Umbrella Care and Maintenance
There are two styles of patio umbrellas that are for use in dining tables: Drape umbrellas, which have a valance and Market Umbrellas which have no valance. They are composed of two main parts: the top portion which has the fabric, ribs and mechanics and the extension pole. Every patio umbrella should have at least a 50 pound weight to be placed under the table for safety. These umbrellas are designed to be used in dining tables and cannot be used as free-standing units. Free standing Cantilever Umbrellas provide comfortable shade protection from the sun and create inviting outdoor entertainment areas. These umbrellas combine the best in traditional European side-post style with the latest innovative tilt features.
Crank and Tilt Mechanism
The crank is designed to be turned to open and lower the umbrella. With a tilt mechanism, the umbrella has the ability to achieve positions that will shade you from the sun as it rotates.
Your umbrella should be in the closed position if no one is present. Warranties do not cover breakage due to wind damage. Your umbrella is extremely vulnerable in windy conditions.
A spray nozzle and a garden hose is your best defense. Periodic cleaning of frames and fabrics is recommended. Simply wash with mild soap and rinse thoroughly. Refer to fabric and aluminum care for additional information.
At season’s end, use a diluted solution of water and any liquid cleaner. Wipe the fabric of the umbrella with a sponge or clean cloth. Be certain the fabric is completely dried before storing for the winter season. For market umbrellas which have acrylic fabric that is removable from the frame, remove the cover and store indoors. Quality umbrella covers to protect your investment are available at Casual Marketplace.
You must retain your original sales receipt for future reference. You will need item numbers, frame finish and fabric information to order replacement parts for your furniture, file any warranty claims or add matching pieces to your existing collection.