Shade Can Make All the Difference In an Outdoor Space.
A patio table and umbrella can make dining outdoors more pleasant, while a freestanding, tilt-able umbrella can offer shade where you want it and when you want it.
Look for UV-resistant fabric to minimize discoloration and fading. The decision you make about a particular fabric will not only establish the durability and lasting attractiveness but will affect the cost as well. Consider how often you will be using the shade structure when deciding how much you would like to spend. There are many outdoor fabric option available today. Do your research, and make sure to store it properly in the off-season. No need to weather and deteriorate the fabric if it is not being used during the winter months.
Heavier Than You Think
It’s critical that all outdoor umbrellas have a properly weighted base to prevent it from topping over from its own top-end weight., the proper weight for your umbrella base or stand is determined by the size of your umbrella and whether it is being utilized through a table or freestanding on it;s own. Be careful to order a base that is properly sized for your pole, as well as check the hole diameter in the the patio table to make sure it will slide through. As a last check, you should measure the height of any table leg supports to ensure that whatever base you purchase will fit within the legs of your table. Remember a freestanding umbrella will require a considerably heavier base to support it during wind gusts.
How Big of an Umbrella?
Choosing the umbrella size needed is typically determined by the shade diameter of a particular unit. To choose the properly-size unit, first determine the size of the table or area to be shaded The general rule is to choose an umbrella five feet larger than the area you want to shade.
Umbrella size: What it will cover
4-foot to 6-foot 30-inch bistro table set OR 1 0R 2 patio chairs
2-foot to 8-foot 36-inch bistro table set OR a pair of lounge chairs
9-foot to 10-foot 48-inch dining table with 4 chairs OR a small patio seating set
11-foot 60-inch to 702-inch dining table with 5 chairs OR a full-sized patio seating area
By Breanne Rudlaff | Sunset Coast Living