What is Cantilever?

Our Sun Garden umbrellas are called a "cantilever umbrella" for it's design. So what does cantilever mean in relation to design?  Well, cantilever engineering could be compared to an excavator's center of gravity and flexibility.  If you look below at  our umbrella, you'll notice that unlike many other traditional umbrellas that feature a support poll in the center, our main pole is a series of two curves -or cantilevers working together to provide overhead coverage without the support being in the way.

The benefits of this design not only removes the center poll, but allows structural flexibility in extreme weather to take strong winds and weather to avoid damage. It can easily also be readjusted like an excavator to help with comfort at far better angles, that which a traditional umbrella can't do while centered.


What's A French Seam?

The  fabric of our Canopies are sewn with a French seam to ensure a clean line, with a strong construction for durability. So why is this little seam so important? Well it's used in many industries to ensure strength in  the wear and tear of the fabrics. If it looks familiar, it's a stitch that's found on car, boat and airplane interiors for it's durability. We at Sun Garden USA take pride in this construction practice on all of our canopies. To learn further about how a french seam is done, check out this post from our friends at Shorelark


Picture courtesy of Shorelark