Usually when we talk about an umbrella we always think of the colored beach umbrella. Instead, the umbrella can also be used for the garden, a valid piece of furniture for outdoor use. An umbrella gives comfort and beauty to your green space, it is a shadow cone on very hot summer days, ideal after a dip in the pool and a comfortable shelter from the harmful rays of the sun, especially for children. It is also very convenient, as it can be easily closed and can then be stored in a sheltered place in winter. There are different types on the market, the materials are always being tested and today there is a tendency to lighten it more and more. The price varies according to the characteristics, among these in fact the dimensions, the stability of the base and the materials must be considered, which are sometimes very particular such as the transparent ones in veil that look like mosquito nets. The standard model consists of a wooden plank at the top of which there is an umbrella, which can usually be closed with a lever. The curtain is in cotton and the structure in aluminum. The fabric can then be stained with various products and is very resistant to bad weather. The base in which there is a hole for the housing, is made of iron or concrete. The umbrella can be fixed (with arm), so it is always left in the same place, it can take on large dimensions like a large tent and is sometimes also called a "gazebo", or it has a movable and adjustable axis, to create various areas of 'shadow. In this guide we will recommend the various types of umbrellas, the newest with innovative materials.
Solar led umbrella
The sun umbrella is a very special product, a novelty in the sector. Being equipped with LEDs, it is able to illuminate your garden on warm summer evenings, perhaps when you are intent on preparing a fun dinner with friends, in absolute cost-effectiveness. Thanks to the use of photovoltaic technology, it is able to make light by exploiting the solar energy it has absorbed during the day, therefore it performs a double task: to shade and illuminate. It is an umbrella that does not make you give up the comforts of modern life, while safeguarding the environment. The led lights are incorporated inside the parasol and the solar panels are applied on the upper part of the fabric. The pole is in aluminum and the fabric is in polyester, anti-mold.
Aluminum umbrella with decentralized bearing pole
This for sure is a very high quality umbrella, completely in aluminum, both in the base and in the supporting slats. It protects from UV rays, ensuring a cooler shade of about 10 degrees. It has the possibility of adjusting the shadow at 360 degrees, thanks to a small device: it has a small pedal on the base which, with a patented mechanism, allows rotation. The screws are all in steel and the ribs are windproof. There is also the mode to adjust the shadow vertically, thanks to a handle. It comes with white fabric and silver-colored interiors, in harmony with a garden with minimal or rocky characteristics.
Parasol in wood
Wood is one of the most used materials, it integrates perfectly with the garden and therefore is perfect from an aesthetic point of view. The mahogany wood umbrella with brass reinforcements is among the most elegant. There are models, with automatic pole lifting, so as not to move the furniture that is below the umbrella.
The ideal is to combine these umbrellas with benches of the same material, tables and chairs to create a more welcoming space. Furthermore, if you are good at DIY, the wood can be easily decorated and therefore personalized.
Double and quadruple umbrellas
Double and quadruple umbrellas are suitable for large spaces, as they have considerable dimensions. They have from two to four tents, they have a single pole, from which several arms branch out to support them. The openings are cantilevered, the closure is retractable and the structure is in painted and galvanized steel. The base is usually made of concrete, as the weight of these umbrellas is considerable. They are certainly very spectacular to look at, and sometimes they don't have exaggerated prices. Sometimes there are ruffles on the canvas and can be customized with text or images of your choice. The concrete weights of the base are found both in the classic plate version or as planters.
The maintenance of the sheets for umbrellas from the most delicate materials must be done by periodically removing the dust on dry fabric with a vacuum cleaner, if the dirt does not go away then they can be immersed in water at 40 degrees. Trichlorethylene or a dry stain remover is useful for grease stains. It is good to keep the fabric always under tension to avoid water accumulation and always keep it dry in order to prevent mold. Never use chemicals such as stain removers.
Prices range from a few tens of euros for those in plastic or metal with synthetic fiber cloth, up to a few hundred euros for the more sophisticated ones. The sheets also vary in cost, especially if they are decorated and treated with substances that serve to preserve them over time. To the cost you will have to add the costs for transport and assembly, which is not very easy to do alone. The choice presupposes the specific knowledge of each model. Before deciding, it is necessary to carefully study the environment, the garden, the area in which it will be placed, since also given the considerable size of the umbrella, it will be decisive and will give a strong imprint to the space to be furnished.
Garden furniture: Different models for different styles of garden umbrella
Furnishing the garden means above all designing the entire green space, carefully choosing all the furnishing accessories and accessories.
The outdoor umbrella was created with a functional purpose: to create a shaded area in the garden, perhaps around the living area or the living area.
But the market today offers many models of outdoor umbrellas, combining functionality with design.
The umbrella as a real elegance piece of furniture for the garden.
The models differ in shapes, sizes and manufacturing materials.
The wood is the most used especially for its excellent value for money.
Wood is one of the most resistant natural materials for this reason it is used a lot for the manufacture of outdoor furniture.
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