The Best Heavy Duty Outdoor Umbrellas in Australia (2023)

In the latestglobalanalysisofthe outdoor umbrellaindustry, Australian brands (including ones that we offer!) lead the way when itcomes to sales.

That's because heavy-duty umbrellas that suit tough Australian conditions far exceed universal standards.

These types of durable outdoor umbrellas can withstand UV rays and inclement weather. They usually consist of a structural aluminium orsteel frame with a PVC or acrylic tension membrane canopy.

Since these umbrellas often occur in business environments, they're also known as commercial umbrellas. Keep reading to find out more aboutthe best commercial umbrella in Australia.

Characteristics ofa Great Heavy Duty Umbrella

Heavy-duty umbrella brands all feature superior materials and design when compared to standard market umbrellas. Howeverthey aren'tall created equal. It's important to compare the following factors while shopping for the best heavy duty or commercialoutdoorumbrellas:

  • Canopy material
  • Frame material
  • Warranties
  • Ease of use
  • Price* vs Value

The installation method is another major factor that affects your choice of umbrellas. This affects how quickly and easily you can installyour umbrellas as well as the costs involved.

To provide the most accurate comparison, we've used the price of the 4m octagonal umbrella for each model.

Ease of Installation Guide

Since they need to withstand all kinds of weather, most commercial umbrellas require permanent installation. This usually involves one oftwo methods:

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Above-ground base

A base that is bolted onto tiles or pavers. Also referred to as asurface plate.

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In-ground anchor

A base with an anchor that is secured with concrete in the ground.

Some heavy-duty umbrellas also offer free-standing, portable bases although this is less common.

To give an idea of how difficult the installation of each product is we have used the following rating system:

Hard

These complex setups require the services of an experienced and / orqualified contractor or installer. You may also need specialisedmachinery to install these umbrellas.

Moderate

A builder handyman or landscaper can complete these installations or if you're pretty handy yourself then you would be able to do it.

Easy

This level of difficulty applies to free-standing umbrellas with minimal parts. You can easily set these umbrellas up yourself and don'tneed any special tools or machinery to complete the installation.

The Best Heavy Duty Outdoor Umbrellas on the Market

Bearing the above factors in mind, we went searching for the bestumbrella optionsin Australia, and this is what we discovered.

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Some of the best heavy-duty umbrella brands in the country are:

  • UltraShade
  • Shadowspec
  • Instant Shade
  • SkySpan
  • Flexshade
  • MakMax

Find out more about the best outdoor umbrellas offered by these manufacturers, so you can decide on the best onefor your space. Rememberyou can always contact us to discuss what the best solution is for your individual situation.

UltraShade Heavy Duty Umbrellas

Ultrashade's been manufacturing its range of umbrellasfrom itsBrisbane factory since 1987. Thanks to their many years of experiencethey're able to buildsome of thebestheavy-duty umbrellasinthe country.

UltraShade Canopies and Frames

Each UltraShade Heavy Dutyframe ismade from powder-coated aluminium with a choice of colours to suit your needs.

The canopies comprise pure acrylic canvas or PVC-coated polyester fabric. These materials boast 100% UV blockout, perfect for withstandingAustralia'sextreme UV levels. The canopies boast protectionto repelmould and mildew.

Customisation Options

These great looking umbrellas are custom-made to order. You even have the option to modify specific components of theumbrellaincluding the frame height.You can choose from either square or octagonal shaped canopies as well as scalloped or straightvalances.

Moderate Installation Difficulty

UltraShade Heavy Duty umbrellas require a medium level installation. You should get a contractor to assist you unless you have experiencein DIY projects. Here at Project Shade we offer installation services in select areas and work with ofcontractors across Australiathat we can recommend.

Price and Warranties

A 4.0m octagonal UltraShade Heavy Duty umbrellacosts$5,095. It comes with a five-year warranty on the frame and the canopy has atwo-year warranty.

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While not currently listed on our online store, we are very excited to announce that youcan now purchase UltraShade umbrellasthrough Project Shade. Contact our team to learn more.

Shadowspec Commercial Centre Pole (SU10)

Shadowspec's a New Zealand based outdoor umbrella manufacturer been in business for over 25 years.In that time they've mastered the art of designing umbrellas that offer weather resistance and ease of use all while wrapped up in a sleekdesign.

