When you're searching for a high-quality big patio umbrella, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. There are so many options on the market right now that finding the best one for your needs can seem like an impossible task. That's where we come in. At Cool-Off, we boast one of the largest selections of patio umbrellas in the United States. We know everything there is to know about each umbrella we stock and we utilize this in-depth knowledge of our products to guide our customers towards the models that are right for them. We're going to be doing just that in this ultimate patio umbrellas buying guide.
Below, we'll be answering some of the most frequently asked questions about big patio umbrellas and helping you find the model that is right for you in the process.
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Should I Buy A Custom Model?
At Cool-Off, we stock the very best umbrellas on the market right now. However, we also create custom models for those who want an umbrella that is tailored specifically to their needs. While custom models are not always necessary, there are occasions when they have advantages over their factory-produced counterparts. We suggest considering a custom umbrella if you are trying to maintain a particular color scheme in your outdoor dining area. Likewise, you may have to go the custom route if you intend to pair your umbrella with a table that is unusually side or shaped.
What Is A Cantilever Umbrella?
Cantilever umbrellas are becoming increasingly popular. They provide an effective and aesthetically-pleasing alternative to more traditional models. Unlike the typical patio umbrella, which is generally held in place by a pole going through the table, a cantilever umbrella is suspended above the table by a post that sits to the side, often quite a bit removed from diners. This maximizes table space and allows more diners to sit together. You can shop for the best cantilever umbrellas in 2021 - including the best-selling Shademaker Polaris 340RT - on our online store.
Can I Use A Commercial Model At Home?
Our online store is comprised of both commercial and residential umbrellas. However, some homeowners find themselves gravitating towards commercial models rather than those intended for personal use. There is nothing wrong with this. Many of our commercial umbrellas are perfectly suited to residential use. Of course, you should always remember to check the size of a restaurant umbrella if you are considering using it in your backyard, as some commercial models can be quite large.
Are All Umbrellas Waterproof?
Contrary to what many people assume, not all umbrellas are waterproof. In fact, waterproofing is relatively uncommon in patio umbrellas. This is because patio umbrellas are generally intended for use on sunny days, making waterproofing unnecessary. Of course, most models do feature some degree of water resistance, but those who want a fully waterproof umbrella should consider ordering one of our custom products.
To purchase one of our big patio umbrellas - or to learn more about our products - call 800-504-6478 today.Big Patio Umbrella