Attractive Patio Shade
Does your patio need shade but your budget will not allow
anything too fancy? A patio umbrella might be just the thing.
Patio Umbrellas can add a lot of color and elegance to your yard or patio, as
well as some much needed shade. Below are some nice selections from around the
Are you tired of getting cooked when
outside under the hot sun? Do you enjoy being outside, barbequing, gardening, or
just enjoying your backyard or garden? During these hot summer days, a large
patio shade umbrella is just what you need to enjoy your backyard, but not end
up with sunburn. This garden umbrella is a 4.5' rectangle and casts a large shadow
for plenty of shade. The head room under this umbrella is 74" so that most
people won't have to duck to get in to the shade. The fabric is strong and
durable marine fabric that will breath a little to let some heat out, and to
keep your cool. It is constructed with the finest Asian
hardwood. These patio umbrellas are built to last throughout the summer without
the fabric fading. The lifting mechanism for these garden umbrellas is designed
with a manual lifting system so that almost everyone can raise and lower this
sun umbrella. The pole is 1.375" in diameter and is
designed to fit most standard umbrella stands. These patio umbrellas come in the
following colors: Green, Blue, Yellow, Natural, and Red.
can easily create shade anywhere in the yard with this patio umbrella.
This is a sturdy and inexpensive umbrella that features an easy to use push-tilt
and hand crank mechanism. This umbrella is available in Antique Beige,
Cranberry, Hunter Green, Natural White, Navy Blue and Pacific Blue. That's
enough color to add that special splash to any yard.
Umbrella makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors in style.
Sit back and unwind under the shade of this premium umbrella.
The 9' diameter umbrella features superior quality
materials and construction for long lasting use. It is built
to withstand the outdoor elements with ease. The canopy is
vented for wind release and stability, has double reinforced pockets
for added strength and comes with a self-tie to keep it closed when
not in use.
Here are some considerations to think about before purchasing an umbrella.
- Size: Consider the size of your patio umbrella, as it should be able to shade your
entire table or outdoor area. Some tables come with a hole for an umbrella, these will need specific measurements. Generally, it’s suggested to have an umbrella at least 5 feet larger than the area intended to shade.
- Frame Material: The frame of your umbrella determines its durability. Wood, aluminum, and fiberglass are the most common materials. Wood frames are classic and stylish but can
be heavy and require maintenance. Aluminum frames are light, durable, and resistant to rust and weather damage. Fiberglass frames are the most durable and flexible, but also the most expensive.
- Fabric Material: The choice of fabric is essential for the durability and effectiveness of the umbrella. The fabric should be UV resistant, waterproof and durable. Polyester, Sunbrella, Olefin, and Thatch are common fabric choices.
- Color and Design: The patio umbrella color and design should complement your outdoor furniture and home decor. Maybe you want a pop of color or something more neutral to blend with the environment.
- Opening Mechanism: Consider whether you prefer a manual lift, pulley lift, or crank lift system. There are also auto-tilting umbrellas that adjust throughout the day.
- Umbrella Bases: It's vital to have a solid and stable umbrella base. The base weight depends on the umbrella size. Freestanding umbrellas require heavier bases than table umbrellas.
- Wind Resistance: The umbrella should have good wind resistance. Vents or wind flaps at the top of an umbrella allow wind to flow through, reducing the risk of the umbrella toppling or being blown away.
- UV protection: It is recommended to opt for a patio umbrella that offers UV protection, meaning it is created with a fabric that blocks harmful UV rays.
- Tilting Functionality: An umbrella with tilting functionality can be adjusted throughout the day to block the sun as it moves.
- Cost: Outdoor umbrellas can range greatly in price. Consider your budget, but remember that the cheapest umbrella may not last as long.
- Warranty: Check whether the manufacturer offers a warranty. Good patio umbrellas generally have a warranty period that will guarantee a replacement for any manufacturing defects.
- Maintenance: Consider what level of maintenance the umbrella requires. Some materials may need more maintenance (cleaning, oiling, storage during inclement weather) than others.
- Type of Umbrella: There are different types of patio umbrellas to consider, such as table umbrellas, cantilever umbrellas, or tilting umbrellas. Each style has its own use and differs in installation, so pick what best suits your needs.
- Lighting: Some patio umbrellas come with lighting included, which is ideal for nighttime use. Ensure this system is easy to use and replace if bulbs go out.
- Mobility: Consider whether you will be moving the umbrella around often. If so, you may need to consider a lighter model or an umbrella with wheels on the base.
Make a checklist of these points and prioritize according to your personal preferences before purchasing a patio umbrella. This way, you'll ensure that you are fully protected and comfortable in your outdoor space.
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