This umbrella was purchased to replace a much more pricey 12 y/o commercial umbrella(Sunbrella fabric and heavy construction) that lasted nearly forever. So far so good with this one. It seems to be well made, and unlike some really cheap umbrellas, the fabric does work to shade the sun. Compared to the commercial umbrella the wood pole is nearly identical (very sturdy), the struts are a tad smaller so I will do my best to take this one down when the wind blows. The fabric is thinner than Sunbrella and only time will tell how it holds up and if it fades (Sunbrella does not fade, but it does wear out eventually). This seems much better a a couple of real bargain umbrellas I've bought in the past and those only lasted a couple seasons.
We purchased the canopy umbrella 2 years ago and it has held up very well. It's very sturdy. We were glad we made this purchase. It looks beautiful on our patio.
I'm a little disappointed with the with my purchase I guess I really don't know but the umbrella swings back and forth but there is barely a breeze at all. I can't even see the leaves move. Also I had a canopy that was a10x10 and it seems like I had more coverage with it. I guess I'll just live with it.
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