How to Secure Patio Furniture from Wind

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  • user warning: Table './tipsformom_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n<p>Your patio furniture is great for lounging outside and enjoying a light breeze, but how do you keep it safe when strong winds pick up? If you\'re worried about strong gusts blowing your furniture away, it\'s really easy to secure your furniture so it stays put. There are a ton of things you can do to weigh or tie down your furniture, so keep reading for a complete guide on how to protect it during severe weather.\n</p>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=1\" title=\"Edit section: Things You Should Know\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Things-You-Should-Know\">Things You Should Know</span></h2>\n<ul>\n<li>For a quick solution, tie or stack all your furniture together. You can also try moving the furniture next to a wall to shelter it from the wind.</li>\n<li>For a reliable option, invest in <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bungee+cord&amp;crid=30Q0VB3K7CRJ4&amp;sprefix=bungee+cor%2Caps%2C161&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_2&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">bungee cords</a>, <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=furniture+weight&amp;crid=2M2PHHVV8R1VX&amp;sprefix=furniture+weight+%2Caps%2C129&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_2&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">furniture weights</a>, or heavy duty <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=waterproof+furniture+cover+outdoor&amp;crid=HB5MH0T31ZU9&amp;sprefix=waterproof+furniture+cover+outdoor%2Caps%2C125&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_1&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">furniture covers</a>.</li>\n<li>Use <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=deck+anchors&amp;crid=27M1SKMR89DU1&amp;sprefix=deck+anchors%2Caps%2C154&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_1&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">deck anchors</a> or <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/Quakehold-22111-Glass-Crystal-Clear/dp/B0000V0720/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3JCPQPLMSHMFV&amp;keywords=earthquake+gel&amp;qid=1657825732&amp;sprefix=earthquake+gel%2Caps%2C121&amp;sr=8-1&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">earthquake gel</a> to prevent your furniture from moving at all.</li>\n</ul>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=2\" title=\"Edit section: Steps\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Steps\">Steps</span></h2>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=3\" title=\"Edit section: Tie or stack your furniture together.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Tie-or-stack-your-furniture-together.\">Tie or stack your furniture together.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>The weight of all your furniture is harder to blow around in strong winds. If you have stackable patio chairs, put them in a pile so they aren’t as likely to move around. To keep the stack from falling apart, use a rope to tie all of them together. Otherwise, use pieces of rope to tie the bases of all your furniture together.<sup id=\"_ref-1\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 1\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-1\">[1]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-1.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 1.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/7/7f/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-1.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-1.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>The wind may still move your furniture a little bit, but it’s pretty unlikely it will all blow away unless there are extremely strong winds.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=4\" title=\"Edit section: Move the furniture next to a wall.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Move-the-furniture-next-to-a-wall.\">Move the furniture next to a wall.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>The wall blocks wind from one side so your furniture stays put. When your furniture is out in the open, wind can hit from every direction and make it easier to blow away. To <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Protect-Outdoor-Furniture\" title=\"Protect Outdoor Furniture\">protect your outdoor furniture</a>, just push it as close to the side of your home as you can. That way, your furniture will only move if the wind blows in a specific direction.<sup id=\"_ref-2\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 2\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-2\">[2]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-2.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 2.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/8/89/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-2.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-2.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>Stacking your furniture will make it even harder to blow away. You could even tie your furniture to a rail on the side of your home for additional support.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=5\" title=\"Edit section: Hold furniture down with bungee cords.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Hold-furniture-down-with-bungee-cords.\">Hold furniture down with bungee cords.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Using <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bungee+cord&amp;crid=30Q0VB3K7CRJ4&amp;sprefix=bungee+cor%2Caps%2C161&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_2&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">bungee cords</a> lets you secure your furniture to a sturdier object. <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Bungee-Cord#Around-the-Home\" title=\"Use a Bungee Cord\">Wrap a bungee cord</a> around the sturdiest part of your furniture, like the thickest part of the base or legs. Secure the ends of the bungee cord to a solid object in your yard, like a railing, tree, beam, or fence.<sup id=\"_ref-3\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 3\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-3\">[3]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-3.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 3.