patio umbrella

  1. 4 Best Patio Umbrella Manufacturers for Umbrellas of Every Type

    4 Best Patio Umbrella Manufacturers for Umbrellas of Every Type

    Keeping your guests, customers, or even patients, less hot and more comfortable during the summer months is one of the highest priorities in the restaurant, hotel, entertainment, and festival industry. Particularly in the southern and southwestern regions of the US, summer temperatures can rise to extremely unpleasant levels. In some cases, the heat can even affect individuals' ability to remain outside even for only short periods. Here at Cool-Off, we understand the importance of keeping patrons cool, and we take the necessity for shade seriously. Allow us to share the types and styles of outdoor umbrellas we offer and a bit about the unique features of each.

    FIM Patio Umbrellas

    The FIM line of umbrellas is designed and made in Italy and is the product of 75 years of expertise. Their umbrellas are a combination of tradition and technology. A modern classic, FIM

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  2. What Type Of Patio Umbrella Is Best For Your Resort?

    What Type Of Patio Umbrella Is Best For Your Resort?
    Patio umbrellas are one of the best conveniences you can provide for your resort guests. They provide a space protected from the elements for your guests to relax in and still enjoy the outdoors. Tired parents can supervise their children in comfort, and folks can watch the sunset while secure. However, delivering the most comfort to your guests requires picking the best umbrella for your property. Which one should you pick? That is a question that only you can answer, but here are few general things to consider while you are out shopping for your resort.

    Cantilever Umbrellas

    Do you have an open area where the sunlight moves dramatically throughout the day? Cantilever umbrellas may be your best bet. These are umbrellas that hang from their masts instead of opening up from a main post. The canopy can be moved around the mast so that the shade covers the right area all day, no matter what time it is. This also has the advantage of not having
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  3. 10 Steps to Choosing a Patio Umbrella that Will Enhance Your Resort or Outdoor Club

    10 Steps to Choosing a Patio Umbrella that Will Enhance Your Resort or Outdoor Club

    Patio umbrellas provide more than dependable protection from the sun's damaging rays. They also enhance the ambiance of your resort or outdoor club. With such an extensive selection of patio umbrellas available, it is helpful to have an organized approach to the shopping process. Below are ten steps to follow to ensure that you choose the perfect patio umbrella for your resort or outdoor club.

    1) Select the style of patio umbrella that best complements your outdoor environment.

    As you begin the shopping process, consider the layout of your resort's patio. Key factors to consider include the number of tables you wish to cover, the formality of your environment, and your budget. Once you have an idea of the style you wish to convey, you can begin browsing popular umbrella brands such as FIM, Shademaker, Jardinico, and Treasure Garden.

    2) Choose the canopy diameter

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  4. Youth Athletics Cooling: Keeping the Sun at Bay

    Youth Athletics Cooling: Keeping the Sun at Bay
    little league baseball player up to batYouth sports can be one of the most wholesome activities that you’re likely to find, bringing together some healthy competition and good old-fashioned parental excitement to complete the atmosphere. But even though everything can feel almost sublime on the perfect sunny day, bubbling underneath the surface lurks the very real dangers of dehydration, hyponatremia or even heat stroke if the proper precautions aren’t taken. More than just applying sunscreen and making sure young athletes stay hydrated, utilizing products like misting tents, portable misters, and even patio umbrellas can prove a relatively inexpensive way to give your athletes the refuge from
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  5. How to Design and Build a Stone or Brick Patio

    How to Design and Build a Stone or Brick Patio

    There’s nothing more rewarding than getting your hands dirty, investing your time, energy and sweat into creating something of your own. Designing and building a brick or stone patio is an excellent project that will reap benefits year after year. If you’re considering taking on this project, here is some practical, step-by-step advice to help ensure that the end result is a resounding success! brick-patiosStep 1 – Choose Your Location There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a location for a brick or stone patio. First and foremost, you’ll want to select an area that’s large enough to suit your needs. You’ll also want to pick a spot that’s convenient. After all, you’ll want to get as much use out of the area as possible once the project’s

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  6. What To Consider Before Buying a Patio Umbrella

    img_0462_1_1 As we’re all gearing up for the warmer weather (and some folks are lucky enough to already be enjoying it), it’s time to start thinking about setting up the patio. One important thing to consider is how you will shade areas of your yard that do not have trees or other fixtures to keep the hot sun from beating down. The right patio umbrella can provide the perfect solution, adding practicality and design to any outdoor area. But before you buy, here are a few important things to consider so you make the right choice.

    Assess Your Needs – First things first, you need to figure out where you’ll most likely use a patio umbrella (or several). Take a good look at your la

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  7. 5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Patio Umbrella

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    If you’re in the market for a new patio umbrella, you may be thinking, “No big deal. I’ll just run to the store, grab what I need and be on my way.” Not so fast. Patio umbrellas come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and styles and if you’re looking for one that will last you’re going to be making an investment. There are a lot of important things to consider when choosing an umbrella for your outdoor space. Let’s take a look at some helpful tips to make sure you pick

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  8. Tips for Keeping Your Patio Area Cool All Summer Long


    It’s that time of year again when your patio or outdoor living space is likely to be the place where you’ll do most of your entertaining. Yet, with temperatures sure to be rising and the hot sun beating down, finding a way to keep that area cool and comfortable for you and your guests can be a challenge. Let’s take a look at a few tricks and tips for keeping your outdoor space as cool as a cucumber this summer season.

    Create natural shade with trees. By planting shade trees at both east and west points of your patio,

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  9. Choosing the Right Patio Umbrella

    file_20 With summer in full force, chances are you’ve been spending more time outside on your patio, relaxing, eating or enjoying some refreshing cocktails. One staple that every outdoor living space should have is an umbrella. It’s not as simple as running to the store and grabbing one, however. Beyond their practical use, umbrellas come in many different shapes, sizes and styles. Here are a few important things to consider when choosing which type of patio umbrella would be the best fit for your space and needs. Choose your placement and purpose. This first step will help you determine which type of umbrella makes the most sense for your specific needs, as well as what size.
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  10. Why Your Backyard Needs Patio Umbrellas


    At first glance, you might wonder why now is the time of year to be thinking about your backyard patio. Temperatures are cooling and you’re settling indoors for the fall and winter. You’re not thinking about summer parties – but you should be!

    Fall and winter are the best time of year to be thinking about why your backyard needs patio umbrellas and here are some reasons why:

    1. Off-season is the best time of year to get great deals on seasonal items. Register for our newsletter to learn about the winter sales on items like patio umbrellas and misting systems
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