Re-slinging Patio Chairs - Is it worth the expense?

Is re-slinging patio chairs worth the expense?

Sling patio chairs are a popular choice for outdoor furniture because they are comfortable, lightweight, and easy to maintain. However, the sling fabric itself can eventually become damaged or worn out, especially if it is exposed to the sun and rain on a regular basis.  Typically, sling material will last 8 - 10 years if left out in the elements, although we have seen some chairs last 20+ years. 

If you have sling patio chairs that are in good condition overall, but the sling fabric is damaged or worn out, you may be wondering if it is worth the expense to have them re-slung.

There are a few factors to consider when making this decision:

  • The cost of re-slinging. The cost of re-slinging patio chairs will vary depending on the size and type of chairs, as well as the cost of labor in your area. However, it is generally much less expensive to have your chairs re-slung than to purchase new chairs. In 2023, the cost to have new slings made for you chairs and installed will cost about $150.00 per chair. 
  • The age and condition of your chairs. If your chairs are old or in poor condition, it may not be worth the expense to have them re-slung. Also, a good amount of forced is placed on the chair during the installation process.  All welds and bolts must be in good condition for this process.  However, if your chairs are in good condition, re-slinging them can extend significantly expand their usable life. 
  • The quality of the replacement sling fabric. It is important to choose a high-quality replacement sling fabric that is designed specifically for outdoor sling use. 

Overall, whether or not re-slinging patio chairs is worth the expense depends on your individual circumstances. However, if you have sling patio chairs that are in good condition overall, but the sling fabric is damaged or worn out, re-slinging them is generally a good investment.

Here are some additional things to consider when making your decision:

  • Your budget: Re-slinging patio chairs can be a relatively inexpensive way to extend the life of your furniture. However, it is important to factor in the cost of the replacement sling fabric, as well as the cost of labor if you are hiring a professional to do the job.
  • Your DIY skills: If you are handy, you may be able to re-sling your patio chairs yourself. This can save you money on labor costs, but it is important to make sure that you have the right tools and skills for the job.  (Triad Cushion is pleased to offer full cut, sew and installation services)
  • Your environmental impact: Re-slinging your patio chairs is a more environmentally friendly option than purchasing new chairs. It helps to reduce waste and conserve resources.

If you are still unsure whether or not re-slinging your patio chairs is worth the expense, it is a good idea to get a quote from a professional. They will be able to assess the condition of your chairs and give you an estimate of the cost of the job.

Contact Triad Cushion if you need assistance assessing your chairs or to receive a free quote.