Monthly Archives: May 2012

Golfing in Any Weather Using Golf Cart Covers

Golf Cart Cover
Golfing is a great past time, and we have everything you need to protect and preserve your golfing equipment. Our protective golf cart covers will keep your entire cart clean and secure during off seasons and non-use. They will prevent dust, dirt and weather conditions from soiling your cart. When its time to golf, our cabin covers and removable windshields will offer comfort and luxury. Our seat blankets, available in tan, plaid, and pink, will keep your seat covered and protected and provide you with a warm and comfortable blanket when needed. We also carry fleece and padded seat covers. Organizers keep your tees, balls, and personal belongings stored away and organized. Rain hoods even keep your clubs dry and protected. With our golfing accessories, you can play a round comfortable, no matter what the weather conditions are.

Golf Cart Enclosures attach easily to carts and come in a number of configurations to meet each golfer’s individual preferences for protection.  Cart enclosures not only protect the interior of golf carts, but passengers, too, who can get splattered or splashed on the journey to the next hole.

Golf Cart Storage Covers are specifically designed to cover and protect golf carts when not in use.  They withstand exposure to harsh weather conditions and keep golf cart interiors and exteriors free from dirt, debris, and environmental damage.  Using a storage cover regularly keeps a golf cart looking good and functioning as expected for many years.

A Golf Bag Rain Hood keeps clubs dry for die-hard golfers who like to be out even on rainy days.  Rugged and weather-resistant, this rain hood stays in place even when the wind kicks up.

 

Custom Swing Set Tarps for Your PlaySet

Swing Set Canopy Tops

Are you looking for a custom swing set tarp but don’t know what size you need? We can help you get the most accurate measurements and ensure that you get exactly what you are looking for. Visit our site to view our custom canopy order form. It guides you through, step by step, making your choices to get the ideal tarp. We show you diagrams to understand your measurements and ensure a perfect fit. Still have questions? Give us a call and we will be glad to help you out!

Vinyl Tarps and Canopy Tops from MightyCovers.com are made of heavy marine grade vinyl with standard fasteners which are either brass grommets or stainless steel snaps. We offer stock sizes and custom made canopy tops in any size needed. This marine grade vinyl is a heavyweight 15oz. laminated material with UV protection and mildew retardant added. THE STRONGEST AND MOST DURABLE IN THE INDUSTRY!

Choosing a Material

Vinyl or canvas? The material that you choose depends on what features are most important to you in a play set canopy. Vinyl is heavy duty, resists mold and mildew, and will stand up to harsh weather. The vinyl should be marine grade, which offers superior strength and durability. Alternatively, a play set canopy can be purchased in canvas. High quality canvas, such as that produced by Sunbrella, repels water, resists mold and mildew, and creates a drier environment underneath. Sunbrella canvas canopies are available in many more colors than vinyl, and they do not fade or lose their color over time. Additionally, they offer more protection than vinyl canopies from ultraviolet rays. While the cost of a Sunbrella play set canopy is higher, so is the quality.

Fasteners

How will you fasten the canopy to the play set structure? If you are purchasing a replacement canopy, make note of how the existing canopy is fastened. Is it attached using snaps? Grommets? These are the two most common fasteners used on play set canopies. The manufacturer should be able to provide you with either option. Be sure to measure the distance between each fastener on your existing structure so that the manufacturer can provide you with a canopy that has fasteners spaced at the same intervals.

Purchasing a replacement play set canopy is not a difficult process, but it involves a bit more preparation than many homeowners realize. Once you know exactly what kind of replacement canopy you need — considering size, color, material, custom versus stock, and fasteners — you should feel confident that you will receive exactly the product that you require.

Our Jet Ski Covers Protect and Preserve!

Personal Water Craft Cover
Take care of your jet ski with a cover that will protect against damage from UV, rain, wind, and other environmental factors. We offer two grades of cover, each coming in two sizes. Our regular heavy-duty trailerable and travel covers come in 200 denier gray fabric with water-resistant backing. They feature a two year warranty and are available in up to 124” L size and over 124” L size. If you are looking for something better, we also offer a deluxe jet ski cover. It comes in black and gray Protek™ Plus 300 denier fabric with a two year warranty. It has an integrated trailering system with built-in quick adjusting straps. The deluxe model even has and integrated storage bag and zippered fuel tank access on both sides of the cover for easy filling without removing the cover. Either of these great covers will keep your jet ski ready to go whenever you are!

