When it comes to a beautiful setting for a back yard, outdoor furniture can transform a boring space into a stylish yet functional area that is great for entertaining. Outdoor furniture can allow your personality and style to be flowed from the interior of your house to the outside creating a space that is all yours to enjoy. Outdoor furniture can include patio sets, lounge chairs or bar stools.
There is no better way to add beauty to your backyard, patio, deck, porch or pool area then to use a metal patio set. If you are looking for a new piece of outdoor furniture that is beautiful, resistant to weather conditions and low maintenance, you could not choose a more perfect material than metal. Metal patio sets are functional, sturdy and stylish. Best of all they require no assembly. There are three types of metal patio sets that are commonly available. They are wrought iron, cast aluminum and steel.
All three are great choices but have different qualities that can appeal to different individuals and styles. In general all three metal selections are strong, dependable and withstand all weather conditions including wind. Metal construction of patio furniture offers opportunities to mix and match with designs while still maintaining continuity. Let’s explore and research the different kinds available.
Aluminum Patio Sets
Aluminum is lightweight, rust proof, durable and low maintenance. Since it is lightweight, cast aluminum patio sets are easy to move. This makes rearranging the furniture or moving for storage easy to do. In rainy climates it is the best choice because of its no rust feature. It is also economical.
Steel Patio Sets
Steel is sturdy and durable but weighs more than aluminum. It needs a protective powder coat to prevent rusting. For this reason, it is often available in a variety colors. New paint is being used now that is similar to the paint that is used on automobiles. This helps to keep the piece looking new for many years. More form-fitting shapes are also now being used, making the seat more comfortable and not as hard.