It may just be our favorite time of the year because all of the grills and outdoor patio furniture we work so hard to protect are finally being used and enjoyed by families across the nation. Unfortunately, though, the summer season does come with the strongest UV rays of the year. It’s not just enough to cover ourselves with SPF 50, grill and patio furniture owners need to make sure that they are protecting their investments from sun damage. UV radition can cause fading and weakening to leather, paint, plastic and wood. Today, we will take a look at a few different ways you can protect your property to ensure an enjoyable outdoor summer season year after year.
The first – and most obvious – tip is to have custom fit grill covers and custom fit patio furniture covers made that can be easily applied to your property when they aren’t being used. We stress the importance of custom fitted covers not only because we make them, but also because they guarantee complete coverage and protection. Utilizing a tarp or something similar will often still leave areas of the grills or furniture exposed to the damaging elements.
When it comes to protecting your backyard as a whole, it’s wise to consider the opportunity for some creative and useful landscaping. Plant some trees around the backyard or look for fast growing plants like the weeping willow, the american sycamore or the red maple. These projects not only bring shade that helps protect your deck or other belongings, but it also helps the environment! We recommend making any landscaping project a family project as it helps show the kids the many benefits of nature.
It’s always a good idea to have an umbrella for your patio. Having an outdoor umbrella allows you to protect your furniture even when it’s being used! This umbrella can also be angled in different directions depending on what you’re trying to protect. While you don’t have to constantly spend time worrying if your belongings are under shade, being cognizant that you can protect the look and health of your property through shade can go a long way.
No matter what project you take on this summer, be sure to stay hydrated and load up on sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. If you follow these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the great outdoors in your backyard year after year!