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What Type of Base is Best for Your Residential Umbrellas

A weighted base is a necessity for any outdoor residential patio umbrella. An umbrella base provides the weight and stability that is needed to prevent the umbrella from being lifted or tipped over from the wind. The type of base that is best for you depends on the type of umbrella you will use, but regardless of the type you choose, quality, durability and safety should always be the main priorities.

Bases for Cantilever Umbrellas

A cantilever umbrella is suspended and supported by a rod placed to one side rather than in the middle of its canopy and must be supported by a solid base also. The arrangement helps to keep the pole out of the way, while shading a large area. Cantilever umbrellas require a heavier base but are available with wheels to make them simple to move. Because the umbrella base is exposed to all of the weather elements, rusting chipping, peeling and build-up can become issues not only affecting appearance, but functionality as well. This is why Poggesi offers only the highest quality, durable, commercial-grade umbrella bases, able to withstand the toughest outdoor elements and provide the highest degree of safety. Our well-designed residential umbrella bases offer both style and durability by using only the best commercial grade materials, quality craftsmanship, and innovative technology. Poggesi manufactures its bases using aluminum type 6060 or 6500, which is known to be the highest quality material in the industry. Stainless steel nuts and bolts and structures in aluminum ensure that Poggesi bases will remain resistant to corrosion. Enhancing the durability of the aluminum parts are polyester-based thermosetting powder coatings, so it won’t rust, chip or peel. When making the important decision of the right umbrella base for your patio umbrella, ask the experts at Poggesi. We’re the experts in patio design and shade, and we can help you select the best option for your outdoor space. Let us show you why we are the leaders in “The Art of Creating Shade.” For more information, please visit