How to choose a parasol for your balcony?

How to choose a parasol for your balcony?

Parasols for small balconies

Who says small balcony says small format of Beach umbrella. However, it would be simplistic to think that only size matters. There is indeed a wide range of feet, formats and systems that you should not choose lightly! If you have a small dining table in the center of which is a suitable hole, do not hesitate to choose a parasol central foot ! Be careful not to choose an umbrella that is too large, otherwise it will clutter your balcony and you will no longer be able to enjoy the sun at all. Which would be a shame, right? The umbrella model at Wall fixation is also a good alternative, especially if you run out of floor space. Just attach it to the wall of your balcony using a drill, then orient it to your liking and voila! Only drawback, you can no longer move it once it is placed.

Umbrellas for large balconies

If you are lucky enough to own a generous balcony, you can opt for a larger umbrella, always making sure that it does not "eat" the entire space of your balcony. Models to offset mast, with their eccentric articulated arm, are ideal for this type of configuration. In addition to your dining table, you can shade a deckchair, a table, an armchair ... without cluttering the space where you are installed. Choose one basement heavy enough if your balcony is in a windy place so that your parasol stays in place!

Different parasol shapes depending on the size of the balcony

Round, square or rectangular, the shape of a Beach umbrella is chosen according to the surface area of ​​its exterior. Small round and square parasols are ideal for small balconies while rectangular parasols, often large, are perfect for large surfaces. Note, however, that rectangular umbrellas are easy to place along a wall. They also have greaterstability facing the wind, especially those with a straight mast. And concerning reasons ? There, treat yourself according to the decor and style of your balcony! However, it is advisable to choose a parasol of neutral color (white, gray, light beige ...) and plain for a small balcony so as not to "overload" the latter.

Different densities and parasol materials depending on their use

Stay alert on the density a Beach umbrella before you buy it. You planned to spend hours lazing in the sun on your balcony this summer ? Better you choose a parasol at high density, that is to say that its canvas is thick enough to protect you from sunshine. Same thing for the material : do not forget it when choosing in store. The polyester is the most widespread material like umbrella canvas ; it is very often waterproofed. However, dark polyester colors tend to tarnish, so you will need to think about protecting your umbrella with a slipcover, or fold your parasol or put it in your home when it is not in use. Theacrylic is another material used for umbrella covers, but is more expensive to purchase. However, it is of better quality. You do not need to protect your parasol when you are not using it to prevent its color from tarnishing in the sun. A little extra, too: this material preserves freshness…

Anyway, remember that a Beach umbrella is also chosen according to its garden Lounge and his swing. The terrace or the balcony is the living room par excellence during the summer, it would be a shame to opt for a parasol with the right size, but of style squarely irrelevant to your outdoor decor, not true ?