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How to Protect Residential Umbrellas Through the Winter

When you invest in high quality patio umbrellas, it makes sense to do everything you can to help them last as long as possible. Although high-quality residential umbrellas are constructed to weather the elements for years, it is important to extend their useful life and beauty by caring for them properly. This can be easily accomplished by keeping everything clean and maintained throughout the year and by protecting your residential umbrellas when they’re not in use during the winter months.

Getting Started

Begin by inspecting your umbrella and looking for any tears in the canopy, loose hardware, or any items which might require repair. Then, brush off any accumulated loose dirt using a soft brush or clean cloth. Next, clean your umbrella from the top down using a soft cloth or sponge along with dishwashing soap and lukewarm water followed by a rinse from a hose. However, never use abrasive or harsh detergents or cleansers that can cause fading to the canopy material or damage the frame. Superiorly constructed residential umbrellas are made with marine-grade canopies that resist mold and mildew, and frames and bases are made with rust-resistant aluminum. Regardless, when you will be storing your patio and pool umbrella, always be sure to let it completely air dry beforehand. It’s a good idea to bring your patio umbrellas in from the wet and cold and will go a long way toward extending their lifetime, whether it’s beneath your deck, in a storage shed, garage or basement. Ideally, it is some place that is cool and dry to prevent the mildew that can form in warm or humid areas. Keeping the umbrellas off the ground can help to avoid damage from standing water, ice or snow and consider using a drop cloth or protective cover to provide further protection.

Fabric For Your Residential Umbrellas

At Poggesi, our Sunbrella canopy fabrics are made with marine-grade materials and our frames and bases are made of rust-resistant aluminum. Our residential umbrellas have simple care instructions and they are easy and cost-effective to maintain. Additionally, we offer maintenance plans to provide you with care-free regular maintenance of your umbrellas to keep them clean and operating at their best, hassle-free. Our umbrellas are crafted in Italy by our engineers and artisans and created to your unique vision and aesthetics. Our finely crafted fabrics are beautiful, unique, and durable. Available in a variety of elegant colors, our high-quality TÜV certified umbrellas look great, withstand tough weather, and are easy to maintain, and our patented umbrella technology makes it easy to open and close your weather-resistant umbrellas with a mere touch and a push. It makes sense to invest in a shade structure that will enhance the appearance of your home and endure the elements, providing shade and protection for many years to come. Let us show you why we are the leaders in “The Art of Creating Shade.” For more information, please contact us.