As the temperature cools off in much of the world, heading into fall and winter, the outdoors is a place to experience. Especially in South Florida, the temperatures and weather starts to enter into the realm of near perfection. It is a perfect time to spend more time outdoors, on porches, patios and lawns. These areas often become the outdoor version of the living rooms, allowing for more active neighborhood interactions and conversations, and relaxing in outdoor furniture. It is a time when much of life can be experienced out of doors, in the beauty of nature and changing seasons.
Proactive Updating of Outdoor Furniture
If your neck of the woods is further north and reaching the chilling point where outdoor activities are starting to be moved inside it can still be a time to think of outdoor furniture. As items are being covered up and moved inside, now is the time to be proactive and give the proper attention to outdoor furniture. By putting it away in a state that you can simply get it out when it is time next season, you will be cutting down on work in the future as well as the thought and time needed to update it when all you want to do is enjoy it. Plan now to cut down on work later.
An Easy Way to Update
One of the best things that can be added to outdoor furniture to update it is the addition of casters. Casters can allow the furniture to be moved, easily and by almost any member of the family. It allows furniture to be easily redirected to capture a ray of sun or a fresh directional breeze. Casters can also allow the furniture to raised a little higher off the ground, allowing clearance for other items. Casters offer an easy solution that increases options of placement and movement of otherwise inanimate furniture.
Making Sure You Make the Best Possible Choice
When taking into consideration the addition of casters to a piece of outdoor furniture, there are many things that need to be considered to ensure that the best possible option is selected. The first thing to consider is what exactly is the piece of furniture that you will be putting on casters? Is it a regular chair or a lounge chair? Possibly it is a side table that can easily be made mobile to be more easily accessible. There are many different kinds and types of outdoor furniture that can benefit from the addition of casters. What Are the Conditions?The next thing to consider is the purpose of the piece of furniture, and the weight load that it will be responsible for holding and moving. Then the next thing to consider is the ground conditions over which the casters will be moving. Does the furniture usually stay on a porch or patio? Is the furniture mostly on one type of ground but sometimes moved to another type of ground such as grass, gravel or sand? Even if the furniture is moved back and forth from varying ground types casters can still be a viable option for mobility.
A Durable Brand
When it comes to choosing the right caster for outdoor conditions it is important to choose a brand that can be trusted. One name that stands out among the rest is Shepherd Casters. They have been in the business of designing and manufacturing casters for over fifty years. They have a large variety of casters that can meet any need. Some of the main categories of the casters that they manufacture include:
• Light Duty Wheel Casters
• Medium Duty Wheel Casters
• Medium/Heavy Duty Wheel Casters
• Heavy Duty Wheel Casters
• Stainless Steel Casters
• Twin Wheel Casters
• Decorative Casters
• Medical Casters
• Business Machine Casters
• Specialty Casters
As with many things in today’s world, there are still many options available even within these categories that are more specific.Each set of options offers different types of characteristics that can make the caster better suited to more specific conditions. It is very important to take these details into consideration because making sure to match the conditions and usage to the caster can ensure that there is not early breakdown and undue wear and tear.
Making the Best Match
This is the reason why it is very important to have answered some of the previously mentioned questions. It can greatly aid in the process of choosing the best caster for the application. The questions are directly related to the design attributes of the casters. For example, it depends on the type of floor the casters will be moving over, to know what type of wheel material is best. Wheels can be made from a wide variety of materials. Some of the wheel materials available are harder, and therefore, are able to glide more smoothly. On the other hand, some of the available materials are able to slightly compress, allowing for greater shock absorption. Additionally, some available materials are made to endure higher temperatures caused by increased friction and some materials are specially designed to hold up even if exposed to what can be considered hazardous materials. These details and others can make all the difference in the life and usability of a caster and are therefore, very important to keep in mind when choosing.
We Know the Questions
We at Douglas Equipment have been in the caster business for almost sixty years. We know the available options and the conditions for which they are best matched. We will help you to answer the important questions that will help you to make the best-informed decision. We want you to have a product that is quality and long lasting. Please contact us Toll-free at 1-800-451-0030, or locally at 305-888-3700. You can also reach us by reaching out to us through the Contact Us section on our website. We look forward to hearing from you.