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The Pros and Cons of Wood vs. Aluminum Patio Furniture

Finding the right patio furniture can seem a bit overwhelming considering the vast amount of choices available. One of the best ways to narrow down the best choice for you is to consider what type of
material you want your patio furniture to be made of. This decision should depend on many factors that we can easily break down.

First, you should consider the climate you live in. If you are living in a dry climate, wood furniture might be a good choice, as it does best in drier climates. It’s not that wood can’t handle a rainy season, but
wood will wear down and get moldy with too much exposure to moisture. If you are able to move your furniture, or cover it, in rainy seasons, then you will be able to keep your wood furniture for longer.

Aluminum would be the best choice for rainy climates as it is easily dried, and as long as it doesn’t stay consistently wet, it shouldn’t rust. Aluminum doesn’t rust as quickly as other metals, so it is a good
quality choice. Water also can’t saturate through the aluminum like it can with wood, which is why there isn’t any internal or external structural damage (avoiding the rust factor).

If you live in a very windy area, wood would be your best choice. You don’t want heavy winds to blow away your aluminum furniture, which is easily broken, bent, or damaged in heavy storms. Wood will stay
much sturdier in place and isn’t easily damaged.

As far as cost goes, almost all aluminum patio furniture sets will be cheaper than wood furniture sets. Although it is cheaper and more easily damaged, there are very good quality sets that will last for many
ears if properly taken care of. You don’t have to exchange comfort and practicality for price.

Aluminum patio furniture is also much easier to move during the winter season, unless you have a covered patio and can leave the furniture out. If you do choose to leave your furniture out year round, understand that the weather will still affect the life of your furniture.

Wood furniture can’t be stacked up and stored away like its aluminum counterparts, so living in a place where you need to store furniture for a season would probably have you lean towards aluminum
furniture.

Whatever your choice is, there are many styles and prices available in each range of products. Buying a “do-it-yourself” set which you must assemble will also save you money. If you want your furniture to
last for years to come, it is worth the investment.