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/4/4a/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-3.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-3.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>If you need to secure a porch swing in the wind, use a few bungee cords to secure it to the side of your home or a guard rail.<sup id=\"_ref-4\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 4\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-4\">[4]</a></sup></li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=6\" title=\"Edit section: Use furniture weights.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Use-furniture-weights.\">Use furniture weights.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>The added weight holds your furniture in place during strong winds. A <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=furniture+weight&amp;crid=2M2PHHVV8R1VX&amp;sprefix=furniture+weight+%2Caps%2C129&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_2&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">furniture weight</a> is about the size of a cushion and is filled with sand or other heavy material. Just set the weight on the seat of a chair or the top of your table. Leave the weights in place whenever there are strong winds or heavy storms.<sup id=\"_ref-5\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 5\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-5\">[5]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-4.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 4.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/2/2a/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-4.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-4.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>You can also get <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=weighted+base+umbrella+patio&amp;sprefix=weighted+base+um%2Caps%2C152&amp;ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_16&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">weighted umbrella stands</a> to keep an umbrella from blowing away without completely taking it down.</li>\n<li>In a pinch, you can use dumbbells or landscaping stones as makeshift weights to keep your furniture secure.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=7\" title=\"Edit section: Use a heavy-duty furniture cover.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Use-a-heavy-duty-furniture-cover.\">Use a heavy-duty furniture cover.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>An <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=waterproof+furniture+cover+outdoor&amp;crid=HB5MH0T31ZU9&amp;sprefix=waterproof+furniture+cover+outdoor%2Caps%2C125&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_1&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">outdoor furniture cover</a> holds your furniture down and protects it. Get a heavy-duty furniture cover that’s made of waterproof and UV-resistant material so your furniture doesn’t get damaged when it’s storming. Make sure the cover fits tightly over your furniture since it could blow off if it’s too large. Check if the cover has vents, which help wind blow through it without it coming undone.<sup id=\"_ref-6\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 6\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-6\">[6]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-5.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 5.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/b/b6/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-5.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-5.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>You can get individual covers for each of your pieces of furniture, or get a custom cover that will fit a patio table and chairs.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=8\" title=\"Edit section: Stake the furniture to the ground.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Stake-the-furniture-to-the-ground.\">Stake the furniture to the ground.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Tying furniture to <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ground+anchors&amp;crid=3T1HZKDEBT2H3&amp;sprefix=ground+anchor%2Caps%2C134&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_1&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">lawn stakes</a> holds them firmly to the ground. Lawn stakes dig into the ground, so strong winds won’t be able to pull them out of the soil. Put your patio furniture in a spot with firm soil and drive the lawn stakes into the ground. Tie your furniture to the clip on top of the lawn stake with a rope or a bungee cord to keep your furniture secure.<sup id=\"_ref-7\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 7\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-7\">[7]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-6.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 6.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/0/01/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-6.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-6.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>If the soil is wet or loose, lawn stakes will pull out easier and might not keep your furniture from moving around.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=9\" title=\"Edit section: Secure furniture with deck anchors.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Secure-furniture-with-deck-anchors.\">Secure furniture with deck anchors.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Using <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=deck+anchors&amp;crid=27M1SKMR89DU1&amp;sprefix=deck+anchors%2Caps%2C154&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_1&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">deck anchors</a> works best for raised decks and patios. A deck anchor is a small clip that fits between the slats of a deck and grips onto the wood to hold your furniture in place. Slide deck anchors in between the slats underneath your furniture. Twist the anchor and pull it straight up so it catches underneath the wood. Then, just tie ropes or bungee cords to the clips on the anchors.<sup id=\"_ref-8\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 8\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-8\">[8]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-7.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 7.