How to Prepare Your Patio for Hurricane Season

How to Prepare Your Patio for Hurrican Season

Posted by Fortunoff Backyard Store

You can prepare for a natural disaster.

Hurricane season is here. Is your backyard prepared? It's crucial to take proactive steps to safeguard your outdoor furniture and create a safe environment in your outdoor space. But where should you begin?

In this blog, we walk you through best practices and essential measures to protect your patio furniture during storms, including tips for handling patio umbrellas, utilizing outdoor storage, and investing in reliable furniture covers. At Fortunoff Backyard Store, we understand the value of durable and high-performance outdoor furniture, which is why we offer a range of solutions to keep your patio furniture and accessories safe.

Planning for Hurricane Season:

Hurricane season typically runs from June 1st to November 30th, but the season peaks in August and October, especially for residents along the east coast of the United States. While the exact duration and intensity can vary, if you already have everything you need to weather the storm, you're one step ahead of it.

Protecting Your Patio Umbrella:

During a storm, your patio umbrella is particularly vulnerable to strong winds. It's not uncommon for unattended umbrellas to damage your home, your neighbor's home, and even people who don't take shelter. To minimize any harm or destruction of property, keep the umbrella closed when it's not in use, even during less severe weather conditions.

Additionally, properly weighing down the umbrella's base with sandbags or other heavy objects will provide added stability and prevent it from being knocked over during strong gusts. Need help determining how much weight to use for your specific umbrella? Our Introduction to Umbrellas blog can help you properly prepare.

Utilizing Outdoor Storage:

Outdoor storage is an excellent solution for protecting various items, including outdoor cushions, from rain and dirt during hurricane season. We designed our air-tight and waterproof outdoor storage boxes to keep your belongings dry and shield them from mold and mildew. With their durable construction and secure locks, our storage boxes provide peace of mind knowing that your cushions and other outdoor accessories are protected and ready for use when the storm passes.

Outdoor Furniture Covers:

To ensure the longevity of your patio furniture, we highly recommend using outdoor furniture covers with every purchase. Our furniture covers are custom-designed to fit each specific furniture item perfectly. Made from high-quality materials, these covers provide reliable protection against heavy rain, UV rays, and debris. By using our furniture covers, you can extend the lifespan of your outdoor furniture and maintain its pristine condition throughout the hurricane season.


Hurricanes form from a cluster of thunderstorms that suck up the warm, moist air and move it high into Earth's atmosphere.

Stay safe. Stay prepared.

As we approach peak hurricane season, taking proactive measures to protect your outdoor furniture becomes paramount. At Fortunoff Backyard Store, we proudly offer durable and high-performance solutions to help you prepare for inclement weather and natural disasters, so you can enjoy your outdoor space for years to come. Stay safe and let us know how these tips worked for you.


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