The Shadowspec Commercial Centre Pole (SU10),precisely matchesthese ideals.

This great lookingumbrella has several convenient features like a telescopic mast that keeps it out of the way of your furniture andallows you to close it over a table. It also features a really easy wind-up mechanism.It's a popular fit for restaurants, cafés, bars,and other businesses looking for a good all-round umbrella.

Shadowspec Canopies and Frames

This CommercialCentre Pole umbrellahas a commercial grade aluminium frame, stainless steel hardware, and a galvanized internal mastsystem.

The canopy consists of100% solution-dyed acrylic canvas fabric with a UPF rating of 50+. You can choose from a range of standard colours,premium colours or you canadd a logo or custom branding (for an additional cost).

Ease of Installation - Easy/Medium

The SU10 is one of the few heavy duty umbrellas that offera free-standing portable base. It's very easy to install without anyspecial skills or tools. This base does come at an additional cost. You will also need to purchase pavers from yourlocal hardware store.These pavers are placed inside the portable base to stop it from falling over.

If preferred, you can opt for an in-ground or above-ground (surface plate)installation. You may want a builder or handyman to assistwith these methodsalthough they are designed to be DIY.

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Price and Warranties

When you buy one of these umbrellas, you get a three-year warranty on the frame and a five-year warranty on the canopy. The RRP* for a 4.0mOctagonal umbrella is$4,780, making it the cheapest pick in our selection.

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*Be aware that their are some retailers selling these above the recommend retail price set by Shadowspec. To ensure you are getting thebest price possible make sure to contact us before purchasing one of these umbrellas.

Instant Shade Nova HD

Instant Shade manufactures their Australian-designed umbrellas in Asia under strictquality-controlled conditions. They back all theirproducts with Australian warranties as well as local service and support.

The Nova HD umbrella offers many of the conveniences of the Shadowspec SU10including ease of operation, aesthetically pleasing design anda telescopic mast. They also come with a 100km/h wind rating, except for the in the five-metre size.

Instant Shade Canopies and Frames

Nova umbrellas have rust-free anodised aluminium frames and reinforced aluminium extrusion arms. The canopies comprise a high-end 100%solution-dyed acrylic canvas. The canopies also have have a UPF80+ UV resistance rating.

Ease of Installation - Easy/Medium

For easy installation, you can choose a Nova umbrella with afreestanding portable base. If you opt for an in-ground installation, the Novahas a hinged spigot which makes it easier to set up the umbrella.

Price and Warranties

The 4.0m Octagonal Instant Shade Nova umbrella costs$4,795. There is also a cheaper 3-metre size available if you're on a tightbudget.Theframes have a warranty of three years, while the canopy carries a guarantee offive years.

Skyspan

Like so many great outdoor umbrella manufacturers, Skyspan is based in Queensland.Theymanufacture state-of-the-art tension membrane shade structuresfor commercial use. These designs are best suited to high-endvenues with a big budget.

You can keep Skyspan shade structures open all year round in almost allconditions but they do have a few models that open and close.Skyspan's designs offer extensive customisation options and youcan choose from aside or centre column configuration too.

With Skyspan, you can also add extras like concealed pre-wiring for LED lighting, radiant heating, and power points.

Skyspan Canopies and Frames

Thepremiumhigh tensile PVC canopy is among the strongest and most durable in the industry despite its low weight. These canopies are heatreflective, UV treated, and waterproof as well as fade and fungi-resistant.

The frame consists of galvanised c350 structural steel, powder-coated in your choice of colours, with marine-grade 316 stainless steelfittings and components.

Skyspan umbrellas can withstand winds of 148 km/h or more.

Ease of Installation - Hard

Skyspan installations are complex. You'll likely need to hire experienced installers or qualifiedbuildersto help you set up yourumbrellas, depending on the size you choose.

Price and Warranties

The Panorama and Typhoon ranges of Skyspan umbrellas cost between$7,000 and $10,000.

The manufacturer offers to a 10-yearstructural and five-year canopy warranties on some product lines.

Flexshade Tension Membrane Umbrellas

Flexshade manufactures architecturally stunning designs from its Queensland factory. They don't offer any retractable designs, butyoucanchoose either centre column or cantilever (side-post)configurations as well as a number of other contemporary designs.

