Everyday we receive calls from all over the country inquiring about umbrellas. People are very serious about doing their research before purchasing anything these days. Times are tough and before a dollar is spent people want to know if they are spending wisely. AuthenTEAK offers Treasure Garden, Sun Garden, Shademaker and other top umbrella brands. Treasure Garden, in my opinion, is the best in the business with a great price point. There are literally thousands of size and color combinations available in the Treasure Garden product line. Many people have questions about which umbrella size should be used. A 9′ umbrella is most appropriate for up to a 60″ round table and chairs, an 11″ round for larger size tables. If you want more coverage around a 60″ grouping a 8′ x 11′ rectangular umbrella is really appropriate for rectangular tables up to 86″ or as a free-standing umbrella over deep seating or chaise lounges.
The most common questions we are asked is “How long will an umbrella last?” This is a hard question to answer but it will depend on how well you take care of it. I have had customers call and say, “My umbrella broke! I left it open and with the snow pile on top it just snapped the pole!” I’m thinking HELLO!! That poor umbrella didn’t stand a chance. Take care of your umbrella and it will give you many wonderful years of shade service. A quick tip I tell all our customers that purchase outdoor umbrellas is to never leave an open umbrella unattended. Storms can “pop up” quickly so make sure to lower it when not in use. Utilizing an umbrella cover will also prolong the life of your umbrella and protect it from the elements in the winter and from the sun. There are several choices for canopy fabrics. The Sunbrella Acrylics are the best and will last the longest. Paying a little more for a higher grade fabric is a wise decision if you plan to have it for awhile. Treasure Garden also offers a replacement canopy if you ever want to change your decor or feel the need to replace what you have. Check out our website www.authenteak.com to see all of the manufacturers and options for a array of custom, as well as, quick ship umbrella options. Hope to see you soon!!!