Why Are Cantilever Umbrellas So Popular?

This summer's hottest accessory? No, it’s not the sun, well, it is, but, we’re talking about the hottest accessory for your outdoor comfort and enjoyment. The cantilever umbrella.

We’ve put together a guide for you so you can learn about what makes a cantilever umbrella stand up against the rest.

Outdoor Cantilever Umbrellas move with the sun.

Not to state the obvious but, the sun doesn’t stay in one spot all day. It moves across the sky in a different path every day. A fixed shade solution doesn’t make sense, you need flexibility and movability all year round to compensate for the sun's angle.

Shadowspecs Rotating Cantilever Umbrella moves 360 degrees around its mast and mount. Allowing you to select the area you want shading, perfect from poolside to barside.


Easy-to-use outdoor umbrellas.

With the advanced gas-strut-assisted deployment, this cantilever patio umbrella can be raised or lowered in one easy sliding movement. It is not only quick to deploy, but easy and effortless to use also.

Easy-to-use outdoor umbrellas.

With the advanced gas-strut assisted deployment our patio umbrellas can be raised or lowered in one easy sliding movement. Enjoy effortless elegance. Would you like to spend less time fumbling around with cords and winding handles? Our patented technology ensures you can lift or bring down your umbrella in less than 5 seconds.

How does a gas-strut work?

Great question, I’m so glad you asked. The mast is complemented by a gas strut at the apex of the main spar, this creates an anti-gravity system where the strut takes the weight of the umbrella during the lifting and retraction of the umbrella. This makes it easy to bring it up in an instant so you can enjoy the umbrella for longer.

We’re proud to put a lot of effort into designing and constructing our umbrellas. Here’s some supporting technology:

  • 360-degree rotation when ground-mounted.
  • Manufactured from marine-grade powder-coated aluminum, stainless steel and other non-corrosive materials
  • Configured with an octagonal or square umbrella
  • Extended warranty to protect your purchase
  • An engineered aluminum hub

It comes in a range of canopy sizes and shapes.

Cantilever umbrellas can handle windy conditions.

Our outdoor cantilever umbrellas are wind rated to Beaufort 5, This means you can be safe in knowing that your umbrella has been engineered to stand up to everyday use. It’s important to us that our products are used and enjoyed in all conditions that you’d be comfortable with being outside.

Outdoor cantilever umbrellas from Shadowspec are good for your health.

Your umbrella canopy is manufactured from solution-dyed acrylic fabric. This high-grade fabric is 100% solution-dyed and carries a multi-year warranty. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Sunbrella as part of a complete sun protection regime, including regular use of sunscreen. The fabric also contains no toxic substances and doesn’t contain any health, skin or environmental hazards.

Umbrella Canopy Fabric Color Selection.

Want your new cantilever umbrella to suit your existing color palette or outdoor setup? No problem, we’ve got you covered. The umbrella is available in plenty of different colors, plus we can customize your color to spec.

All of the Shadowspec umbrellas have a shade rating of UPF 50+ and filter out almost 100% of the sun’s UV rays - Depending on the color you select.

Modular installation of your outdoor umbrella.

The umbrellas can be fixed in some ways. Here are your four options:

  • In-Ground Anchor: requires a concrete footing
  • Surface Plate: ideal for wooden decks and existing concrete surfaces
  • Wall Clamps: for fastening the umbrella against an existing wall
  • Free-standing Base: for situations where the umbrella needs to change location. (with swivel wheels - optional)

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