Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to many questions about outdoor furniture slings and replacement slings can be found on this page. If you have any questions that are not listed here feel free to contact us using our support form and a customer service representative will be happy to help you out.
- What is a patio sling?
- Why do patio slings need to be replaced?
- How long do patio slings last?
- How do I install a new replacement patio sling?
- How do I measure my patio furniture for ordering new slings?
- How do I keep my patio slings clean?
- What is your current lead time?
- How are my replacement slings going to be shipped?
What is a patio sling?
Some patio furniture is constructed with a sling configuration. While there are a number of different slinging configurations, the most common type sling outdoor furniture has two metal or aluminum frame rails on each side of the chair or chaise that stretches a piece of material for you sit on. A patio sling is the actual material that is being stretched by the two rails. Patio slings are made using heavy duty fabrics and materials that are specially made for slinging applications. Only patio slings should be used to replace old slings that are tearing and deteriorating.
Why do patio slings need to be replaced?
Aside from common accidents like sitting on your sling furniture with sharp objects in your pockets or children mistaking patio sling furniture for their own personal trampolines, patio slings can become dry and brittle after several years of continuous exposure to the outdoor elements. Between the sun, rain, heat and cold the material that the patio slings are made with will eventually become weak and begin to crack and tear making the sling unsafe to sit on. PatioSlings.com. recommends that you replace your patio slings every 2 to 3 years or when they begin to become brittle and dry and begin to tear to avoid any accidents. Sometimes people get bored with the same patio furniture colors and a change in style is the only reason for replacing their slings.
How long do patio slings last?
There is no way to tell exactly how long a patio sling will last. If your furniture remains outdoors your slings can last from 2 to 5 years depending on where you live. However, storing your patio furniture indoors while it is not in use or during the winter season can dramatically increase the life of your patio slings. PatioSlings.com recommends replacing slings every 2 to 3 years to avoid accidents as can become dry and brittle and begin to tear after several years of continued exposure to the sun, rain, cold and heat.
How do I install a new replacement patio sling?
Although there are several types of sling furniture configurations PatioSlings.com has created a general installation guide to help answer some of the questions relating to installing new slings on your furniture. Please visit our Sling Installation Instructions for general guidelines on how to install replacement patio slings.
How do I measure my patio furniture for ordering new slings?
PatioSlings.com requires a few measurements from very specific areas of your sling furniture frame. We have created a guide to help you learn how to get the accurate measurements from the correct parts of your patio sling frame. There are several types of sling furniture configurations and PatioSlings.com deals specifically with stretched-material slings. Please visit our Sling Measuring Instructions for guidelines on how to measure your sling frame for a brand new PatioSlings.com replacement slings.
How do I keep my patio slings clean?
PatioSlings.com that you rinse your patio slings off with a garden hose every so often to avoid letting dirt embed itself into the material pours. Keeping your patio slings free of dirt and grit will dramatically increase it's lifespan. For a more detailed cleaning you can use dish soap and water solution and scurb the material with a small towel or very soft brush. Try to avoid scratching the sling material during detailed cleanings.
What is your current lead time?
Our current lead time for manufacturing your custom patio slings is 4 - 6 Weeks.
How are my replacement slings going to be shipped?
We normally ship via UPS Ground. Most all orders can be delivered within 5 business days from shipping date. As a security precaution ALL orders require a signature upon delivery.