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/b/bd/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-7.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-7.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>Use 2 or 3 deck anchors per piece of furniture to hold it down more securely.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=10\" title=\"Edit section: Apply earthquake gel on the furniture legs.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Apply-earthquake-gel-on-the-furniture-legs.\">Apply earthquake gel on the furniture legs.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>The <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/Quakehold-22111-Glass-Crystal-Clear/dp/B0000V0720/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3JCPQPLMSHMFV&amp;keywords=earthquake+gel&amp;qid=1657825732&amp;sprefix=earthquake+gel%2Caps%2C121&amp;sr=8-1&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">earthquake gel</a> sticks to the ground and keeps furniture from moving. Earthquake gel is really sticky and is normally used to keep glass from moving or breaking during earthquakes. Take a piece of the earthquake gel and place it on the bottom of each leg of your patio furniture. Press the furniture down firmly against your patio or deck so it stays in place.<sup id=\"_ref-9\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 9\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-9\">[9]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-8.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 8.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/8/81/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-8.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-8.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>Earthquake gel isn’t permanent, but it may be hard to pick up and move around your furniture after you stick it down.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=11\" title=\"Edit section: Put up a windbreak.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Put-up-a-windbreak.\">Put up a windbreak.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>A windbreak slows down the wind blowing past your patio furniture. When the wind passes through a windbreak, the gusts won’t be as strong and won’t move your furniture as much. You can buy a <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https://www.amazon.com/s?k=windblock+screen&amp;crid=14EDCX3D8QYN2&amp;sprefix=wind+block+screen%2Caps%2C111&amp;ref=nb_sb_noss_1&amp;tag=wikihow13273380-20\">windbreak screen</a> to guard your furniture. For additional protection, you can also <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Fence\" title=\"Build a Fence\">build a fence</a>, <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Grow-a-Hedge-Fence\" title=\"Grow a Hedge Fence\">grow hedges</a>, or <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Plant-a-Tree\" title=\"Plant a Tree\">plant a line of trees</a> to help block the wind.<sup id=\"_ref-10\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 10\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-10\">[10]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-9.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 9.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/d/dc/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-9.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-9.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>Still secure your patio furniture if you’re using a windbreak just in case there are really strong gusts that still blow through.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=12\" title=\"Edit section: Bring your furniture indoors.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Bring-your-furniture-indoors.\">Bring your furniture indoors.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>You’ll have the best protection from severe weather and damage inside. If you have the room in your home to temporarily store your furniture, bring it inside before the strong winds hit. If you don’t have room in your home, you can always put the furniture in a garage or shed as well.<sup id=\"_ref-11\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 11\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-11\">[11]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-10.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 10.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/0/07/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-10.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-10.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>Bringing furniture inside is one of the best ways to protect it from wind or water damage from a hurricane.</li>\n<li>If you have a porch swing, take it down and bring it inside during severe weather to prevent it from knocking into your home.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=13\" title=\"Edit section: Invest in heavier patio furniture.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Invest-in-heavier-patio-furniture.\">Invest in heavier patio furniture.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Wrought iron and heavy wood are more sturdy materials in the wind. If you live in an area with a lot of strong winds or severe weather, upgrading to more durable furniture might be a good option. Rather than using furniture made from plastic or lightweight teak, choose tables and chairs made with hardwoods, wrought iron, or steel.<sup id=\"_ref-12\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 12\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-12\">[12]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-11.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 11.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/c/c9/Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-11.jpg/v4-728px-Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind-Step-11.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Secure-Patio-Furniture-from-Wind&amp;action=edit&amp;section=14\" title=\"Edit 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Your patio furniture is great for lounging outside and enjoying a light breeze, but how do you keep it safe when strong winds pick up? If you're worried about strong gusts blowing your furniture away, it's really easy to secure your furniture so it stays put. There are a ton of things you can do to weigh or tie down your furniture, so keep reading for a complete guide on how to protect it during severe weather.

