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A guide to buying offset patio umbrella

A guide to buying offset patio umbrella

Having a patio installed at your front door or any other location within your compound is perfectly in order because of the benefits that having a patio provides. However, having patio furniture in there is not all that you need to do. You need to consider buying an offset patio umbrella as well. The umbrella becomes very useful when you need to protect yourself, your family or guests from the sun. Below is a simple guide on how to buy the right one.

Fabric

Patio umbrellas are often designed with fabric that are resistant to sun’s UV rays and water. They are also available in different colors and patterns. It is important that you choose one designed with breathable fabric. This will remain cool regardless of sun’s intensity.

Tilting

Because position of the sun changes as earth goes round, it is a good idea to invest in an offset tilting patio umbrella that you can easily adjust for continued protection without moving your patio furniture.

Stand

A patio umbrella can be designed to be free standing or with a table stand. While free-standing umbrellas feature heavy stands for support, table umbrellas only feature light base with additional support provided by the table. It is a good idea to choose an umbrella with either three or four-point stand in case you opt to buy a free-standing patio umbrella.

Size

Patio umbrellas are available in different sizes. Because the size determines amount of shade you will have, it is important to consider size of an umbrella you wish to buy.

Height

Although patio umbrellas feature poles of 8 feet tall, you are most likely to find some with short poles. The height of an offset patio umbrella of your interest should be informed by the height of your patio.

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