What Is the Difference Between an Offset and Cantilever Umbrella?

When you want to create a seamless transition from an indoor setting to an outdoor setting, maybe to expand the entertainment space of a hotel lounge or encourage students to enjoy nature while studying outside the campus library, commercial umbrellas can play a key role in your design.

There are basically three types of umbrellas suitable for commercial use: offset, single pole, and cantilever. The single pole is self-explanatory, of course. But what is the difference between an offset and a cantilever umbrella? Offset patio umbrellas include a post to the side while cantilever umbrellas may include a post to the side but can also be wall-mounted.  Cantilever umbrellas are offset umbrellas.

This is ideal because their canopies open to the side, providing more space underneath for seating.

Let’s look at some of the other advantages of offset cantilever umbrellas.

What to Look for in a Cantilever Umbrella

You want a commercial-grade cantilever umbrella, built to last in high-traffic environments and durable enough to withstand heavy use for years to come.

Also, look for ease of operation: Our P6 Uno Square cantilever umbrellas, available in round or square and in single or double canopy, come with our patented one-move, gas piston system which enables users to lift and lower the canopy effortlessly.

Read How to Choose the Right Commercial Umbrella for more tips on finding the best umbrella for your venue.

Patio Umbrella Lights & Other Accessories

Beaufurn umbrellas are stylish and durable, made with high-performance fabrics that are fade-resistant, waterproof, and resist mildew and stain.

All our umbrellas are easy to open and offer excellent, reliable shade. Beaufurn umbrellas also can be customized to fit your space. Accessories such as casters for easy movement, Infrared heaters, LED lighting, and rain gutters are available on several models. We also have an umbrella partition designed for our P6 Square and Square XL umbrellas which provides translucent screens between guests, if desired.

Whether creating an outdoor oasis to welcome dining patrons or provide refuge to hotel guests seeking poolside shelter, our cantilever and single-pole umbrellas and umbrella systems will help you create an ideal outdoor seating environment.

Browse our line of cantilever or single pole umbrellas, including the P8 Large Single Pole umbrella in base options of 28”, 35”, and 40”.

Whatever outdoor umbrellas you choose, look for ones that go beyond function. That is, your commercial umbrellas should do more than block the harmful effects of direct ultraviolet rays. They should also be stylish, durable, easy to operate, and customizable.

To learn more about Beaufurn cantilever and single-pole umbrellas, contact a sales representative near you.