Umbrellas have long been a part of our life, mainly used for personal use to protect from the rain, they are now incorporated as part of out outside accessories to provide shade and protection from the weather with our patio and garden furniture. They can be free standing or attached to the furniture, some models are even attached to exterior walls of the home and extended when required for use.
The word umbrella is derived from the Latin word “umbra” which can be translated as shade or shadow. Often the umbrella is known as a parasol, these are basically the same item but parasols tend to be designed for shading purposes only and are made from thinner fabrics not designed to protect from rainy conditions or bad weather.
Smaller umbrellas can be attached to single chairs or stand next to them and have hinged arms that can be moved to any angle, these are ideal for personal use and each person can position their own umbrella to suit, other umbrellas are designed to sit in the middle of patio tables where they are held in position with a stake or a heavy base to prevent them from being blown away in windy conditions.
What they all have in common is that they can be erected easily and folded down when not in use, they are usually quite compact and can be stored away easily through the winter months ready to be brought out again the next year.
Suppliers of Outdoor Umbrellas
Blind technique are a family based business that operate in Middlesex, UK and can offer commercial and domestic umbrellas for most requirements. The umbrella mechanisms are corrosion coated and most models are hand cranked. They will even supply a cover for your umbrella when not in use. They have a vast range of different weather proofed fabrics to select from and they have a downloadable brochure available for you to see their full range. Prices are available via quotes over the phone or visit their showroom and talk to their staff to discuss the best options for you.
This UK company specialises in patio and garden umbrellas, they only deal with the best umbrella manufacturers and can also supply a wide range of garden furniture as well. The can supply for residential and commercial properties and offer different styles to suit your needs.
These are not the cheapest of products but they are quality which is often worth spending that little bit extra on for many years of product life. They can supply wall mounted umbrellas starting from £350 and for the more elaborate styles such as cantilever parasols prices start from £550 right up to £1500 for the more stylish models.
Poggesi is a company that can cater for customers in the UK, Europe and the US as they have offices in all of these parts of the world. They sell umbrellas with style and the price reflects this, not only do they offer a choice of fabrics for your umbrella but even the aluminium models have a choice of colours for the framework, this makes any umbrella purchased guaranteed to fit into your selected location. Actual prices are not given on their website but they are available via phone or email and first class service is always offered.