Because an outdoor grill is an investment, usually people desire to protect their grills from harsh weather conditions. An effective way to protect a grill is by covering it with a grill cover. When you are not using your grill, simply place the grill cover over it. The grill cover then provides protection from inclement weather that might harm the surfaces of your grill and shorten its life. Measure for a grill cover before you purchase one to ensure that it will fit easily over the grill.
Close the grill.
Place the end of the tape measure at the highest point of the top of the grill and extend the tape measure straight down to the ground. Write this measurement down, rounding up to the nearest inch.
Hold the end of the tape measure at the furthest left point of the grill and extend the tape measure straight across to the furthest right point of the grill. Write this measurement down, rounding up to the nearest inch.
Measure the depth of the grill last. Place the end of the tape measure at the point of the grill furthest to the back and extend the tape measure straight across to the point of the grill furthest to the front. Write this measurement down, again rounding up to the nearest inch.
Determine the size of grill cover needed based on the height, length and width measurements recorded.
Shop for a grill cover that fits your grill dimensions. If you have the option, always choose a grill cover that will accommodate a grill several inches larger than your grill. This will ensure an accurate fit and you will have an easier time placing the grill cover over the grill and removing it.
Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.