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It’s the perfect time of year to set up your event outside! Whether you’re hosting a family reunion, or throwing a church potluck, or putting up a yard sale, the summer weather will remain crisp and clear – and scorchingly hot. This summer, if there’s one thing every outdoor activity needs, it’s a place to sit down and cool off.

Outdoor events in the summertime are widely held, but rarely sufficiently prepared for. McCourt Manufacturing would like to offer up some helpful tips on how to beat the heat with specially designed furniture.

UV Protection

Buying event furniture in bulk can be a hefty investment, which is why you should make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Tables and chairs that are specially designed to withstand the elements are your best bet for getting the most out of your purchase. 

When it comes to protecting your furniture from sun damage, McCourt has got you covered. Our outdoor event tables and chairs are UV protected to offer longer-lasting use and versatility. For example, our Econolite® Plastic Folding Tables and Folding Chairs are UV inhibited to combat sun damage and prevent fading.

New vs Sun Damaged (Pic Source)

Check out our catalog for a wider selection of UV protected furniture.

Heat Resistant Furniture Materials

Outdoor furniture is typically made with a variety of durable materials. However, during the summertime you’ll most likely want something that doesn’t conduct much heat and remains safe to the touch.

While metal furniture does tend to heat up in the harsh summer sun, you shouldn’t dismiss it entirely. For example, aluminum doesn’t tend to get as hot as other metals, such as steel. It’s also more lightweight and extremely resistant to rust and corrosion, which makes it a popular choice for both outdoor use and outdoor storage spaces.

McCourt Manufacturing’s Chiavari Stacking Chair offers an aluminum construction with a powder coat finish that’s waterproof and UV resistant. You can also use detachable seat cushions or chair covers to combat the heat.

Another excellent summertime option are chairs and tables made with heat-resistant plastics. Polyethylene plastic is the most popular material used by manufacturers to produce stylish pieces of furniture that are able to withstand extreme temperatures. Our Commercialite Folding Tables are made from high-grade polyethylene, which is an extremely tough plastic polymer. All McCourt polyethylene products are stain, heat, and impact resistant.


Most high-quality outdoor furniture products offer some kind of weatherproofing to help shield against the elements. A powder coat finish especially goes a long way in extending the lifespan of your product. However, McCourt Manufacturing goes a step further.

Some useful weatherproofing features we offer are:

  • Stain resistant surface
  • Anti-static
  • Moisture drain braces
  • Corrosion resistant surface treatment
  • Weather resistant coating (to seal in the paint’s smooth and glossy finish!)

All of these features and more can be found in our Series 5 TM Stackable Folding Chairs, now offered in a variety of colors. Make sure to browse our website and check out more of our innovative weatherproofing options.


It’s the time of year when things start really heating up. Don’t wait, give McCourt Manufacturing a call at 479-783- 2593 or 800-333- 2687 today and learn more about our furniture’s superior weatherproofing features! Make sure to keep up with our Facebook page for regular updates.

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Fort Smith, AR 72901