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How to Measure Parasol Dimensions

Posting date: 5th May 2015 11:16

I thought it might help customers if I explained the fundamentals of parasol dimensions.

  • All parasol sizes are measured from end of strut to end of strut so that customers know the space they need to allow for the parasol
  • You need to also allow a min10cms of clearance between edge of parasol and any hard building/surface as parasols are likely to bend with wind
  • The area covered by fabric is going to be smaller than the strut to strut dimension as the fabric curves inward between the struts
  • The "round" (ie hexagonal or octagonal) parasols are measured by the strut to strut diameter - so the mid fabric to mid fabric diameter will be narrower
  • The square and rectangular parasols are measured along the sides, strut to strut - again the shaded area from the fabric will be slighter narrower
  • Parasols measurements are not an exact science, as fabric is a flexible material; all manufacturers give a tolerance
  • New parasols have tighter fabric than old, which may mean that the parasol is not fully opened at first; this will affect the dimensions as well, which will increase as the parasol frame is opened more fully over time

Hope this helps

Claire

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