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Sun Protection for Your Patio Furniture? Why Not!

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There’s nothing that says “summer” more than clean, bright, comfortable patio furniture. When the weather is nice, your patio or deck is your escape. It’s where you enjoy a glass of wine after a long day at work or lounge for an entire weekend reading the summer novel that everyone’s talking about. It’s where friends and family gather for barbecues, kid parties, and, if you’re lucky, long days by the pool. The Sun and Your Patio Furniture When we first purchase patio furniture, it looks perfect, and we pretty much expect it to stay that way. Despite the fact that it spends more than half of the year outside in the rain, sun, and blistering heat, we want our furniture… Read more

Unique Patio Furniture Pieces from Brown Jordan, Tropitone, Winston and Woodard

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With spring only a few months away, many of us are beginning to think about how we can add something unique to our outdoor spaces. If you already have a basic patio furniture setup that includes a table and chairs and maybe a chaise lounge or two, you may not have considered that there are many other options that will allow you to get even more out of your patio, pool, or terrace. Brands like Brown Jordan, Tropitone, Winston, and Woodard have some excellent additions for your patio furniture set that will add a personal feel and make your house the place to be for outdoor parties during those mild weather months. Brown Jordan and Tropitone Offer Unique Patio Furniture… Read more

Buying and Refurbishing Used Patio Furniture – Why It Makes Sense

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High-quality pool and patio furniture can be quite expensive. It is a worthy investment, however, because the better the quality, the longer the lifespan — provided, of course, it’s cared for properly. That’s where many people go wrong. They invest a significant amount of money in their patio furniture, and then leave it to the elements. Chairs, lounges, and tables stay outside all winter and all the while are never covered and rarely cleaned. After a few years of that kind of abuse, the expensive investment in outdoor living starts to look a bit weathered and worn. Regardless of what people paid for it, once patio furniture starts showing its age, many owners simply decide to get rid of it… Read more

Patio Furniture Ideas for Cool Summer Style

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Your patio furniture goes a long way in defining your sense of summer style. Whether you’re thinking of refurbishing your existing set or shopping for new furniture, there are many colors and styles to choose from that let you bring your style into your outdoor spaces. Let’s look at some of the coolest options for your patio furniture frames that will give your outdoor look just the right amount of summer sizzle. The Right Material for Your Patio Furniture Here in the mid-Atlantic region, both our summers and winters are harsh and give us many weather elements to contend with. Summers are sweltering with strong sun, wind, and rain. Winters range from very cold to frigid; sometimes the temperature stays… Read more

Replacing Your Mesh Slings? Choose a Fabric That Will Stand the Test of Time

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Even the best quality patio furniture breaks down over time. The effects of the sun, weather, chlorine, sunscreen, and everyday use mean that your mesh slings will eventually need to be replaced. You should expect that your mesh slings will last eight to ten years before they need replacement, but variables like the amount of use they get and their winter storage location will have an effect. Maybe you’re starting to notice that your slings are becoming faded or discolored, or maybe the fabric is starting to fray. The Southern Company can replace your slings with the most durable and cost effective options so you can get the most out of your patio furniture. We have an exciting range of… Read more

Exciting Vinyl Strap Colors for Summer 2016

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With fall in full swing, your patio furniture might not be the first thing on your mind. But even while the light is fading and you’re putting pumpkins on the front porch, there may be a fun project to do that you haven’t considered: planning next year’s patio look. Color is one of your best tools for creating an outdoor look that makes everyone want to spend time in your backyard. And when chairs made by Brown Jordan, Tropitone, and more give you so many color options and combinations to play with, you will need to start now if you want time to decide on next spring’s perfect look! How many times have you bought a new set of sheets… Read more

Let the Experts Tackle Sling Replacement of Your Patio Furniture

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Patio furniture made using a mesh sling has been popular for years. Its linear, elegant look integrates seamlessly into several different types of decor, from modern to traditional. Not only is it comfortable, lightweight and easy to maintain, it can be significantly more affordable than other types of patio furniture such as wood or wrought iron. Eventually you will need to think about sling replacement for these beautiful chairs. While sling patio furniture is quite durable, the sling itself typically lasts about 10 years.  After all those years of use and exposure to the sun, it may become brittle and tear, or become loose or discolored. When this happens you have two options: purchase new patio furniture or repair the… Read more

How to Clean and Care for Your Tropitone Outdoor Furniture

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The development of the Tropitone brand is one fascinating example of a post-war American success story. After the harshness of World War II, in the early 1950’s families across the United States were establishing settled households and becoming more affluent. One of the major boom industries was in making people mobile. Cars were becoming affordable and air travel was transitioning from servicing mostly the wealthy to something any middle class suburban family could do. During this period 46,000 miles of US Interstate Highway were also built to connect the major urban centers of the North American continent together. In conjunction with the rapid expansion of paid vacation and leisure time, faster travel helped huge quantities of hotels, motels, clubs and… Read more

A Guide to Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and Patio Furniture

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Having an outdoor kitchen is becoming more popular across the country as people look to combine their love of cooking with spending time outside. If you’re thinking about how an outdoor kitchen could help you enjoy time with family and friends while also basking in your beautiful outdoor space, there’s never been a better time than now to start designing your dream kitchen. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens is the leader for all your needs when it comes to a lovely outdoor space to cook in and relax in. Whether you need stainless steel cabinets built to last around your home’s exterior or a bartending center, Brown Jordan is committed to providing you with the best in the industry. The company… Read more

Restrapping Patio Furniture – Let The Professionals Help!

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Now that the weather has finally warmed up and summer is fast approaching, it is time to think about sitting on the patio, catching some rays, and grilling with family and friends. However, the comfortable vinyl strap patio furniture that you purchased many years back may be starting to show its age. The professionals at The Southern Company are experts at Restrapping Patio Furniture. After much use and years of sitting in the sun, the vinyl straps may be loose and the color may have faded, while the metal frame structurally remains in very good shape. The question is whether to replace the furniture or repair it. Repair or Replace Your Patio Furniture? Vinyl patio furniture has been popular for… Read more