6 Tips for Picking the Best Outdoor Umbrella

Best Outdoor Umbrellas

Choosing an outdoor umbrella can be daunting, especially with so many shapes, designs and colours to choose from. Here are six tips for picking the best outdoor umbrella for your needs.

1.     Find the perfect location

Where are you going to use your umbrella? If you want to provide shade to your pool or patio, a cantilever outdoor umbrella is a good idea. Its offset design allows it to reach far over areas without being in the centre of them. The umbrellas can also swing 360 degrees, meaning you can cover multiple spots by following the sun.

2.     Measure and assess the surrounding space

Measuring your space will tell you which size and height umbrella you need. Make sure to account for any outdoor furniture you want covered, and that the open canopy will clear any obstacles.

3.     Choose an appealing shape

Tropicover has several stylish outdoor umbrella sizes and shapes to choose from. Square, rectangular and octagonal umbrellas are available in a range of sizes, so you’re sure to find one to fit your space and tastes.

4.     Select a durable and wind resistant product

You want your outdoor umbrella to withstand the weather, not get carried off with it! To ensure this, select a wind rated design, ideally with double canopy to prevent it catching the wind and heat. A five-year umbrella warranty will provide even more peace of mind.

Aluminium umbrella frames are durable and come in a variety of elegant colours and finishes. Marine grade canopy material provides the best resistance against UV rays, sun fading, mould and mildew.

5.     Choose the right colour

The right colour umbrella for you will depend on your tastes and the other colours already present in your outdoor space. Do you want to make a splash with something bright and eye-catching, or blend in with a more mellow, in-between colour?

6.     Consult an outdoor umbrella expert

If you’re ever unsure of what to choose, seek expert help for more information. An umbrella expert can answer any questions you have, and help you find the best outdoor umbrella for your pool, patio, cafe or business.

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