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!
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The Parola Company is proud of being part of a tradition that dates back to 1950. Specialized in the design and construction of large patio umbrellas for restaurants and gardens, it is a leader in its sector thanks to the high quality of its products, which are both practical and elegant. Parola is in the province of Salerno, Italy and their name is synonymous with a superior production of commercial grade umbrellas that have been in use in restaurants throughout the famous “Amalfi Coast” of Southern Italy for over 25 years.
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The Shade Experts would also like to thank each one of our patio umbrella customers for the opportunity to do business with them. We are thankful for all of our wonderful customers! Happy Thanksgiving!
Winter is almost upon us, so why would anyone buy a patio umbrella in the winter months?
Well, for people in the Southern States winter is the best ime to think about investing in outside products. As winter in the Southern and warmer states is the best time of year to enjoy the outdoors. In addition many manufacturers are offering sales and specials for their outdoor products. So, you can many times get a great deal on a centerpost umbrella or an offset umbrella.
For people in the Northern states, although winter is not the time to enjoy the outdoors, it is also a great time to buy a sidepost umbrella or a market umbrella. Stores in the Northern areas are looking to make room for the cold weather items and out summer seasonal items on clearance for great prices.
For a more elegant look to your patio umbrella, think about adding a valance to your patio umbrella. A umbrella valance is when the fabric of your umbella over hangs and extends over the sides of the umbrella canopy. Leading to a polished look to your centerpost umbrella or offset umbrella.
There can also be many different options in umbrella valances. First, the trim of the sidepost umbrella or market umbrella can be done in an alternating color than the fabric of the patio umbrella, as in the picture. This will emphasis the valance and lead to an elegant look.
Next, there are many different borders that are available for your side arm umbrellas. There are straight valances, castle patterns, and wave patterns.
All of the different colors and styles of patio umbrella borders, will give y a one of a kind custom patio umbrella for you to enjoy!
Patio Umbrellas have come a long way from simple center post market style umbrellas to now large side post umbrella designs that can easily range up to 26 feet! Along with the innovations in the manufacturing of the umbrellas, the accessories for patio umbrellas have come a long way as well. As people are now using their outdoor spaces much alike their indoor spaces, people now expect lighting options for their umbrellas. LED lighting is now available for outdoor umbrellas. Some cantilever umbrellas even come with mounting brackets for lights. Image the canopy of a large 26×26 foot side arm umbrella illuminatied at night, beautiful!
Another choice that is increasing becoming popular is the telescopic patio umbrella. This simply means that the umbrella raises when it is opened or closed. And therefore, can close over tables or furniture. The benefit of this telescopic patio umbrella is that you do not have to move the tables or chairs in your restaurant prior to closing or opening the umbrella. This is especially important when thinking about buying a large centerpost umbrella, such as a 10×10 foot centerpost patio umbrella. As with an umbrella if this size you would need to clear the furniture every time you open and close the umbrella. The telescopic patio umbrella gives the ability for more restaurants to use large patio umbrella and maximize the table space with alot less work!
One way to increase the seating capacity of your restaurant is to think about using the outside space of your restaurant. Not just use the outside space, but maximize this space! In these ecomonic times, it is much more cost effective to use exsisting space.
Using patio umbrellas to shade the outside space makes this space usable and enjoyable for your patrons. Although, many restaurants use small centerpost patio umbrellas to shade their outdoor space, it provides small areas of shade. But now there are more options to consider. Umbrellas now come in large sizes, just think how many tables could fit into a 20 ft x 20ft umbrella!! It looks more like an outdoor room than an umbrella.
The newest trend in patio umbrellas is the side post umbrella. This simply means that the post of the umbrella is located to the side, therefore this allows for more tables to be able to fit underneath the umbrella. And more table space means more revenue!
Another new option in patio umbrellas is linking the umbrellas together to create a large covered area. Link the patio umbrellas together using a gutter system to protect your clients from the elements. Therefore you can use this outdoor space even in light rain.
Think outside your indoor restaurant space and maximize your seating capacity. With umbrellas sizes ranging from 6ft to 20×20ft, there is a size for everyspace!
Summer is here and it is time to think about getting some shade in your backyard! A perfect option is a centerpost umbrella, also known as a cafe umbrella or market umbrella. This type of umbrella is one that has the umbrella post in the center of the umbrella. This is the most common type of patio umbrellas. There are many different types and price ranges of market umbrellas. Follow these tips to help buy the right patio umbrella for you!
1. Determine your budget of the umbrella. These types of umbrella can range from about $40 to the hundreds. But remember, sometimes you get what you pay for!
2. Determine the size needed. Centerpost umbrellas can range from about 5ft to 20ft!
3. Pick what type of post that you prefer. Market umbrellas typically come with a wood centerpost, aluminum centerpost, or fiberglass centerpost. If you are choosing a wood post umbrella try to pick one that has a one piece pole and does not have a brass or similar fitting in the center of the post. As this is a stress point for the umbrella and is typically where you will have breakage to the umbrella. Remember, aluminum and fiberglass will cost more in the short term but can last for years to come.
4. Make sure your umbrella features a Marine or awning grade fabric. Most manufacturers will feature a warranty on the top for mildew and rotting. But remember, an umbrella still needs to be cleaned, read our umbrella cleaning tips.
5. Make sure that you put the umbrella in the correct weighted base for the size of the umbrella and your conditions. For Example if you live on the water you will probably need a heavier base. Refer to the manufacturer of your umbrella for the necessary weight needed for your umbrella.
6. Now it is time to enjoy your umbrella and relax in the shade!! For more information regarding choosing an umbrella, please visit TheShadeExperts.com.