Can I Leave My Patio Furniture Outside in the Winter?
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Can I Leave My Patio Furniture Outside in the Winter?

Whether you’ve had your patio furniture for years or you’re just wrapping up your first season with your set, you’re probably wondering how you can keep your patio furniture looking and feeling great for many years to come. From throw pillows and cushions to your favourite lounger, all of your patio furniture deserves a high level of care. 

After some great months of enjoying the nice weather with your patio furniture, it’s, unfortunately, time to prepare for winter. But what does winter look like for your patio furniture? 

We’re going to dive into everything that you need to know about your patio furniture during the winter. 

Is Winter Bad for Patio Furniture?

If this is your first winter with new patio furniture or you’re unsure what type of furniture to buy, you’ve come to the right place! Not all patio furniture is the same and it needs to be maintained and treated differently during winter. 

Overall, patio furniture is designed for the outdoors. Most materials can handle light weather conditions like wind, rain, snow, and hail. However, during the winter months, especially in Calgary, these elements can stack up quickly. 

Although materials like wicker and teak can withstand these conditions, the safest way to protect your furniture is to take it inside for the winter. However, bringing in your patio furniture isn’t always an option. 

Whether you’re unable to move your patio set because of space or inconvenience, there are other solutions to protect and maintain the quality of your patio furniture throughout the winter months. 

Four different patio furniture materials and how they withstand outdoor weather conditions

Is Your Patio Furniture Winter Protected? 

One of our favourite things about patio furniture is the variety of material options there are to choose from. Each material has a different look and feel, all coming with their own positives and negatives. For buyers new to the patio furniture space, this may seem intimidating. 

Below are the main types of patio furniture, as well as how they handle the winter conditions. 

Outdoor wicker furniture

Wicker Furniture 

When we’re talking about weather durable materials, we have to talk about wicker. Simply put, wicker is built for Calgary. It’s not uncommon for Calgary to experience wind, rain, hail, and snow all in the same day, and wicker stands up to this challenge exceptionally. 

In addition to being great for winter conditions, wicker has a timeless look that’s always in style. From simple chairs to outstanding loveseats, wicker is a comfortable material. 

Aluminum Furniture

Aluminum patio furniture has to be one of the most versatile sets out there. From strength to style, aluminum furniture doesn’t miss a beat. 

We want all of our customers to enjoy their aluminum patio furniture for as long as possible. This is why we only bring in aluminum patio sets that are strong and sturdy enough for the Calgary condition. As well, we offer warranties up to 15 years on aluminum patio furniture!

Stainless Steel Furniture

Stainless steel is meant to last the test of time. The material also fits in beautifully with any outdoor setting. 

Your patio furniture is exposed to a lot throughout the year. Even simple things like salt can cause corrosion if not protected against it. Luckily, stainless steel patio furniture is corrosion-resistant. 

Teak Furniture 

Teak furniture is one of our most exciting materials. The furniture pieces are made to have a sleek and clean appearance, always looking excellent on a patio. Teak patio furniture also contains natural oils that protect it from drying or rotting. 

If you’re a busy patio owner, teak is the way to go. The material requires little cleaning and is simple to clean if need be. As well, teak is splinter resistant, making it a great choice if you have kids or pets. 

Protecting Your Patio Furniture Year Round

At Patioline, we want everyone to be able to enjoy their patio furniture for as long as possible. Even if your furniture material is weather-resistant, storing your furniture inside is still your safest option. 

However, if you’re going to leave your furniture outside for the winter and would like some extra protection, consider placing a cover over your set. Using a cover protects your patio furniture from being exposed to extra moisture and liquids during the winter months. If you’re using a cover, it’s also recommended to brush off large amounts of snow that have collected on top of the furniture. 

Enjoy Your Patio 

Your patio should be a place for relaxing, creating exciting memories, and connecting with those you care about most. Your patio furniture is a crucial part of this experience. 

Taking the time to select your right set of furniture and protecting it is the key to enjoying your patio for longer. 

Interested in learning more about Patioline and our selection of patio furniture? Give us a call or stop by our location today!