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What is a Cantilever Parasol?

By John Duff

When you are looking for something new this year to grace your garden, you might want to consider a cantilever parasol. Also called a free standing parasol, a side arm parasol, a banana parasol, an overhanging or free hanging parasol, these lovely parasols come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colours. This parasol is both flexible and versatile and has revolutionised the way shade is created in the garden.

Parasols play a vital role in protecting your guests from the glare of the sun and, as well as adding to the splash of colour in the garden, are an important part of any garden furniture set. At one point of another, most of us will have seen a parasol which fits through a hole in its centre of a garden furniture table. However, the cantilever parasol is completely different as it has a pole at the side and the canopy hangs in front of the stem supported by an overhanging arm. Some of these are at right angles to the canopy while others are curved. Because this parasol does not rely on a table for stability, it can be used with tables without the central hole, over a sand pit, a spa, a deck area, in fact anywhere which needs shade.

The construction and operation of a cantilever parasol makes it perfect for providing shade regardless of the position of the sun. Most parasols simply shade from above, but the cantilever parasol can shade from late afternoon or evening sun. The Cantilever Parasol has the additional benefit of being able to be effortlessly tilted and rotated through 360. This means that not matter where the sun is in the sky, the area you wish to be shaded can be covered. The unique curved design makes raising and manoeuvring the canopy effortless.

Most cantilever parasols are created from aluminium tubing frames supporting high grade polyester waterproof canopies. They are fade and rot resistant and come with air vents to ensure security in high winds. Most are operated with a hand crank system which gives a convenient system for opening and closing the parasol locking device which secures the parasol in any tilted position. The addition of the base adds an extra metre onto the size of the canopy to give the width of the whole set when erected.

Cantilever parasols come in all different shapes, sizes and colours to suit any garden setting. Should you wish to discuss your specific needs, please contact Quality Garden Furniture on 07963 895 898

Before you invest in a parasol this summer, read this article by staff atQuality Garden Furniture which gives an insight into the main benefits of Side Arm or Cantilever Parasols.

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