There are so many different styles of outdoor patio umbrellas available today, and choosing one can be overwhelming. Here’s what you need to consider before buying one.
You’ll find that there are two main types of outdoor patio umbrellas: center pole and cantilever, aka offset. Center pole are umbrellas are easy to put up and down and also easier to move from place to place . They simply open up when you need them and close back down when you’re done. Cantilever umbrellas are usually heavier and have larger base system and may require some assembly. We care a full line of Cantilever umbrellas, click to see our collection.
If you own an outdoor patio umbrella, chances are you’ve had to clean it at one point or another. Here’s how to do it properly so you won’t damage your umbrella.
Follow these steps if your outdoor umbrella gets dirty or has unsightly mildew or mold stains to get your umbrella looking like new again.
Outdoor umbrellas are prone to mold and mildew growth, especially if they are left outdoors year round or if stored away when still wet or damp. To remove mildew or mold from an outdoor patio umbrella follow these steps:
If you have a large capacity machine, and are able to remove the canopy from the umbrella frame, you can wash your canopy in your washing machine, Cold water only. Depending on wash load size, use normal amounts of mild laundry detergent and add 8 ounces (1 cup) of bleach.
Air dry only, do not put the canopy in the dryer. Allow the canopy to fully dry in the sun. You can put the cleaned canopy on the frame while still damp to allow it to dry taut.
If you’re looking for a durable and attractive outdoor patio umbrella, consider purchasing one with a Sunbrella® canopy. These umbrellas are designed with UV protection and water repellent properties, making them ideal for protecting you from the elements. They also come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can easily find one that matches your home’s décor. Most of our Galtech line have Sunbrella canopies and Sunbrella canopies can be special ordered with all our Bambrella umbrellas as well.