My Umbrella Shop announces that they are now offering international shipping through a partnership with Fed-Ex and Zonos.
We have been selling beach umbrellas and patio umbrellas and market umbrellas for years through our online store, but primarily to U.S. based customers. My Umbrella Shop now has the capabilities to easily ship internationally directly from our website. Shipping is calculated on the fly and umbrellas can be ordered with the click of a button.
For customers wanting a more personal touch, they can also call 919-975-7414 to speak to My Umbrella Shop sales representative and have their order placed manually.
My Umbrella Shop does International Shipping to make it easier for customers like you!
With the click of a button order anywhere Zonos allows you too! Note: Certain countries we cannot ship too.
This is a great asset for businesses like hotels, restaurants, coffee shops. We aim to please!
After Labor Day the Beach Umbrella Rules for the beaches at Myrtle Beach, SC relax slightly. Beach umbrellas must be in line or behind the Lifeguard stands and canopies and tents are now allowed back on the beach. Canopies are not allowed during the summer peak months, but are now as long as they are BEHIND the Life Guard stands. Dogs are now allowed on the beach anytime whereas in the crowded summer months there were restricted hours pets were allowed on the beach. For more information, please check out WBTW’s news web site.
With all the tropical storms hitting the south this year and the few stories this summer of the wind catching beach umbrellas and hurting people, My Umbrella Shop thought it would be a good idea to post a few safety tips about your beach umbrellas and patio umbrellas. Check a link to the YouTube video above that was wind tested at 35 mph, and sustained gust of 45 mph. Note: This was a fiberglass rib umbrella that was tested. Steel ribs may break easier and wood frames, but heavy-duty commercial aluminum umbrellas or are MAC umbrellas will sustain the winds as well.
Beach Umbrellas and Patio Umbrellas
If it’s windy, take it down. There is no sense in risking damage to someone else, your patio, home, or even your umbrella by leaving it up when it is windy outside. Beach umbrellas and patio umbrellas are designed to be closable. If it’s that windy, it’s unlikely that you will need it for protection from the sun or will even be sitting under it. Once closed, secure it somewhere it will not blow away. Do yourself, and others, a favor and take down the beach umbrellas and patio umbrellas when it’s windy.
80 lb. umbrella base -FUB80
If it’s only slightly windy, anchor it securely. A beach umbrella or patio umbrella can create a great environment of relaxation, enjoyment, and entertainment. But, if it is slightly windy, our first advice is to close it and secure it. But if you must have a beach umbrella to protect you from the sun (and who doesn’t enjoy one?), be sure to anchor it securely in the sand. Please read our article about “Anchoring Your Beach Umbrella.” Even a good anchoring may not secure your beach umbrella from a sudden surprise gust of wind. If using a patio umbrella, be sure to secure it with an umbrella base designed for your umbrella. Inserting your umbrella in a patio table designed for it is also a secondary way to anchor it in place. Regardless, do not underestimate Mother Nature. Strong gusts of wind can overcome the best base and table combination. Err on the side of safety.
Beach umbrellas and patio umbrellas can create a wonderful space to enjoy fresh air and the great outdoors while protecting yourself from the harmful and overheating rays of the sun and even light rain, but heavy winds or storms can turn things around for the worse, at My Umbrella Shop, we want you to use your umbrellas safely and securely for years to come.
When choosing an umbrella to purchase, there are some things you should know. First, a Beach Umbrella and a Patio Umbrella are two different animals. They may look the same, but they have different requirements of which you should be aware.
When comparing Beach Umbrellas vs. Patio Umbrellas they may look very similar, they probably both shade you well, but
Patio umbrellas tend to be much heavier. You are not carryingng them as much as you would a beach umbrella.
The poles on Patio Umbrellas need to be thicker to avoid snapping.
The poles on Patio Umbrellas fit inside a table hole and a base.
Patio umbrellas require a base, and beach umbrellas don’t.
Patio umbrellas tend to have a flat bottom pole. Flat bottoms are the least effective for digging or “planting,” though of course, they’re also the safest when it comes to potential impaling.
