The fall season is upon us and those in the nothern states are feeling the cold. With the winter season do not forget to “winterize” your patio umbrellas! This is the perfect time to do your yearly cleaning on both your centerpost umbrellas and your offset umbrella. This way when you pull out your umbrellas for the spring season, they will be ready to enjoy. Also leaving the dirt and whatever else dropped on your market umbrella will only allow the stains to penetrate deeper. Please read the blog below on cleaning your centerpost umbrella or side arm umbrella.
Another good thing to do when cleaning your patio umbrella is to oil the post if necessary. This will bring out the color of the wood and prevent it from cracking and splitting next season. Please refer to your manufacturer for specific oil to use for your umbrella.
Most smaller centerpost umbrellas are best to be stored inside for the winter. With larger umbrellas, such as offset umbrellas, the structure can be stored outside and only the fabric canopy be brought in for the winter. Again, for specific recomendations please refer to your umbrella manufacturer.