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Side Post Patio Umbrella

There is nothing more enjoyable than a barbecue with friends in the backyard. You and your guests seated at your outdoor patio dining table. Like me, I am sure you try to make your friends as comfortable as possible. A side post patio umbrella is the perfect compliment to your patio offering the maximum amount of shade for everyone.

A side post patio umbrella is similar to an “offset umbrella” which brings shade to your outdoor living area without obstructing the view. The difference between the two types of umbrella is very little except that the side post patio umbrella will usually not be able to tilt. Most of these umbrellas can be rotated a full 360 degrees on the base and locked in 16 different positions. They come in a variety of colors and styles. They are available with an aluminum graphite colored frame or graphite with a Teak wood vertical pole.

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Most patio umbrellas are supposed to be placed in the hole in the center of your patio table for optimum support. As a result it is difficult to place a tablecloth on the dining table. It also gets in the way of the conversation. The umbrella situated in the center of the table really only provides shade for the table, not your guests. The side post patio umbrella stands quietly to the side with an arm outstretched holding the large umbrella in a strategic position as to provide shade for everyone at the table.

With all the concern about skin cancers it is important when outside for you and your children to stay in the shade as much as possible, even when cooling off in the pool. The advantage of a side post patio umbrella is that you are able to place it close to the pool thus providing an area to stay cool in the water without being in the full sun. The family member assigned the task of “lifeguard” is able to sit out for long lengths of time without fear of suffering a sunburn. 


Check online and do some research on the side post patio umbrella. You can do some price and style comparisons. You should be able to find some very affordable suppliers. It is also a good idea to visit your local patio furniture store or home improvement center to see these umbrellas in person. You will be able to experience for yourself how effective they are at providing shade optimum shade.