Top 5 Things to Know About Cantilever Umbrellas

Top 5 Things to Know About Cantilever Umbrellas

Cantilever umbrellas are undoubtedly the most stylish of all outdoor umbrellas, and many would say, they are also the most versatile. If you’re not familiar with cantilever umbrellas or know very litter about them other than their cantilever characteristic, then this article will open your eyes to just how great this shade solution is.

Continue reading as I share with you the top 5 things you need to know about cantilever umbrellas before deciding on any other type of outdoor umbrella.

They can come in various shapes and sizes

Cantilever umbrellas are not a one-size-fits-all shade solution. In fact, they are extremely flexible in design to cater for many applications. As such, they come in many shapes and sizes.

From our range, we offer square and octagon cantilever umbrellas. The square umbrellas are available in 2.5 m, and 3.0 m and the octagon umbrellas are available in 3.5 m and 4.2 m.

They can tilt and rotate 360-degrees

Of all the types of outdoor umbrellas, cantilever umbrellas offer the best shade coverage. This is because you can get them to rotate 360 degrees to follow the suns positioning throughout the day. This means, from morning to afternoon, you can move the umbrella along with the direction of the sun for all-day comfort.

For a cantilever umbrella that rotates 360 degrees, consider the Shadowspec Serenity Rotating Cantilever Umbrella and for an umbrella that rotates a full 360 degrees plus tilts, consider the SU4 Rotating & Tilting Cantilever Umbrella.

You can have more than one mast

Standard cantilever umbrellas are just like any other umbrella but have a side post rather than a centre post. However, did you know that they can have multiple masts?

If you have a large area to cover, then a multi-mast cantilever umbrella is ideal. Umbrellas like our Shadowspec Unity Multi-Canopy Cantilever Umbrella offer as many as four square masts or two octagon masts to maximise coverage. All located on a single post.

These multi-mast cantilever umbrellas are ideal for cafes, restaurants and large outdoor areas and can provide up to 42.25 square metres of coverage.

They don’t have to be fixed into position

Not all cantilever umbrellas need to be fixed into position with an in-ground anchor. While an in-ground anchor provides the most stable installation, it means the umbrella is fixed in position.

To offer flexibility, many quality cantilever umbrellas are available with various installation options. Along with an in-ground anchor, you can choose a surface plate or a portable base on wheels.

They don’t have to have a side post

By characterisation, cantilever umbrellas are umbrellas supported by a side post. However, you can get cantilever umbrellas that are wall-mounted and do not require a floor post at all. This type of umbrella is great over decks or pathways.

In our range, the Shadowspec Serenity Rotating Cantilever Umbrella offers a wall fixing option to eliminate the need of an in-ground anchor or post. It also offers 180-degree rotation. The SU4 is a purpose-built 2.7m Hexagon Wall Mounted Umbrella. Multiple wall mount brackets can be installed if you want to move the SU4 umbrella around into separate wall locations.


If you’re in the market for a new outdoor umbrella, consider buying a cantilever umbrella. Cantilever umbrellas are available in square or octagon shapes and in various sizes, they can tilt and rotate up to 360 degrees, they can have more than one mast, they don’t have to be fixed into position and not all cantilever umbrellas feature a side post – they can be wall mounted as well.

If you’re ready to improve the aesthetics of your home by buying a cantilever umbrella, then contact Ashadya Shade Sails & Blinds. We have a range of cantilever umbrellas for you to choose from, including wall-mounted, multi-canopy, rotating, and rotating and tilting cantilever umbrellas. Whatever type you’re looking for, you’ll find it here at Ashadya Shade Sails & Blinds.