. It is important to note that just like home and business equipment and machinery; trees also require regular maintenance to help them retain their health. Tree trimming not only benefits people with a beautiful and calm atmosphere, it also helps to maintain a good environment.

Sometimes when the trees get of age, some of the stem tissues die and produce deadwood. Although deadwood may not be harmful to the tree, it may reduce the esthetic value. Also, uncontrolled breaking off and falling deadwood could damage property, the healthy tree branches, or cause personal injury. For those reasons, consider periodic Mt Pleasant tree trimming and removal of dying or dead limbs and branches.

There are numerous benefits that will result from tree trimming and deadwood removal, allowing you more picturesque viewing from your outdoor furniture. It is important not to consider trees just as green and non-moving organisms but as important living things that:

  • Provide habitat to other living creatures
  • Bring beauty through flowers
  • Provide sweet fruits
  • Protect against storm, strong winds and floods
  • Show off your entire backyard

In the near future, we will be opening our vehicle garage remodeling division. This will give you innovative ideas on organizing your garage around your car or truck such that it works not only as a garage, but also as a storage area and a vehicle maintenance area. We are getting many of our ideas from various sites to supplant our own garage make-over ideas.

Having outdoor and/or deck furniture essentially gives you an extra room or two of living space. Explore the opportunity and let Deck Garden Furniture help you achieve your dream.

Deck and Porch Furniture

There is a difference in the furniture you will use for outdoor activities where you have limited space and outdoor activities that are set aside as outdoor rooms.

If your space is limited and you have outdoor activities, you will want to look at furniture that can be folded and temporarily put away until the next activity. The folding type of deck-garden furniture is constructed so that it fits into a small space such as a closet or under the bed. This type of furniture is handy to take to the park or a picnic area and can be stored neatly in the trunk of your car.

Lightweight deck-garden furniture is made from durable materials such as teak or aluminum. Aluminum is the lightest and it is the only metal used in folding deck garden furniture. It is very durable and will last for years. It requires very little maintenance. The lightweight furniture of today is a much better quality than the furniture made in the past.

teakteak2Teak is a lightweight wood and the deck-garden furniture made from it is made to fold or is constructed as solid pieces to remain in place. Teak is known for its durability and strength. You can find teak furniture with cushions in various colors. The cushions are usually weather resistant. Teak wood, however, does need special cleaning to maintain its natural finish. The color is restored quickly and easily.

Stackable deck-garden furniture is usually made from recycled plastic. It is made in one piece and is designed to stack in a small amount of space for storage. This type of furniture is not made to be taken to the park or a picnic area. It is easy to clean. You can usually wash it off with a water hose.

You can find lightweight deck-garden furniture at home improvement stores, department stores, and on the Internet. The lightweight aluminum deck-garden furniture will have seats with backs in various colors. Modern plastic furniture comes in a variety of colors. You will have a wide selection to choose from

Using Your Deck and Backyard

When you landscape your backyard, do tree trimming, add a deck, garden, or patio, it is time to show it off. What better way than a family reunion. If you have family living close to your community, this may be the opportunity to get everyone together.

Check with your family members regarding their schedules. Plan your family reunion when the weather is nice. With family members living close by, they will not have to travel far, especially with young children, and will enjoy the day.

backyardYou will be in charge of planning the reunion but you should get ideas from other family members. Give their ideas and suggestions consideration but make sure they fit into your overall plans for the day.

Create special invitations for the day. Ask that they RSVP you by mail or phone if they plan to attend. You will want to make sure you have enough room to accommodate all who will attend.

There should be an area for the adults to gather for conversation. Also, you should have an area where the children can play without getting hurt. If you have added a swimming pool, make sure there is adult supervision if the kids are going to swim.

Plan your backyard family reunion with a budget in mind. You will be providing Family Reunionfood, drinks, and other snacks as well as paper goods. You may also want to create banners and decoration. If you want to have a special item to remember the day, you may consider asking your relatives to chip in for caps or t-shirts.

June 170, You can have a simple menu for the reunion such as hot dogs and hamburgers. If you want a more elaborate fare, you can add barbecue, baked beans, and coleslaw to the menu. Prepare as many dishes as you can ahead of time. You may also want to consider having other family members bring a dish to the reunion.

Families who live in the same general area sometimes find it hard to get together because of their work schedules and the schedules of their children. You can plan your family reunion months in advance to accommodate these schedules.

A family reunion in your backyard is a party. It is a celebration of family and will be a memorable occasion for all who attend.