What Type of Patio Umbrella is the Best? (Expert Advice)

Have you ever gone patio umbrella shopping? You might get surprised or overwhelmed by the options available. There are patio umbrellas of different shapes, materials, sizes, and other features. So, how will you know which type is the best? This guide will help understand the options and purchase an umbrella that satisfies your needs. Categories

Why is my Patio Umbrella Leaning? 5 Quick Solutions

There are three main reasons that cause a patio umbrella to lean. The diameter of the base can be too big for the umbrella pole causing it to wiggle around. The second reason can be that there is a huge gap between the patio table and the umbrella pole allowing the pole to lean on

Can a Patio Umbrella Stand Without a Table?

Yes, a patio umbrella can stand without a table if it has an umbrella stand. An umbrella stand is different from an umbrella base. An umbrella stand is bigger and heavier than an umbrella base hence it can support a patio umbrella without a table. The weight of an umbrella stand depends on the size

Aluminum vs. Steel Patio Umbrella. Which is Better?

When you hear aluminum or steel in patio umbrellas, it is the material used to make the umbrella frame. Several materials like steel, aluminum, wood, and fiberglass are used to make patio umbrella frames. Here I am going to compare the two giant metals worldwide which are aluminum and steel.  There are several determining factors

How Heavy Should a Patio Umbrella Base be?

You can hear a homeowner complaining, “I have an umbrella base but still the umbrella falls over.” When you hear such a statement, just know the weight of the umbrella base is not enough to support the size of the patio umbrella. From this, we can deduct that the size of the patio umbrella is

Can You Spray Paint a Faded Patio Umbrella?

You can hear your patio umbrella telling you “it is not yet the end” when everything else is in perfect condition, but the canopy has a faded fabric. Just take a few hours and restore the color of your umbrella canopy by simply using spray paint. However you can also use rollers or paintbrushes, but

How Do You Repair a Tear in a Patio Umbrella?

A new patio umbrella is very costly. This is why you should learn to do some small repairs instead of buying a new one. A patio umbrella faces a lot of rough conditions all year round, these rough conditions make the fabric weak and can tear easily over time. Most patio umbrellas tear along the

How Do You Store a Patio Umbrella?

Patio umbrellas are manufactured to withstand harsh weather conditions, but this does not mean that they should be left outside during storms, strong winds, or the winter season. If you leave your patio umbrella outside during such conditions, it might develop some mechanical problems or mold and mildew will develop on it.  A patio umbrella

What is the Difference Between a Beach Umbrella and a Patio Umbrella?

Beach umbrellas and patio umbrellas almost look alike, but there are several differences that are fundamental. Some people think that they can convert patio umbrellas into beach umbrellas. But when they do it practically is when they notice these fundamental differences.  There are some fundamental basics that clearly bring out these differences. In this article,

What is the Best Color for Patio Umbrellas?

Color is an influencer for mood and can make you feel good about the day. When it comes to patio umbrellas, the color choice is a personal preference. But you are advised to choose lighter colors over darker ones. This is because dark colors tend to fade due to heavy rain and sun radiation. You