When the sailing season tapers off in the Fall, our shrink wrap season begins! Our sister company, Moriches Island Shrink Wrap, offers shrink wrapping for sail boats, motor boats, patio furniture, outdoor kitchens and more. Protect your investments and skip the headache of dealing with a blue tarp all winter. You name it, we'll wrap it! We guarantee all of our work- if there is any issue with a wrap, we'll come by in the middle of the winter to take care of it. We always add vents and moisture absorbers when necessary so that your boat or furniture is free of mildew in the Spring. Boats typically start at $15/ft, although very small boats may be slightly less. The cost of shrink wrapping patio furniture depends on what you have, but our minimum is $150 and most jobs cost between $225 and $350. Please use the form below or send us an email to request a quote.
Our Patio Furniture Shrink Wrapping Process
Before we arrive to shrink wrap, we give an estimate based on photos or after stopping by. It's ok with us if you aren't home while we're working, but if it's your first time wrapping with us, we prefer that you're home or available for a phone call in case we need to clarify what you'd like wrapped or where you'd like the wrap to be located. There's no need for you to arrange your furniture for us.
After we arrive, we arrange the furniture into a rectangle and create a peak so that rain and snow run off. We'll use a blower to clear away leaves, and a towel and blade to dry off anything that's particularly wet. We're careful with delicate items and glass tables. Then we measure the dimensions of the bundle.
Then, we walk back to our truck and cut a piece of shrink wrap. Next, we place the shrink wrap over the furniture, create folds at the corners, then heat weld the folds together.
We trim around the edges where there is excess material, then run polyester strapping around the edge of the wrap. Notice that the wrap is open underneath, which allows it to breathe. Other companies fully enclose the wrap, which often leads to headaches in the Spring. The smallest hole or slightest bit of moisture can cause everything to become dirty, damaged or destroyed over the winter. Our unique method alleviates this potential issue.
This photo looks quite similar to the last one, but if you look closely, you'll see that we've heat welded the strapping inside of the shrink wrap along the edges on the ground.
After the strapping is heated in, we tuck it under the legs and sides of the furniture that are along the outside of the wrap. Once it's tucked, we pull the strapping tight and tie it off.
Then it's time to heat! We use a shrink wrap heat gun to shrink the plastic around the furniture. It tightens up and prevents snow and rain from pooling on the wrap. Not all of the wrap has to be heated, and we won't heat certain corners and edges so the plastic remains as thick as possible in these areas. These areas may have wrinkles, but we'd rather the wrap be strong than pretty!
Finally, we tape the seams of the folds and any small holes that may have formed during heating. We also tape sharp corners and edges for added reinforcement. Your wrap is ready for the winter, and if there happen to be any issues, just give us a call! We guarantee our work for the winter and are insured.