What do people do with decks with furniture when it rains?

by Kath
  7 answers
  • My patio furniture stays out year round - granted I live in Southern CA, but even if I wanted to store, my garage is not big enough. Some people here place tarps over their items. It does not last as long as if it was stored. More affluent homes have bigger garages or storage sheds.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 16, 2017

    Honestly if the weather is warm just leave mother nature

  • FRED RIGGS FRED RIGGS on Jul 16, 2017

    Cover them. Lowe's carries covers or find on line

  • Shirley Warn Shirley Warn on Jul 16, 2017

    a tarp with gallon jugs filled with water to hold it down. or throw pillows in the house until rain is over

  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 16, 2017

    Hello Komg; It depends what type of furniture that you have!!

    Personally, I have a picnic table that stays in my back yard all year.

    It has been heavily stained, so I do not worry unless we have a Hurricane, and in the Garage it comes.

    I do not leave any cushions outside.

    I have huge metal chairs that I keep in my Garage and bring out when I BBQ.

    Aside from that, heavy duty plastic covers work great if I leave anything outside.

    I hope that this helps you!!! Take Care!

  • Jill Jill on Jul 16, 2017

    Stack and cover. Grommets and cording sack up from the bottom first then another over the top down and set moisture absorbent canister inside before sealing if in high humidity location. Tightly closed is good but if expensive furnituse I'd rent a storage until threat is over. Check frequently otherwise. Baking soda is anti mold and mildew too. Haven't dealt with much rain but I'd try setting canisters of it around if I had. Check ever so often just to be sure. Plastic trash bags work ok for chairs taped shut. I do this for painting protection. Best of luck.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 16, 2017

    A lot of places sell storage boxes that look like outdoor furniture to put them in. Just make sure that you make sure it is waterproof. Put the cushions in there and take them out when you need them. They stay clean and dry.