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Patio Umbrella Covers

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If you are not the type that enjoys sitting in the direct sun then patio umbrella covers may be what you need. Sitting outdoors on the patio can be a relaxing experience, whether reading or trying to take a nap, but it can quickly become uncomfortable if the sun is shining on a warm summer day. Protecting your skin from the sun can help prevent a bas case of sunburn as well as the development of melanoma. The little shade provided by patio umbrella covers can make it more enjoyable to sit outside.

Whether you use a market umbrella cover or an 11 or 12-foot patio umbrella cover is irrelevant, as long as it covers the table through which it is attached. Umbrella stands will help provide stability when patio umbrella covers are used with a table as well as when it is free-standing in the yard between a couple of chairs. Umbrella stands are heavy by design to help hold the umbrella upright, but if the umbrella is too large for the stand, it will probably tip over in the slightest of breezes.

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Many people prefer patio umbrella covers that tilts to allow them to adjust it to the angle of the sun. Most can be readily rotated but if it does not allow for angle adjustments, it will only be good during period when the sun is directly overhead.

Patio Umbrella Covers Often Used Without Table

While many people buy an outdoor furniture set without an umbrella, some will buy patio umbrella covers before they buy a complete set of furniture. A small umbrella help up with a stand can provide the little bit of shade to keep them cool in the summer. Additionally, a small market umbrella can be folded and taken to the beach to provide shade by sticking the stem directly into the sand. This eliminates the need to lug the heavy umbrella base around when you go swimming.

Most of the umbrellas are fitted with a water-resistant canvas fabric that breathes well and is resistant to rot. However, if the material of patio umbrella covers gets wet it needs to be opened and allowed to dry to prevent the formation of mold and mildew, a common problem with canvas umbrellas.

Patio umbrella covers will also need cleaned occasionally to remove any residue from surrounding trees. Typically, squirting them off with a garden hose will be sufficient but in cases of heavy dirt an debris, it may be necessary to scrub them down with a light cleaner and soft brush.