High-quality umbrellas are excellent if you are looking for a way to improve your patio and make it more suitable for lounging and entertaining. Outdoor patio sun umbrellas are specifically designed for outdoor leisure areas, so you and your family and guests can comfortably sit on your patio without worrying about the weather, be it the scorching heat and UV rays of the sun or the possibility of a passing shower. Likewise, these patio umbrellas can make your patio useful, even when it is raining. Here are some other reasons why outdoor patio sun umbrellas are a good choice for your property:
• They add a layer of defence against skin cancer and other sun related health problems – High-quality patio sun umbrellas are made of premium acrylic fabric like Dickson and Sunbrella acrylic and they are rated UPF 50+ in terms of sun protection. Hence, along with your sunscreen and protective clothing, you can lower your risk of sun-related health issues that are caused by too much sun exposure. UV protection may help prevent premature skin ageing, skin cancer and corneal damage. The best umbrellas bear the 'Confidence in Textiles' label too, which certifies that the fabric is not made of toxic substances that can harm your health or the environment.
• Easy to use – Outdoor patio sun umbrellas should be easy to deploy, open and close. It is important that you can put them up and down in an instant with minimal effort. Be sure to look for umbrellas that include gas strut technology to assist the opening and closing of the umbrella and a quick-release sliding system. Some of the best patio umbrellas can rotate up to 360 degrees and have multiple fixing options to allow them to be installed in to almost any situation.
• Long-lasting – High-quality outdoor sun umbrellas can withstand the elements, unlike cheap alternatives that tend to deteriorate fast. They are made of non-corrosive materials like stainless steel, marine-grade aluminium, neoprene washers and brass bushes, plus their canopies are colour-fast, so they will not fade easily.