Patio Umbrellas

Patio umbrellas have become ideal outdoor fixtures for commercial and residential properties because of their aesthetic and functional value. These stylish shading solutions provide protection and comfort from the sweltering heat, allowing owners and guests to dine, have fun, and enjoy their time under the sun.

With its popularity, consumers face the challenge of picking the best option. Indeed, not all outdoor patio canopies are created equal.

To find the best outdoor umbrellas, look for high-quality and customisable products from Brisbane Giant Umbrellas. We offer premium shading options that can withstand the Australian weather while keeping your assets protected, so you can relax and have fun whenever you want.

Need clarification on which canopy works best for your property? Let’s explore the most vital features and different types of large outdoor patio umbrellas.

Large umbrellas for your patio

Patio umbrellas come in various sizes. At Brisbane Giant Umbrellas, we offer octagon- and square-shaped canopies ranging from 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) to 6 meters (19.68 feet) for both residential and commercial clients.

If shading an expansive outdoor area, giant patio umbrellas are your best choice. Large patio umbrellas or canopies spanning more than 3.6 metres (12 feet) can provide overhead shading for a table with at least 10 people. The sun’s position and intensity, alongside your unique patio set-up, can impact these shading capacity approximations. But you can customise it according to the size of the section you want to protect.


Patio umbrella shapes

Giant outdoor patio umbrellas are sold in different shapes, and there’s no one-size-fits-all formula to finding the best configuration. Here are a few options you’ll find on the market, including valuable insights on how they enhance your outdoor space:

  • Octagonal patio umbrellas: One of the most popular outdoor umbrella shapes, octagonal canopies are best used on a patio table, typically supported by a centre post that runs through the middle. You can also get this to provide shade to other sections of your patio. Octagonal canopies are versatile, and you can place them in the centre or along the sides to add more visual interest and enhance the look of your angular patios.

  • Square patio umbrellas:Square-shaped outdoor giant umbrellas often offer better spatial coverage than their octagonal or round counterparts, and they work best if you place them along the edges of your exterior. As the sun changes position within the day, getting one with tilting and rotating mechanisms is best to optimise protection.

  • Rectangular patio umbrellas: Commercial properties often use rectangular umbrellas to cover expansive and lengthy pools, as well as dining, lounging, and other activity areas.

The shape of your large outdoor umbrella will depend on what it intends to cover, your space restrictions, and your design preferences. The experts at Brisbane Giant Umbrellas are glad to help you find the best size and shape for your outdoor space, and you can ask for a quote for free.

Patio umbrella materials

Global warming has permanently altered our weather conditions, resulting in hotter summers, more violent storms, and heavier rainfall. Your giant patio umbrella must be made from high-quality materials to withstand intense heat, strong winds, and rainfall.

  • Frame: Brisbane Giant Umbrellas feature powder-coated aluminium frame materials capable of resisting rust, corrosion, and damage. It has impressive wind ratings of up to 100 kilometres per hour for residential-grade canopies, showing relative strength amidst higher wind velocities.

  • Canopy: A canopy is the protective fabric section of an umbrella that shields you and guests from UV rays, heat, and rain. Brisbane Giant Umbrellas uses durable materials like acrylic canvas, polyvinyl chloride-coated polyester, and Docril. Our patio umbrellas provide over 90% UV protection, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the sun.

  • Base: An outdoor umbrella’s base is key to its strength and stability. Depending on the size and weight, patio umbrellas can be installed in-ground, bolted down, or held by a weighty base, such as cast iron. Our umbrellas can be installed easily, but we also offer expert umbrella installation services upon request.

Elevate your outdoor experience with patio umbrellas and canopies crafted from the finest materials and create a shaded sanctuary that lasts.

Types of outdoor patio umbrellas

Different types of large umbrellas are available, each with pros and cons. Knowing which aligns with your requirements and preferences is key to making the most of your investment.

  • Patio table umbrellas: Also called centre pole table umbrellas, these are common in cafés, restaurants, and pools with outdoor tables used for dining and drinking.

  • Tilting patio umbrellas: These large umbrellas are versatile, enabling users to adjust the canopy and allowing optimal protection regardless of the sun’s position. They’re either fixed for your guests’ convenience or mobile to cover more areas in your yard.

  • Cantilever patio umbrellas: Unlike centre pole table umbrellas, cantilever patio canopies are supported from the sides to avoid obstructions and maximise coverage. These umbrellas can be mounted and fixed on certain patio areas or with a mobile base, depending on their size and weight. Most cantilever patio umbrellas feature a 360-degree rotation. They can be moved up, down, and on all sides, making them a popular choice for residential and commercial property owners.

At Brisbane Giant Umbrellas, we’re dedicated to offering a diverse range of outdoor patio umbrellas to cater to your individual preferences and needs. Whether you seek classic elegance, sun-seeking flexibility, or unbounded shade, our collection has the ideal umbrella to transform your outdoor space.


Get the best large patio umbrellas from us!

Brisbane Giant Umbrellas manufactures and installs canopies with various shapes, sizes, and lifting, tilting, or rotating mechanisms to optimise shading and coverage in your patio. Our high-quality, purely Australian-made products are always crafted with customer satisfaction and requirements in mind.

Additionally, we’ve made shopping more convenient by enabling site purchases and nationwide delivery service. You can shop online here for our best-selling outdoor patio umbrellas or reach out to us to get started. Our friendly staff are happy to answer your questions.

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