Spring is already here, and summer is on its way, which are two seasons of the year you will enjoy more in the shade. Cantilever umbrellas are the most affordable and versatile shade solutions for Australian backyards. They are also an excellent option for adding a touch of sophistication and class to any deck, patio, or pool area.
What are Cantilever Umbrellas?
Unlike traditional umbrellas, a cantilever umbrella is supported by a pole at the side rather than the centre. Mounting the umbrella this way provides outdoor lovers with more ways to design their outdoor areas and ensure there is always plenty of unobstructed shade available.
Advantages of Cantilever Umbrellas
We go on for ages about why cantilevers are the superior choice when it comes to shade, but here are just a few reasons why we think they are great.
They Provide 360-degree Sun Protection
If you plan to spend all day relaxing by the pool, then cantilevers offer all-day protection from the sun. As the day progresses, adjust the position of the umbrella and continue enjoying the beautiful weather in comfort.
Take up Less Room
The support pole is to the side, so cantilever umbrellas take up much less room than other types of shading solutions. As a result, you can be a lot more flexible with your furniture arrangement.
They are available in a Range of Options
Every Australian backyard is different, but cantilever umbrellas can accommodate all situations with their range. Big and small options are available, as are colour options to suit every type of decor. You can even use your cantilever as a base for poolside lighting, or keep the backyard BBQ going for longer with LED lighting mount options.
They Look Great
There's no denying the style and elegance of a cantilever umbrella in full bloom. And during the colder months, they fold up neatly out of the way, with a protective cantilever umbrella cover protecting them from the harsh Australian weather until spring and summer roll around again
If you are in the market for extra shade in your backyard, here is a brief rundown on some of the best cantilever umbrellas Sydney has to offer.
When it comes to cantilever umbrellas, Australia hosts many quality manufacturers you can rely on to produce fantastic products. The Queenslander is an excellent example of a cantilever umbrella you can depend on for years of reliable service. It's available in a range of colours and installation methods to accommodate your needs and can cover areas from 3 to 5 metres, depending on your options. Other features that make the Queenslander one of the most versatile shade solutions include:
- Multiple tilt positions
- 360 Degree rotation
- Stainless steel fittings
- Choice of valance and shape
- UPF protection
- Mould and mildew resistant fabric
- Powder-coated cantilever umbrella base weights
If you're looking for a budget shade solution that doesn't skimp on quality, then Savannah cantilever umbrella will fit the bill. For less than $2K, you can enjoy standout design features like a drop-down bracket for an LED light attachment. Sun safety is a standout feature of the Savannah, as it supplied with O'bravia ™ Solution dyed canvas, which is a fabric that will shrug off the suns damaging UV rays, and keep its colour with fade-resistant properties. Other features you will appreciate include:
Oval mast section with 360-degree rotation and convenient foot lock.
- Press button tilt lock
- Crank lift opening
- Wheeled base options for multiple locations
Shelta Asta Cantilever Umbrella
There are plenty of good reasons why the Asta is Shelta's favourite model of cantilever umbrella. Built from the ground up to be sturdy and reliable, the Asta can handle quite a bit more than a stiff breeze. This is a premium umbrella without the premium price and comes in a range of colours to suit any decor. Water, mildew, and fade resistant fabric combined with a powder-coated aluminium frame provide unparalleled protection against the elements and deliver an umbrella that will look the part for a lifetime.
Shelta Lynden Cantilever Umbrella
If your shade requirements are more modest, then the Lynden will provide the comfort you need in a stylish 2.8m cantilever umbrella. Don't be put off by the price, because you won't be missing out on features found on more expensive models, including:
- Variable tilt to 25-degrees
- Multi 'pistol grip' tilt lock
- 360-degree rotation with a foot lock
- Convenient fold-back design
The Sidepost Classic is quite possibly Australia's favourite cantilever umbrella. It's Australian made using only the highest quality fabrics and machined parts.
If you need a lot of shade to relax with a few friends, then the Sidepost Classic will deliver. High production standards mean you will be able to enjoy the outdoors with no worries for decades.
Each Sidepost Classic is made to order and is available in a full range of options, including:
- Choice of fabric and frame colours
- Powdered coated aluminium frame
- Marine-grade outdoor acrylic canopy
- Double rope and pully mechanism for ease of use
- 360-degree rotation with lockable positions (allen key operation)
- Hanging folding canopy
Siena Cantilever Umbrella
There are features galore in the Siena cantilever umbrella, and we know you will appreciate them all. A gas lift system makes for effortless opening and closing that is rope free, winder free, and pulley free. Use the track to lock the canopy in whatever position you need, in either opened and closed positions. Sunbrella dyed acrylic protects against the hot Australian sun and prevents fading to keep your umbrella looking like new for decades. A silver anodised frame and wind-vented canopy ensure a lifetime of hassle-free operation.
Shelta Regis Cantilever Umbrella
The Regis is Shelta's mid-price cantilever, but it doesn't skimp on features where it counts. A side axis winder handle helps you deliver shade wherever you need it, and 45-degree tilt to either side increases the versatility of this stylish cantilever umbrella. It also includes all the features you would expect from one of the Shelta range, including:
- Wider handle opening and closing
- 360-degree rotation
- LED light mounts
- Compatibility with large and extra-large bases for cantilever umbrellas
- Cantilever umbrella cover included
For sheer versatility, style, and class, you can't go past cantilever umbrellas. If you're looking for high-quality shade solutions, then don't hesitate to call in and check out our full range of cantilever umbrellas on sale today.