When you’re looking for a beautiful patio set to match your home and garden, what are the things you’re thinking about? Is it the colour of the set? Is it the number of pieces the set includes? Is it the size?
No matter what you may be looking for, we know there is always one thing on your mind when you shop for exquisite patio furniture: will it last? At Patioline, our goal is to provide you with timeless furniture that will withstand Calgary’s tumultuous weather patterns.
The durability you see reflects the quality craftsmanship of our carefully curated brands. Today, we’re going to break down the cost of quality patio furniture so when it’s time to visit us and find the set of your dreams, you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed purchase.
Your Patio Furniture Has To Last
The most important aspect of all the patio furniture we sell (other than beauty, of course) is durability. When it comes to living in Calgary’s sometimes unforgiving climate, you need patio furniture that will last.
Now, part of your furniture’s longevity will be determined by how well you clean and store it, but another part is how it’s made to withstand the elements. You can measure your furniture’s durability by looking at its weatherproofing, but you may want to consider how you can prevent rodents from damaging your furniture as well.
When it comes to Calgary, weatherproofing might as well be synonymous with waterproofing. From the downpours of spring to the frigid frost of winter, water is going to be your furniture’s #1 threat.
While the materials themselves can make a significant difference in your furniture’s durability, there are several other factors you may want to consider before picking a set, including:
- Rot/rust susceptibility
- Cushion coverings
- Umbrella fabric
Nothing can put a damper on your day like trying to sit back and relax to find out a squirrel is living in your cushions or seeing a wasp nest forming underneath your umbrella.
Protecting your patio furniture from rodents and insects will come down to routine cleaning and maintenance. However, there are some ways you can prevent rodents and insects from getting close to your furnishings, like:
- Bug and rodent repellent
- Capsaicin around your furniture
- Keeping cushions indoors when not in use
For an even closer look at how you can prevent rodents and insects from damaging your furniture, be sure to check out our blog post on the subject!
Materials are likely going to be the main thing driving the cost of your patio furniture. At Patioline, we make sure our furniture is made of some of the finest materials around, and each type comes with its own set of benefits.
When you come in for a consultation, we’ll carefully consider the type of patio experience you want with the lifestyle you already have. Doing this will help us ensure your patio looks beautiful, is easy to manage, and lasts for many years to come.
Aluminum is one of the longest-lasting patio materials available. This naturally rust-resistant, lightweight, and strong material is the perfect choice for those looking for something that withstands Calgary’s weather while looking beautiful at the same time.
Unlike other metals like steel, aluminum has no iron, meaning that it doesn’t rust when it comes into contact with rain or snow.
Wicker by itself can soak up moisture, causing it to warp over time. However, a resin coating prevents wicker from absorbing water, protecting it from warps, mould, and mildew! On top of this, the resin can also prevent your furniture from bleaching in the sun, allowing it to keep its dazzling colour for years.
Now, we know we mentioned the benefits aluminum could have over steel, but when it comes to our stainless steel patio sets, you still don’t have to worry about rust and corrosion.
Our stainless steel patio sets are highly durable 316 steel—the same type of steel boats use. 316 stainless steel makes this furniture perfect for the backyard and your lake house, where the moisture levels are much higher.
Teak is one of the most naturally weather-resistant and strong materials our furniture sets have to offer! Teak is a wood sourced 45-year-old trees, and it’s often sought for its rot-resistant properties and the ability to thrive in arid environments like Calgary’s.
Teak also requires no extra treatments or materials to ensure it stands the test of time – it is full of oils that protect it from weather conditions and infestations, making it one of the most common patio materials you can find around the country!
Choosing Quality Can Save You Money
When it comes to your patio furniture, you want the money you spend to last you a lifetime. That’s why at Patioline, we only offer the highest quality materials available. You deserve a patio experience that combines eloquent design and heavy-duty durability, and we’ll be happy to walk you through our selection of high-grade patio sets that matches you, your family, and your lifestyle. Visit Patioline today and discover a new meaning to backyard living!