Many patio umbrella canopies will rip, fade, and lose their luster after a few years. It just happens, even with the best of fabrics. The sun beating on the fabric all day, harsh winds, repeated use, and the elements all take their toll on the umbrella canvas. Often the canopy will be in rough shape, but the underlying umbrella frame is still fine. If the ribs are still in good shape, the crank mechanisms still work, and the pole still looks good, it may make sense to get a replacement umbrella canopy rather than buying a whole new umbrella.
Purchasing a replacement canopy is often significantly cheaper than buying a whole new umbrella. If the frame is in good shape, you may even consider upgrading to a higher quality fabric like Sunbrella for your replacement canopy, which would give you a much higher end look, without spending the money on a whole new umbrella! [Read more…] about Replacement Umbrella Canopy: How To Guide