The deck umbrella should be chosen according to your taste. The fabric, color, shape and size should match whatever other patio furniture you have. Remember that a patio umbrella is just as important as applying sunscreen. So don’t go without.
Freestanding parasol is for a larger terrace. They can benefit from this type of decking since you will need to move them more often than not. There are also those that are in the middle of a patio table and are obviously suitable for a much smaller patio.
The size of a patio umbrella should be based on the climate of your home. This largely determines how much shade you need when you are outside. On average, the diameter of umbrellas ranges from 6 to 11 diameter.
Other considerations are also; a sturdy design, strength of the pole, the material of the foot (stainless steel or aluminum) and hub (nylon or plastic), durable fabric, ease of storage, opening and closing.
You will find posts in hardwood, teak, mahogany and ash. If you prefer the non-wood variety, go for chrome steel or anodized aluminum.
The fabric of the umbrella comes in different types. They can be acrylic, vinyl, polyester and synthetic wicker. These fabrics are provided with a protective chemical layer. They should be sprayed once a year if you are going to use them.
Some umbrellas come with their own accessories. These accessories often include replaceable canvases, lamps, flashlights, fabric cleaners, and tote bags. The lights help create moods at night. There are also umbrellas that are operated by remote control for stylish style.
Last but not least, choose a foot for the umbrella that fits its size.
In addition to patio umbrellas, there are also market umbrellas. It can be seen that an umbrella is a market umbrella without any valances hanging on the umbrella. The frame is sturdier than that of a parasol. There is also a crown of fabric on top of the umbrella, which is a wind vent. This actually allows the wind to escape from under the umbrella. Market umbrellas are best suited for tables.
The umbrellas are a must and they complement the terrace. The design of the parasol of your choice should match the whole design or theme of your patio.
Located on the side of the table, an offset umbrella may be the umbrella for you. It also comes with a tilt function that allows you to adjust the shade.
Opting for an offset umbrella? Whether manual or automatic version, offset umbrellas can provide better protection from the sun. The sun shifts position and this affects the shadow. Therefore, buy an umbrella that can better protect you throughout the day. A disadvantage is that these parasols almost never come with wooden sticks.
When making your purchase in an online or offline store, pay attention to the warranty (between one and five years), the delivery time and the availability of insurance in case of damage during delivery. Some sellers even offer free shipping.
Aside from materialistic considerations when choosing patio or market umbrellas, you may have some health reasons for doing so. And what better way to do that than by putting on these umbrellas, without sacrificing style? Think of the patio or market umbrella as a long-term investment in your quality of outdoor living.