These commercial grade shade umbrellas are extremely popular with architects and commercial builders because of their unique look and feelas well as the lifetime of low maintenance they provide.

This manufacturer makes all their umbrellas to order according to your exact specifications.

Flexshade Canopies and Frames

Flexshade canopies consist of fire-rated PVC with a PVDF top finish. The frame comprises zinc and powder coasted steelwork with stainlesssteel fittings and cables.

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Flexshade umbrellas have wind ratings of up to 160 km/h according toASCE7 and AS1170 Codes.

Ease of Installation - Hard

These unique structures involve a complicated installation process. You should only work with an experiencedinstaller or qualifiedbulderwhen setting them up.

Price and Warranties

The 4.3-metre Flexshade umbrella's priced atabout$7,000. These umbrellas have a ten-year warranty on both the frame and the canopy.

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MakMax

MakMax shade structures are another popular choice forarchitects across Australia. As with the majority of products on this listthey are designed and built in Queensland. MakMax umbrellas are ideally suited to remain open year-round as it can becomplicated andtime-consuming to retract them.

These commercial quality structures are another high-budget option suited for busy commercial venues such as sporting or aquaticcomplexes, resorts and schools.

MakMaxCanopies and Frames

MakMaxframes are available in stainless steel or powder-coated steel in any colour you choose. All fittings, wires, and mechanisms arestainless steel.

The tension canopies comprise long-life architectural-grade PVC coated polyester fabric. The canopy is 100% UV stabilised and waterproof, aswell as resistant to fungal and microbial attack.

Ease of Installation - Hard

You'll want an experienced installer or qualified builderto complete the complex installation process for these heavy duty shadestructures.

Your installer can also add LED lighting, blinds, and gutters to yourumbrellas while setting them up.

Price and Warranties

A 4-metre MakMax shade structure costs around$8,000 but you get a 10-year warranty on the membrane and the frame.

Warranties are subject toongoing engineering inspections after every severe weather event or at least every 3 years.

Choosing the Best Commercial Umbrella For Your Needs

Apart from the attributes of each brand, there are a few more things to consider when picking the best commercial umbrella for your needs.

These include the weather in your area and the space you have available. Think about how important branding and colours are to you.Will ashade structure, a cantilever umbrella, or a centre pole umbrella suit your business best?

Do you need some more ideas about what's available in the line of umbrellas?Browse ouronline storeforinspiration.

Please note the contents of this post is information only and general in nature.
If you require advice it is best to contact one of our shade specialists who can review your particular circumstances and then providetailored advice according to your needs.

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FAQs

What is the most durable patio umbrella material? ›

Aluminum: The most durable and versatile of the pole material options, aluminum is rust-resistant and extremely strong. Most aluminum umbrellas feature easy-to-operate crank lifts, but there are push-up and pulley-system models as well.

What kind of patio umbrella is best for wind? ›

The most important element of any umbrella's ability to withstand the wind is the type of support base used to hold the umbrella support pole in place. An outdoor umbrella with an anchoring system is the best patio umbrella for high wind conditions.

Are Sunbrella umbrellas worth it? ›

The sturdy, durable EliteShade Sunbrella 9-foot 3-Tier Market Umbrella was our overall winner, for its effectiveness in keeping the sun off a large area, as well as a multitude of other factors.

Where are Shadowspec umbrellas made? ›

This brand new product available from Shadeform, Shadowspec, is a New Zealand company with ties locally to Australia. With patent pending technology and a number of registered trademarks, this Umbrella is brilliantly designed and well positioned in today's market.

What sizes do cantilever umbrellas come in? ›

Cantilever umbrellas come in a variety of shapes, including round (hexagonal and octagonal), square, and rectangular options. Most umbrellas range from 6 feet to 13 feet in diameter to provide ample cover from the sun.

What color umbrella is best for sun protection? ›

The color option black is very popular because of its ability to block UV rays. Out of all the colors in the spectrum, black absorbs the most light and heat. If you have a black patio umbrella canopy, you can rest under it on hot sunny days without letting the heat bother you.

Is a rectangle or round umbrella better? ›

For symmetry and maximum shade protection, a square-shaped umbrella is your best bet. Octagonal is a common umbrella shape that appears more round and will look best covering a circular table. For a more traditional look, opt for an octagonal shape to shade your space.

