If you’re choosing new garden furniture or you simply want to know how to protect your current furniture from the winter weather, we’ve got all the answers on which garden furniture is the most weatherproof.

If you’re planning on shopping for new garden furniture this year then, as you live in the temperamental British climate, you will want to look for weatherproof garden furniture so that you won’t have to replace it year after year.

Rattan Garden Furniture

Rattan Garden Furniture

We believe that the most weatherproof style of garden furniture is Rattan Garden Furniture. But not just any rattan garden furniture, specifically synthetic rattan made with PE materials. Authentic rattan is not weatherproof and is not made for our damp climate as it rots in damp conditions and other synthetic rattans made from PU or PVC are of inferior quality and can go brittle and crack in cold weather.

Another factor to consider is the framework on the rattan. Steel frames are often used on cheaper sets which makes it less weatherproof as it will rust and leave horrible orange rust pools on your patio or decking. Typically, if you opt for the higher quality PE material this furniture will come with aluminium framework which is rustproof and therefore much more weather resistant.

This higher quality rattan is fully weatherproof and can be left outside all year round and will last for years to come.

Weatherproof Covers

Other strong, weatherproof materials include aluminium, cast aluminium and outdoor fabric. However, some of the garden furniture materials with the least protection against winter weather is wood, iron, metal and plastic. Wood is like to rot in damp weather, plastic will go mouldy and metal can rust, making them the least weatherproof options on the market.

Protecting Your Current Furniture

If you currently have rattan garden furniture, then the best way to protect your garden furniture throughout the winter is to remove the cushions and store them safely indoors, then to cover the furniture with a protective winter cover.

This will keep the furniture clean as well as add an extra layer of protection which will leave the furniture ready to use come spring. This is a great way to help your rattan furniture fulfil its full potential and maybe exceed the warranty.

For other less weatherproof materials like plastic and wood, it is recommended that to fully protect your furniture throughout the winter, you should store the furniture indoors in a dry space like a shed or garage to ensure it is fully protected.