Jet ski covers are available in two different grades and in the right size for your watercraft. Most standard covers are made from 200 denier fabric. They’ll provide water resistant protection against the elements and keep your jet ski safe. The other option is a Protek Plus 300 denier cover, which is much higher quality and is designed to fit your jet ski perfectly and provide the right level of protection. This higher end version also features a zippered fuel tank access to make it easy to fill your jet ski without removing the cover.

Sandbox Covers Required at Daycares and Schools

Sandbox Cover
Sandbox covers are a great way to protect your children from dirty and contaminated sand, but did you know that they might be REQUIRED in your state? Most daycare and school centers must make sure that their sand is protected when not in use. Cats and other animals will often use sand as a litter box, making it extremely unsanitary. Many states have taken action and set minimum requirements for all sandboxes. Most of these minimum requirements include a sandbox cover. Check with your local officials and make sure that you are staying legal! We offer custom sandbox covers of any shape and size and several high quality materials.

Custom Sandbox Covers are an important step in preventing cats and other animals from making your children’s play area their outdoor litter boxes. Covers also help keep the sand clean and free of leaves, rocks, pine needles, grass, insects, and other debris. Once you remove your sandbox cover, the sandbox is ready for immediate use. Make sure that when the kids are ready to play, you don’t have to check the sand for debris or clean it out before the fun can begin. Custom Sandbox covers make playtime in the sandbox fun, clean, and safe.

Customizable Shade Sails for Every Home

Sunbrella Shade Sail
Shade sails are completely customizable to your backyard. We have equilateral and right angle triangles, rectangles, and squares. You can also choose your fabric: Coolaroo, which blocks approximately 90% of UV rays; Commercial 95, which blocks 96-98% of UV rays; and Sunbrella, which blocks 96-98% of UV rays and is nearly waterproof. We have stock sizes, but if you can’t find what you are looking for, we can make a custom sail for you. Let us know what you need for your shade and Mighty Covers can get it done.

Shade sails are an innovative and aesthetically pleasing way to create shaded spaces outside of the home or business. At home, they allow you to cover your patio, swimming pool area, gardens, children’s play areas, cars and other vehicles, and virtually any outdoor area that you would like to be protected from the sun. Businesses find shade sails valuable for creating shade in courtyards, outdoor break areas, and open air restaurants. Shade sails can be mounted to practically any surface and are simple to install. Now you can create a shaded area anywhere around your home, yard, or business.

Shade Sails provide excellent protection from the sun and its harmful UV rays. They come in a variety of standard shapes, sizes, and colors which meet the needs of most home and business owners. Available shapes include squares, rectangles, equilateral triangles, and right angle triangles. The 16 beautiful color choices can be seen farther down on this page. Each sail comes with user-friendly instructions for installation.

Clean your Boat then protect with a Boat Cover

 

Boat Cover

 

Boating is one of the most enjoyable experiences that you can have on our beautiful lakes, rivers, and oceans. Boats require a good deal of cleaning and maintenance, though, which is often time consuming and not always enjoyable. Some boat owners spend as much time, if not more, cleaning their boats than they actually spend using them on the water. While keeping your boat clean and maintained is important, there is no reason that you should spend a majority of your time cleaning and polishing. With the proper equipment and cleaning products, you can save time while maintaining your boat’s beauty and protecting it from the harsh marine elements. You can also reduce the time and effort of cleaning your boat by cleaning it routinely as and by using boat covers when it is not in use.

