Colorado Springs patio furniture has to stand up to the sun, wind, and snow of Colorado's seasons. That's why Western Outdoor Living, premier suppliers of patio furniture, built in outdoor grills, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens, offer the highest quality of product from the nation's most respected manufacturers. Their extensive showroom is located in Colorado Springs, where the team of experienced staff is available to help advise which materials or products may be best suited to a unique home. Considerations include factors such as if the patio furniture will be stored indoors over the winter, how many people need to be accommodated, what configuration would fit best in the space, what maintenance will be required, and what the budget is. The Western Outdoor Living website gives some tips on maintenance and this can be an important consideration when choosing which materials to purchase. For instance, natural stone tabletops are porous and should be covered when not in use to protect the surface from moisture. To minimize staining and increase the longevity of a stone table, it should be sealed twice a year, ideally in the spring and the fall. Colorado's freezing winter temperatures and warmer days when thawing occurs can cause cracks and splits to appear in the stone. For this reason, natural stone tabletops must be brought inside during the winter. Undercover but still outside, for example in the garage, is not enough protection for the stone. This pattern of care is different from the recommended action for wooden teak furniture. Teak furniture can be kept outside all year round, although particular care must be taken if it is brought inside that a steep temperature or humidity increase does not result, as this could cause the teak to split. Teak will naturally weather over time and change in color. This can be avoided by using a Teak Sealer which only impacts the outer layer of the wood. Gentle cleaning of the teak patio furniture can be done with warm water and soap flakes. This is preferable to an abrasive pressure washer which could cause damage to the wood surface.