Patio umbrellas are extremely useful patio accessories, providing shade from the sun, protection from the rain, and helping to form a comforting little micro-climate underneath their canopy. Whether they are used in conjunction with a patio dining table or on their own, they create visual interest and signify places of serenity. They must, however, be properly weighted down! Patio umbrellas vary significantly in price, dimensions, and build qualities, and it can be difficult to figure out the proper market umbrella stand weight to use in different circumstances.
Tables provide a second point of support to those umbrellas used in conjunction with a table. This additional support takes some of the emphasis off of the base weight, but these patio umbrellas still need a base weight as well. If the weight is insufficient, the umbrella may take the table down with it — and any dishes or glasses on the table will be shattered!
The goal of this guide is to clarify all of this and to give a better sense of what you will need in order to keep your umbrella pointing in the right direction, and free of damage. [Read more…] about How to Weight Down a Patio Umbrella. Market Umbrella Weight Guide