Most outdoor tables benefit from the shade of a good patio umbrella. They protect you not just from the brightness and heat of the noonday sun but keep dangerous UV rays out as well.
When buying your patio furniture, your table often comes with an umbrella as an option. However, you can also buy the umbrella separately and often you get a superior product when you do. You have more options so that you can find the ideal piece.
When you buy this piece of patio furniture, there are a few options to consider.
Start with the Frame
Patio umbrellas are built on either wood or aluminum frames. Both materials have their advantages depending on your needs.
You want something that matches the rest of the patio furniture so that might make the decision for you. If you selected teak furniture you probably want a teak umbrella to match it. Many people prefer the look of wood, although the aluminum has the advantage that it can be painted any color.
Aluminum frames are more functional than wooden ones. They can be tilted to one of several positions as the sun moves while most wooden frames are fixed. Some people find … Read More