Category - Patio Umbrellas

Discussion of patio umbrellas, cantilever umbrellas, offset umbrellas, etc. and bases.

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The Overhang Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information
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Double Vented Patio Umbrella Reviews
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Vented Patio Umbrella Guide: Keep Your Umbrella From Sailing Away!
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The Patio Umbrella Cone: Keep Your Umbrella Stable!
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Wooden Market Umbrellas Reviewed
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Articulating Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information
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Rectangular Cantilever Umbrella Reviews
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Best Patio Umbrella Fabric For a Long Lasting Umbrella
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Tilting Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information
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Sunbrella Cantilever Umbrella Reviews and Information

The Overhang Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information

Overhang patio umbrellas go by many names: offset patio umbrellas, cantilever patio umbrellas, side-mount patio umbrellas, etc. The chief characteristic of these umbrellas is the cantilever design of the system, with the umbrella shaft on the side, and the parasol suspended from above. An overhang patio umbrella can make a patio space shine, with modern design and a fresh look.

An Overhang Patio Umbrella by Abba Patio

An Overhang Patio Umbrella by Abba Patio

These umbrellas are very flexible and useful. They allow tables without an umbrella hole to be shaded. They also encourage conversation, as there’s no pole to interrupt the lines of sight! Overhang umbrellas also work great with spas and pools where a patio umbrella would be awkward.

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Double Vented Patio Umbrella Reviews

Patio umbrella vents help keep an umbrella stable and upright, even in windy situations. Most patio and market umbrellas have a single wind vent: a flap of fabric at the top of the umbrella that is designed to allow wind to travel through the umbrella and to prevent lofting of the umbrella. Some umbrella designs feature double wind vents, which allow a significantly greater amount of air to flow through the canopy. A Double vented patio umbrella is generally more expensive than a single vent patio umbrella, and are often built with higher quality components and materials than single vent patio umbrellas are.

California Umbrella Double Vented Tilt Patio Umbrella

California Umbrella Double Vented Tilt Patio Umbrella

In this article, we will look at three different double vented patio umbrella lines at various price and quality points, and compare and contrast them.
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Vented Patio Umbrella Guide: Keep Your Umbrella From Sailing Away!

Patio umbrellas are essentially large fabric sails attached to a base weight and maybe to a table. Strong wind gusts can do great damage to a patio umbrella (and to those sitting near by, if the umbrella lofts at the wrong time!) Due to this issue, most market umbrellas sold are vented in some way. A vented patio umbrella is designed to allow air to flow through the umbrella, and exit out through the vent. This helps keep the umbrella stable during gusty conditions, and also encourages fresh air to flow around the umbrella, keeping the air cool and comfortable.

Example of a Double Vented Patio Umbrella

Example of a Double Vented Patio Umbrella

In this article, we will look at a few different umbrella venting options, and discuss the pros and cons of each.

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The Patio Umbrella Cone: Keep Your Umbrella Stable!

The Patio Umbrella Cone

The Patio Umbrella Cone

Patio umbrella poles are usually a good deal smaller than the opening supplied in a patio table. This difference means that it is easy to insert the umbrella into the table, but it also means that there is often a large gap between the shaft and the table. This opening can cause the umbrella to lean awkwardly, to rub against the table edge, to making annoying noises, and can scratch the finish off of the umbrella pole. The easiest fix for this is the patio umbrella cone! These clever little devices fit around your patio umbrella shaft, and create a solid, snug connection between the patio table and the umbrella.

This article looks closely at the patio umbrella cone, and reviews a few different brands of these clever little devices.

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Wooden Market Umbrellas Reviewed

Wooden market umbrellas provide a timeless air to your patio or garden space. The simplicity of the design, the lack of a crank mechanism, and the beauty of real wood make these umbrellas quite compelling. Also, the price point is frequently surprisingly good, compared to aluminum and metal umbrellas of similar quality. After examining the product lines of several wooden market umbrellas, we have determined that the best wood patio umbrella is the TropiShade 11′ wooden market umbrella. It’s huge, and looks great, at an unbeatable price point. The fabric is a high quality Olefin material, and the umbrella features 8 ribs and 4 pulleys to make opening and closing easy.

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Articulating Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information

An articulating patio umbrella can bring an unmatched sense of style to a patio or garden space that is simply not possible with typical patio umbrellas. The cantilever design of these umbrellas, coupled with tilt and rotation functionality, make them incredibly versatile and useful. After a thorough review of the market for articulating patio umbrellas, we have determined that the best articulating patio umbrella is the Sorara TrueShade Plus 10′ rectangular offset umbrella. It has outstanding control and configuration functionality, and is built with only the highest quality materials. Unfortunately, it comes at a very high price! Also, it is only available in a single color option, which many buyers will not be thrilled by.

That said, this is an outstanding offset umbrella, with Sunbrella fabric, an aluminum frame, and all the tilt and rotation functions you could want.

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Rectangular Cantilever Umbrella Reviews

Rectangular Cantilever Umbrella by Domi Outdoor Living

Rectangular Cantilever Umbrella by Domi Outdoor Living

The right rectangular Cantilever Umbrella can look breathtaking in the right environment, as these beauties are similar to a common patio umbrella, but feature an unusual base mechanism and an unusual canopy! Rectangular and square umbrella open the possible choices for an outdoor table significantly, as the table need not have a pole in the middle. So often one sees a typical round bistro table combined with a traditional market umbrella; a rectangular offset umbrella paired with a square table or modern sectional brings the look to a very modern place!

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Best Patio Umbrella Fabric For a Long Lasting Umbrella

Portofino Cantilever Umbrella with Sunbrella Fabric: The Best Patio Umbrella Fabric Available

Portofino Cantilever Umbrella with Sunbrella Fabric: The Best Patio Umbrella Fabric Available

A high quality patio umbrella or cantilever umbrella can be a wonderful accent in a patio or garden space, and can bring a great deal of color and style to a backyard area. However, many patio umbrellas are made of inferior fabrics, and are not properly treated against harsh UV rays, water, salt, and the elements. They quickly break down, or fade to the point of being an eyesore. What is the best patio umbrella fabric to purchase?

In this article we will look at several common patio umbrella fabrics, and consider which ones are appropriate for your needs and budget.

 

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Tilting Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information

A tilt umbrella can make sitting out in the sun a much more pleasant experience. Depending on location and time of day, the sun can be positioned in such a way that those under a standard umbrella are blinded, cooked, and burned! A tilting patio umbrella can solve this problem. After a great deal of research, we have determined that the best tilting outdoor umbrella is the California Umbrella 11′ patio umbrella. This tilt patio umbrella is on the expensive side, but there are several great features it has that are unavailable on cheaper umbrellas. It has an easy auto-tilt function, 8 aluminum ribs, and is available in a huge array of colors, and with high quality solution dyed polyester fabric.

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Sunbrella Cantilever Umbrella Reviews and Information

Cantilever umbrellas are among our favorite patio shade devices. They are graceful, beautiful, and are quite effective at keeping the sun away from those under their protection. A Sunbrella cantilever umbrella is even better, as the Sunbrella fabric is extremely UV resistant, fade resistant, and of the highest quality. After a detailed look at the Sunbrella cantilever umbrella market, we have determined that the best cantilever umbrella with Sunbrella fabric is the Sorara TrueShade Plus 10′ cantilever umbrella. With a bold black Sunbrella canvas, beautiful square canopy design, and all of the tilt, rotation, and height functionality you’ll need, this umbrella is an excellent choice.

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