If you have a patio space without shade, and the trees you have planted are sure to take a few years before they get to your height, look for patio umbrellas to provide that shade in an interesting way.
Patio umbrellas come in many shapes and sizes, and professionals can install the most complex umbrellas in the shortest time.
Here are tips to help you pick out and set up a patio umbrella that is right for your yard:
- Get your desired umbrella materials
Since the main purpose of the umbrella is to block the sun’s rays and to protect from light rain, you can choose umbrellas made of different materials.
You will find more of shade cloth, canvas, and PVC compared to other materials. PVC patio umbrellas are very effective, and you can get different colors or even clear ones, whichever suits your patio best.
- Know where to place the umbrella
Most people go for two types of umbrellas, those that go through a table, and those that stand on their own. Regardless of the choice you settle with, your umbrella should serve its purpose, which is to provide some protection from rain or sun.
Where to place your umbrella will determine its effectiveness, and if you are not exactly sure where to position it, get invaluable advice from a professional.
- Choose umbrella stands that complement your style
The basic function of an umbrella stand is to hold up the umbrella and prevent it from falling or flying away when strong winds blow. Depending on the color theme or material you choose for your patio, make sure to apply the same concept when settling on the stands. Choose your umbrella stand wisely, keep in mind that a wider and firmer base is better for stability, and a movable base allows you to change easily reposition the umbrella.
- Get an umbrella shape that complements the shape of the patio
If you have a circular theme, or if your space is almost circular, then circular umbrellas will do wonders for your space. However, you can get umbrellas of different shapes to make your patio unique. You can even get custom-made shapes for an even more eye-catching effect on your patio.
- Get the size that will cover the entire patio space
Before you go in search of a patio umbrella, measure the size of your patio in order to determine what umbrella size will work for you. For a small patio, table umbrellas are ideal, and you can have as many umbrellas as the tables on your patio. For larger spaces, you can go for bigger umbrellas that can cover the whole area.
- Talk to professionals about your intentions
Professional contractors have insights when it comes to patio umbrellas, and getting advice from a professional company will help you make an informed choice. Professional contractors will look into the details such as installation, stability, design, the effect of the local climate and other aspects that a homeowner might overlook.