How To Choose an Umbrella


When looking to buy an umbrella, there are several things to consider before choosing the perfect accompaniment for your outdoor living space:

What size fits in your desired location? Your umbrella should fit comfortably in the space you have, with plenty of space to open and close it, and move around it.

What kind of lift mechanism do you prefer? There are a few options for lift mechanisms: Standard push-up, crank or pulley & pin.

What kind of wind environment will the umbrella be in? Windy, moderately windy, or in a protected area that isn’t windy?

What kind of support system do you prefer? Freestanding or in-table?

What color will fit your lifestyle? There are many colors to choose from.

What kind of fabric do you prefer? Fabrics come in basic spun polyester, vinyl-coated weave, Olefin, Pacifica, Outdura (marine-grade acrylic) and Sunbrella (furniture-grade and marine-grade acrylic). To learn more about fabrics, please see “What makes outdoor fabrics so different?” below.

Made in the USA? If this is important to you, the majority of our products are made right here in the great United States of America. 

To learn more about selecting an umbrella, please visit our How to Choose the Right Umbrella

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