[Edit]Things You Should Know

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Tie or stack your furniture together.

  1. The weight of all your furniture is harder to blow around in strong winds. If you have stackable patio chairs, put them in a pile so they aren’t as likely to move around. To keep the stack from falling apart, use a rope to tie all of them together. Otherwise, use pieces of rope to tie the bases of all your furniture together.[1]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 1.jpg
    • The wind may still move your furniture a little bit, but it’s pretty unlikely it will all blow away unless there are extremely strong winds.

[Edit]Move the furniture next to a wall.

  1. The wall blocks wind from one side so your furniture stays put. When your furniture is out in the open, wind can hit from every direction and make it easier to blow away. To protect your outdoor furniture, just push it as close to the side of your home as you can. That way, your furniture will only move if the wind blows in a specific direction.[2]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 2.jpg
    • Stacking your furniture will make it even harder to blow away. You could even tie your furniture to a rail on the side of your home for additional support.

[Edit]Hold furniture down with bungee cords.

  1. Using bungee cords lets you secure your furniture to a sturdier object. Wrap a bungee cord around the sturdiest part of your furniture, like the thickest part of the base or legs. Secure the ends of the bungee cord to a solid object in your yard, like a railing, tree, beam, or fence.[3]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 3.jpg
    • If you need to secure a porch swing in the wind, use a few bungee cords to secure it to the side of your home or a guard rail.[4]

[Edit]Use furniture weights.

  1. The added weight holds your furniture in place during strong winds. A furniture weight is about the size of a cushion and is filled with sand or other heavy material. Just set the weight on the seat of a chair or the top of your table. Leave the weights in place whenever there are strong winds or heavy storms.[5]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 4.jpg
    • You can also get weighted umbrella stands to keep an umbrella from blowing away without completely taking it down.
    • In a pinch, you can use dumbbells or landscaping stones as makeshift weights to keep your furniture secure.

[Edit]Use a heavy-duty furniture cover.

  1. An outdoor furniture cover holds your furniture down and protects it. Get a heavy-duty furniture cover that’s made of waterproof and UV-resistant material so your furniture doesn’t get damaged when it’s storming. Make sure the cover fits tightly over your furniture since it could blow off if it’s too large. Check if the cover has vents, which help wind blow through it without it coming undone.[6]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 5.jpg
    • You can get individual covers for each of your pieces of furniture, or get a custom cover that will fit a patio table and chairs.

[Edit]Stake the furniture to the ground.

  1. Tying furniture to lawn stakes holds them firmly to the ground. Lawn stakes dig into the ground, so strong winds won’t be able to pull them out of the soil. Put your patio furniture in a spot with firm soil and drive the lawn stakes into the ground. Tie your furniture to the clip on top of the lawn stake with a rope or a bungee cord to keep your furniture secure.[7]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 6.jpg
    • If the soil is wet or loose, lawn stakes will pull out easier and might not keep your furniture from moving around.

[Edit]Secure furniture with deck anchors.

  1. Using deck anchors works best for raised decks and patios. A deck anchor is a small clip that fits between the slats of a deck and grips onto the wood to hold your furniture in place. Slide deck anchors in between the slats underneath your furniture. Twist the anchor and pull it straight up so it catches underneath the wood. Then, just tie ropes or bungee cords to the clips on the anchors.[8]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 7.jpg
    • Use 2 or 3 deck anchors per piece of furniture to hold it down more securely.

[Edit]Apply earthquake gel on the furniture legs.

  1. The earthquake gel sticks to the ground and keeps furniture from moving. Earthquake gel is really sticky and is normally used to keep glass from moving or breaking during earthquakes. Take a piece of the earthquake gel and place it on the bottom of each leg of your patio furniture. Press the furniture down firmly against your patio or deck so it stays in place.[9]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 8.jpg
    • Earthquake gel isn’t permanent, but it may be hard to pick up and move around your furniture after you stick it down.

[Edit]Put up a windbreak.

  1. A windbreak slows down the wind blowing past your patio furniture. When the wind passes through a windbreak, the gusts won’t be as strong and won’t move your furniture as much. You can buy a windbreak screen to guard your furniture. For additional protection, you can also build a fence, grow hedges, or plant a line of trees to help block the wind.[10]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 9.jpg
    • Still secure your patio furniture if you’re using a windbreak just in case there are really strong gusts that still blow through.

[Edit]Bring your furniture indoors.

  1. You’ll have the best protection from severe weather and damage inside. If you have the room in your home to temporarily store your furniture, bring it inside before the strong winds hit. If you don’t have room in your home, you can always put the furniture in a garage or shed as well.[11]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 10.jpg
    • Bringing furniture inside is one of the best ways to protect it from wind or water damage from a hurricane.
    • If you have a porch swing, take it down and bring it inside during severe weather to prevent it from knocking into your home.

[Edit]Invest in heavier patio furniture.

  1. Wrought iron and heavy wood are more sturdy materials in the wind. If you live in an area with a lot of strong winds or severe weather, upgrading to more durable furniture might be a good option. Rather than using furniture made from plastic or lightweight teak, choose tables and chairs made with hardwoods, wrought iron, or steel.[12]
    Secure Patio Furniture from Wind Step 11.jpg

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