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Is an aluminium frame parasol stronger than a traditional wooden garden parasol?

Posting date: 28th April 2010 21:38

I can only speak in relation to the brands of garden parasol that I sell as the strength of a wooden parasol is going to depend on the type of wood it is made from, the thickness of the struts, etc etc. Again there are different grades of aluminium which will determine the strength of an aluminium frame, as will again, the thickness of the struts, components and mast.

The wooden Tradewinds parasol, the Classic, is made from Eucalyptus which is an extremely hard wood, with straight grain. It is far stronger than teak. The Classics are just as strong as the Tradewinds Aluzone or aluminium frame parasols. Indeed, until a couple of years ago when the Aluzone was upgraded, the wooden Tradewinds parasols were probably stronger.

We no longer sell the Tradewinds Aluzone, but the Serengeti Orion and Swift parasols instead. These are of the same quality and strength as the Aluzone and I would put them on a par in terms of strength with the Tradewinds Classic.

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