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How to Properly Use an Outdoor Patio Umbrella?

Mar 06,2023 | CASAINC

      In the hot summer, outdoor activities become the way of choice for many people. A good outdoor patio umbrella will add coolness to your outdoor activities and effectively protect your skin from UV damage. This article will introduce several aspects of outdoor umbrellas to help you choose one that is right for you.

       This article will introduce the different types of outdoor umbrellas, how to choose an outdoor patio umbrella, and how to use it properly, which will be helpful for you in choosing an outdoor patio umbrella that suits your needs.

Part I: Types of Outdoor Patio Umbrellas

    There are many types of outdoor patio umbrellas; the common ones are ordinary patio umbrellas, sun patio umbrellas, sunscreen patio umbrellas, windproof patio umbrellas, etc. Ordinary patio umbrellas have certain sun and rain protection functions and are suitable for daily use. The sun patio umbrellas can protect from the sun on sunny days and the rain on rainy days, but it does not provide good protection from UV rays. Sunscreen umbrella is specifically used for shade patio umbrellas; it uses high-tech sunscreen materials to be better protected against UV damage. The windproof umbrella has a more solid skeleton and umbrella design, which can resist wind and rain.

Part II: How to Choose an Outdoor Umbrella

    Choosing a suitable outdoor patio umbrella for yourself requires consideration of several factors. For example, the size, weight, material, color, and so on. The size of the umbrella should be chosen according to actual needs. If the area to be shaded is large, you need to select a larger patio umbrella. Weight is also a factor to consider; if you need to carry the umbrella frequently for hiking or tours, you must choose a lighter material.

    Most importantly—the material. A good outdoor patio umbrella should be made of high-quality materials, such as fiberglass and special coatings. In terms of color, we recommend you choose a darker color because a darker surface will collect UV better.

Part III: How to Use an Outdoor Patio Umbrella Properly

When using an outdoor patio umbrella, you need to pay attention to the following:

  1. Secure the Umbrella: When Outdoors, the umbrella should be firmly anchored to the ground to prevent it from being blown away by the wind.
  2. Sunscreen Effect: In general, it is recommended to use a dark-colored umbrella to maximize protection against UV damage.
  3. Service Time: If you need to use an outdoor umbrella for a long time, choose a larger one. Avoid using the umbrella for too long as it increases the risk of wear and damage.
  4. Attention to Maintenance: After using the outdoor umbrella, dry the surface promptly to avoid mold and mildew. If the skeleton or other umbrella parts are damaged, they should be replaced or repaired.
  5. Flexible Response to Weather Changes: The weather changes quickly during outdoor activities, so you need to adjust the angle and position of the umbrella to adapt to different weather conditions and sunlight intensity.



    An outdoor patio umbrella is a must-have for outdoor activities. It provides you with shade, rain, and sun protection while adding coolness and comfort to your outdoor activities. Choosing a suitable outdoor patio umbrella for yourself requires consideration of several factors, including the umbrella's type, size, weight, material, and color. When using an outdoor umbrella, you need to pay attention to issues such as fixing sun protection, avoiding over-propping the umbrella, paying attention to maintenance, and being flexible to weather changes. This article can provide you with some help in choosing and using an outdoor umbrella.

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ken oliver
Mar 16,2023
I am interested in your 15 foot umbrella in color orange that I have seen advertised on FB. I am replacing a 11 foot umbrella that has had its crank handle string broken so I am looking for a suitable replacement. The 15 foot size is ideal for my needs. My current broken 11 foot Sunbrella pole is installed through a circular opening in my outdoor patio table and affixed to solid base weighing about 90 pounds. By looking at your advertised pictures for the 15 foot umbrella it appears it also should also be able to fit through a standard sized hole and then attached to its base. Is this accurate? If so, what is the dimensional size( in inches) of the opening in the patio table that is required in order to fit your product's pole through? Ken Oliver 201 819 1898