We received the umbrella around the first of August and began using it a week later. Loved it, absolutely loved it..until the cord that runs inside the pole to lift and lower the umbrella wore completely in two. That happened in less than three weeks of use, and it wasn't used every day. We had screwed it to the deck which worked wonderfully so now have to undo it all and pack it up to return it for refund. What a pain and the umbrella was so great it makes me sad that it didn't work out.
Added much needed shade to our new patio. Well engineered and functional umbrella shade. One word of caution, it does need to be anchored to your patio or weighted to avoid tipping. We just screwed ours down to the redwood deck and it worked very well. It raises and lowers easily. Very nice product.
Great cantilever umbrella- quick and easy to assembly on your own. Waterproof but in a continuous hard rain will soak through and drop a little. I used 6 large pavers-4 on each bar and 2 across the too to anchor it down and have had no problem with it being blown over- I have left mine up since assembling it even in thunderstorms and it's held up well. I could stand for it to be a little larger but it's still a great value- would recommend it
So far the umbrella is been good no issues there, but Overstock sent this item to me without any hardwear, I spoke to several people including Mike a duty manager and I was promised I would get all my hardwear overnight, I never got till the original day...it was promised 5 days later...will never buy or recommend overstock.com to anyone...this was not the first time...
I saw similar sun canopy's at Costco this spring and they were $500 each! Since I needed 3 of these umbrellas and Overstock's price was on point, much better pricing than Costco plus I didn't need to haul them home. Delivery was fast, assembly was quick (about 15 minutes each) and boom - done and done! My neighbors have commented on how nice the umbrellas are and when I tell them the great price they are floored! Well done again Overstock.com :))