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The 3 Most Important Things to Know Before You Purchase an Outdoor Patio Umbrella

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Do you love the outdoors but hate having to worry about the cooking in the hot sun? Or if you have weather like us in Miami, it can be sunny one minute and a full downpour the next.

Either way, don’t let the weather prevent you from enjoying activities outside of your home. You can still delight in that cup of coffee on a lazy sunny afternoon while seated on your patio, without having to fret about the weather. 

A patio umbrella is a quick and ingenious fix which allows you to extend your indoor living area to the outdoors. Whether it may be for some enjoyable personal time while reading a book, or to bond with friends and family over small conversations while enjoying casual lunches or dinners, a patio umbrella provides the perfect spot to relax, entertain and dine within the confines of your backyard while getting the maximum protection that you need from harsh weather elements.

Outdoor patio umbrellas come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. With the wide array of choices that are available in the market, choosing the perfect patio umbrella for your backyard can be quite a confusing task. But along with some guidelines, your ideal outdoor relaxation spot is just within reach. Below we take you to an overview of the perfect patio umbrella for a small backyard, along with some factors to consider when choosing the right one for your home.

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1. Is the outdoor patio umbrella built with high-quality materials?

The materials that make up a patio umbrella plays an integral role in terms of its durability and lifespan. Since patio umbrellas are constantly exposed to changes in weather, heat, humidity, and moisture, opt for materials which can stand up to harsh outdoor elements. Patio umbrella canopies, or the fabric that covers the frame, need to have UV protection in order to keep you exposed to harmful UV rays. Some common materials used for patio umbrella canopies are polyester, olefin, or acrylic.

Outdoor patio umbrella frames, on the other hand, are the supporting structures of the canopy and these need to be sturdy, resilient and heavy duty.  Patio umbrella frames are typically made up of aluminum, stainless steel, fiberglass, wood, vinyl or PVC.

Poggesi umbrellas are manufactured with exquisite craftsmanship from highly skilled engineers and artisans, using only one of the highest grades of aluminum in the market. This combination produces a high-quality product while ensuring a long lasting, heavy duty structure that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use.

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2. Does the patio umbrella work with your outdoor decor? Visually and functionally.

A patio umbrella also works as a decorative visual element for your backyard by adding beauty and interest to your home’s landscape. When choosing the perfect patio umbrella for your backyard, look for a color and design which blends cohesively with the prevailing architectural style of your home. 

From a functional standpoint, does it also add to your space? Does it work with your furniture or will it be in the way? These are important questions to ask when considering the layout of your patio furniture and outdoor decor.

One of the major benefits of Poggesi umbrellas is that they are highly customizable, flexible and versatile in terms of design. You can easily personalize your own patio umbrella using the Sunbrella® outdoor fabric that they offer. This allows you to choose from a wide myriad of colors which range from cool neutrals to bright pops of color.

Poggesi umbrellas are also flexible in terms of functionality. Cantilever umbrellas can be maneuvered around 360 degrees to cover nearly any space and with our multiple umbrella options you can choose from various sizes, bases, and options needed to work with your furniture.

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3. Is the patio umbrella simple to use and maintain?

Patio umbrellas are temporary outdoor structures which can be easily set up when needed and stowed away when not in use. With that, they typically allow for ease in terms of use and functionality. Whether it may be a push-up mechanism, pulley system, crank, push up, tilt mechanism or lift mechanism. These features allow the uses to conveniently open and close the canopy with minimal effort required.

They should also be easy to clean and maintain for you. The canopy material is crucial here, as a low-quality material can stain, get torn over time, or be very time to consume and difficult to clean.

With simplicity and maintenance in mind, Poggesi umbrellas are designed with an easy to use technology that allows the users to open and close the umbrella with a simple touch and push mechanism. In addition to that, Poggesi umbrellas have passed safety standards and are certified by the TÜV, a European organization which regulates quality. With Poggesi umbrellas, setting up your patio umbrella is not only effortless and takes no time, but is also safe.

Each umbrella is made up of 100% weather resistant high-quality acrylic canvas that is lightweight and retains its shape well. Its frame and structure ensure a sturdy build as it is composed of powder-coated aluminum and stainless steel hardware which is also easy to clean, and rust resistant.

Choosing the Best Outdoor Patio Umbrella for You

While these are only three factors when deciding the best umbrella for your home, if you focus at a minimum on these three, you will be well on your way to selecting the perfect umbrella. If you want to help to choose an umbrella for your home, contact us directly or Learn more about our outdoor umbrellas.