Covering your outdoor furniture is an important part of keeping it clean and long lasting. The best outdoor furniture covers help protect your patio furniture from dirt, dust, rain, and sun. Mother nature can wear down unprotected furniture quickly, as each of the four seasons brings a combination of extreme temperatures and outdoor elements that can take a toll.
Workers in London battled soaring temperatures on Monday, and the sweltering summer sun brought its own challenges to protecting equipment outside. Not only was it important to cover up outdoor furniture, there was also a rush to cover and protect other things at risk of damage from the sun and heat. Amazingly one of the most important projects was covering the historic 135-year-old Hammersmith Bridge with giant pieces of reflective insulation foil to stop it from absorbing heat.
This bridge in west London has suffered from micro-fractures in the cast-iron pedestals that anchor it. A major repair project to fix the bridge is ongoing, but now the sweltering summer sun threatens even more damage. In response the team has worked to cover the bridge but instead of sturdy patio furniture covers or the like, the solution they found was foil reflective film – yep they are covering the bridge in aluminum foil! The system is part of a staggeringly expensive temperature control system that aims to reflect the heat during the day and then even has a cooling feature that works overnight.
Cooling and covering the bridge is necessary because the four large pedestal chains anchored to the riverbed can crack in extreme temperatures. As one of the world’s oldest suspension bridges, the bridge is worth the extra effort to save and repair.
Protecting your deck furniture from the sun is just as important, so let this be a reminder to you that good quality deck furniture covers are a necessity in the sweltering summer heat. Check out some of the top rated deck sofa covers and start protecting your outdoor furniture today.