Outdoor umbrellas for all applications

December 13th, 2017 · Published to Outdoor Umbrellas by Steve Lewis


There are different types of outdoor umbrellas and they are all perfect for different needs and situations. Basically, if you have an outdoor space and you would like to spend some time there, outdoor umbrellas are a great way to create shade.

With Australia having the highest skin cancer rates in the world, shades have become an important part of our lives. One of the most affordable shade solutions is outdoor umbrellas.

If you are thinking about purchasing outdoor umbrellas, either for your business or for your private residence, picking the right one that suits your needs is important. But before you decide which kind of outdoor umbrella is best for you, there are a number of things to consider.

Global Shade is a company that designs, manufactures and installs different shade solutions including outdoor umbrellas. With over 25 years’ experience, we have first-hand knowledge of the different advantages each type of outdoor umbrellas offers. There are four major types of outdoor umbrellas; architectural umbrellas, commercial umbrellas, resort umbrellas and custom umbrellas.

In this article, I will share an overview of each kind of outdoor umbrella so you can make an informed choice on what works best for you.

Architectural umbrellas

Architectural umbrellas are a high-grade shade solution. They are often made of strong fabrics and are created using strict engineering guidelines. Made from architectural PVC, they are designed to withstand really harsh weather conditions. They are waterproof and offer protection from UV radiation.

At Global Shade, we carry a wide range of designs and you can choose any of our architectural outdoor umbrellas to suit your needs.

Commercial umbrellas

Our commercial umbrellas have been specially designed for businesses. They are a great source of protection from harsh weather conditions. The sun can be harsh in Australia and in other parts of the world, and the rain can also be a problem, commercial outdoor umbrellas provide shelter for your customers. If you run a café or a restaurant, outdoor umbrellas provide space for outdoor dining, which is a huge appeal to customers.

Resort umbrellas

One of the best outdoor umbrella solutions are resort umbrellas and Global Shade resort umbrellas have been installed in resorts all over the world. They are versatile and offer high durability beyond what the average outdoor umbrellas can provide. Designed for high performance in high winds and wild weather, umbrellas are an investment that is totally worth it. Unlike other types of outdoor umbrellas, resort umbrellas are permanently fixed to a concrete slab, which increases the lifespan of the umbrella as it cuts down on the wear and tear that results from moving umbrellas around.

Custom umbrellas

If you have a specific project where outdoor umbrellas are needed, custom umbrellas can be designed just for that. Basically, there are two major ways in which outdoor umbrellas can be customised. This can be done either by placing additional features to an existing umbrella design such as personal add-ons or by creating a distinctive umbrella specifically designed for your project.


If you are considering an outdoor umbrella, there are four major types to choose from. You could either go for architectural umbrellas, which are designed using architectural PVC; commercial umbrellas, which are made with the business environment in mind; resort umbrellas that are created to withstand harsh weather conditions; or custom umbrellas made specifically for your projects.

Global Shade is a leading designer and manufacturer of all kinds of shade solutions including outdoor umbrellas. We provide quality Outdoor umbrellas throughout Australia; Global Shade service Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Tasmania and Darwin etc., Contact us today for yours. Call our toll-free number now, 1800 724 407.

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