Both Andalusian Costa del Sol and the rest of the Mediterranean Coast are areas with some of the most copious amounts of sunlight per year in the world.
Although there are times when we enjoy receiving the rays of the sun directly on our skin, it is when summer arrives that we appreciate a fresh shade to continue the enjoyment of the good weather and outdoor life.
In this post, we tell you the keys you to know how to choose the umbrella type that best suits you for your outdoor space.
The market offers a wide range of sizes, types and qualities among which you will surely find the one that meets your needs.
But there are some interesting aspects to keep in mind when choosing our ideal parasol and enjoy its shade correctly and for many years.
The structure of the parasol.
Umbrellas' structures must be made of durable materials and easy to maintain. The old parasols with wooden frames had a magnificent presence when they were new. Still, their maintenance was very laborious, and often their mechanisms ended up jamming or breaking due to the ageing of the wooden parts.
Aluminium is the material that offers us the best result in the weather, lightness and at the same time robustness. The structures of the aluminium sunshades are easy to maintain, very light for handling the parasol and resistant to wind thrust. Today, they are the best choice for any type of umbrella.
Fabrics for umbrellas and parasols.
The fabric of the parasol should be of very resistant material to the sun because it is the piece of our terrace or garden that will be exposed to it the most.
Todojardin parasols are made of polyester fabrics up to 310 g/m2 or porotex of 500 g/m2 that ensure long durability and high resistance of colours to the action of the sunlight.
Attention should also be paid to the ease of the fabric disassembling. This will allow us to wash it at the end of the season and thus keep it clean and dry, free of dust and vegetable debris. Next year we will meet again with a canvas in perfect condition.
The size of the parasol.
The measurement is an important aspect, but it is also interesting to adapt it to our needs looking for models with the possibility of angular their position to cover the different points of sun throughout the day. You have to keep in mind that the sun varies in location throughout the day and its shadow also moves. Study the place where you have to put the sunshade so that the shade projects in the area you want, and at the time you need it. Make sure you have enough space at that point.
To achieve a wide range of shade positions, we have parasols with the central pole, that tilt 60 degrees, and cantilever canopies that allow an angulation close to 90 degrees, and even the possibility of rotating on its axis so as to be able to cover with only a parasol several different spaces throughout the day.
Stop by any of our Todojardin stores where our team of professionals will be happy to advise you on the choice of your parasol. Tell them what you need, and they will show you all the possibilities for you to choose the model of umbrella that best suits your space.