The deck umbrella should be chosen according to your taste. The fabric, color, shape and size should match all the other deck furniture you have. Remember, a patio umbrella is as important as putting on a sun block. So don’t go without it.
Free standing umbrella is for a bigger patio. They can benefit this type of patio because more often than not, you need to move them around. There are also ones that are located in the middle of a patio table and would obviously suit a much smaller patio.
The size of a patio umbrella should be based on the climate of your residence. This pretty much determines how much shade you will need when it comes to being outdoors. On average umbrellas’ diameter ranges from 6 to 11 diameter.
As well, other considerations include; a sturdy design, strength of pole, the material of the base (stainless steel or aluminum) and hub (nylon or plastic), durable fabric, ease of storage, opening and closing.
You can find poles in hardwood, teak, mahogany and ash. If you prefer the non wood variety, go for chrome steel or anodized aluminum.
The umbrella’s fabric comes in a variety of types. They can be acrylic, vinyl, polyester and synthetic thatch. These fabrics are sprayed with a protective chemical coat. They should be sprayed once a year if you are going to use them.
Some umbrellas come with their own accessories. These accessories are often, replaceable canvas, lights, torches, fabric cleaners and carry bags. The lights will help create moods at nighttime. There are also umbrellas that are controlled by a remote for classy style.
Last but not least, choose a base for the umbrella that suits its size.
Apart from patio umbrella, there are also market umbrella. One can tell that an umbrella is a market umbrella with the absence if hanging valances around the umbrella. The frame is sturdier than that of a patio umbrella. 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 underneath the umbrella. Market umbrellas are most suitable for tables.
The umbrellas are a must and they complement the patio. The design of the umbrella of your choice should match the whole design or theme of your patio.
Located off the side of the table, an offset umbrella can be the umbrella for you. It also comes with a tilting feature that will enable you to adjust the shade.
Opting for an offset umbrella? Whether it is a manual or automatic version, offset umbrellas can give better protection from the sun. The sun shifts its position and this will affect the shade. Therefore, you should get an umbrella that can better protect you the whole day through. A down side is that these umbrellas hardly ever come with wooden poles.
When you are making your purchase in an online or offline store, take note of its warranty (between one and five years), timeframe for delivery and availability of insurance in case of damages during delivery. Some merchants even offer free shipping.
Other than materialistic considerations when deciding on patio or market umbrellas, you may have some health reasons to do so. And what better way to do that than by putting up these umbrellas, without sacrificing style? Consider the patio or market umbrella as a long-term investment in your quality of outdoor living.