Most people use their patio covers to entertain friends and family, host backyard barbeques and other events, or simply relax and enjoy the great outdoors under the comfort and security of their backyard patio cover.
But choosing the right furniture to be used under your patio cover requires a little pre-planning. You want to make sure your covered, comfortable patio has furniture that is ideal but has the lowest maintenance and risk possible.
The first consideration is whether or not you should get furniture that is waterproof.
While your patio cover will protect your backyard furniture from most direct moisture, such as rain, it’s practically impossible to plan for every weather scenario. During heavy rains and storms, the wind can often carry rain in from the unprotected sides of your patio, causing your backyard furniture to get wet … if not outright soaked!
So it’s a good idea to buy backyard furniture that is waterproof. Today’s contemporary backyard furniture includes a wide selection of stylish, comfortable chairs, tables and even sofas that are completely waterproof and that won’t become damaged or soaked even during the heaviest rainfalls.
Another consideration is the size of the outdoor furniture that you choose. You want to have enough seats for all of your guests, but it’s also important that everybody be under the protection of your patio cover should it rain.
Choose furniture that is large and comfortable enough to accommodate the maximum number of guests you plan to entertain, but not so much furniture that it won’t all fit under your patio cover.
Choosing the right backyard furniture will make your patio cover even more of a welcome addition to your home’s backyard.