Just a patio umbrella can relieve the summer heat. If you want to enjoy outdoor life, you also want to avoid sun damage. You may need a patio umbrella. This article will recommend courtyard umbrellas and How do you choose a patio umbrella?


What is the best umbrella?

There is no best patio umbrella for anyone. There are many factors to consider when buying a parasol. With the advent of spring and summer, you will spend more and more time playing outdoors or hanging out by the pool. In order to keep you and your guests cool and away from the scorching sun, it is important to have plenty of shade. The patio umbrella is a discreet solution, not a more permanent construction. However, choosing the right outdoor umbrella can be challenging. Depending on your family, environment, budget and preferences, there are many factors to consider.


The considerations for choosing a patio umbrella:

1  Determine the size that needs to be covered

Take out the tape measure and find out exactly how much space you need to cover. When you shade in the lounge or play area, choose an umbrella that can cover as much space as possible. Remember, larger umbrellas mean that children can have more space to play without being exposed to sunlight. No matter what type of area you want to cover, your umbrella should be 7 to 9 feet tall.

For outdoor tables, you need to place a 2-foot long sun buffer around the table for optimal comfort. Depending on the position of the sun in the sky, additional shadows provide a more comprehensive glare-free experience. The shape of the umbrella should match the shape of the table to get a cohesive appearance. If you cannot find an umbrella that matches your table, you may need to buy a patio umbrella table.


2  Climate type

Windy areas-Umbrella awnings are no different from sails, so you need to pay attention to the location of strong winds. The gust of wind can bend or break the canopy ribs, break the poles, or pull the umbrellas from the base to make them fly down from the three doors. If you live in a windy area, you need to consider the following:

Buy a high-quality parasol that has flexible, replaceable ribs, a large diameter umbrella pole, and an overweight base.

Please close the umbrella when not in use.

Close to the ocean-If you live close to the ocean, consider a parasol with aluminum poles that will not rust or deteriorate due to humid, salty air. Look for canopies made of Sunbrella fabric that is UV-resistant, mildew-resistant, and easy to clean.

High altitude-higher altitude means closer to the sun and more intense light shines on your canopy. Over time, this can lead to fading and accelerated deterioration. All of our umbrellas are designed for strong outdoor sunlight, but Sunbrella fabrics are especially known for their long-lasting color and UV protection, and provide a 5-year warranty on fading and mildew.

3  A frame that can withstand bad weather

Patio umbrellas can survive in all kinds of weather. Although you should always try to put away your umbrella when the wind is blowing, sometimes you may forget. Or maybe it's raining and you don't want to go out-we get it. If you live in a particularly windy area or you have a tendency to forget to close the umbrella, then you need an umbrella with a strong frame.

Find an umbrella style that suits your climate. There are durable umbrellas that can withstand strong winds; these umbrellas usually have fiberglass ribs to prevent the frame from bending.

The aluminum frame is the best choice to withstand storms and other severe weather. In addition, aluminum is corrosion-resistant, so in a few years it will look as good as the day you bought it. If your budget is limited, but you still need something sturdy and durable, choose a steel frame. It may not be as beautiful as the aluminum option, but it will still withstand wind and rain.

 Other options:

It is reasonable to use a patio gazebo instead of patio umbrellas. You can still have dinner under the covered area and enjoy some additional benefits. On the one hand, you can carry this umbrella with you in case you need it. Luxurious curtains provide privacy and provide you with a VIP feel at a fraction of the cost of building a pavilion.