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Bringing Your Hammock Inside During the Winter

Posted by Candace Osmond on

Since you have become a homeowner, you probably have learned a lot of valuable lessons that only come from experience. For example, you now know how to take care of your belongings to make them last. Taking care of your hammock for instance, means that you need to take it inside when the weather starts to change. When you need to take your hammock inside depends what type that you have. The article below will be discussing this more in detail.

Cotton Hammocks

Cotton is a natural material, which means it can be made into soft and comfortable hammocks. If a cotton hammock is left out in harsh conditions for too long, it will start to fade. The color will not be as bright and pretty anymore. If you continue to leave this type of hammock outside, it will slowly start to rot. This is due to all the excess moisture that it is soaking up during winter storms. If you live in an area that has hard winters, you should think about bringing your hammock inside at the end of the summer. Just give it a thorough wash and let it dry out completely before storing it for the winter.

Nylon and Polyester Hammocks

Nylon and polyester have a bit more of an advantage against the weather than cotton does. This is because these materials are man-made, so they were built with more resistance against harsh weather. If you leave these hammocks outside during the winter, they will not rot. However, they will eventually start to show wear and tear. They should be washed a few times a year, and brought inside before the snow falls in the winter. If you forget to bring your hammock in, it may be caught in a winter storm. It could become frayed and start to unravel. Overall, a nylon or polyester hammock has a better chance to survive the winter outside. However, you may not be pleased to discover the damage that has been done when spring comes.

Moving and Storage

While moving a hammock indoors, be careful not to tangle it. Holding the two ends when you carry it is a good way to avoid tangles. Spread it out somewhere so that it has a good place to dry off before you put it into storage. It is better to wait an extra day or two to ensure that it has dried out. A good place to store it would be in a garage or a closet. As long as the room is completely dry, it is suitable for storing a hammock. Hammocks can be hung on the wall from a nail or something similar.