Do you have a broken porch swing at your house? Do you miss sitting outside and spending time in it, watching the cars pass by as you take a break from the world? If so, you may have considered buying a new unit.
The problem is that these new units are pricey these days. The cost of everything is going up, and the companies who manufacture and sell porch swings have been forced to go up on their prices as well. All outdoor furniture has gotten incredibly expensive, in fact. recently, my wife and I went to purchase some lawn furniture, and I was taken aback with sticker shock at the amount even the cheapest units cost.
However, your broken porch swing might have life in it yet. Consider repairing it before you go out and purchase a new one. You might just save yourself some serious cash! Here are a few things to consider when you are thinking about repairing your old porch swing
Is it worth repairing? Do you believe that if you fix the broken parts, the rest of it will hold together in the long run, or does it look like the whole thing could come apart at any time? If the whole unit looks rickety, you may be better off going out and purchasing a new model.
However, if it looks basically new other than the broken pieces, it might just be salvageable!
You will probably need a few tools to get the job done if you want to repair your porch swing. Do you have those tools readily available around your home? If not, does a neighbor or a friend have the tools that they would lend yu for a short time while you do the repairs? If the answer to either of these is yes, then you are ready to do some repair work!
If you have a swing that is made out of wood, will you be able to match the colors on the pieces that you replace? If the rest of your swing looks worn except for one slat of wood, that might look a little silly. However, if you think you can match the colors of the pieces, you should be OK!
Can you safely repair the problem? Are you certain that your repair will hold? If you have ever been in one these swings when they break, you know how unpleasant it is, so make sure you are careful!
If you have all these questions answered positively, you should be well on your way to saving some money by repairing your own swing!