Some Tips to Choose Suitable Patio Umbrella

Want to build a private patio? Maybe you lack a patio umbrella, which can shade the sun and the rain for you. An outdoor umbrella can break the weather limit to make you enjoy outdoor activities. What do you think about when you buy a patio umbrella? Are the umbrella appearance, material, functions, or price? You just ensure the purpose of purchasing a patio umbrella, and then it is easy for you to buy a satisfying umbrella.


Market Umbrella and Cantilever Patio Umbrella

If your patio is limited or one side space is not enough, you can choose the Market Umbrella. The umbrella can seat in the middle of the table, which can shade two sides of furniture, and also can save more space.


If you have enough space on the patio, Cantilever Patio Umbrella is a good choice. It is not only beautiful but also provides more shade for you. At the same time, Cantilever Patio Umbrella can have 360-degree rotation and tilt, so you can adjust the canopy to the desired angle for all-day shade. 360 degrees protect you from the sun’s harmful UV lights and make you enjoy the outdoors warm.


Modern & Stylish Purple Leaf Cantilever Patio Umbrella

Umbrella features

  • Shape: Usually, the shape of the canopy is a circle, but also there are all kinds of shapes in the canopy, such as square, rectangular, and octagon.
  • Sturdy: Durable aluminum pole and 8 aluminum ribs, prevent corrosion and rust.
  • Fabric: The premium canopy is thick enough water-resistant, fade-resistant, and UV-resistant.
  • Operation: Just use the crank to easily adjust the height and tilt.


Special Umbrella

If your patio style is retro and traditional, a wooden pattern umbrella is better for you. The unique wood grain finish will fit perfectly in any outdoor space.

In addition, if you want to chat with family and friends delightfully or BBQ at night, the patio umbrella with LED light plays an important role in it. Warm lights can create a warm atmosphere and make your outdoor area more comfortable and classy. You can happily stay with family and friends in a romantic setting.

 led&wooden patio umbrella

How to find out the best cantilever umbrella

So how should we have to pick the right cantilever umbrella for us? Here are some tips: the size of the umbrella, material, water resistance, durability, etc.


Size and Shape

First, you need to consider the size of the sunshade and whether it suits your needs. A small parasol will suffice if you only need to cover one person. A large parasol is more appropriate if you need to cover multiple people or tables. At Purple Leaf, a 9ft or 10ft umbrella can accommodate a round table with four stools and will give you great protection. If you have a larger table or want to accommodate six people, an 11-foot umbrella fits the bill, and when you have 8 people, a 12ft umbrella will give you more complete protection. Also, the shape of the shade is important, for example, a round shade is better for covering a large area than a square shade, which is better for covering a rectangular area.

10ft patio umbrella size

Waterproof Ability

Water resistance is important if you plan to use an outdoor umbrella on a rainy day. Choosing a parasol with water resistance will allow you to enjoy the outdoors even on rainy days.


Sun Protection Capability

The most important function of an outdoor umbrella is sun protection, which provides you with shade when it's sunny and 360 degrees of protection from harmful UV rays.


Umbrella Canopy Fabric

The material of the parasol is also important. Common materials include polyester and Sunbrella. polyester is treated to be water and mildew-resistant and UV-resistant, while Sunbrella fabric is often considered to be one of the best outdoor fabric brands with excellent UV protection. If you want to learn more about umbrella fabric, you can check out my other blog at: What Is The Best Fabric For the Outdoor Umbrella


Wind Resistance and Durability

Many people tend to overlook the wind resistance of an umbrella when choosing an outdoor umbrella and to have better wind resistance, you need to look for something with a good frame material that doesn't blow off easily, and you should always look for a patio cantilever umbrella that has a suitably large base for stability, a heavier canopy to reduce the effects of wind, and a sturdy wind-resistant construction.


Easy to Use

Ease of use is also important when using a sunshade. Purple Leaf patio umbrellas can be opened and closed simply and expressly, and with the use of the crank handle, they can also be easily rotated 360 degrees.


Finally, you also need to consider the price of the sunshade. There are various prices of parasols in the market and you can choose according to your budget. However, keep in mind that price is not the only factor, other factors are also important, such as the material, water resistance, and sun protection.



In a word, when choosing an outdoor sunshade, you need to consider factors such as size, shape, water resistance, sun protection, material, wind resistance, durability, ease of use, and shade price. By considering all these factors, you will be able to choose an outdoor sunshade that suits your needs.

Patio umbrella

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published

Popular posts

  1. Why & How to Clean and Store Your Patio Umbrella
  2. Well Designed and Elegant
  3. Design and comfortable