Garden umbrellas

A central element of the outdoor, garden umbrellas are a valid and comfortable furniture complement. Umbrellas for the outdoor can be used in many different ways and their design ranges from more contemporary to more classical solutions. This is a complement that enables to play with the colors and peculiar material combinations, thus contributing to the final result of an outdoor furnishing project and adding to the comfort and grace of any green area. The market offers different typologies of garden umbrellas. The standard model is supported by a central axes featuring a cotton cover on top, that is normally operable by a leverage. Differently from those that feature a central pole, offset garden umbrellas allow to obtain a considerably large shaded area without the base being of hindrance. This kind of structure needs to be installed and carefully fixed on the ground so to avert dangerous capsizing caused by the wind or any structural failure. The surface of installation has to be even, stable and with a compact ground.

Garden umbrellas: materials and sizes

Umbrellas are normally made of materials and fabrics that play with colors and patterns. Wood umbrellas, for instance are made of resistant essences such as iroko wood or teak. This is one of the most used materials, one that perfectly ties in with the garden environment and is therefore ideal from the point of view of the aesthetic impact. Ideally, such umbrellas should be coupled with tables and chairs of the same material so to shape a more uniform and cozy space. Highly resistant, garden umbrellas in aluminum protect from UV rays and guarantee a cooler shaded area of about 10°C; on the other hand, garden umbrellas in plastic are a light solution to enrich the space with color and shapes and reflect a flexible design. Next to frames, it is also worth looking at the fabrics of the umbrella awning. It is common to prefer natural materials such as cotton and linen for their transpiration, together with synthetic technical materials, appreciated for their water and rip resistance. Depending on the size, there are also double or multiple garden umbrellas. These are perfect for large spaces, can have two to four awnings supported by more arms stemming from a single pole. The opening mechanism is often cantilever, while the closing mechanisms is in most cases retractable.

Garden umbrellas for the outdoor living area

When choosing a garden umbrella it is also important to consider the fabric type and color. The peculiarity of darker tones, for instance, is that they absorb solar energy and make the space beneath cool and not too dazzling. The quality of the fabric is another aspect that should not be undervalued when choosing a garden umbrella. As a matter of fact, if garden umbrellas have to be resistant and to protect from rain and sun, it is as true that some materials are more prone to create a hood effect. Be them round, square, rectangular or triangular, garden umbrellas have one functional aim that is to create a shaded area. If you have a balcony or a small terrace but do not want to give up on enjoying your outdoor area, half-round umbrellas can make for a valid alternative. They are normally operated by a handy crank system, for a furnishing complement that is simple to open and close. The more classic round garden umbrellas, refined and of design, are very practical and handy and can be easily tucked in the ground thanks to their screw-shaped tip, or placed upright in the table structure in order to ensure protection anytime during the day. Thanks to the running hub the umbrella can be adjusted according to the needs and to the sun rays inclination and once closed take up little space and can be easily stored. If on the other hand you prefer a contemporary style umbrella but with a classic hint, square garden umbrellas are the right option. The frame of such umbrellas is composed of a steel pole and four upper supports and of a manual or motorized tilting mechanisms, allowing to adjust the umbrella inclination in different ways, depending on the moment of the day. ... More ... less

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