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How-Tos & Inspiration

Five Ways To Create Shade

If you’re looking for shady relief from the sun, you’ve come to the right place.

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Which Umbrella Is Right For You?

With what can feel like every option under the sun, we’re here to make shade seeking a breeze.

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Umbrellas 101: Everything You Need To Know

Small, medium, or large canopy? Base or table? Crank, level or pulley? Don’t worry...we have all the answers.

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The Easy-To-Use Altura Cantilever Umbrella

See how easily our versatile Altura Cantilever Umbrella opens, swivels and stores.

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4 Places You Need A Patio Umbrella

Whether you’re entertaining friends or relaxing, extend your time outside with a little shade.

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Asked Questions

  • What are the different types of umbrellas? Our umbrellas fall into one of three categories: Market, Cantilever and Half Umbrella. Market umbrellas are the quintessential patio umbrella, and are available in various sizes, pole finishes and canopy colors. Cantilever umbrellas are perfect for larger dining and seating areas, and are designed to provide maximum shade. Half umbrellas are ideal for balconies and smaller spaces where a full umbrella just isn’t practical.
  • Do valences, tassels or fringe offer add extra sun protection to your umbrellas? These specific features are added to umbrellas to enhance the overall design aesthetic and do not provide any additional sun protection.
  • How heavy does my umbrella base need to be? The weight of your umbrella base is determined by the size of your umbrella canopy. For a freestanding umbrella (in other words, not in a table), you will need a 50 lb. base for a 7 1/2 ft. diameter umbrella, a 100 lb. base for a 9 ft. umbrella and a 150 lb. base for an 11 ft. umbrella.
  • What size umbrella do I need for my round dining table? The diameter of your umbrella should at least match the diameter of your dining table. For optimal sun protection, choose an umbrella diameter that extends two feet beyond the table.
  • What size umbrella do I need for my seating area? The diameter of your umbrella should at least match the diameter of your dining table. For optimal sun protection, choose an umbrella diameter that extends two feet beyond the table.
  • What size umbrella do I need for my rectangular dining table? We recommend our rectangular market umbrella or a cantilever umbrella for rectangular dining tables.
  • What size umbrella do I need for my outdoor seating area? Our cantilever umbrellas are the optimal choice, since they are designed to provide full coverage for entire seating areas.
  • What size umbrella do I need for a pair of chaises? A 7 1/2 ft. umbrella is a great size for placement between two chaise lounge chairs.
  • Can I take your market umbrellas to the beach? Our market umbrellas are much more substantial than beach umbrellas and are specifically designed to be used with an umbrella base or a table.
  • Are your umbrella fabrics fade-, mildew- and UV-resistant? Most of our umbrella canopies are made from 100% Sunbrella solution-dyed fabric that’s extreme tested for resistance to fading, staining and mildew. This ultra-durable fabric was actually awarded the Seal of Recommendation by the Skin Cancer Foundation for providing up to 98% UV protection.
  • Can any of your umbrellas be customized? Our Market umbrellas are available in a wide variety of stocked and special-order fabrics, so it’s easy to create a custom umbrella that perfectly matches your outdoor décor.
  • Can I provide my own fabric for my umbrella canopy? We do not offer this service at this time.
  • Do your umbrellas have vented canopies? Yes, our umbrella canopies feature integrated vents that allow hot air to circulate and add stability during sudden gusts of wind.
  • Do you sell replacement canopies for my existing umbrella? We offer a variety of replacement canopies that allow you to tailor your umbrella to match the season or your current design style. Click here to explore our complete collection.
  • Do all of your umbrellas tilt and swivel? The aluminum frames of our Market umbrellas have the ability to tilt. All of our Cantilever umbrellas feature a 360º swivel bases and most of them also have tilting canopies.
  • Do your umbrellas require a lot of assembly? This varies from item to item. Specific information about assembly can be found on each umbrella’s description page.
  • How should I store my umbrella when not in use? We recommend that you close your umbrella when it’s not in use…especially during windy conditions. For off-season protection, our durable umbrella covers (sold separately) are made from 100% solution-dyed polyester fabric that provides exceptional protection in all types of weather.