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Updated by Meagan Hollman on Mar 06, 2013
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6 Things You Didn’t Think to Cover

Jack Frost wreaks all sorts of havoc during a Utah winter, tearing awnings, slipping mildew growing moisture under poorly made boat covers, and utterly destroying all of your expensive outdoor electronics. There are probably a few outdoor items you never thought about covering (and are regretting that you didn’t when spring has thawed everything out). This year, cover all your bases, not just your boats.

1

Patio Furniture.

Patio Furniture.

Furniture for your deck or patio can be expensive, and they say the fabric can withstand the nastiest weather. But why take the chance? Have custom covers made to protect your warranty, and your cushions.

2

Fire Pits.

Fire Pits.

Moisture can ruin just about anything—including patio fire pits. As soon as autumn makes way for winter, cover up your fire pit to keep it safe from the elements.

3

BBQ Grills.

BBQ Grills.

Your family probably looks forward to the 4th of July barbecue in March when the snow is thick and the icicles hanging from your house are sharp and menacing. Don’t let your family down by pulling out a rusty grill.

4

Outdoor Fountains.

Outdoor Fountains.

Water expands when it freezes; this is very bad for your fountain, which is probably made from concrete. If there is even the tiniest fissure, water can slip in, freeze, expand and crack your fountain. Before the Utah winter hits, just as you would with a boat, one should thoroughly clean, dry and cover your fountain.

5

Swimming Pool Heaters.

Swimming Pool Heaters.

Unless you want to spend hundreds of dollars for a replacement, cover your swimming pool heater. When electronics get wet and cold, their circuitries corrode, leaving you with a less than satisfactory pool temperature.

6

Air Conditioners

Air Conditioners

Increase the life of your air conditioner by covering it. But DO NOT use a vinyl cover or plastic tarp. As with boats, you should only cover your air conditioner with specially treated canvas that is breathable, waterproof and mildew resistant. Don’t take any chances this year, when Utah brings snow, have custom covers made not just for your boat, but for all of your outdoor toys and gadgetries.