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Weathering the Elements

September 25, 2017

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Outdoor furniture needs to be sturdy to endure the weather and everything it brings, from torrential rainstorms to the blistering sun. The material with which your furniture is crafted plays a significant role in determining its overall sturdiness. Here are some materials to avoid and great alternatives to outfit your patio with.

Patio Furniture Materials

Patio furniture comes in a variety of different materials like metal, wood and plastic. While some materials have great uses they also have their own unique downsides.

Metal furniture is prone to rusting, especially in wet climates. Metal is also prone to warming quickly during the summer and needs protective covering to prevent causing burns on the skin.

Furniture made of wood is susceptible to the elements. Wood is an organic material and behaves like one. Dry, arid climates can dry wood out, causing it to crack and splinter easily over time. If your furniture style is raw and unfinished, it may draw the attention of insects that love to feed on wood, causing your furniture to break down faster.

Plastic furniture is a great alternative as they require little maintenance. Plastic never rusts and doesn’t wear as easily as wood furniture. Most plastic furniture is composed of recycled plastic and can be recycled again when you want to purchase new furniture. High Density Polyethylene is also heavy duty enough to withstand high wind, is affordable and easy to clean. Although plastic may not sound as alluring as finely made metal and wood furniture, plastic is a malleable material that can be molded into beautiful shapes and designs in an array of vibrant colors.

Beautify Your Yard with Fantastic Plastic Furniture from By The Yard

Find plastic furniture you can depend on from By The Yard’s extensive selection of beautiful outdoor plastic furniture. Our outdoor furniture is specifically designed to handle extreme winters and intense heat. All our maintenance-free outdoor patio furniture and accessories are made from recycled plastic milk jugs.

We offer more than 200 different designs with hundreds of color combinations available to ensure you find a style and design that will match your outdoor décor and provide optimal comfort. Our furniture style catalog is always changing and evolving to meet demand.

We have more than 20 years of design and plastic engineering experience and we’ve partnered with a company with more than 35 years of plastic lumber extrusion expertise to create the best-recycled plastic furniture available on the market today.

As a small, family owned business, we take pride in providing exceptional customer service, and try to treat everyone as though they are part of the family. Contact us today to schedule a show floor viewing with one of our associates!

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