If you live in an area with lots of harsh weather, like wind, sun, rain, or snow, you will definitely want to make sure your outdoor furniture can withstand the tough climate.
In order to get the most durable outdoor furniture, make sure you choose patio furniture made from high quality material and that has enough weight to not be blown away by the wind. We wrote a full guide on how to choose the right material for your outdoor patio furniture, which you can check out here.
In short, try to avoid natural wood products; they require more maintenance and are not as durable as other types of furniture, like wrought iron or plastic poly lumber.
At Monarch Patio, we specialize in selling heavy duty patio furniture made from durable poly lumber.
Heavy Duty Poly Furniture (Plastic Lumber)
What makes poly lumber so durable?
Poly lumber is made with recycled plastic milk jugs. Because the lumber is made with strong, HDPE plastic, it is not susceptible to rot or wind damage. As plastic does not absorb water, outdoor poly furniture won’t become waterlogged and fall apart, as lots of traditional wood furniture will.
Secondly, poly lumber is heavier than traditional wood furniture. Poly lumber is not the same as cheap, injection molded plastics! Cheap outdoor furniture will blow away with winds over 10 miles per hour and is highly susceptible to being broken.
Because an outdoor poly adirondack chair weighs around 50 pounds, it is not as susceptible to being blown over by strong winds. Other items, like outdoor poly dining sets, can be even heavier and won’t be blown around by winds.
To provide even more strength to your outdoor furniture, look for products made with weather-resistant fasteners, like 316 marine grade stainless steel. These fasteners will resist rust and can stand up to harsh winters and hot summers.
Besides being stronger and heavier than most other patio furniture, poly patio furniture:
- Comes in many bright, unique colors
- Is cool to the touch
- Requires virtually no maintenance - no painting, sealing, or upkeep
- Is extremely easy to clean! Just use soap and water
- Is environmentally friendly - our poly Adirondack chairs and furniture are all made with recycled plastic milk jugs that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Plus, we save trees by not using them in furniture that will fall apart in a year.
If you are looking for strong, heavy duty patio furniture or outdoor furniture, shop our products from manufacturers like Wildridge or Breezesta. Many of our manufacturers offer significant warranties, ranging from 20 years to lifetime.