Cantilever umbrellas are an outdoor umbrella. They are often used on patios for creating shade as well as to decorate the area being used. There are many styles of cantilever umbrellas such as the ‘patio’ style. This kind of umbrella creates a delightful amount of shade and is a fabulous way to extend the usability of your garden when those sunny days come around!
As you can imagine, there are plenty of shapes, sizes, designs and materials that are available to the buyer, giving you a wonderful range to choose from that will suit your home decor and personal style. One of the greatest advantages of a patio umbrella is that you can place it near or as part of a table arrangement giving your outside dining a decent amount of shade for those balmy summer afternoon soirées. There are also portable patio style cantilever umbrellas so if you feel like hanging out at the park, or taking it with you on that long awaited camping trip, you can take it with you and still enjoy the shade it provides.
Because these umbrellas are designed a bit like a palm tree, with a very secure base for support, the pole curves creating a ‘canopy’ shape for you to sit under. Many are fully adjustable giving the user a choice as to where to place the shade as the sun moves across the sky.
Some of the most important things to consider when choosing your patio umbrella is the fabric the canopy is constructed from and the materials used for the base and pole. Check that the fabric has UV protection, is resistant to weather, mold and mildew and that the base is made from a good solid construction and is aluminum or steel. The better the materials used, the more quality product you will have.
If you are looking for a cantilever umbrella for decorative purposes, such as to place by the pool or in your garden, you will certainly find plenty of ideas to choose from. But keep in mind that prices can vary considerably and that as this is an investment into your garden’s decor, you may want to also consider buying a patio umbrella cover – an inexpensive addition that will add life to your cantilever umbrella.