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Infographic designed and brought to you by Shoppers Guide to PATIO UMBRELLAS Common Types Market umbrellas Upright umbrellas with a straight pole at their center. These umbrellas can be used with a dining table or as a standalone shade solution. Market umbrellas will sometimes include a tilting mechanism at their tops, but their standard shape is straight and symmetrical. Cantilever umbrellas Cantilever umbrellas have a sturdy base, curved pole, and canopy that is offset from the base of the umbrella. Cantilever umbrellas allow shading of lounge furniture arrangements or other diffcult-to-shade areas, without the obstruction of an umbrella pole in the center of the space. These umbrellas are generally larger in size (with canopies averaging between 9’-13’) though smaller cantilever umbrellas are also available. The Canopy Canopy Size The ideal umbrella size for your space can be determined by the size of your patio and by the relative size of your patio furniture. 5-Foot To 6-Foot Umbrella Canopy 9-Foot To 10-Foot Umbrella Canopy BEST FOR Pair with 40-inch to 48-inch table Accommodates 8 chairs Ideal for 8 seater dining sets BEST FOR 7-Foot Umbrella Canopy Pair with 30-inch table or less Accommodates 2-4 chairs Ideal for bistro sets 11-Foot To 13-Foot Umbrella Canopy BEST FOR Pair with 48-inch or more Accommodates up to 10 chairs Ideal poolside, multiple bistro sets BEST FOR Pair with 36-inch table or less Accommodates 2-4 chairs 7.5 Foot To 8.5-Foot Umbrella Canopy BEST FOR Pair with 36-inch to 40-inch table Accommodates 4-6 chairs Ideal for 6 seater dining sets Canopy Frame Wood Frames made from wood materials are often favored for their natural, classic appearance. • Naturally repellant to moisture, insects, rot, and other damage, color may change over time with exposure to the elements if left untreated. • Available with tilt, pulley, or crank mechanisms, making them comparable in terms of functionality to aluminum and fberglass options. • Commonly treated with protectant to maintain their integrity and appearance over time. • Not as strong and durable as aluminum or fberglass umbrellas, and can snap much more easily. Aluminum While aluminum umbrellas may lack the same appeal of wood umbrellas, there are other advantages. • Lightweight, low-maintenance material that is available with most features. • Highly durable, aluminum umbrellas are very unlikely to break or snap. • Aluminum umbrellas tend to be very affordable and long-lasting. Fiberglass Popular in very windy environments. Reinforced plastic that is made up of glass fbers embedded in resin. • 30% lighter and four times more durable than other umbrella models. • More expensive, but their impressive durability can easily offset any heightened purchase costs. • It is not uncommon to see umbrellas with aluminum poles and fberglass ribs, a design that merges the best of two materials. Canopy Material Sunbrella Fabric Outdoor-graded fabric. • Fade resistant • Weather resistant Olefn • Strong and durable • Affordable • Resistant to fading, tears, stains, and mildew Polyester Ideal for rainy environments. • Hydrophobic properties makes it dry faster than other materials. • Durable, strong, and chemical-resistant. Thatch A traditional style of roof construction where straw and other natural materials are matted down. • Used for its tropical appearance • Rot and fade resistant. • Ventilation properties helps create a cooler shaded space Acrylic • Lightweight, soft • Can be dyed vibrant, colorful shades. • Resists shrinking or wrinkling and retains its shape well. • Sensitive to high temperatures. Lift Mechanism Push-Up Works by simply pushing the umbrella upwards and open from the hub. Pulley Uses a wheel and rope to raise the umbrella canopy more easily. Crank Works by turning the crank in one direction to open the umbrella, and the opposite direction to close the umbrella. Ideal for larger umbrellas. Tilt Mechanisms Push Method Manually maneuvering the umbrella to a tilted position. Crank Crank tilt umbrellas always accompany a crank open. To tilt these umbrellas, simply continue to operate the umbrella crank after the umbrella is fully opened to achieve a tilt. Pole The umbrella pole is the upright, central component of the umbrella, that extends vertically from the ground to the flial. It determines the height of the overall umbrella and lends support and strength to the structure of the umbrella design. Collar The mechanism operates independently from a crank system. Once the umbrella is fully opened, twist the collar to tilt the umbrella. NEVER close an umbrella before returning the canopy to the original upright position. Umbrella poles can consist of two components connected together, or one single rod. Umbrella Base To determine what weight of base your umbrella requires, consult our sizing chart below: 5-Foot To 6-Foot Umbrella 40 lbs. 7.5 Foot To 8.5-Foot Umbrella 50 lbs. 9-Foot To 10-Foot Umbrella 50-70 lbs. 11-Foot To 13-Foot Umbrella 100 lbs. SOURCE: https://adirondackchairshq.com/best-patio-umbrellas/ Infographic designed and brought to you by Join us on: