Last Updated on July 24, 2023 by Hamza Khan
If you have an outdoor patio, you need to be aware of five signs that you need to replace your patio fabric. You will not only need to find a quality replacement, but you will need to find one that fits perfectly with your decor.
Lattice Vs. Solid Patio Covers
There are many options available when it comes to choosing a patio cover. The question is, which type is the best fit for you? Luckily, there are several that are both stylish and functional.
Latticed patio covers are great for adding style to any backyard. They allow light to penetrate the space and offer partial shade. While latticed patio covers are more susceptible to damage, they’re also much cheaper to build than solid ones. Solid roof patio covers are another popular choice. This option will provide complete coverage for your outdoor space. In addition to providing total sun protection, it can keep your patio cooler in the summer and dry your home in the rain.
Mold And Mildew On Furniture Covers
Mold and mildew are not only unsightly, but they also pose a serious health risk. They can cause asthma, respiratory problems, and allergic reactions. If you notice mildew on your patio cushions, it’s best to get them cleaned as soon as possible. Leaving them unattended invites further damage. You can prevent mildew from forming on your cushions by keeping them in an area that is ventilated. Also, consider using a water-repellent spray.
Mildew can be an easy problem to fix, especially if you’re willing to invest in inexpensive cleaning supplies. These simple steps will help eliminate mold and mildew on your patio replacement fabric.
Splinters On Wicker
If you have a patio furniture set that has started to splinter, there are some things you can do to get it back in shape. Keeping it dry and cleaning it will help. To clean a wicker piece, you can use a damp sponge to remove dirt and dust. You can also use dish detergent solution to clean it. It’s a good idea to dry your wicker pieces entirely after cleaning to prevent mold and mildew. In addition to regular cleaning, it’s a good idea to get a cover for your wicker. This will protect it from extreme weather and UV rays. Some wicker items are made of HDPE (high-density polyethylene), a stronger version of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Regardless of which wicker material you choose, purchasing a cover to protect it from the elements is a good idea.
Concrete Patios Without Edging
A concrete patio can be a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space. However, over time, it may crack or crumble. To maintain your concrete patio, you may need to add edging. Edging can be installed with a variety of materials. Bricks, wood, and plastic are all good options. Wood is ideal for a rustic look and can be cut and shaped to suit your style. Plastic edging is inexpensive and available in a variety of colors. It is usually sold in four-inch strips and can be easily covered with soil. These edging strips are also easy to install. The first step to installing patio edging is to lay the form. To do this, make sure that your form is level. Next, use a shovel and hoe to push the edging material into place.
Puddles On Patio
You can’t avoid water puddles on your patio for long, but there are ways to mitigate their effects. If you find yourself surrounded by water, the best thing to do is to call a professional. Not only will they save you time and energy, but they’ll also suggest the best course of action. Fortunately, most yards consider drainage issues before hardscaping, so a puddle on your concrete patio isn’t the end of the world. Instead, it can be a source of entertainment. The water may even help your plants. While you’re at it, consider installing an intelligently designed drainage system. Metal drains that allow water to flow through but keep out debris are the way to go. Otherwise, your patio can become the victim of silt, sand, and other accretions.