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How to Choose the Right Umbrellas for My Restaurant Patio

Large commercial patio umbrellas can provide a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor restaurant spaces, serve as a focal point combining function and design, and can create instant brand recognition or exposure. They provide protection from inclement weather and bright sunlight while expanding the space for your guests, allowing them to dine comfortably both day and evening.

Commercial patio umbrellas come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, styles, designs, and colors and choosing the right one for you depends on your needs. In addition, there are other factors to take into consideration including quality, durability, ability to withstand weather, and ease of maintenance.

Of course, nearly everyone is familiar with the traditional center pole umbrella that slips through a hole in the table or is stabilized with a base. However, when you wish to shade a large area without the obstructions of center poles, a cantilever patio umbrella may be a better choice.

These large umbrellas are suspended by a pole offset to one side and are usually placed on the edge of an outdoor patio area rather than in the middle and are out of the way of your customers. Additionally, many restaurant owners find that these umbrellas look better and do not take up as much valuable space. They tend to be larger and more durable than basic center pole umbrellas and they are also easy to customize.

The size of your umbrella is determined by the square footage available for your area. If the umbrella is too small, it won’t provide enough protection from the sun and weather. However, your area may be limited by physical restrictions or obstacles that must be taken into consideration. With a commercial cantilever umbrella, you have the flexibility to create nearly any space you desire.

An umbrella is not restricted to traditional shapes such as round, square or rectangular. They can be designed trapezoidal or asymmetric solutions based on the surface you wish to be covered. Customized umbrellas are a great option for your challenging or extremely unique space.

Additionally, custom designed commercial restaurant umbrellas offer many other choices such as branding, your colors, and integrated lighting options. In fact, branding and customization are often at the forefront of why many restaurant owners choose custom designed umbrellas.

As a restaurant owner, maintenance and durability of your restaurant umbrellas is likely a consideration. However, there is very little maintenance required for high-quality commercial restaurant patio umbrellas aside from periodic cleaning. Umbrellas made with marine-grade canopies resist mold and mildew, and frames and bases made with aluminum are rust-resistant. High-quality umbrellas are made to withstand stronger winds and weather. Nevertheless, to prevent any safety issues or damage, it is always recommended to store away umbrellas if severe weather is approaching.

When making the important decision of the right umbrella for your restaurant patio, ask the experts at Poggesi. We’re the experts in restaurant patio design and shade, and we can help you select the best option for your outdoor space. All of our restaurant umbrellas promise durability, maximum shade, and superior aesthetic beauty.

Our umbrellas are crafted in Italy by our engineers and artisans and created to your unique vision and aesthetics. Our finely crafted fabrics are beautiful, unique, and durable. Available in a variety of elegant colors, our high-quality TÜV certified umbrellas look great, withstand tough weather, and are easy to maintain, and our patented umbrella technology makes it easy to open and close your weather-resistant umbrellas with a mere touch and a push.

It makes sense to invest in a shade structure that will enhance the appearance of your restaurant and endure the elements, providing shade and protection for many years to come. Let us show you why we are the leaders in “The Art of Creating Shade.”

For more information, please contact us.