Cleaning Your Boat’s Exterior: Choosing the Right Equipment

The type of boat you have and the materials from which it is made will determine what equipment and products are best for cleaning it. For most boats, you will need a durable brush for scrubbing away dirt, grime, stains, and salt. The brush should not be so stiff and coarse that it could cause damage to your boat’s finish or clear coat. Your brush should have a sturdy handle, long enough to reach all areas of your boat, up high and down low. This will eliminate the strain on your back and arms and will give you the needed leverage for effective boat cleaning. The brush and its bristles should be strong enough to withstand repeated use with cleaning products, exposure to the weather, and even salt water. Other handy products to have for boat cleaning include buckets large enough for your brush, sponges, mops, towels, and chamois cloths. Very important for your boat as well as the environment is your choice of soap. You should use a soap that is tough on dirt and grime, yet safe for the environment. Use a biodegradable soap with a neutral PH factor. Do not use dish washing detergents; they are too strong and could cause damage to the finish of your boat. If you use your boat in salt water, it is particularly important that you use fresh water and soap to remove the salt buildup that can corrode your boat’s finish. Always be sure to follow the boat manufacturer’s instructions on how to clean your boat. Do not allow the soap to dry and remain on your boat for extended periods of time.

The Best Way to Clean Your Boat’s Exterior

Now that you have the proper equipment and cleaning products for the exterior of your boat, you can start cleaning. First, rinse the entire boat with clean, fresh water. This will remove and loosen any dirt, grime, and impurities that may have built up on the finish. Never brush or scrub a dry boat, as this may scratch or damage your boat’s finish or clear coat. Use a sponge or washing cloth with soapy water, and start lathering up areas at the top of the boat, working your way down. Working from the top to the bottom of the boat will keep suds from running over the already cleaned areas, which would then have to be rinsed again. Lather only one area at a time; if you lather the entire boat, the suds will dry and cause you to have to rewash the cleaned areas again to prevent streaking. After lathering, use your scrub brush to remove any dirt and grime before rinsing. To prevent water spots, use chamois cloths or dry, soft towels to dry off any moisture after washing. Once or twice a boating season, you should wax and polish your fiberglass boat to preserve the shine and luster of the boat’s finish. Use a quality wax, such as a carnauba wax, for maximum protection.

Caring for the Details

Other components of your boat that may need special attention include metal trim and rails, glass or Perspex windows, and any wood trim or decking. Use a quality cleaner and sealant for any chrome or stainless steel on your boat. For pitted or oxidized places on any metal surfaces, use of a metal wax may be necessary to improve their condition. Follow the metal cleaner manufacturer’s recommended instructions. Depending on the severity of the damage of your metal surfaces, the cleaning process may need to be repeated several times. For the glass and Perspex windows, a quality glass cleaner can be used, or a water and vinegar solution may work just as well. If the Perspex glass is already heavily scratched, there may not be much that can be done to repair it; however, there have been some new products developed recently that may improve their damaged conditions. Teak wood trim and decking should be varnished to keep them protected and looking good. If the wood has already been worn and lost some of its original color, you can sand it and then protect it by applying teak oil.

Cleaning the Boat’s Engine

You will need to clean and possibly degrease the engine or motor of your boat. It’s important to make cleaning your boat’s engine part of your annual winterization ritual at the end of the season. Some boat owners choose to do this themselves, while others opt to have this done, along with other winterization tasks, by an experienced mechanic. A quality engine cleaner and protectant, such as WD-40 or Boeshield T-9, used in combination with a cleaning cloth is usually sufficient for removing accumulated dirt, grime, and grease. These products also protect engine parts by creating a protective shield from moisture. If it’s an older engine with a considerable amount of build-up, you may need to employ a more powerful de-greaser, such as “Gunk.” Whatever solutions you use, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, and protect or seal off electrical engine parts first. If grease is removed from key engine areas that require this lubrication, be sure to re-apply some to these points upon completion of your cleaning.

Cleaning Your Boat’s Interior

You will also want to clean the interior of your boat, such as the carpets and vinyl upholstery. For the carpets, you should vacuum them to remove any loose dirt and grime. And if there are any spots, you should treat the spots with a quality stain remover, always following the manufacturer’s recommended instructions. After vacuuming and spot cleaning, use a good steam cleaner. Start at the front of the boat and work your way back to avoid walking on the cleaned areas until they have completely dried. If a steam cleaner is not an option, scrub with a stiff bristled brush and a soapy solution and then rinse. Again, allow wet areas to completely dry before walking on them. For the vinyl upholstery in your boat, first wipe off with a damp cloth to remove any dirt, grime, or salt. Next, use a quality vinyl cleaner and wipe off all of the seats and padding inside the boat. For mildew buildup, use a mixture of four parts water to one part ammonia and scrub with a medium soft bristled brush. After cleaning, apply a light coat of furniture polish that is recommended for vinyl. This will help protect and guard against stains, and it will help preserve your boat’s upholstery for many years to come.