Beach umbrellas need a pointed bottom to spike into the sand.
Beach Umbrellas vs. Patio Umbrellas – Materials
Aluminum is lightweight, which makes it easier to carry. It will also show years long before it is likely to break. Wood is more decorative and may be a better choice for a patio umbrella. Plastic, fiberglass, or PVC frames and poles can be good choices as well, as long as the diameter of the pole is at least an inch wide, and the plastic feels sturdy.
When Labor Day approaches, many think about putting away their beach umbrellas for the winter. STOP! A quick look on Google will tell you that (in Myrtle Beach, SC for example), September is the 4th hottest month of the year (barely missing the 3rd hottest temperatures) with an average high temperature of 83 degrees. That’s excellent beach temperatures and time to use that beach umbrella to keep cool.
While beach umbrellas keep you cool at the beach, a patio umbrella can not only shade you from the sun, but also provide a nice extended patio area for entertaining, relaxing, or enjoy your family. You can enjoy the benefits of a patio umbrella long into the fall months.
Now is the best time for buying an umbrella to shade you from the direct rays of the summer sun. A good patio umbrella can make your patio or deck into additional living space and could be the most used relaxation and entertainment area of your home. A good umbrella can easily allow you to entertain well into the Spring and Fall months. Some umbrellas have vents to allow for air flow. Continue reading →
Summertime is the usual time for party hosts to move outdoors. Patios, decks, and backyards become THE spot to host a get-together.
Umbrellas – One of the best things you can do to facilitate an outdoor party is to install a few patio umbrellas. Add shade and style to your patio party and enjoy time quality time with the people you care about.
Patio Furniture – new patio furniture makes your guests more comfortable and impressed. Is there ever enough seating?
Lighting – If your soiree goes into the twilight hours, install solar umbrellas to provide shade in the daytime and decorative lighting at night. The solar panels on the top are eco-friendly and save on your power bill.
Pillows – scatter some throw pillows around on your patio furniture to give it a more relaxed, comfortable and luxurious feel.
Other Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Get-Together
Yard games – Croquet and cornhole are easy to set-up and take down and easy to play and learn. Badminton and volleyball are favorites if you have the room.
Fans – if it is sweltering, besides umbrellas providing shade, rent and set-up outdoor fans to circulate air to keep your guests comfortable.
Light Fare/Food – serve “light” food such as chilled fruit slices, salads, cold hors d’oeuvres as well as the traditional burgers and hot dogs. Light appetizers are more refreshing for your guests on hot days and save money by using less, more expensive meat entrees, which make your guests feel drowsy and over-full.
One concern that every beachgoer has about their umbrella: how do you keep your beach umbrella from flying away? There are a variety of ways to ensure your favorite shade doesn’t become a deadly projectile.
Before you anchor your umbrella
Select the angle you want to sit. Put the top facing the to act as a windbreak. This also helps drive the umbrella farther into the sand instead of pulling it out.
Avoid setting up on dunes or angled slopes – Use dunes as windbreaks, but set up your umbrella on a flatter area.
Select your sand type – closer to the water is typically flatter. Find some sand that is dry on top, but is moist underneath. The damp sand that will help your umbrella stay put.
Dead Man Anchor – Easily made at home by cutting the legs of an old pair of pants and sewing one end shut. Make yourself some ties for the other end, leaving plenty of extra cord. Go to the beach, fill the legs with sand, tie off the open ends and then use the extra cord to tie them to your umbrella, effectively anchoring your umbrella to the beach with heavy sandbags.
Rock it – Rock your umbrella pole back and forth until you can’t rock it anymore. That may take several feet down. This is not the most secure, but it is the least expensive to anchor your umbrella, in time or money.
Outdoor Patio Furniture Rearranged by an Alligator
In Bradenton, FL, a couple was mystified about how their outdoor patio furniture was re-arranged. Until they checked their security cameras. A six-foot gator was crawling around, getting caught in the outdoor furniture and dragging it around the Charbonneau’s patio. Mary Charbonneau woke up Sunday morning to find the outdoor furniture piled against her front door. To learn more, go to https://bit.ly/2JtNdFO.