A cantilevered patio umbrella is the perfect patio umbrella for your
outdoor seating area or for an outdoor patio table. For those who want to shade some of the pool area, these outdoor umbrellas can do that as well. Not only will it shade the swimmers but it will shade the pool so that the water stays cooler. Here is a picture that was posted by Bird Air Patio from Flickr:
Others use offset patio umbrellas to shade their chaise lounge, their outdoor spa or a sunny section of the pool.
What you need to decide on are:
1. Where the umbrella will be used
2. What shape works best for the area - octagon (round), square or rectangle
3. What size is needed to provide the needed shade - 9', 10', 11' or 13'
4. What color works best with your outdoor furniture
Unless you are buying one that uses Sunbrella outdoor fabric, stay away from red or rust colors. They seem to fade the quickest.
Some features to consider are:
Pulley or Crank Opening
Wind Vent at the Top
Valence or No valence
Shape - Round, Octagon, Square or Rectangular
You can find this outdoor patio accessory in the spring at stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond, Tuesday Morning and Home Depot.
The most popular one from Amazon is this 10' umbrella that costs around $160. The included bad requires four 30# pavers for a total of 120#.
Go to Amazon here:Abba Patio Offset Cantilever Patio Umbrella with Base / Crank and Air Vented Top, 10 Feet, Ivory
It also has a tilt feature and 360 degree rotation. An extra bonus includes 24 LED solar lights that come on automatically at night when your umbrella is exposed to several hours of sunshine.
The fade resistant olefin fabric is also mildew resistant. If you like a mocha color this is a great umbrella for shade.
Six different tilt positions means you can stay protected from the hot sun at all different times of the day. Use it to shade conversation areas, patio dining tables or even a section of the pool.
Weights/base are not included but a storage cover is. Because it's so heavy you will need to buy heavy duty pavers/squares to weigh it down.Abba Patio 10 ft Square Offset Cantilever Patio Umbrella
Tested to withstand temps from 240 Fahrenheit to -100, this cover will not crack, fade, or deteriorate due to high or low temps or rain. This one way breathable fabric allows moisture to leave, but rain and dust to stay out.
A snug fit with super strong fabric makes for a great cover for all weather conditions.
Measuring 106 inches long and 20 inches wide it is large enough to go over the cantilever part of the umbrella. The rod running down the entire length of the cover makes it stiffer and the heavy duty zipper adds to the durability.
Be certain where you want to position your umbrella because once you fill the base plates with sand, there is no moving it.Abba Patio Plastic Umbrella Base Plate Set for Cantilever Offset Umbrella
If you are looking for a way to shade an outdoor seating area, so
that you can find a spot to relax or enjoy a conversation with friends
this style outdoor umbrella is the one for you.