5th December 2022
The leaves have fallen and darkness has eaten into our days, winter is officially upon us. Your car is safely tucked up on the driveway under its waterproof fitted cover so all is well… or is it? One morning you peel back the cover only to find moisture under the cover! You run back inside to check the description of the cover that you bought last spring. It says it’s waterproof, what went wrong? During those heavy summer downpours, it was great, not a drop of water touched your car. It didn’t even rain last night, how has this happened?
Fear not, the moisture is due to your waterproof cover being just that, waterproof. What your car cover needs, in addition to waterproofing, is breathability. Otherwise, on these damp winter nights and heavy dewy mornings, this moisture will build up to become condensation. Coverzone’s Stormforce and Apollo covers consist of multi-layer construction, providing both waterproofing and breathability. The membrane, sandwiched in the middle of the cover, is perforated with micropores so small that condensation can evaporate away from the underside of the cover, but water droplets on top cannot pass through.
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Coverzone manufactures covers in both breathable and non-breathable fabrics. If you are planning to tuck your car away over winter and don't have the luxury of a garage, one of our Monsoon covers fitted to a dry, clean car is the next best protection that you can find. Our Monsoon range of outdoor covers are designed for vehicles that are left outside for long periods. These heavy-duty outdoor covers feature a soft inner lining that’s kind to paintwork & a non-breathable heavy PVC shell that has heat-sealed double stitching. These covers cleverly mirror the temperature of the car ensuring that all moisture, dew and frost stays on the outer skin keeping your treasured car dry.
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If you happen to find heavy condensation under your non-breathable cover on one of these dewy mornings, remove the cover & thoroughly dry it. Re-apply the cover & ensure that the underbody straps are loose allowing the cover to move in the breeze. The cover should not be fitted tight to your vehicle like a second skin as this will reduce airflow over the paintwork & prevent the drying of the condensation.
Lastly, here is a tip to test your current cover for waterproofing, rather than letting a particularly heavy rainfall discover for you, you can conduct a simple test:
- Position an egg cup or small bowl under the cover.
- Make a small divot in the fabric & pour in a couple of tablespoons of water until there is a noticeable amount in the divot, or about the size of the measuring bowl you are choosing to use.
- Leave for 4-6 hours.
- Upon returning, the egg cup or bowl should be dry, showing that no water has passed through the cover if it is indeed waterproof.
If water is in your egg cup or bowl, contact your cover manufacturer for advice.
Coverzone specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke vehicle covers. We have 1000’s of fully tailored patterns & over 20,000 covers in stock for immediate despatch. Our range caters for most popular vehicles from the 1930’s to date & includes, motorbikes, sports cars, classic cars, city cars, hatchbacks, saloons, estates, limousines, suv’s, 4x4’s, vans and campers.
If you would like more information visit www.cover-zone.com or call us on 01903 764 689.