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You enjoy spending time outdoors, especially when the weather is nice. You have a beautiful yard with a patio or deck where you can relax and enjoy the fresh air. But when it comes to the time to replace your outdoor furniture, things can get complicated, especially if you don't know what to look for in new outdoor seating.
Here are some of the signs that it's time to get new outdoor furniture:
1. Dirt and stains
The temperature is getting warmer, and you're ready to spend more time outdoors. If you see dirt and stains on your outdoor furniture, it's time for a replacement. You can buy new outdoor furniture in the same style as your old furniture or choose something completely different.
Over time, dirt and stains can accumulate on your outdoor cushions. This is especially true when you have kids or pets who like to hang out on the veranda. If this happens to your outdoor cushions, they need to be cleaned or replaced. If they're stained, you may want to purchase new pieces of furniture. It'll be much easier to clean new cushions than to try removing stains from older ones.
2. Chipped paint
If any paint on your furniture has started to chip off, it might be time to consider a replacement. This is because chipped paint can allow moisture inside your furniture's wood frame, which could cause much worse problems than just needing a new coat of paint.
If you notice any signs of moisture within your frame, it might be best to replace it rather than repairing it at this point.
3. Mould and mildew
Mould and mildew indicate that your outdoor furniture is too old, damaged, or has been exposed to moisture for too long. The key to avoiding this is to store your outdoor cushions in a dry, cool place during winter. If you don't have enough space in your home, you can keep them outside on a deck or porch if it doesn't rain much where you live.
If you notice that your outdoor furniture is starting to get mouldy or mildewy, it may be time for a replacement. This may not only look unappealing, but it can also pose a health risk for anyone who sits on the affected parts of the chair or sofa.
4. Worn out upholstery
If you've been using outdoor furniture for more than a year or two, it's time to replace it. When you first bought it, the cushions were probably firm and comfortable. But after you've had them for a while, they may have lost their shape and become flat or saggy. The fabric may also be worn out, torn or faded from sun exposure. If that's the case with outdoor furniture, it's time to replace your old cushions.
5. Creaking noises
You want it to be comfortable and sturdy when you sit on a chair. You want to lean back and relax without worrying about the chair breaking or creaking. However, if your outdoor furniture starts to creak when you sit on it, it's time for a chair replacement.
The sound of wood creaking is a sure sign of weathering. When wood creaks and groans, it has been exposed to the elements for too long and shrinks or grows in different ways. The result is that the joints between pieces of wood in a deck, porch or patio are not correctly aligned. This leads to stress on the joints, which loosen over time, causing the creaking sound when someone steps on them.
6. Outdated design
Over time, people change their tastes and preferences regarding style and design. That means your tastes will inevitably change when decorating your homes and yards.
Your patio set may be in good condition, but if it's been a while since you updated your outdoor furniture, it's not as up-to-date as it could be. The best way to maximise your space is by adding some new pieces that fit with your current decorating style and enhance the look of your patio.
As you can see, there are many indications that it might be time to replace your outdoor furniture. To add style and comfort to your outdoor space, you can find all kinds of options online or in local stores. So, there's no need to settle for the same old thing. Don't wait until you have to buy all the new furniture at once. Start planning now, and you'll be able to enjoy your outdoor space for years to come.