Covering Your Boat with Quality Boat Covers

After you have cleaned your boat, you should cover it with a quality protective boat cover. Anytime you store your boat for any reason, clean the interior and the exterior as much as possible, then cover it with a boat cover to preserve that clean interior until you remove the cover on your next outing. Your boat will be as clean as when you covered it up. Whether your boat is stored outside or being towed on a trailer, boat covers will protect from moisture, leaves, bird droppings, and other extreme outdoor elements. Whether your boat is a bass fishing boat, ski boat, deck boat, pontoon, v-hull, or another type, it’s important to protect your investment with protective boat covers.

While there is a lot involved in properly caring for and maintaining boats, using the right equipment and products, protecting them with boat covers, and establishing a regular routine of cleaning will reduce the overall amount of time and effort spent on maintenance. Less time boat cleaning means more time enjoying your boat out on the water.

Proper Vehicle Maintenance Saves Money – Car Covers

 

Automobile Cover

Car Covers and Truck Covers Are an Important Way to Protect Your Vehicle. How is your transportation affected during these tough economic times? With the unemployment rate at record highs and the threat of more layoffs and business closings to come, new cars sales are way down. Even if you are lucky enough to have a job now, are you willing to take on a 48 or 60 month car note? Buying a new or used vehicle may not be a viable option at this time, so taking care of the one you have now is the best bet.

Take care of the big issues first. If your car or truck is not as dependable as you need or want it to be, you should consider investing in the maintenance of the engine, power train, transmission, and other mechanical parts. If there are already mechanical problems, you should definitely have these corrected so that they won’t cause additional problems and add to any future repair costs. Also, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for preventative maintenance and the schedule by which they should be performed. Preventative maintenance can save you a great deal of money by catching potentially big problems before they happen.

Keeping your car or truck looking good requires only an occasional washing and waxing, and the use of a high quality vehicle cover. Car covers and truck covers are especially useful when your vehicle does not enjoy the shelter of an enclosed garage. But, even if you have an enclosed garage, car covers and truck covers are handy for when you are away from home, at work, on vacation, or in any location where shelter for your vehicle is not available. Car covers and truck covers protect your vehicle from exposure to harsh weather conditions, including snow, rain, sleet, ice, and the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, all of which can significantly damage the appearance of your vehicle over time.

Taking proper care of your existing vehicle rather than yearning for a new one will save you a lot of money, especially in these precarious economic times. You may be amazed how long your car or truck stays in good working order when you follow basic steps to maintain it. If you do, it may be quite some time before you will need to worry about your transportation situation again.

Boat Accessory Covers For Seat and More!

Boat Seat Cover
In addition to our extensive line of boat covers, we also carry boat accessory covers to provide you with complete protection for all of your boating needs. Here is a list of all of the covers that we carry to make sure that every inch of your boat is covered! Whether you need to protect your whole boat or specific parts, we’ve got you covered!

  • Center Console Covers
  • Bucket, Folding, and Pedestal Seat Covers
  • Outboard Motor Covers
  • And boating accessories, such as a boat cover support pole and a marine safety kit!

Utility Equipment Needs Covering, Too!

 

Log Splitter Cover
Whether you use it often or very rarely, you probably own some type of utility equipment. Pressure washers, rototillers, generators, and log splitters are all useful tools to have around your home. Make sure that you keep them protected with utility equipment covers. The provide the ultimate protection against sun damage, dirt, bad weather, birds, and tree sap. By using a high quality material to cover your equipment, you can make sure that it stays in tip top shape so that it is ready for use when you are.

Air Conditioner Covers Keep The Cool Air Coming

Air Conditioner Cover
The extremely hot temperatures that we are currently experiencing will remind you just how precious your air conditioner can be!  It is important during the colder winter months to protect your central air conditioning unit with air conditioning cover. They serve several purposes. First, they prevent heat that escapes from your units and vents. They also block drafts and reduce noise. The block UV that can cause excessive wear and tear on your unit. Be sure to protect your air conditioner during the winter to keep it performing at its peak during the summer.