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Offset umbrella suggestion

Looking for an offset umbrella for the backyard / stone patio area for some coverage from the sun.
  • Suggestion on what type / material to look for specifically?
  • Price range since to be $500-700 ish? Our IKEA one seems to be ~$300?
  • Other than typical HomeDepot, CT, IKEA, etc - any other suggestion to look at?
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Might want to look @ Costco too

Or Wayfair
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I would go for aluminum... I bought 2... 1 first cause of clearance... from the bay and the 2nd because it was clearance from home depot but was aluminum and better quality (a bit larger then i kind of wanted, but still great.

https://www.lowes.ca/product/10-ft-squa ... lue-808562 ( got it for ~140) and the other from the bay for around 50 if I remember correctly. Bay is only 8ft but steel... I was afraid of rust.. Only took it out once or twice (a week or 2 later I got the lowes one.

Upon researching the fabric matters too something about sun damage i believe. It's been a while so don't remember much.

Only thing I wish this had was tilting to the side. I believe some do have that much are pricier.
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super store has some, we have had ours for the last 5 years and still works fine.
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RFDMadeMeBuyStuff wrote: Looking for an offset umbrella for the backyard / stone patio area for some coverage from the sun.
  • Suggestion on what type / material to look for specifically?
  • Price range since to be $500-700 ish? Our IKEA one seems to be ~$300?
  • Other than typical HomeDepot, CT, IKEA, etc - any other suggestion to look at?
Got one from wayfair last year, it's huge, 10fter. The base is just a cross with holes that you can put pikes into to secure it to the ground. I put a 4x4 patio stone on it. I paid $177 after tax.
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We got a cantilever 10ft umbrella from Lowe's two years ago, on sale for $130ish. Price that I haven't seen since.

I didn't want to have the ugly sand base or patio stone, so I bought a metal mounting base for concrete, dug a hole and poured a concrete base "plug" into the corner of my grass patch. Screwed the umbrella into the metal base encased in concrete.

The base is at grass level so you can't really see it and because of the physics of it (weight + depth), works better than sand base/patio stone.

It wasn't a ton of work and it looks/works way better. The only downside is that I cannot move the umbrella, but not a big deal with our setup.
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