Everything You Need to Know About Buying Garden and Patio Umbrellas

You want some shade for your garden, and a big garden umbrella is a wise choice. Cheap patio umbrellas allow you to have shade for an outdoor meal or to simply enjoy some shade from the sun while reading or relaxing. On eBay, you can choose from many colors, styles, sizes, brands, and types of patio umbrellas for sale at reasonable prices.

The features of new or used patio umbrellas

The features of new and preowned cheap outdoor umbrellas include:

  • UV resistant: The umbrella's canopy will not fade in direct exposure to sunlight.
  • Water-resistant umbrellas: The fabric of the canopy resists water rather than absorbing it.
  • Corrosion and rust-resistant umbrellas: The framework and stand for cheap outdoor umbrellas resists rust and corrosion from prolonged outdoor exposure.
  • Folding: The frame and canopy fold for ease of storage during the winter months of the year.
  • Wind-resistant umbrellas: The canopy offers resistance to tearing when exposed to wind gusts.
Are there major differences between automatic and manual garden umbrellas?

There are affordable patio umbrellas for sale with and without a motor. The automatic or motorized umbrellas can be opened or closed with the push of a button. Some of them work with a remote control. The manually operated patio umbrellas for sale use a hand lever, crank, or collapsing frame to open or close.

Materials patio umbrellas are made from

The garden umbrellas are made from materials such as:

  • Metals: The frames for the large garden umbrellas may be made from metals including stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum, brass, or bronze.
  • Wood: The garden umbrella frames may be made of bamboo, birch, raffia, and other woods.
  • Synthetic materials: The canopies may be made of nylon, microfiber, polyester, plastic, or polyethylene.
  • Natural materials: The garden umbrellas may be made with wool, stone, linen, or cotton.
How do you choose the right cheap patio umbrellas?

When you're shopping for garden umbrellas, consider their:

  • Type: There are whole umbrellas as well as patio umbrella replacement canopy options.
  • Color: Choose a color for the umbrella canopy, such as red, white, or yellow. There are also multi-color designs.
  • Size: The cheap patio umbrellas range in size from 7 feet to 15 feet. See the manufacturer site for details
  • Shape: Choose an octagonal, square, rectangular, or circular garden umbrella.
  • Condition: Choose a new or used garden umbrella or replacement umbrella canopy for the frame.