Your patio is like an extension of your home, a room complete with furniture and even an appliance like a grill. Leaving these items exposed, whether seasonally or year around, isn't a great idea. The following are just a few of the reasons why you need custom covers for your outdoor furniture and appliances. 

1. Easier Storage

Many homeowners put away their outdoor furniture come fall, which can be a hassle. Not only do you have to pack up and move everything, chances are storage space in garages and sheds is at a premium. Custom covers can provide necessary protection to the furniture while it remains on your patio. There's no need to move anything or try to carve out room in the garage.

2. UV Ray Protection

Sunlight can be one of the most damaging things to affect outdoor furniture. The UV light fades colors and causes fabric fibers to break down. It can even cause finishes on metal items, like grills, to oxidize or peel. Using a cover whenever outdoor items are exposed and not in use will do wonders for providing UV ray protection and preventing sun damages.

3. Moisture Barrier

Another damaging aspect of the weather is water. Moisture can lead to mildew and mold, which destroys fabric and makes it impossible to remove stains on nearly any type of surface. Waterproof covers can protect furniture and appliances from rain and snow. Custom fits mean that the only air gaps are there for venting and air circulation, and they are designed as such as to prevent moisture from seeping in. 

4. Increased Service Life

Protecting your furniture, cushions, and outdoor kitchen appliances increases their service life. You won't need to repair the items as often, and they will stay in near new condition for much longer. Rust and corrosion, issues that can shorten the working life of a gas grill, are easily avoided with the use of a custom fit cover. The small investment for covers will pay for itself with the increased longevity of your outdoor items.

5. Stain Prevention

Stains can come from many sources, such as the aforementioned mildew or from bird droppings. Covering outdoor furniture when it isn't in use prevents staining. This saves you time spent cleaning stains, or it may save you money when it comes to replacing stained cushions. 

Contact a custom cover supplier to order covers made to fit your outdoor furniture and appliances.