Frequent Asked Questions

What is a UPF rating?

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed.  UPF measurements of fabrics are generally tested by spectrophotometer equipment.  For example, a fabric with a UPF rating of 50 only allows 1/50th of the sun's UV radiation to pass through it. This means that this fabric will reduce your skin's UV radiation exposure by 50 times (98% UV block) in areas where the skin is protected by the fabric.  One big advantage of the UPF standard is that both UVA AND UVB rays are measured.  Our fabric has been tested to repel 99% of the sun’s UV radiation with a UPF rating of 55+.  UV-Blocker umbrellas provide the highest protection available in the market.

How does the umbrella with stand the wind?

The beach umbrella has a patented Vented Mesh System that lets the wind pass between the upper and lower canopies.  This makes the beach umbrella very stable in high winds preventing inversion.  The beach umbrella is constructed with all fiberglass ribs and spreaders and 32mm two piece white powder coated non-corroding heavy-duty frame, making the umbrella very flexible and durable on windy days.

Wind Proof Umbrella

How does the Warranty work?

UV-Blocker offers a One Year Limited Warranty to the original owner against defects in material and workmanship. If the umbrella should prove to be defective in material, workmanship, or fail to function properly, send the umbrella back to UV-Blocker with a copy of the receipt and we will gladly repair or replace the umbrella. UV-Blocker 2 Canals End Rd. STE 204-B Bristol, PA 19007-4821

How does the Sand Anchor work?

The sand anchor has a large over-size thumbscrew conveniently locks against any inserted pole 1.5-inches or less in diameter. It is light-weight, safe, and will easily fit into a beach bag. The continuous spiral blade pulls the auger downward when turned clockwise. It is long enough to reach through loose sand to secure beach umbrellas that will withstand very windy conditions. Turning it in the opposite direction will release it from the sand.

How does the beach umbrella affixed to the ground or sand?

The most secure way to mount the beach umbrella into the sand or ground is to use the sand anchor. The sand anchor has a large over-size thumbscrew conveniently locks against any inserted pole 1.5-inches or less in diameter. It is light-weight, safe, and will easily fit into a beach bag. The continuous spiral blade pulls the auger downward when turned clockwise. It is long enough to reach through loose sand to secure beach umbrellas that will withstand very windy conditions. Turning it in the opposite direction will release it from the sand.

How does the Auto-Open feature work, do you press a button?

Yes, you press the button and the umbrella will open automatically.

What is the difference between the Compact, Travel and the Large Folding UV Umbrellas?

Compact vs Travel

The Compact UV umbrella has a smaller handle and folds down to a smaller size and is meant for occasional use.

The Travel UV umbrella has a larger more comfortable handle and folds down using less folding parts.

The Large Folding UV umbrella has a larger more comfortable handle and can cover two people.

You can also check our website for the Compact UV umbrella , Travel UV umbrella or the Large Folding UV umbrella by clicking on the [Specifications] tab.

Comparison chart:

 
Compact Umbrella
Travel Umbrella
Large Folder
Arc Size
42 inches
44 inches
58 inches
Weight
13 ounces
1 lb. 2 ounces
1 lb. 10 ounces
Folded Down
11 inches
16.5 inches
21 inches
Diameter
39 inches
37 inches
48 inches
Shaft Length
21 inches
23.5 inches
30 inches
Handle Size
2.5 inches
3.5 inches
4.5 inches
Waterproof
Yes
Yes
Yes
UPF Rating
55+
55+
55+
Matching Shealth
Yes with umbrella
Yes with should strap
Yes with should strap
Opening
Auto Open Button
Auto Open Button
Auto Open Button
Closing
Auto collapsing, manually compress
Manually pull down
Manually pull down
Usage
Occasional usage
Every day usage
Every day usage

How do you calculate shipping cost?

UV-Blocker carefully screens and continually monitors its shipping carriers to bring our customers the most affordable shipping options. The carrier initially presented to you during ordering represents the best overall value we can offer you in terms of speed, reliability and price.

Your shipping cost is calculated using the USPS and FedEx shipping table for your destination and the weight and number of packages in your order.

What are my US domestic shipping options?

USPS Priority Mail - Delivery in one to five days (depending on your location) and will deliver on Saturday if you have mail delivery on Saturday.  No tracking information will be sent.

FedEx SmartPost - Delivery in five to ten business days (depending on your location).
Automated tracking information will be sent to you from FedEx, once the package has been shipped. Package is picked up by FedEx and then delivered by USPS.

FedEx Ground -
Delivery in one to five business days (depending on your location).
Automated tracking information will be sent to you from FedEx, once the package has been shipped.

FedEx Express Saver -
Delivery in three business days.
Automated tracking information will be sent to you from FedEx, once the package has been shipped.

FedEx 2 Day - Delivery in two business days.
Automated tracking information will be sent to you from FedEx, once the package has been shipped.

FedEx Standard Overnight - Next day delivery that arrives at most US locations by 3pm the following weekday. Automated tracking information will be sent to you from FedEx, once the package has been shipped.

FedEx Priority Overnight -
Next day delivery that arrives at most US locations by 10:30am the following weekday morning, noon on Saturday. (Must specify "Saturday Delivery" when prompted during checkout.). Automated tracking information will be sent to you from FedEx, once the package has been shipped.

Do you ship Internationally?

International Shipping Powered by Bongo International Checkout

We have partnered with Bongo International to service our international customers.

At checkout, choose your international destination from the country drop down menu. Once you select your country and attempt to checkout, you will be automatically transferred to Bongo's Secure International Checkout page where you will be provided with international shipping costs as well as duties and taxes for your shipment.

Upon completion of your order, Bongo will charge your credit card for the entire purchase and then re-purchase those items from our site on your behalf. We will ship the goods to Bongo's Global Distribution Facility and they will be forwarded to your international address.

What are my International shipping options for Canada and Mexico?

USPS Priority Mail International - Delivery in six to ten business days, but may take longer depending on customs and your local postal carrier. Tracking information maybe requested after ten business days by emailing your request with order number to CustomerService@UV-Blocker.com

FedEx International Economy - Time-definite delivery typically in 2–5 business days (typically 2 or 3 business days to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico). From the U.S. to more than 215 countries and territories.  Automated tracking information will be sent to you from FedEx, once the package has been shipped.

FedEx International Priority - Time-definite delivery typically in 1, 2 or 3 business days. From the U.S. to more than 220 countries and territories, and to the U.S. from more than 220 countries and territories.  Automated tracking information will be sent to you from FedEx, once the package has been shipped.

Do have any International Distributors?

Yes, we have International Distributor in China - Shanghai Shang Duo International Trading Company. They can be reached at Jacdang.Taobao.com