Ordering the proper size cover for your outdoor furniture and accessories is crucial in order to fully protect these items from the harsh weather during the off season. First, decide what you want to cover -- patio chairs, dining table, an entire patio set, outdoor heater, BBQ grill, etc. Keep in mind that the cover should fit securely; however, it is recommended to have the cover be just a bit too big rather than too small. Any cover stretched too tightly will damage the material and decrease its effectiveness as well as its lifespan. At the same time, a cover that is far too large will collect rain water and balloon and flap in the wind. Accurate measurements will ensure that you receive the best possible covers for your outdoor furniture and accessories.

You can choose to customize your patio furniture covers by adding options such as ties, drawstrings, Velcro closures, umbrella holes, elastic hems, and zippers.

Measuring for Chair Covers

  • Measure the height, width, length / depth, and arm height (if the chair has arms).
  • Height: Measure from the ground to the top of the back of the chair.
  • Length / Depth: Measure from front to back.
  • Width: Measure from side to side across the front of the chair.
  • Arm Height: Measure from the ground to the top of the chair arm.
Measuring for Table and Chairs Set Covers
  • Position all chairs around and close to the table.
  • Oval or Rectangular Tables: Measure the length of the dining set from the back of one chair across the table to the back of the opposite chair. Then, measure the width across the dining set from the back of one chair to the back of the opposite chair.
  • Round Tables: Find the diameter of the dining set by measuring from the back of one chair across the table to the back of the opposite chair.
  • Height: Measure from the ground to the top of the back of the tallest chair. It is recommended that the cover have a few inches of clearance from the ground.
  • Since you are covering the table and chairs as a set, it is important to remember that these measurements will be greater than the measurement of your table alone.
Measuring for a Chaise Lounge Cover
  • Pull the back of the lounge up into a full upright sitting position.
  • Height: Measure from the ground to the top of the back of the chaise -- be sure to leave a couple of inches of clearance from the ground when measuring height.
  • Length: Measure from front to back.
  • Width: Measure from one side to the other across the widest part of the chaise.
Measuring for BBQ Grill Covers
  • Height: Measure from the ground to the highest part of the grill, leaving a few inches of clearance from the ground.
  • Length: Measure the grill across the front from side to side.
  • Width: Measure from front to back.

Last Updated: 07/30/2016 05:53 AM - ID:1684