Winters can be harsh – what should you know about protecting your Outdoor Furniture?
Premier Polysteel Outdoor Furniture is engineered and manufactured to prioritize weatherproof characteristics, among other important features. Most of our customers don’t have to worry about winterizing their commercial outdoor patio furniture or other items made by Premier PolySteel which are made using the polyvinyl coated steel design. This may not be the case for other types of outdoor furniture.
The purpose of this article is to explore both sides of the story: how Premier Polysteel Premium Outdoor Furniture can help avoid concerns in winter time, and some precautions or other winterizing strategies that might make sense for your specific needs when it comes to outdoor furniture in general.
Below we will discuss a variety of concerns and offer some solutions for those who wish to better prepare their outdoor furniture or outdoor space for winter time. Additionally, we’d like to highlight the engineering, material, and design features of Premier Polysteel’s outdoor furniture for those who might be considering purchasing our products as part of a commercial or public outdoor space, or for residential usage.
Suggestions for protecting your long-term investment in outdoor commercial patio furniture
Generally, the way that best makes sense for winterizing furniture is to ensure that non-weatherproof items are stored in a proper storage area. This includes cushions and furniture made of unprotected materials.
Typically weatherproofing starts at the material selection, and includes the engineering and design of the furniture as well. Of course, complications arise in different regions or geographic locations where weather is a legitimate factor in continued exposure of outdoor furniture.
We’ll talk more later about the benefits of the Premier Polysteel line of premium outdoor furniture which utilizes specific materials and engineering techniques to minimize impacts due to weather and ambient environmental conditions.
Covered Storage can be considered for outdoor furniture of all types
Storage could also make sense for Premier Polysteel furniture, even though, generally speaking, our furniture line is optimized for year-round usage in most environmental conditions.
When choosing storage you might consider the garage or a shed. Minimizing rainfall or snowfall during the winter time can be incredibly important to elongating the life of outdoor furniture. This is especially true for furniture which has difficulty with oxidation, or is made from materials which can absorb moisture, like wood.
Are outdoor patio furniture covers necessary?
Utilizing a cover on outdoor furniture as protection against harsh winters, is usually a non-starter. It’s great for minimizing dust, especially in desert environments during periods of elongated lack of use. Other than dust, covers aren’t generally built to handle extreme weatherproofing. When it comes to Premier Polysteel products, furniture covers are not necessarily recommended, as the underlying structure and materials provide a better way to minimize environmental concerns.
Premier Polysteel commercial patio furniture is built to handle the weather in your environment
Premier Polysteel outdoor furniture tends to be quite a bit more robust, and is built to remain in place outside, for the most part. This makes it able to withstand other environmental concerns including minimizing potential for theft or movement by wind or other concerns of the like. When discussing other brands and types of outdoor furniture it may be significantly easier to consistently move the equipment under a shade structure which can help prevent prolonged UV exposure concerns and issues that might arise from snowfall or rainfall. Again, if the furniture is not built to withstand environmental extremes year-round, providing cover for the furniture is one of the best solutions for winterizing.
In some cases, even though Premier Polysteel outdoor furniture can handle year-round use in even extreme conditions, it might make sense to move furniture for other reasons such as reduced visitor traffic, or to help prevent vandalism or theft during times of a facility closure, etc.
Generally speaking, having storage space available, where commercial outdoor furniture can be moved to can have important benefits.
In areas of heavy wind, outdoor furniture that is not tied to the ground in some way, whether it’s bolt-on hardware for a cement pad, or a direct-bury mount into the ground, should be checked to ensure it cannot be moved by wind in the area.
Anticipating heavy snowfall
Importantly, during extreme winter conditions, including snow, ice, hail, and sleet, it might make a lot of sense to move furniture, even if nominally, to accommodate snow plows, snow blowers or shoveling of snow. This is especially true when outdoor furniture in a commercial space lines the pedestrian walkways. Recognizing a liability concern, and adequately being able to mitigate that concern, is far more important than keeping furniture in a static placement configuration. Good planning before beginning a project can also help alleviate some of these “future” concerns from being a problem.
It’s our suggestion that commercial spaces prioritize the safety of pedestrian thoroughfares at all times. This makes your outdoor space much more inviting and helps to minimize concerns from a liability and practical perspective. Creating a space where visitors feel comfortable and safe always makes the most sense. We can help you plan for that.
Basic Commercial Patio Furniture Maintenance
Maintenance is important as well. While we have taken every step to minimize maintenance and improve the overall durability of our product, it’s a good rule of thumb to check for bolt tightness on outdoor furniture. This is true for other brands of outdoor furniture as well as our products. Overall user comfort and safety is enhanced when furniture is stable, and in good working order.
Being able to maintain on a regular basis, a clean seating and dining surface area is also important. Having clean furniture prior to winter weather setting in, can also help minimize maintenance after the winter period has passed.
Basic cleaning and maintenance of outdoor furniture, regardless of the materials used to make the furniture, can have a positive impact on how well a piece of furniture can handle outdoor conditions. Premier Polysteel furniture should be cleaned when necessary, and can be “polished up” by using protectant wipes which are normally used on the interior of cars like on dashboards and interior door panels. This will give it a beautiful shine.
Why Premier Polysteel commercial patio furniture is a premium solution to weather in the wintertime
The benefits of Premier Polysteel outdoor furniture seem to be quite clear when compared to other furniture for commercial outdoor spaces or public areas – especially in harsh environments.
Premier Polysteel outdoor furniture has the following characteristics and benefits when it comes to year-round usage in areas where the environmental considerations can be varied:
- The heavy build quality ensures snow loads as well as other weight carrying concerns are not a problem; this also ensures heavy winds are generally not a problem, and can discourage theft
- The plastisol coating ensures UV, mold, and mildew resistance as well as protecting against fire perpetuation – without a live flame, plastisol does not burn
- The completely sealed envelope of the polyvinyl coating ensures the steel architecture cannot rust
- Mounting options can improve year-round capabilities for outdoor spaces, and helps to provide a secure option for users of all types while minimizing potential for theft and vandalism
- The material selected and the way that our furniture is built, allows adequate water drainage and protects the user against extreme temperature variations, even In the heat of Summer or the cold of Winter
- Maintenance is minimized thanks to excellent materials, durable build qualities and thoughtful engineering
Working with Premier Polysteel to build a commercial outdoor space that looks great for the long-term
Our team stands by, ready to answer any questions or planning concerns you might have for your outdoor space in procuring the right long-term outdoor furniture to service the needs of your commercial or public space. Our premium quality outdoor furniture may also be suitable for many residential settings, and the clean look of our designs are right at home in a backyard garden, or other residential area.
Please have a look at our online catalog to see the full range of products that we offer – All of which are engineered and built to withstand harsh winters in many different environments. When you’re ready to place an order we invite you to get in contact with our team, or utilize our shopping cart online to purchase furniture pieces as needed.