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Thoughts on patio and poolside living. A blog by Claire - The Patio Umbrella

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Shademaker Sirius Enquiry

Posting date: 26th November 2015 15:44

Q I have an L shaped patio with a single wall that is not strong enough for an awning. I am considering cantilever parasol instead. I was interested in your Shademaker Sirius parasol . Could you send me some details? Steve

A Dear Steve. Thankyou for your call earlier about the Shademaker Sirius parasol . All theShademaker parasols are well designed and well engineered. Attached is the Shademaker catalogue for you to have a good look through - it has fabric swatches at the end.

The main ranges we sell are the Sirius - packs away against the post so is very flexible, but less robust as a result and is suitable for light winds only; and the Shademaker Orion parasol - this has fixed arm, so less flexible and the canopy does not pack away against the post but it is more robust and can be used in moderate wind conditions.

We do have some special offer stock left. I am just waiting for confirmation of the specific fabric weight in stock before I can let you have the special offer prices, but wanted to start the ball rolling in terms of product choice.

The only note of caution I would add is that you treat the wind tunnel testing results in the catalogue with caution. They are a guide only. Wind tunnel tests are not the same as wind resistance in a real world location where local topography/ gusting etc causes wind to behave very differently. For this reason, no parasol warranty will ever cover wind damage which is considered the responsibility of the user. Common sense rules apply - ie close it when you are not around or when the wind is getting too much. Please advise if you think you may have a wind issue in your location. Whilst of course, a mobile base increases the flexibility of where the parasol can be sited, it does mean that it is more susceptible to wind as compared to an inground base or deckmount.

In terms of alternatives, you may want to look at the Side post Paraflex parasol . Here are some links to You Tube videos that give you an idea of how they work. It can be wall mounted or mounted on a side post (which would be your interest, I know) and you can have several parasols off the post, pointing in different directions. Let me know if you think this may be of use. At the moment the largest square parasol is 1.9m but they are bringing out a larger version in the near future.

You Tube Paraflex video 1

You Tube Paraflex video 2

Here is a link to the products on our site at the moment:

Paraflex parasols

Let me know if you have any questions. I am sure you will!!

Best wishes - Claire

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