Beach umbrellas are popular beach sun shelter to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun and are a must-have to enjoy the beach to the fullest.Beach umbrellas are handy and are available in a plethora of colors, sizes, designs and fabrics. Many beach goers like the Canopy Beach Chair with built-in shade canopy on reclining chair for easy transport.
Beach Umbrellas: How to Buy
When selecting beach umbrellas consider the following:
Fabric: Consider the fabric that the beach umbrella is made of. You should opt to purchase something that is durable. Acrylic is the best fabric due to high strength, uniform quality, colorfastness, weather resistance.
Ribs: Frames constructed with fiberglass ribs and spreaders for more flexibility which will not kink or bend out of shape on beach umbrella. Its help the canopy from inverting during windy conditions. Steel Ribs are not as durable and likely to rust unless galvanized
A lightweight sun beach umbrella is always good for the beach, as you would have to carry it from and to your car. Good quality sun umbrellas are never heavy because they are made of light yet sturdy material. Beach umbrellas will aluminum pole and fiberglass ribs are lighter compared to steel poles.
Beach umbrellas must have a good anchoring device. Most beach umbrellas have pointed bottom pole to ease in pushing the pole into the sand. Larger beach umbrellas will require beach umbrella anchor that go into the sand.
This lets you position your beach umbrella for optimum shading. The tilt and lock mechanism allows the beach umbrella to be tilted in several positions for optimum shade coverage regardless of the suns angle. Use of tilt during windy conditions is not recommended. Tilt mechanism made from Chrome/Zinc material are more durable compared to plastic.
Range from 6 foot to 9 foot in arch dimension. All the canopy size for umbrellas are measured by the arch and not straight line. The attractive valance adds shade area depending on direction of sun and tilted position of the beach umbrella.
Any beach umbrella must be weather resistant. An beach umbrella made of rust-resistant aluminum or fiberglass parts is enduring.
Single wind vent at the top of the canopy facilitates airflow, allowing air to escape freely and preventing the beach umbrella from inverting during windy days or be battered by strong winds. Wider vent allows more air passage.
Blockage of UV Rays:
Ultra modern beach umbrellas can block upto 99% of the sun's harmful UV rays. Look at models that offer UPF of at least 50, higher being better. Beach umbrellas with silver coating on the fabric provide better protection and feels cooler under the shade.
Pole: The beach umbrella pole usually come in two part for easy transportation and storing of the umbrella. Folded length of beach umbrella varies from 24 to 58 inches. Pole diameter varies from 1 to 1.5 inches. Higher diameter provide better strength. Aluminum Poles are rust resistant and lightweight.
Beach Umbrellas: What We Offer
We offer a wide range of beach shelters like beach tent, beach cabana, pop up beach shelter and sturdy beach umbrellas. Designed to be lightweight for portability and durable for longer use.
- Solarteck Beach Umbrellas: These have vented double canopy which makes them stable during rough winds. Fiberglass frames make them flexible and strong.
- Clamp-On Beach Umbrellas: These too can weather strong winds. They can easily clamp onto your chair.
- Commercial quality Beach Umbrellas with break-resistant fiberglass ribbed umbrella and sturdy wooden pole for frequent use or business, resort, or hotel locations.
- Compact Folding Beach Umbrellas from 24 inches and upto 8 foot canopy diameter.
- Beach Umbrellas with Built-in Anchoring device.