Today’s hammocks are more durable than ever before. You will find that some products are rated to last for 20+ years with proper care and maintenance.
The actual lifespan of your new hammock depends on a variety of factors. The maintenance, climate, and care that you give it will go a long way toward a strong experience.
Synthetic materials typically last longer than natural ones, especially if you have a challenging outdoor environment. Natural fibres can degenerate within 12 months if your new hammock does not receive the care that it requires.
Can I Leave My Hammock Outside All Year?
Even if you choose a hammock made from polyester or synthetic fabrics, it is not a good idea to leave it outside during the winter months. Prolonged exposure to challenging precipitation and temperatures will eventually shorten the lifespan of your hammock. You may also want to take your hammock inside whenever there is a period of bad weather to ensure it can maximise its lifespan.
There are several ways that you can support your hammock so that it will last longer.
- Keep it clean and free of debris whenever possible.
- Bring it inside if there is an extended period when you are not using it.
- Hang it in a place where your dog will not have a chance to chew it.
- Avoid storing your hammock near pesticides, chemicals, or corrosive materials.
Some models can last almost indefinitely when they receive the care and maintenance recommended by the manufacturer, so regardless of the materials that you choose for your next hammock, think about the amount of attention that you can put into it.
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