Vulcano Offset Umbrella Poolside

Cantilever Umbrella – What Exactly Does that Mean?

Although, the cantilever patio umbrella is becoming increasingly popular these days, many still are unfamiliar with this terminology.

The cantilever umbrella is also referred to as the offset patio umbrellas.

Vulcano Offset Umbrella Poolside

Offset outdoor umbrellas, also known as cantilevers, feature an arched or jointed pole positioned off to one side. The canopy is supported from the side and above, which allows it to hang freely over a variety of seating and table configurations.

Simply said, the cantilever umbrella is a patio umbrella that has the umbrella post located to the side of the sunshade.

Therefore, the sunshade is offset from the pole, hence the other name for these umbrellas is offset patio umbrellas. And yet to just confuse you more, it has yet another name is the side post umbrella.

The advantages of having the sunshade of the patio umbrella located to the side, is that there is no wasted space due to the space of the post of the patio umbrella. So, whether you call it a cantilever umbrella, offset umbrella, or even a side post umbrella it may be the right option for you!!

The main benefit of modern cantilever umbrellas is that they can shade a large area without the obstruction that a center pole causes. This is especially important if you are shading a dining table that does not have an umbrella hole, or a hot tub.

Many cantilevers can also rotate to provide 360° coverage, which makes them even more versatile.

Offset patio umbrellas require heavier bases than center poles and are typically more expensive.

Also available in a retractable model like our Bellagio !  It folds upright eliminating the need to move tables and chairs from below !

Bellagio retractable offset patio outdoor

The Bellagio is our larger and most elegant adjustable single side-post umbrella. Perfect for large patios and commercial applications, such as restaurants, hotels and country club settings the Bellagio is perfect where the need to change the position of the canopy is necessary in blocking out the sun.

The two internal winch mechanisms allow for opening and closing the umbrella as well as unlimited tilting positions.

The Bellagio design is stunning and represents the ideal choice for those who want durability without renouncing quality. It is truly an esthetically beautiful offset umbrella offering the best quality.

This stunning umbrella is completely customizable with optional heating, lighting, rain gutters and side enclosures allowing you to enjoy your space all year long!