Patio and Hearth Shop in Rocky Mount, NC carries a variety of outdoor furniture and appliances. We believe that time spent outdoors is time well spent. Because of this philosophy, we offer a wide variety of outdoor furniture, gas grills, fire pits, and statues, to enhance your outdoor space. We also have two other locations in Roanoke Rapids and Greenville, NC. With Thanksgiving behind us and winter just around the corner, it's time to start preparing your outdoor area for the cold weather. Unfortunately, that means that you probably won't be spending as much time outdoors as you do the rest of the year. However, you still want to be sure to protect your outdoor furniture in the winter so that it's there for you to use and enjoy the rest of the year. If you have metal furniture you want to protect it from the rust that can be caused by melted snow and ice. For aluminum furniture, you can add automotive wax for an extra protective layer. Wrought iron furniture can be covered with spray paint made specifically for wrought iron. Before you do this, be sure to use a wire brush to remove any rust. Once you're finished, cover the furniture with a tarp. If you have any seat cushions or outdoor pillows, you will want to remove those from your outdoor furniture and keep them somewhere indoors, like your garage or attic, to keep them from getting mildew. If you have any wicker outdoor furniture, be sure to store it indoors for the winter. However, if your wicker furniture is made of synthetic materials and not natural rattan, it should be fine to stay outside during the winter. For more tips on winterizing your outdoor furniture, visit bobvila.com. For all of your outdoor furniture needs in Rocky Mount, NC, come to see us at Patio and Hearth Shop.