Patio Umbrellas

Patio umbrella products provide custom-designed shade from sun and rain, made to combine with outdoor tables. Most patio umbrella products can be setup as needed, then closed and removed when not needed.

Styles

Square Patio Umbrella: Square patio umbrellas have four-sided square shapes for the umbrella canopy, with rigid support veins going from the center post to the four corners of the square. The square patio umbrellas can be used with square or round tables, depending on table and umbrella sizes and individual umbrella needs.

Sqaure Patio Umbrella
Sqaure Patio Umbrella

Components

Base Filling Cap: The base filling cap is a cap found on the optional patio umbrella base. The cap can be removed to accommodate filling of the base, usually with sand, for added weight to support and stabilize the patio umbrella during use.

Crank-Up Lift Mechanism: Crank-up lift mechanism is a crank-style handle found on select patio umbrella products that allow the canopy to be easily opened and closed with the turn of the crank handle.

Optional Base: The optional base is a patio umbrella accessory, similar to a stand that can be filled with sand for weight. The base supports the patio umbrella when placed within an outdoor table, stabilizing the combined umbrella and table unit to prevent tipping and keep the umbrella in place.

Crank-Up Lift Mechanism for Patio Umbrella
Crank-Up Lift Mechanism

Construction Materials

Acrylic Fabric: Acrylic fabric is fabric material composed of synthetic fibers made of polyacrylonitrile, usually containing 85% or more acrylonitrile monomer. The durable fabric resists damage such as mold and staining, and many are weather and fade resistant, making durable umbrella canopies.

All Brass Hardware: All brass hardware indicates the metal components of the patio umbrella are all composed of brass. Brass metal may be polished for a lasting shine.

Anodized Aluminum: Anodized aluminum is aluminum metal that has been treated with an electrolytic process to thicken the metal surface coating or oxide layer, providing protection from exposure to elements and use. Anodized aluminum is durable and more resistant to corrosion and other wear and damage.

Corrosion-Resistant Hardware: Corrosion-resistant hardware may be brass or other metal that naturally endures exposure and use, or treated metal specifically made to resist corrosion, rust, and other naturally occurring wear and tear.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Environmentally friendly powder-coat paint finish is a dry powder coating process used to finish many metal, steel, and aluminum products. The powder coating process is considered eco-friendly, adding to the green features of a patio umbrella design.

Fade-Resistant Design: Fade-resistant design describes patio umbrellas with canopy fabrics designed to resist color fading from exposure to sunlight and the elements. Many patio umbrellas are laboratory tested to remain true color, without fading, for a verified length of time (e.g. 1000 hours).

Optional Base for Patio Umbrella
Optional Base

Fiberglass Ribs: Fiberglass ribs refer to the veins or ribs of the patio umbrella canopy frame composed of fiberglass for a durable support system that holds and shapes the umbrella canopy for lasting use.

Heavy-Duty Aluminum Pole: Heavy-duty aluminum pole refers to the durable aluminum support post of select patio umbrellas. The pole is 1½” in diameter, providing lasting strength and support.

Mildew-Resistant Design: Mildew-resistant design describes patio umbrella canopies made of acrylic, fiberglass, or other durable material that resists the growth of mildew and stains from exposure to moisture, the environment, and typical use.

Stain-Resistant Design: Stain-resistant design describes patio umbrellas made with canopy materials that resist staining from dirt, precipitation, and exposure to the elements, and regular use. The canopy may be fiberglass or acrylic, depending on the design features.

Wind-Resistant Patio Umbrella Design: Wind-resistant patio umbrellas are designed with a vent near the top of the umbrella canopy, overlapping the lower canopy section to effectively shield tables and users from rain and sun, but opening as needed to release air blown under the canopy. The wind-resistant design helps keep umbrellas stable in windy conditions, preventing umbrellas and their corresponding tables from tipping over or moving.

Wind-Resistant Patio Umbrella Design
Wind-Resistant Patio Umbrella Design

Features

Green Features: Green features refer to the use of environmentally friendly design and manufacturing materials and processes, such as the use of recycled materials, eco-friendly powder-coat paint finish, or the creation of a recyclable product for Earth-friendly post-consumer disposal.

Lab-Tested Colors: Lab-tested colors refer to the laboratory testing of patio umbrella canopy fabrics for fade and wear resistance. Many patio umbrellas are lab-tested for fade-resistance up to 1000 hours.

Manual Tilt: Manual tilt is the ability to lean a patio umbrella for better shielding from the sun. Patio umbrellas with manual tilt options generally indicate a base is not used, allowing the pole of the umbrella to lean on an angle within the table.

Patio Umbrella Vent: Patio umbrella vent describes the wind-releasing vent found in select outdoor patio umbrellas, allowing air to flow through the top of the umbrella canopy, resisting movement and tipping when used under windy conditions.

Rain Protection: Rain protection is provided by patio umbrellas, shielding users from precipitation during sun showers and light rain conditions. For best results, match tables with patio umbrellas that are slightly larger in diameter or size to shield the users in chairs around the tabletop. The acrylic, fiberglass, or other canopy materials resist rain dripping through the fabric.

Sun Protection: Sun protection is provided by patio umbrellas, shielding users from sunlight to provide a cooler seating environment, protect from sunburns, and ensure greater comfort in outdoor settings.