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February 16, 2012
If you’ve been considering some garden furniture covers, here is what they actually look like in action. Keep in mind these are new and still wrinkly. They will straighten out over a few days of use. For your reference, these are the Veranda line with all the bells and whistles like a drawstring hem, buckled clasps (for the grill cover) and vents to keep moisture from building up. Special thanks to Joe C. for the pics.
February 14, 2011
As the February rains (or snows) beat down and make us wish for May, many of you doubtlessly have moved your patio furniture under cover, perhaps in the garage or the shed. This is, of course, a sound policy, as water and even winter sun can combine to age your furniture 3 seasons in one winter.
Once you get it out for spring-time grilling and fun, however, you don’t want to be lugging that heavy furniture back and forth as need dictates. Why not get some garden furniture covers to protect your expensive recreational investment? These covers can extend the useful life of your furniture dramatically, absorbing all the punishment and keeping it looking nice and ready to go at the drop of a hat.
Cover manufacturers have dramatically expanded their offering, with new products like Veranda island grill top covers for those of you with built-in island grills. These covers are made with a high-quality 600 denier polyester that is similar in durability to soft luggage.
If you don’t want to break the bank, you could look at Villa BBQ grill covers. Starting at $29.99 with free shipping, these are an excellent value. Made with treated polypropylene, which has similar qualities to Dupont’s Tyvek, these covers will prevent sun and rain damage for around two seasons.
Another relatively new product is the Veranda offset umbrella cover. Those of you who have been searching for this item will be impressed with the quality of the material and the 3-year warranty.
Garden furniture is a must for those of you with the outdoor space to enjoy it, but so are the garden furniture covers. Don’t lug these pieces around every time you use them, or worse yet, leave them exposed to the elements. Cover them up!
February 11, 2011
As the most popular outdoor appliance, the cover market for barbecue grills has been strong for quite some time. There is a wide variety of covers out there to choose from with a number of different materials and colors. But the vast majority of these options were designed for the stand-alone barbecue grill, either in cart, smoker or kettle-style.
Those with permanent island grills were left out, or forced to pay dearly for custom jobs or settle for lower quality craftsmanship and materials. Fortunately, those days are over. Classic Accessories has just launched their new island grill covers in the Veranda line. These hig-quality covers are made of 600 denier polyester, which is akin to soft luggage, and come with a three year warranty. They look good, too.
Check these covers out and see if they’re right for you.
April 1, 2009
For most Americans, however, it’s getting warmer, not colder, and its time to start firing up those grills. Most of you are doing it, too, if BBQ cover sales are any indication. Good to know that so many of you are taking steps to protect your equipment from the elements. Very prudent.
It seems like most people start out with the manufacturer cover, usually some overpriced vinyl job, rip it, then come to their senses and buy a decent BBQ cover. Vinyl’s not terrible, don’t get me wrong. It’s very affordable and basically waterproof. Unfortunately, it’s not terribly durable and can encourage mold and mildew growth because of its lack of ventilation. Generally, I prefer treated fabrics like polyester. Much stronger and with the right coating, pretty much as water-resistant. Plus, it breathes so you don’t get as much nasty stuff growing underneath when you go on vacation.