How heavy should my umbrella base be? ›

A good way to determine the minimum weight for your umbrella stand is to multiply the width of your umbrella canopy by 10. For example, for a 7.5' umbrella we recommend using a 75 lb. umbrella stand; a 9' umbrella will require at least an 90 lb.

Is there a windproof patio umbrella? ›

Corliving 7.5 ft. UV and Wind Resistant Lime Green Beach/Patio Umbrella. From your patio to the beach, this umbrella is designed to keep you cool, while protecting you from the sun with its UV resistant fabric.

What makes a patio umbrella wind resistant? ›

The fiberglass ribs are typically 4 times stronger and up to 30% lighter than metal or wood ribs. In wind tests performed by the University of Miami, it was shown that the bending and flexing of the fiberglass ribs, spilling wind energy around the umbrella, makes it wind resistant up to 50 MPH!

How long do outdoor umbrellas last? ›

#1: UV hours

Industry standard umbrella fabric is a high-end 8-oz. polyester. This umbrella has a lifespan of approximately 200 UV hours, meaning it will maintain its original vibrant colors for at least 200 hours of direct sunlight. We recommend avoiding umbrellas with less than 100 UV hours.

What kind of umbrella base is best? ›

Heavy-duty molded resin and plastic bases won't rust, flake, or crack. Materials: Umbrella bases can be made from a variety of materials. The most popular choices are: cast iron, steel, concrete, and molded resin (heavy-duty plastic).

How heavy should a base be for a 10 foot umbrella? ›

50-pound base for a freestanding, center pole umbrella of not more than 7.5 feet in diameter. 70+ pound base for a freestanding, center pole umbrella of not more than 11 feet in diameter. 100-pound to 200-pound base will support a cantilever (aka side mount or offset) umbrella up to 13 feet in diameter.

What's the difference between a patio umbrella and a market umbrella? ›

As we have mentioned several times, the market umbrella is used to protect the merchants and their customers from the elements of the weather. On the other hand, a patio umbrella is used for relaxation purposes. So, while market umbrellas have commercial uses, patio umbrellas are usually used for leisure.

Can you put a cantilever umbrella in the ground? ›

In-Ground Cantilever Umbrella

These are mounted by digging into the ground and mounting the umbrella securely. This mounting option works perfectly for placing the umbrella in your yard or garden area.

How do you keep a cantilever umbrella from blowing over? ›

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How much weight is needed to hold down a cantilever umbrella? ›

A cantilever umbrella needs a minimum base weight of 100lbs or more. The high weight requirement of a cantilever umbrella base is because the “cantilevered” away from the base support.

How much wind can a cantilever umbrella take? ›

ECLIPSE® CANTILEVER

Engineered to withstand 35 MPH sustained winds. The addition of the wind-stabilizer bars increases this tolerance by 5 MPH.

What color umbrella fades the least in sunlight? ›

Black or charcoal umbrellas are also longer-lasting than other colours as they tend to fade less quickly.

Is it better to have a light or dark color patio umbrella? ›

Darker canopies tend to be hotter. When you're closer to them you will feel warmer — kind of like asphalt, you can feel the heat radiating off.” On the other hand, a lighter pastel or even classic white patio umbrella can help keep sunny outdoor spaces from becoming scorching hot spots.

How do I choose an umbrella? ›

5 Things Every Good Umbrella Should Have
  1. A model that's about 10 or 11 inches long. A large, domed canopy is one key to good protection. ...
  2. A vented canopy. ...
  3. A handle that's comfortable to hold in either hand. ...
  4. A shaft that collapses in only two sections. ...
  5. A $30 to $40 price tag.
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How big should my patio umbrella be? ›

For proper shade space, you'll need a patio umbrella a couple of feet wider than the table or area where you're sitting. Most home patio umbrellas are nine feet in diameter, fitting tables six to seven feet across. Extra large tables need even larger umbrellas.

What gives more shade round or square umbrella? ›

A 10 foot square umbrella has a shade are of 100 square feet while a Round/Octagon has approximately 71 square feet. So a square will give you almost 30% MORE shade coverage. If you are looking for maximum shade protection: a square umbrella is the way go!

What size umbrella do I need for a 6 foot table? ›

6 Feet Patio Umbrella

Round Table size: Up to 30 inches in diameter or smaller. Square or Rectangular table size: Up to 3 feet in length or smaller.

