A barbecue is more than just a piece of backyard equipment. It’s actually an essential part of summer. A good barbecue can cost several hundred dollars, especially if you want a model with a built-in smoker, warmer, rotisserie, or other useful sections. It’s essentially an investment. For this reason alone, you should protect your barbecue with a sturdy BBQ Grill Cover. However, this isn’t the only rationale that you need to purchase and use heavy duty, yet breathable, grill covers. Five others are listed below.
Keep Your Grill Out of the Rain With a BBQ Grill Cover
Rain can harm a barbecue over time. Barbecues are made almost entirely of metal, from their bases to their grill lids, and can rust fairly easily. You don’t want your barbecue to end up being prematurely retired due to sections of rust that can chip off and fall into your food. This is why you need to use a BBQ grill cover. Although some inexpensive grill cover models still allow water in, Hentex ones don’t. They’ll keep damaging moisture out, while still allowing enough air in. It’s a tricky balance that we’ve perfected. Your grill will last much longer as a result. Yes, you can certainly have your grill treated with a rust-preventing paint, and as a matter of fact, some even come this way, but that treated, painted surface will work better when the grill is properly covered and protected.
Protect Your Grill Accessories
You can’t properly barbecue without a number of grill accessories. A standard set typically consists of a long-handled fork, a metal spatula, and a wire grill cleaning brush. Some people keep their grill accessories attached to the handles of their grills where they are in reach. Others keep them in the garage or even in their kitchens. If you’re the type of person who keeps theirs on the grill, then they need to be covered with a BBQ grill cover. These utensils can become damaged when they are exposed to the elements. The wooden or plastic handles can chip and fade, and the metal sections of them can begin to pit or tarnish. Of course, all of this can be prevented with a sturdy BBQ grill cover.
A Large BBQ Cover Stops Dust and Debris In Its Tracks
If you live in a dusty, dry climate, like those in the southwestern United States, you might think that you don’t need a BBQ grill cover. After all, it doesn’t rain or snow, so your grill won’t be subject to harmful moisture, right? Well, it’s true that moisture won’t harm your grill, but dust and other debris, stirred up by winds and dry heat will. A large BBQ cover prevents these things from reach your grill, where they can cake onto it and cause pitting on its exterior. The hot sun can also cause the top painted section of your grill to fade and discolor. A multi-layer bbq cover can keep this from happening as well.
Heavy Duty Grill Covers Prevent Salt Corrosion
Salt from ocean water can also harm your grill. If you live on either coast, then it is a problem that you need to look out for. Salt can cause parts of your grill to corrode and rust, making it difficult or even potentially dangerous to use. Salt is even worse than rain since it corrodes metal more quickly. Even if you live several miles from the ocean, the salt remains in the air, causing plenty of problems. Heavy duty grill covers, the kind that keeps salt from touching your grill when it isn’t in use, are the solution here. There might be other methods, such as spray coatings to prevent rust, but only real solution is a BBQ grill cover.
Cold Weather Can Damage Your BBQ, So Use a Gas BBQ Cover
Believe it or not, cold weather and other extreme temperatures can damage a BBQ, especially one left open and exposed. When it gets very cold outside, just like it does during Midwestern winters, metal contracts just like wood and other natural materials. This is due to its atomic makeup. As the weather begins to warm up again, the metal in your grill will expand. What does this mean? It means that more pressure is put on the joints, and they will begin to weaken over time. A gas BBQ cover can insulate your grill, keeping it from being completely exposed to the cold. While another option would be to put it in the garage or a shed, in some cases, these indoor spaces aren’t heated. The best thing to do here would be to keep the BBQ grill cover on it, even when storing it indoors.
Here are five reasons why you need to protect your BBQ and all of its accessories with a Hentex BBQ grill cover. While there are others that aren’t listed here, what it comes down to is that you need to protect your expensive grill. Think of it as if it’s an important part of your kitchen that sits outside. You wouldn’t leave your kitchen stove and oven outdoors without a cover, right? Your barbecue grill should be treated the same way. Grill covers are easy to remove when you need your bbq, and they are just as easy to put back on when you’re done cooking and your grill has cooled. As a matter of fact, most just slip on and off. They can also be anchored with bricks or stones at the bottoms, to keep the cover in place. Again, this only takes a few extra minutes. The resulting protection is well worth it.
If you’re in need of a reliable, sturdily made, breathable, fire resistant BBQ grill cover, then look no further than Hentex. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and are known for our protective outdoor covers. Ours are made of laminated fabric that’s made of either two or three-ply cloth, depending on the model chosen. This ensures that the cover will last you for years, just like your grill will. Please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions about our products.