Often, people liken a house tons’ body. If the house is a body, then the furniture inside is the organs that promote the house’s functioning. Normally, there are two types of furniture that people select, interior and exterior. You’ll be looking for exterior furniture only if you live in an independent house or a large mansion. Looks-wise, nothing much separates outdoor furniture from indoor furniture, but there are many factors you’ll have to consider such as:
Rain can be a major hindrance when it comes to keeping your things functioning well and furniture is no different. The furniture item you select to be placed outdoors must have a high degree of water resistance and moisture retention to ensure that it dries up quickly. Not doing so will cause your furniture to deteriorate in quality over time quickly. It can also lead to plenty of health risks.
Extreme weather conditions such as humidity or moisture create the perfect environment for bacteria or fungi to thrive on your furniture. The problem with furniture that retains a lot of moisture is that they are a lot more susceptible to mold and mildew growth. These are still pretty easy to clean and all you need to do is ensure proper maintenance. Rot, however, leads to complete degradation of any material and is generally irreversible.
It is common scientific knowledge that iron and steel materials that are kept in outdoor environments where oxygen is constantly on the move are more susceptible to rusting thanks to the corrosion oxidation process. This leads to a decrease in the efficiency of the material and the aesthetic of the furniture or material. Rusting is especially a problem in coastal areas with more salt present in the air than the adjacent seawater. Salt accelerates the rusting process so you’ll have to avoid furniture that has iron or steel in them.
Normally, furniture or materials that allow water to pass through them easily can have some unforeseen effects in the long term. One of these effects is warping where the design or the structure of the material itself changes. This may not be visible in the initial stages, but over time, the effects can be seen and affect the functioning of the material.
The sun has certainly been an invaluable source of light and energy for us but long term exposure to sunlight is harmful not only for humans but also for outdoor furniture. This is due to the powerful ultraviolet or UV radiation present in the sunlight. So, if you live in an area that is mostly sunny all year round, you’ll need to select furniture with great resistance RJ to withstand the UV radiation emitted by the sun.
These are some of the key elements you’ll have to watch out for when buying outdoor furniture, whether it’s a chair or a table or anything else. So don’t be in a hurry and do proper research.