6 Guidelines To Consider In Buying Patio Umbrellas
In completion of my outdoor patio furniture set, I decided to purchase a patio umbrella for my garden.
The ideal time for planning a backyard BBQ cookout would be during lunchtime because I actually live in the part of the country that is relatively high in altitude so the evenings can get rather chilly so eating during this time isn’t usually plausible.
I know it was time to invest in a patio umbrella when I realized that my patio area is rather exposed so when the sun is up there, it can be really easy for my guest and their families to get burned especially young members of the families.
When I purchase something I do in-depth research about it regardless of what I am buying, so I though why not share my conclusions with you? These relevant points is took upon contemplation before buying it.
First on the list is the frame. It is between wood or aluminium basically. Using the wood has its disadvantage which is it is heavy so it will be hard to move it, but if portability is not a factor for you then wood will do to fill the shoes.
Second on the list is the lifting mechanism of the patio umbrella. The lifting mechanism is vital for you depending on the size of the patio umbrella. When you have a heavy umbrella, there should be a level on the umbrella pole that you wind and it goes up, this is called the crank system.
There is also a system using pulley, where you pull on the rope and the umbrella goes up and you can secure its position with a pin, this is an example of the less extravagant systems. Finally there exists a tried and tested collar that you have to push upwards until a click can be heard showing that it has been locked.
The third thing to consider is the tilt. Two options can be used in tilting your patio umbrella. a)The crank is used by the auto system to tilt the umbrella b)Rotating one of the ribs to tilt the umbrella.
The fourth thing to consider is the shade size. If you want to make sure that you will be able to shade everything from the table to the chairs, be sure to follow the general rule of thumb, it states that the size of the umbrella should be 5 feet more than the area of the table.
Fifth on the list is the fabric used. The fabric is considered to be one of the biggest driver of the cost, I can assure you that the cheaper fabrics’ color will fade.
Last is an offset umbrellas that are flexible and maximum shade. The umbrellas should be free standing so no addition cost will go to buying umbrella stand and the pole is to one side, so you can freely position the umbrella where you wish to maximize the shade or to ensure the view isn’t disturbed, these are the key points.
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