Our parasols offer these advantages
- Thanks to their large surface area, even several people are protected from the sun
- Large selection of classic and modern designs
- Dense fabrics offer excellent, high UV protection
- Height-adjustable parasols are adaptable to all areas and situations
- Thanks to the swivelling elements, you can ensure you have sufficient shade any time of the day
- You can find suitable parasols for your terrace or balcony in various shapes and sizes
How to recognise high-quality parasols
If summer is just around the corner or a heat wave is looming, you definitely need a parasol. On the terrace or on the balcony, it provides sufficient shade and offers maximum protection for the skin. But what actually makes a good, high-quality parasol?
In the following we present important points and criteria.
Measure the balcony or terrace where you want to place your new parasol. This is the only way to avoid space issues. Of course, it should provide sufficient shade and not be too small. If you have enough space, several people can fit underneath.
Functionality and good UV protection are one thing. But the design is also important. Decide on a model that matches your outdoor furniture in terms of colour. You can use the colours of seat covers or decorative cushions, for example, as a guide. Adapt the colour of the parasol accordingly so everything harmonises. There is a wide range of designs available. There are also classic and timeless designs.
For the sake of your skin, you should definitely take a look at the UV protection and dig a little deeper into your pocket. Because too much UV radiation can be dangerous. Especially if you plan to sit under the parasol for a longer period of time. The sun’s rays also get through the fabric, which is why it shouldn’t be too thin. So opt for a tightly woven parasol fabric that filters as well as possible. Another advantage of high-quality material is that it does not fade easily and has a longer lifespan.
Anyone who has ever had a large parasol knows how difficult it can be to open and close. The easiest models can be operated using a crank. So you can open and close the parasol quickly.
You should consider whether it needs to be height-adjustable, which is done by means of a mechanism. Since the sun changes its position during the day and the shadow shifts with it, you should also make sure that you have a swivelling parasol. So you can enjoy sun protection in the morning, at noon or in the evening.
We also have the right accessories for your future parasol. A rain cover is especially important to protect the parasol from the elements such as rain or dirt. Pulled over when not in use, it protects the fabric so that it has a longer lifespan. Also make sure that a stand is included with your parasol model.
Particularly practical: Cantilever parasols for terrace and balcony
As an alternative to a conventional parasol, where the pole runs in the middle, you can also find cantilevers parasol in our online shop. The actual sunshade hangs on a bracket, while the stand runs along the side. This gives you significantly more space under the parasol. Nevertheless, the cantilever parasol has a stable, firm stand and scores with a modern design.
The cantilever parasol also scores in terms of operation. Once it is set up on the terrace or balcony, only a few steps are necessary to open or close the parasol. Tilt the parasol in the appropriate direction to achieve the greatest possible shade. It is also possible to rotate the entire parasol. The lever mechanism is operated with the foot.
Another advantage: You can leave the cantilever parasol outdoors all year round. You only have to think about the protective cover. So the construction has a firm hold, there are also brackets for stone slabs on the foot. There is space for normal stones or granite slabs. Even strong winds won’t bother your parasol; it just moves back and forth a little.
Order your new parasol now
Ensure adequate protection and opt for a new parasol. The dimensions are important in order to have enough space on your terrace or balcony. But features such as UV protection also play an important role in ensuring that your skin is completely protected. If you have any questions about our parasols, please don’t hesitate to contact us.