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Exceptional Shade - Frankford Umbrellas

June 7, 2024

The sun is out and the weather is heating up! Having shaded areas to relax outdoors is very important. Shade provides areas to not only stay cool, but stay out of the sun’s harmful rays. If your outdoor space is lacking in trees for shade then an umbrella is the way to go. Many important factors go into making an umbrella functional and durable. Wind and sun take a huge tole on umbrellas so choosing one that will stand up to those elements is crucial. 

Frankford Umbrellas does just that. Starting out in 1898, they are now manufacturers of a wide range of both residential and commercial shade products. They provide high-end design and durability in cantilever, market and beach style umbrellas. Frankford Umbrellas specialize in larger sizes and heavy-duty frames that are made to withstand higher windspeeds.


Why choose Frankford Umbrellas for your shade needs?
•    Modern Design – Sleek, updated styles blend seamlessly into your backyard design.
•    High Quality – Built to last with attention to every detail, including wind ratings, durable frames and heavy weighted bases to hold up in more extreme conditions. 
•    Great Fabric – Available and stocked in marine grade 9 oz. fabric that is easy to clean, resistant to mold & mildew and won’t sag or stretch over time. Also available to special order in tried-and-true Sunbrella fabrics, as well. 
•    Durability – All umbrellas are crafted for heavy duty use in both commercial and residential settings.
•    Built in the USA – Proudly built in New Jersey.
•    Variety of Styles – Many shade options to choose from including cantilever, market, patio, giant, and beach umbrellas. 


Which umbrella is right for you?

Market Umbrellas – These umbrellas have a central post and are great for inside a dining table or free standing paired with a couple chaise lounges or chairs. Market umbrellas typically offer a tilting feature to capture shade throughout the day. Offered in a wide variety of smaller canopy sizes so you’ll have enough shade to cover the furniture underneath. Available sizes are: 6.5’ square, 7.5’ square, 7.5’ octagon, 9’ octagon, and 11’ octagon.


Cantilever Style Umbrella – These umbrellas have a pole on the side. Usually made for larger canopy sizes to cover more square footage of furniture. These umbrellas have options such as tilting and rotating. Ideal over deep seat settings or to rotate and cover two separate groupings.  Sizes include: 9’ square, 10’ square, 11’ octagon, 13’ octagon, and 13’ x 10’ rectangle.


Giant Umbrellas – Designed for commercial settings, but makes a statement on a large backyard patio.  The giant umbrellas have a thicker central pole, larger canopy and are designed to be used over large outdoor areas for maximum shade. Sizes include 16’ octagon, 13’ octagon, 13’ square, 10’ square, and 8.5’ x 11’ rectangle. They don’t tilt, but provide shade over a large area.


With Minnesota’s short summers we know every day that passes by is time that could be spent outdoors. Peters’ stocks some of Frankford’s market and cantilever style umbrellas if you need shade quickly.  Frankford also offers a stocking program for quicker delivery times to use on your patio as soon as possible. Frankford umbrellas will last for many years so if your ok waiting they offer special order colors and sizes to get exactly the size and color you want for your outdoor space.


Call, email, or stop in our showroom so we can help you with all your outdoor shade needs. 

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