How to Buy a Patio Umbrella


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When you’re searching for a new patio umbrella for your outdoor space, it’s not just about providing shade. The best patio umbrellas can also add beauty and elegance to your outdoor space. 

Sure, the summer season is short for Seattle patio goers — especially with the drizzly spring and early summer this year. But on the days we do get some of those beautiful rays, you’ll appreciate an umbrella to provide some relief from the heat. Here are some key points to keep in mind when choosing the patio umbrella that is right for your needs. 

Are You Looking for a Patio Umbrella in The Pacific Northwest?

You might wonder if you really do need a patio umbrella in Seattle. You need to answer these two questions before you can answer the question:

Do I have a patio or not?

Do I like to spend time on my patio when it’s sunny?

If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, then you should consider purchasing a patio umbrella. A patio umbrella can provide sun protection and make it more enjoyable to be outside for extended periods of time. Because the last thing you want is to miss out on some of the sunny goodness because you’re too hot or your skin is burning. 

Top 5 Patio Umbrellas

Patio umbrellas are like most things. You get what you pay. That’s why our team carefully curates a selection of patio umbrellas that are as functional as they are beautiful. Here are our top 5 favorites. 

1. Treasure Garden 7.5’ Octagonal Market Umbrella

The Treasure Garden 7.5-foot Octagonal Market umbrella is a medium-sized market umbrella. It’s ideal for opening quickly and/or setting up a bistro table. It features a tilting mechanism that allows you to adjust the shade’s placement as the sun moves. Powder-coated protection protects the pole made of all-aluminum.

Pros: Simple design. Features that are easy to use. Sturdy and strong frame.

2. Treasure Garden 10’ Shanghai Umbrella

The Treasure Garden 10-foot Shanghai umbrella is elegantly designed in an Asian-inspired style. It has a 10-foot canopy, which can create up to 70 square foot of share. Plus, it features 24-fiberglass ribs that echo the umbrella’s namesake – Shanghai. 

Pros: Elegant design. Ultra-sturdy frame.

3. Kingsley Bate 10′ Teak Market Umbrella

Teak has been used by shipbuilders for centuries to make durable vessels and furniture that can take a beating from Mother Nature. This knowledge has been invaluable to patio furniture designers as outdoor patio furniture has become more popular. Teak has a timeless and elegant look that suits almost any aesthetic preference.

That’s why this generously proportioned Kingsley Bate 10-foot Teak Market Umbrella is such a popular choice. It is a beautiful combination of beauty and function. It’s opened and closed using a pully system and it’s outfitted with a Sunbrella® fabric canopy for superior fade resistance.



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