Outdoor Umbrellas for Decks and Patios

Decks and patios can get warm on a beautiful Cape Cod Summer day. Umbrellas are a great way to protect yourself  from the sun and to make dining al fresco a much more enjoyable experience. To keep up with the movement of the sun throughout the day, consider an umbrella that tilts.  Tilting patio umbrellas can be adjusted to block the sun and prevent you from moving furniture to chase the shade. Most patio umbrellas have a pole that is approximately 8 feet though some can be taller. Choose a patio umbrella made with durable weather-resistant and UV-resistant fabrics like Sunbrella. This will ensure your outdoor umbrella colorfast and resist mold and mildew. Consider how you want to use your patio umbrella. Table umbrellas and free-standing umbrellas are the two most common types.  All umbrellas will need a stand to support the umbrella in the event of wind. Stands and umbrella bases come in cast iron, sand filled resin, steel and cement. Without the added support of a table, free-standing umbrellas will need a heavy stand to keep them upright. Offset patio umbrellas are a type of freestanding umbrella that is designed to cantilever over a seating area. Offset patio umbrellas will need a very heavy stand. Keep in mind that the stand will take up space on your deck or patio. If you have questions about patio umbrellas call us. Island Lifestyle's sells umbrellas manufactured by Tuuci, Treasure Gardens, Tropitone, Barlow Tyrie and others. Our staff can guide you through the many options available.