Life for the modern man is becoming more stressful as the years go by and we need as many ways to soothe our tired souls we can get. Relaxing in your own backyard garden enjoying the post-work hours is one of the most inexpensive ways to release stress. Watching the sunset go down on the horizon as you sip your favorite juice and thinking about all of life’s blessings, you can’t have it any better than that without pulling out your wallet.
Chilling out in your own garden haven won’t be as relaxing of course without being able to get a load of your feet. What use would a backyard garden be if you can’t really rest in it? Outdoor furniture made of wood are a favorite option for those that have extra funds. Teak, for example, is very good for aesthetics but significantly more expensive and heavier to move around.
Aluminum garden furniture is the best choice for outdoor chairs and tables when budget is an issue. There’s no use placing furniture in your garden only to worry about their durability when it starts to rain outside. How relaxing can that be? Light, malleable and durable, aluminum has been a favorite material for things that have to endure years of sun, storm and moisture. This super functional metal is used in transportation, packaging, appliances, cooking utensils, cooking appliances, heat sinks, etc. Because a layer of aluminum oxide is formed when the surface is exposed to oxygen, raw aluminum has a high degree of resistance to rust and corrosion.
To provide extra protection from the elements, outdoor furniture made of aluminum are coated with a layer of colored polyester powder through an electro-static process and baked on the metal’s surface. This gives the furniture its color and gives it added protection by sealing it further from the elements. Furniture makers started making use of aluminum for outdoor use in the 1960s and first became popular in the U.S. Back then though, aluminum furniture for garden and outdoors were made of hollow tubing which is very practical with its cheap price and low weight, but not very good in high winds and extreme weather conditions.
Nowadays, garden furniture made out of sturdier and higher quality cast aluminium is enjoying increasing popularity even in England because of their artistic and classy designs. These offer way more durability than the hollow-core type often used for pool products these days. The designs of aluminium dining tables, chairs and benches these days would fit right in a Victorian garden. Once you’ve decided to put your hard earned money on aluminium furniture for your garden, taking care of it is relatively trouble-free. Because of its tough powder-coat finish, the metal inside is thoroughly sealed and protected. The only thing you have to worry about is the coating itself as it can get eroded coming into contact with suntan lotion, sweat, body oil and sea spray.
Protecting the finish of aluminum garden furniture is just like taking care of a car’s paint job- Turtle Wax or plain dishwashing soap every two or three weeks will ensure it’ll keep its appearance looking like it just came from the store’s delivery van. Durability will last for generations and because of the metal’s light weight, moving it around will take minimal effort. If you’re missing out on the full benefits of having a garden because you’re making do with folding beach chairs or empty milk crates for outdoor lounging purposes, investing your hard earned funds on aluminum garden furniture is the best thing to do. A tight budget is no excuse for not making use of something you’ve already invested in. The backyard garden has the potential to be the setting for a lot of memories with your families or friends.