This summer, we’re going to be spending a lot more time in our backyards. It is time to make your backyard a place you want to be! Besides outside gardens, fountains, and bird feeders, consider the big difference the right outside umbrella can make in your yard! TheLAShop is here to help you choose the right umbrella for your patio or yard.

What Size Patio Umbrella Should I Buy? 

The first thing to consider when choosing a patio umbrella is the size. Examine your patio or backyard and measure the space by eye. How much space would you like to cover, and how much would you like to spend? In the case of patio umbrellas, bigger isn’t always better.

Table Umbrella 

Most umbrellas extend over dining tables by 2 feet on each side. Listed below is a standard guide to patio umbrellas and table measurements.

  • Table = 30-36 inches — Umbrella = 6-8 feet
  • Table = 38-48 inches — Umbrella = 9-11 feet
  • Table = 54-60 inches — Umbrella 11 feet or larger

Free Standing Umbrella 

If you are enjoying a free-standing umbrella by your pool or tanning area, you must get a sturdy base. A heavy base prevents your umbrella from flying away and ultimately breaking. Here are a few weight recommendations.

  • 20 lb. Base – For 6′ table umbrellas.
  • 30 lb Base – For 6.5′ table umbrellas.
  • 40 lb Base – For freestanding umbrellas up to 4.5′-7.5′.
  • 50 lb Base – For 7.5′ free-standing outdoor umbrellas. It can also be used for table umbrellas up to 9′.
  • 70+ lb Base – For freestanding umbrellas up to 11′. 

Tilting Features

One of the features you need on your umbrella is easy tilting! As you know, the sun changes positions in the sky every few hours, so you’re going to need a flexible umbrella. Tilting your umbrella can also protect it from strong winds and wind damage. The best patio umbrellas offer push-button tilting so you can easily adjust your fixture according to the shade.

Weather Resistant

Believe it or not, many outdoor sun umbrellas are made using lightweight fabrics and soft plastics. Unfortunately, these materials are not water or weatherproof and can be destroyed by the rain and the sun. When purchasing an outdoor sun umbrella, be sure that it is weather-resistant and UV protective.

Additional Features

Nowadays, patio umbrellas feature much more than just simple shade. Our solar-powered LED light up umbrella allows you to enjoy your backyard or patio in the evening or night times. These umbrellas are equipped with solar panels, so you don’t have to worry about replacing a battery or plugging it in.


Brand New 10'x6.5' Patio Solar Umbrella with 20 LED Lights !!

Entertain on your patio all day and all night with the 10'x6.5' solar light patio umbrella. The auto tilt solar umbrella features 20 pre-installed solar-powered LED lights for evening and night time use. Our solar umbrella with lights is flexible enough to adjust to the perfect angle so it can shield you from the hot summer sun, wind, rain, and other elements so that you can enjoy the outdoors. 

Upgrade Your Patio with theLAShop

We have a lot to be thankful for this year. In 2021, it is more important than ever to spend time with the ones we love. Connect with your family and friends virtually this year. 

Many statewide restrictions are put in place to keep us healthy and protected. Though this change may take some time to adapt to, it does not mean that we still can’t enjoy our current lives. Spend this time safely with your immediate families, and appreciate the time you have together. 

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