Need help with patio umbrella
ergreen
June 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My lanai is enclosed. Got my outdoor seating which is a sofa, 2 club chairs, cocktail table & 2 small accent tables for each side of sofa. What type of umbrella should I get to put behind sofa which is caddy cornered. Tilt? Square? Cantilever? Also size? On other corner of lanai is my elliptical table with 8 chairs and 11 ft tilt umbrella.
All suggestions welcomed. Thank you.
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houssaon
Depending on the orientation of the patio, an umbrella might not get you the sun screen you want. But there are square umbrellas out there, which would work the best. Explanada. Fabric hung on tension wire might work: Florida Historic Renovation.

Good luck.
June 24, 2013 at 4:25pm   
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ergreen
Doing the curtains by the arches. I'm leaning towards a square one as well. I know I won't get total shade with no sun but I would not want sun just beating down on whoever is sitting there. We live in sunny hot south Florida. Want maximum coverage I could achieve with placing umbrella in spot behind sofa. Where both screens meet in corner.
June 24, 2013 at 4:54pm   
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ergreen
Any more suggestions???? How about sails attached to screen?
June 25, 2013 at 8:59pm     
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giniaginia
how much does that enclosure cost?
June 25, 2013 at 9:12pm   
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ergreen
For pavers & screen enclosure & fence-22k
June 26, 2013 at 4:57am   
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giniaginia
its nice. My sister lives on the coast of South Carolina and needs one. Bugs from April till Nov.!
June 26, 2013 at 1:24pm   
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Wise Pool & Spa Service, Inc.
If you were to go the umbrella route for shade, I would recommend you to check out the cantilever which can come in square. They seem to be able to tuck nicely behind outdoor furniture, such as you mentioned behind the sofa, and offer multiple options on repositioning for better shade placement! Good luck!
June 29, 2013 at 9:58am   
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