Is it better to fill an umbrella base with sand or water? ›

Filling the base with wet sand provides the best support for heavier umbrellas, however it is not recommended for those who wish to frequently relocate the Cantilever as it becomes much heavier to move and more difficult to empty.

What size umbrella do you need for a 9 foot umbrella? ›

A typical 9 foot market umbrella requires at least a 70lb stand for mild wind conditions. The larger your umbrella, the heavier your stand or base should be.

How do you hold a patio umbrella in place? ›

A tall stand that firmly grips the pole.

A secured umbrella can still rattle. So look for a stand that grabs onto at least a foot of the umbrella's pole. Good stands can also clamp onto the umbrella for an extra tight grip that doesn't bite into the wood, fiberglass, or metal materials.

Do cantilever umbrellas move in the wind? ›

yes...all cantilever umbrellas sway in the wind.

Are cantilever umbrellas sturdy? ›

Both cantilever umbrellas and offset patio umbrellas are durable, and they are perfect for use in both residential and commercial applications. The only thing you need to consider is whether you need a wall-mounted shade solution or a shade solution with a fixed base and you're good to go.

What is a cantilever umbrella? ›

A cantilever umbrella is an umbrella that is suspended in the air, supported from the side rather than the centre, offering open, unobstructed shelter from the sun.

How windy is too windy for umbrella? ›

In extreme conditions, it is important to note that no umbrella is entirely wind-resistant and that they should be closed in this event. Poggesi discourages having umbrellas open in weather with winds in excess of 30 mph.

How do you use an umbrella in the wind? ›

The archer is a classic technique for maneuvering an umbrella when it's windy. Hold on to the very top part of your umbrella with one hand. Then hold the other hand on the handle. Hold it tight and move with the wind.

Should you close your patio umbrella at night? ›

Close your patio umbrella when it's not in use

Ideally, umbrellas should be covered when closed for a longer period of time. Many businesses choose to close them at night and re-open them in the morning.

Can you leave patio umbrella outside in the rain? ›

Patio umbrella fabric is designed to be able to resist water. Some fabrics, like nylon and polyester, will keep you dry even if it's raining cats and dogs.

Should patio umbrella be closed when not in use? ›

Leave your patio umbrella open when it's not in use.

Your patio umbrella will stay in better shape for a longer period of time and will be much less likely to crack or fall over if you keep it closed and securely tied when it's not in use.

What is the best material for an outdoor umbrella stand? ›

Purchasing a Patio Umbrella Base

Metal will be the most durable, and both cast iron and steel are nice and heavy. If you opt for a metal base, be sure to pick one that is anti-rust and anti-corrosion for protection against the elements.

What should I look for in a patio umbrella base? ›

If you're planning to use the umbrella without a table, you should get a base that weighs at least 75 pounds. For maximum safety, some experts recommend buying a standalone base that weighs 10 times the size of the umbrella (so a 9-foot-wide umbrella would require a 90-pound base).

Is a cantilever umbrella better? ›

Cantilever umbrellas provide more shade and coverage than offset patio umbrellas. These types of umbrella frames are heavier and offer a sturdy base to support the weight of the canopy and stand. The curved trusses also add to the strength, stability, and ease in opening/closing them.

What size patio umbrella do I need for rectangular table? ›

For optimal shade, look for a patio umbrella that mimics the shape of your dining table, e.g., if you have a rectangular dining table then a rectangular patio umbrella would provide the best coverage. Tip! Your patio umbrella should extend over the edge of your outdoor table by 2 feet on each side.

How do you make a umbrella base heavier? ›

Fill two sandbags, each about one half the size of your umbrella base, with sand. Sandbags can be purchased at most hardware or home and garden stores. Choose sandbags that match the color of your umbrella base as closely as possible. You can paint the sandbags if necessary.

Do patio umbrellas need a base? ›

Without a proper base, your umbrella is useless and the sun will not yield. Even if your umbrella included a base, it may not be what you want aesthetically or functionally. Here are a few things to consider on finding the right stand: Umbrella pole diameter – Not every umbrella has the same diameter pole.

What are the different types of outdoor umbrellas? ›

There are a few main types to consider: market umbrellas, cantilever umbrellas, rectangular umbrellas and umbrellas with lights. Market umbrellas, or patio table umbrellas, have a pole in the middle and will fit through the hole in an outdoor dining table.

