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6 Classy Curtain Ideas for Your Patio Door

By The Patio Expert

Whether you use it to make a beeline to the pool or to the backyard barbecue grill, your patio door sees a lot of action. If you believe that this important point of entry that connects your indoor and outdoor living spaces lacks style, you’re not alone. Here are six patio door curtain ideas that’ll […]

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How to Replace a Patio Umbrella Cord

By The Patio Expert

A patio umbrella might not be the most significant investment into your garden setup, but you still expect a return from it. However, some of the most seemingly simple of malfunctions can cause your umbrella to become a useless skeleton in your yard — and those are only appropriate on Halloween! One of the most […]

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How to Fix a Patio Umbrella Crank

By The Patio Expert

Your patio umbrella is an attractive, functional element of your garden. You might not know it to look at it, but it’s also a smart piece of engineering. It uses simple components — such as pulleys and cord — to make for easy extension and retraction. As with all mechanisms, though, occasionally things will go […]

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How to Fix a Patio Umbrella Pole

By The Patio Expert

A patio umbrella often becomes the centerpiece of your outdoor space. A place for congregation during family gatherings — offering shade for summer cookouts and parties. But that doesn’t man to say they don’t have issues. Knowing how to fix an umbrella pole can help keep your garden a pleasant place to spend time in. Though, […]

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Patio Umbrellas vs a Pergola: How Do You Choose?

By The Patio Expert

Adding a patio to your landscape is a wonderful way to extend your property’s living space. When designing your outdoor space, it’s important to consider things like shade and rain protection so that you can get the most out of the area even when weather conditions go south. That’s when the debate over patio umbrellas […]

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How to Maintain Your Thatch Patio Umbrella

By The Patio Expert

When choosing which umbrella to install on your patio, chances are the aesthetic effect played about as much of a role as the price. We all want something that fits in with our personal style, that makes our back yard a place of sanctuary, or fun.. By choosing a thatch patio umbrella, you’ve brought something […]

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Patio Umbrellas vs Gazebo: How Do You Choose?

By The Patio Expert

  Adding a patio to your landscape is a wonderful way to extend your property’s living space. When designing your outdoor space, it’s important to consider things like shade and rain protection so that you can get the most out of the area even when weather conditions go south. That’s when the debate over patio […]

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How to Keep Your Patio Umbrella From Falling Over

By The Patio Expert

Patios are a great way of having fun with our friends or to just take a few minutes by ourselves for relaxation. The options are virtually endless – napping, reading, having friends over for a barbeque. But how do we keep this peaceful time free of accidents? A patio umbrella can not only ruin our relaxation time, but it is quite dangerous as well. The wind could tip it over and harm someone, or, even worse, might cause a fire if the grill is nearby. What can you do? There are some preventive tips that will help you keep yourself and others safe by ensuring that your patio umbrella will not fall over. So let’s take a look at a couple of things you can do to keep your patio umbrella from falling over.

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How To Clean A Patio Umbrella: A Complete Guide

By The Patio Expert

A patio umbrella does not only provide you with protection and shade from the wind or the burning sun, but it is also an important design element of your patio. If you want to lengthen its life, but also improve its design, you need to clean it frequently. A clean patio umbrella does not only look good with the rest of your setup but will make sure that debris and dust will not cause it to break apart before its time.

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How to Stop Your Patio Umbrella from Spinning

By The Patio Expert

Spinning umbrellas have posed some problems at least once in everyone’s life. And think about how annoying they can be when you are trying to enjoy your time? Apart from the obvious time-consuming activity, a spinning umbrella is also dangerous for you and your loved ones. Why do we have spinning umbrellas? If you installed one, you might notice that the pole which goes into the table is quite easy to insert. This means that the hole is considerably larger than the pole, favoring the spinning of the umbrella. The gap between the table and the shaft means that the umbrella will lean at an angle on the patio table, rubbing the table, scratching the finish off, or even making annoying noises. Here’s some information on how to fix this issue.

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