Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there State Sales Tax or Shipping Costs on my order?

Q: Why are Prices for LaneVenture WeatherMaster Products not displayed on your website?

Q: How quickly will I receive my new LaneVenture WeatherMaster Replacement Cushions or Furniture after I place my order?

Q: I am unsure which LaneVenture Furniture Collection I have.  How can I be certain before I place an order for replacement cushions?

Q: Does LaneVenture sell replacement "covers" for my original WeatherMaster cushions which would allow me to reuse my seat and back cushion cores to reduce my total cost?

Q: Why are there different Grades and Prices for fabrics?

Q: Do higher price fabrics always outperform a lesser price fabric from the standpoint of wear or fading?

Q: Do certain fabric colors perform better than others when used outdoors?

Q: Is mildew ever a factor with outdoor cushions?

Q: Is it necessary to store my cushions indoors during the winter season if I already have outdoor covers for my furniture?

Q: What can I do to extend the lifespan and appearance of my new furniture or replacement cushions?



Q: Is there State Sales Tax or Shipping Costs on my order?
A: Orders shipped within Pennsylvania are subject to 6% Sales Tax. We do not collect sales tax for orders delivered outside PA. The consumer is responsible to pay sales tax on any purchase which is otherwise subject to state or local taxes.  Free Shipping is included on all "Qualified" Replacement Cushion Orders.  

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Q: Why are Prices for LaneVenture WeatherMaster Products not displayed on your website?

A: LaneVenture does permit the display of prices for Current WeatherMaster Furniture Collections or WeatherMaster Replacement Cushions. Please Submit a Request for Pricing or Contact Us for assistance.  

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Q: How quickly will I receive my new LaneVenture WeatherMaster Replacement Cushions or Furniture after I place my order?
A: Lane Venture Replacement Cushion Orders will usually arrive in 3-4 weeks.  Most Cushion Orders ship via FedEx which can be left on your porch. Larger Cushion Orders are shipped via Old Dominion Freight Lines which require that someone receive & sign for the shipment.  Lane Weathermaster Furniture Orders via "Curbside" Delivery will usually arrive in 4-5 weeks. Optional White Glove Delivery will add about (1) additional week to normal delivery times. Although delays are infrequent they can occassionally occur. You will be immediately notified in the event of any delay due to an out of stock frame or fabric.  Please place your order far enough in advance to allow for minor delays which may occur during peak ordering season from April to July .  

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Q: I am unsure which LaneVenture Furniture Collection I have.  How can I be certain before I place an order for replacement cushions?
A: Please email pictures of your set to SALES@WICKEREAST.COM  or call (717) 591-9900 and we will assist you in identification. 

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Q: Does LaneVenture sell replacement "covers" for my original WeatherMaster cushions which would allow me to reuse my seat and back cushion cores to reduce my total cost?
A: Yes.  Although LaneVenture does sell replacement "casings only" for seat & back cushions, this is not always a recommended option. Typically after years of use the core in your old cushion has become compressed and flattened to the point that there is a noticeable loss of thickness as well as overall comfort. This condition will often result in the new cushion cover appearing to be much too large when applied over your old cushion core.  Please contact us for pricing if you wish to pursue this option.

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Q: Why are there different Grades and Prices for fabrics?
A: The price of fabrics is largely determined by the Textile and Fabric Finishing Mills who manufacture them. This process takes into consideration the composition of the fabric such as polyester, olefin or acrylic, whether the material is non-woven (printed) or woven, as well as the overall size, color, and complexity of producing an individual pattern.

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Q: Do higher price fabrics always outperform a lesser price fabric from the standpoint of wear or fading?
A: Not Necessarily. There are several types of outdoor rated fabrics which include Solution Dyed Polyester, Solution Dyed Olefin, and Solution Dyed Acrylic such as Sunbrella™ Brand Fabrics. LaneVenture offers many Solution Dyed Acrylics which will perform equally, regardless of the grade.

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Q: Do certain fabric colors perform better than others when used outdoors?
A: Fading is a minor factor if you select a Solution Dyed fabric such as Sunbrella or Outdura Fabric for this application.

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Q: Is mildew ever a factor with outdoor cushions?
A: Occasionally. Mildew grows on dirt, pollen or other organic matter which collects on the surface of a material which remains damp and shaded for extended periods of time. This condition is most prevalent on covered or screened porches, as well as fully exposed areas, particularly with northern exposure. Cushions should be kept clean using  LaneVenture Care & Maintenance Instructions or Sunbrella® Care & Cleaning Instructions.  Keep a close watch for this condition during long periods of overcast and humid weather, even if you are currently using outdoor furniture covers. Although excessive sunlight is not recommended, a moderate amount will actually help to curtail this problem.

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Q: Is it necessary to store my cushions indoors during the winter season if I already have outdoor covers for my furniture?
A: It is recommended that both furniture and cushions be stored indoors during the off season whenever possible. Cushions should always be removed and stored in a dry location. We have heard of instances where mice and squirrels have destroyed cushions when left outside during the cold season. The use of Outdoor Protective Furniture Covers are also recommended.

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Q: What can I do to extend the lifespan and appearance of my new furniture or replacement cushions?
A: Keep your cushions & frames clean using LaneVenture Care & Maintenance Instructions.  When using these products indoors, use blinds or shades to filter direct sunlight from windows as well as overhead skylights. When using these products under a covered porch, the use of outdoor furniture covers is suggested to help shield the cushions and frames from the natural elements as well as dirt and pollen in the air. In a fully exposed outdoor situation, Solution Dyed Fabrics such as Sunbrella Brand and outdoor furniture covers are strongly recommended. When possible, always store your frames and cushions indoors during the off season to protect your investment.

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