Now, what is this??? Okay, now you are thinking there cannot possibly be that many options with a simple patio umbrella. Well, think again! The new rage in patio umbrellas, are the multi-canopy patio umbrella. The multi canopy patio umbrella is an umbrella that features one post, but off of that single umbrella post is one, two, or even four umbrella canopies! The advantages of these multi canopy patio umbrellas also known as the giant patio umbrella is that with one pole you can provide more shaded area with more useable space. Therefore, these shade umbrellas are becoming increasingly more popular for restaurant patio umbrellas; as restaurants need to maximize their outside shaded area with the most table space possible.
Archive for January, 2010
Here at The Shade Experts our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of Haiti. The Shade Experts USA office is located in South Florida where many families have been affected by this tragedy. The Shade Experts have made a monetary contribution to The Red Cross. We urge all business, small and large, to contribute during their time of extreme need. For all of our customers and everyone who has been affected bythis tradegy, we have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Again, just to confuse the consumers there are many names for patio umbrellas! One very popular term is the market umbrella. This simply means the post of the umbrella is located in the center. Therefore, another term for this is the centerpost umbrella. These patio umbrellas used to be just small backyard type umbrellas, but now they can range up to 20 feet!! In European countries these types of umbrellas are commonly called café umbrellas. As in Europe most restaurants and cafes feature these. So next time when you hear one of these terms, centerpost umbrellas, café umbrellas, or market umbrellas you can be the patio umbrella expert!
Although, the cantilever patio umbrella is becoming increasingly popular these days, many still are unfamiliar with this terminology. The cantilever umbrella is also referred to as the offset patio umbrellas. Simply said, the cantilever umbrella is a patio umbrella that has the umbrella post located to the side of the sunshade. Therefore, the sunshade is offset from the pole, hence the other name for these umbrellas is offset patio umbrellas. And yet to just confuse you more, it has yet another name is the side post umbrella. The advantages of having the sunshade of the patio umbrella located to the side, is that there is no wasted space due to the space of the post of the patio umbrella. So, whether you call it a cantilever umbrella, offset umbrella, or even a side post umbrella it may be the right option for you!!