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Why does my patio umbrella keep blowing over? The wind can cause an umbrella to over unless you take the right precautions. But there are other factors to keep in mind.

Be Smart

Always error on the side of caution and always close your umbrella if winds exceed 20 mph and when it is not in use. It is also a good idea to use a strap around a closed umbrella to keep up drafts from opening it.

Get the right base.

Wind will cause any umbrella to fall over if it is not fitted with the right base. We suggest any free-standing umbrella, over 8.5 feet to 10 ft have a base that weighs 110lbs or more. If your umbrella is larger than 10 155 lbs. or more is need. Always close you umbrella if winds exceed 20 mph and when it is not in use.

The Shape of Your Umbrella.

Rectangular and square umbrella tent to be more unstable because of their square corners create more surface area for wind to get a hold if it.

The Size of Your Umbrella.

If you own an umbrella, then you probably know how big it is. You might also know what shape it is. However, do you know how big your umbrella should be? This is especially true if you live in a place where the weather changes frequently. In these cases, you need to make sure that your umbrella is large enough to protect you from the rain.

Wind Speed.

Wind speed refers to the rate at which air moves across the surface of the earth. The faster the wind blows, the stronger the gusts will be. A strong gust of wind can cause your umbrella to blow open or close. Always close you umbrella if winds exceed 20 mph and when it is not in use.