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Outdoor umbrellas for all applications

There are different types of outdoor umbrellas and they are all perfect for different needs and situations. Basically, if you have an outdoor space and you would like to spend some time there, outdoor umbrellas are a great way to create shade.

If you are thinking of purchasing an outdoor umbrella, this will help you to decide which type of umbrella will be perfect for your home. Keep reading to discover more.

Commercial Umbrellas

As the name implies, these are outdoor umbrellas that are designed for commercial use. They are often used in places like corpoarates,restaurants and bars, schools, gardens and other places where commercial activities take place. These are usually really strong and created for heavy-duty use. Businesses that make use of these type of outdoor umbrellas have the option of printing their logos on the umbrellas. Actually, this is true of commercial umbrellas in most parts of Kenya for marketing.

Patio Umbrellas

While a patio umbrella can be used in your outdoor living space, it is more often used in commercial areas such as learning institutions, hospitals, corporate staff eating area, resorts and shops, among others. They are strong and extremely durable and can easily be customised. Not only can you get your patio umbrellas in the colours you desire, but if you are ordering them for commercial purposes, you can have your logo printed on them.

Offset Umbrella or Cantilever Umbrellas

Cantilever umbrellas, of offset umbrellas, are the most commonly used for residential purposes. They are an elegant and practical option for your outdoor spaces. They have a pole and base that are attached to the side, instead of the centre like in other types of outdoor umbrellas. And, they offer all-round protection and have a higher degree of sun protection because of the larger covers that the umbrellas have. This is one of the most popular outdoor umbrellas and for a really good reason. It is affordable, durable and incredibly versatile.

Market Umbrellas

Market umbrellas are another popular form of outdoor umbrellas. Although they are better for commercial use, they can also function quite well in your backyard. They are without valances, making it easier to sit comfortably even with a smaller table. They do have wind vents however and can withstand the elements. The high quality of the umbrellas means that these hardy outdoor umbrellas can take a beating.


There are four types of outdoor umbrellas which provide exceptional outdoor shade solutions. These are commercial umbrellas, which are best suited for commercial use; patio umbrellas, which also have their charm and can be used for your home but are usually used in commercial situations; offset umbrellas or cantilever umbrellas, which are quite popular when it comes to residential outdoor shade and market umbrellas, which can be used for commercial purposes or residential purposes.

At Shadepro, we have over 10 years of experience working with clients all across Kenya to choose the best outdoor umbrellas to suit their needs. Contact us today to discuss your options to get the perfect outdoor umbrella for your home or business/corporate, and budget.