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Of all the accessories my parents have decked out their backyard with — a propane grill, a fire pit, a surprisingly stylish deck box — their smartest purchase has got to be their patio umbrella. It’s one of their oldest pieces of outdoor furniture, and because they attached string lights, it gets used during the day and at night. I doubt even my parents knew how worthwhile this thing would be when they first brought it home.
Patio umbrellas are a wise addition to every outdoor space because they help you enjoy the space more. No matter if the temperature is scorching hot or if a summer rain showers down, your outdoor umbrella protects you from the elements. They’re also a huge help when it comes to keeping everyone comfortable while you’re dining outdoors. Whether you have a big backyard, a quaint patio, or access to a rooftop, these outdoor umbrellas will help you enjoy your space to the fullest.
NOTE: Most patio umbrellas are not sold with a stand or base, so if you need one, we recommend this all-purpose model.