Patio umbrellas are not just for patios: sundecks, pool decks, uncovered porches and balconies are all great places for shaded seating. In fact, it will often be the space that determines what kind of patio umbrella will work best for you. Market style umbrellas are great for open spaces, while cantilever umbrellas are useful for projecting shade over a large area from an angle. Further fine-tuning can be achieved with tilt, vented, crank and pulley lift functions on many designs, and specialized fabrics, like Sunbrella, make them even more durable. Of course, style will probably be the deciding factor and you should have no trouble finding the perfect patio umbrella for your outdoor living needs with our large selection of patterns and colors from respected brands like Oxford Garden and California Umbrella.