Adirondack Chair Covers - Do You Actually Need Them?
There are a few things that symbolizes outdoor relaxation, one which is the ever famous Adirondack chair. Many
home-owners dream of such a chair adorning their patio, garden or even just the front porch. However, you will
inherent the responsibility of maintaining the furniture once you have purchased it. Certainly, the Adirondack
chair is no exception to this. Hence the demand for Adirondack chair covers is getting greater
each day especially in today's market.
Outdoor furniture is subject to the diverse elements of nature that its indoor counterparts are protected
against. Scorching sunlight, heavy downpours and extreme fluctuations in temperature can all leave their mark
on garden furniture, irrespective of the raw materials used to make them. For example, direct sunshine
distorts plastic, making it brittle to the touch after many days of exposure, while wood generally absorbs water
making it expand and contract, depending on the circumstances. Therefore, Adirondack chairs too, whether they are
crafted of plastic, wood or steel, requires proper maintenance and care, which Adirondack chair covers step
in to do.
Adirondack chair covers are made from a diverse range of materials, to meet the budget, styles and needs of
the general users...
However, as with most garden furniture coverings, the most popular Adirondack chair covers are made of
heavy gauge vinyl with a polyurethane lining with the edges tightly sewn together. The better quality
Adirondack chair covers will be strong, waterproof and UV resistant or you can say its weatherproof.
Some Adirondack chair covers will have the Velcro straps, while others would use ties or eyelets, all of
which the primary objective is to keep the coverings securely in place.
When searching for Adirondack chair covers, you will have to decide whether you want a combination of covers
(which generally offers protection for more than one piece of furniture) or covers for each individual chair.
For the most part, this would depend on the user's budget, practicality and needs.
Admittedly, using Adirondack chair covers is a sensible option, as it extends the durability of the Adirondack
chairs you owned. However, this alone may not be adequate sometimes, to minimize the detrimental effects of the
weather. Therefore in such instances, following a few, simple rules might prove to be extremely useful and some of
- Plastic Adirondack chairs are best kept in the shade or under some
heavy foliage so that its exposure to the sun is minimized when not in use. This will prolong the lifespan of
- Adirondack chairs made of steel needs to be treated with some form of water repellant
polish or even light oil and to be wipe clean regularly.
- Wooden Adirondack chairs are best sealed with a quality exterior sealant. We
strongly recommend Cabot, a sealant that is available with a variety of stains or tints. You also have several
choices in opacity, depending on how much grain you want to show through.