What is a market outdoor umbrella? ›

Market umbrellas are upright umbrellas with a straight pole at their center. These umbrellas can be used with a dining table or as a standalone shade solution. Market umbrellas will sometimes include a tilting mechanism at their tops, but their standard shape is straight and symmetrical.

What does auto tilt mean on a patio umbrella? ›

Auto Tilt or Crank tilt, is only available on crank lift umbrellas. How it works is once your umbrella is fully open, all you have to do is keep cranking and it will start to tilt to one side.

Is aluminum or fiberglass umbrella better? ›

If you're looking for a quality umbrella that provides shade and protects you from light wind, aluminum ribs are best. They're also a practical and affordable choice for commercial and residential uses. However, if durability and weight are the key features you're looking for, fiberglass is the clear winner.

Which material is best for umbrella Why? ›

Which material is best for an Umbrella? Both polyester and nylon are good fabric choices for an umbrella as they are waterproof and very flexible. For a folding umbrella design, both of these options are suitable for stretching and are lightweight too.

How long do Sunbrella umbrellas last? ›

You could also consider Sunbrella fabric, a UV solution-dyed acrylic material. This cloth is noticeably thicker and will last up to 10 years before needing replacement.

What is the difference between a patio umbrella and a market umbrella? ›

As we have mentioned several times, the market umbrella is used to protect the merchants and their customers from the elements of the weather. On the other hand, a patio umbrella is used for relaxation purposes. So, while market umbrellas have commercial uses, patio umbrellas are usually used for leisure.

How do you choose a durable umbrella? ›

5 Things Every Good Umbrella Should Have
  1. A model that's about 10 or 11 inches long. A large, domed canopy is one key to good protection. ...
  2. A vented canopy. ...
  3. A handle that's comfortable to hold in either hand. ...
  4. A shaft that collapses in only two sections. ...
  5. A $30 to $40 price tag.
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What patio umbrella should I get? ›

Get a Patio Umbrella Larger Than Your Sitting Area

For proper shade space, you'll need a patio umbrella a couple of feet wider than the table or area where you're sitting. Most home patio umbrellas are nine feet in diameter, fitting tables six to seven feet across. Extra large tables need even larger umbrellas.

Is it better to have more ribs on an umbrella? ›

Tip 1: Always count the number of ribs on an umbrella. The more ribs there are, the tenser the fabric will be and thus the stronger it will be facing strong winds. Overall, 8 ribs are more than enough!

Which umbrella is better nylon or polyester? ›

The Canopy

In terms of the best waterproof fabric for your umbrella, the best quality umbrellas are made of Polyester or Pongee. Look for a higher thread count that indicates durability as well as softness, and avoid nylon!

How many ribs should an umbrella have? ›

Normally, umbrellas can have anywhere from 6, 8 or even 12 to 20 ribs. In general, usually more ribs would result in a stronger overall structure at the cost of additional weight in the umbrella.

What are umbrellas coated with to make them waterproof? ›

Waterproof Polyester: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polyester is known for its durability and resistance to chemicals. Since it does not shrink or stretch, it is ideal for making umbrellas, jackets, and other waterproof items.

What color umbrella fades the least in sunlight? ›

Black or charcoal umbrellas are also longer-lasting than other colours as they tend to fade less quickly.

Which is better Terylast or Sunbrella? ›

The Sunbrella fabric is also fade resistant and protects against UV rays, much like the Terylast. However, Sunbrella has also been a winner of the International Seal of Recommendation for UV fabric/ Umbrellas Awnings by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

How heavy should a base be for a 10 foot umbrella? ›

50-pound base for a freestanding, center pole umbrella of not more than 7.5 feet in diameter. 70+ pound base for a freestanding, center pole umbrella of not more than 11 feet in diameter. 100-pound to 200-pound base will support a cantilever (aka side mount or offset) umbrella up to 13 feet in diameter.

How do I keep my patio umbrella from blowing away? ›

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How tall should a patio umbrella be? ›

Patio Umbrella Pole Diameter and Height

Generally speaking, your umbrella should stand at roughly 7 feet tall. Most umbrella poles are between 1.5 and 3 inches in diameter, depending on the canopy size. Umbrellas with adjustable poles let you raise or lower the canopy to suit your needs.

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