chairs covered in snow

The most reliable way to protect your outdoor furniture from harsh weather is to put it in storage. Wintertime can be brutal on outdoor furniture! That’s why we recommend that any furniture that can be brought indoors should be put in storage when the winter weather starts.

The best products for easy storage include:

·         Stackable Chairs

·         Folding Tables

·         Storage Units

McCourt Manufacturing’s EVENTrux TM Dispatch Systems

However, even though putting your furniture in storage is the most ideal option, it’s not always possible. Some people don’t have the space or the time to properly store their outdoor furniture.

Which is why we’re taking a look at some other great ideas for protecting outdoor furniture during wintertime.

Furniture Covers

Furniture covers are a smart investment. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be used on any type of outdoor furniture. These covers are often made to be specially fitted, which means they’re designed to cling tightly to chairs and tables. This ensures that the furniture is protected even in heavy winds and severe weather. Make sure to get the exact measurements of the furniture in order to guarantee the the right fit!

McCourt Manufacturing’s Chiavari Chair Cover

Most furniture covers are made of an inexpensive plastic or vinyl material that’s naturally water resistant. This prevents a buildup of moisture that can lead to an accumulation of mildew or mold. The material furniture covers are made of is durable and easy to clean for continued reuse.

Furniture covers also protect against:

·         Dust Buildup

·         Unsightly Stains

·         Sun Bleaching

·         Scratches

Check out McCourt Manufacturing’s expertly designed chair covers on our website!

Careful Maintenance

The most common mistake people make is neglecting to solve minor maintenance issues as they happen. Staying on top of cosmetic problems goes a long way in prolonging the use of outdoor furniture.

For example: During the winter months, metal chairs and tables are more susceptible to rusting in the snow and icy rain. Start fixing the issue by removing any rust that’s accumulated with a wire brush. Then apply a fresh coat of paint over the corroded area and finish it off by spraying the area down with a sealant.

Wood furniture is also a popular outdoor option. Wood absorbs moisture from the air so it’s a good idea to regularly use oil and varnish on wooden furniture to stop cracks from forming. 

Staying on top of small maintenance issues like these is the best way to prevent bigger problems in the future.

Quality Craftsmanship

Taking simple preventative measures to guard against wintertime wear is sure to extend the lifespan of your outdoor furniture! However, you can’t build anything lasting on a bad foundation. When it comes down to it, it’s really all about the quality of the materials the furniture is made with.


Start out ahead of the game by finding a manufacturing supplier you can trust. McCourt Manufacturing is a well-established company with decades of experience! For quality craftsmanship you can count on, give us a call at 479-783-2593 or 800-333-2687. 

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