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Offset Patio Umbrella

Having a patio installed on your front door or any other place within your compound is perfect in order because of the benefits of having a patio. But with outdoor furniture there is not everything you need to do. You have to consider buying a compensated 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 is resistant to the sun's UV rays and water. They are also available in different colors and patterns. It is important that you choose one designed with respiratory tissue. This will remain cold regardless of the sun's intensity.

Tilting

As the sun's position changes as the earth moves around, it is a good idea to invest in a shifted sloping patio umbrella that you can easily adjust for continued protection without moving your outdoor furniture.

Stand

A patio umbrella can be designed to be free-standing or with a table stand. Although freestanding umbrellas have heavy support points, umbrellas only have a light base with extra support from the table. It is a good idea to choose an umbrella with either three or four points, if you choose to buy a stand-alone patio umbrella.

Size

Patio umbrellas come in different sizes. Since the size determines the amount of shade you get, it's important to consider the size of an umbrella you want to buy.

Height

Although patio umbrellas have poles of 8 meters long, it is likely that you will find some with short poles. The height of a shifted patio umbrella of your interest should be informed by the height of your patio.