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Everything you need to know about outdoor umbrellas

Everything you need to know about outdoor umbrellas

Looking for outdoor umbrellas for your beautiful garden, restaurant, or patio? You are probably seeking the perfect umbrella (or umbrellas) for your home, budget, and style. There are certain factors to consider when choosing an outdoor umbrella and if you don’t know where to start, it can be quite overwhelming. We have a guide to help you out. Read about the types of umbrellas available and the factors to consider below before making your purchase.

Types of outdoor umbrellas

Whether you need an umbrella for your gorgeous patio or your blooming business, there are various types of umbrellas available to you to choose from. The most popular types of umbrellas usually have a tilting canopy or telescope options that let you adjust the umbrella shade as needed. Here are some of the most popular types of outdoor umbrellas.

Cantilever Umbrellas

Cantilever Umbrellas

Cantilever umbrellas, or offset umbrellas, are functional and flexible. A cantilever umbrella is the most adjustable when it comes to moving shade around, quickly and effortlessly. They are perfect for small tables as they don’t require a center pole, and for upmarket areas or restaurants as they provide elegance and class.

Table Umbrellas

Table umbrellas provide a basic, yet sophisticated style to any area. They provide an adequate shade structure to fit on a table and to the base of the ground. Table umbrellas are suited for any custom table size and great for homes requiring affordable shading without the need for fancier style options. Table umbrellas are a popular option for outdoor diners and gardens.

Factors to consider when choosing an outdoor umbrella

Certain factors will affect your buying decision. Even if you require a table umbrella, for example, it may not suit your table size. Here are some factors to consider before you decide on an umbrella:

Factors to consider when choosing an outdoor umbrella

Size of your table pole

If you are choosing an umbrella that requires a pole, the size of your pole is important. You may need a bigger umbrella pole if you have a bigger table. If a pole is too small, it will be unstable during windy conditions and could fall on someone. A bigger pole will lead to the umbrella not fitting at all. Prevent issues by measuring the umbrella and your pole (twice if you have to!) before you purchase an umbrella or ask your carpenter for advice.

Size of your canopy or table

You don’t want to get an umbrella that is too small and won’t cover your guests or customers. Get an umbrella that is twice the size of your table. Larger umbrellas will take up too much space. If you are using more than one umbrella, you may consider a bigger table as umbrellas might overlap or bump into each other, and look unsightly.

Your area

If you live in an area that tends to have very humid, sunnier weather or windy conditions, you are going to need a bigger and more stable umbrella. Choose a large umbrella with a good pole to avoid the umbrella falling over or bumping people and things.

Poggesi excels in providing umbrellas to restaurants, patios, and private residents. We have an umbrella type for every individual style and budget. Our umbrellas are developed with a unique and powerful design. With elegant colors, good shade coverage and innovative technology, outdoor umbrellas from Pogessi are the only umbrellas you will ever need.

If you want to learn more about Poggesi outdoor umbrellas, contact us today!