Patio Umbrellas Provide Ultraviolet Protection at Home

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Patio umbrellas provide protection from the sun in any yard or patio. At, a variety of umbrellas are now available to choose from to help protect people from the negative effects of ultraviolet rays.

It is well known that ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes serious health problems. Ultraviolet radiation affects bodies over time, causing anything from eye damage to premature aging and skin cancer. The most susceptible to UV radiation are those with fair skin, red or blond hair, and a family history of these diseases. offers protection from harmful UV rays with its selection of patio umbrellas. A Website growing in popularity, sells low-cost, high-quality umbrellas.

The most versatile umbrella offered is the offset umbrella. The pole is off to one side of the umbrella, so that it stays out of the way. The umbrella is suspended to hang directly over a table, deck or part of a pool. It can also cover a Jacuzzi or sauna. Designed to tilt in multiple directions, the offset umbrella blocks sun from every angle.

The most popular umbrellas found on the Website are the aluminum market umbrellas. According to Derek Cresto, store manager of, this umbrella is easy to open and can cover a round or square patio table and four chairs. A tilt push-button helps provide shade from several different angles. A base is also available for this umbrella, making it useful as a free-standing source of shade, which can be easily relocated. offers a wide variety of designs for sun protection, which can be a statement in design as well. Designs include wooden umbrellas, beach umbrellas, fancy garden umbrellas with decorative valances, or hand-painted aluminum umbrellas with floral and garden themes. Some umbrellas have strings of lights mounted underneath for nighttime illumination, and others are found in a wide variety of colors.

Even on cloudy or foggy days, patio umbrellas are useful. Approximately 80 percent of ultraviolet radiation can still pass through light cloud cover, so keeping a patio umbrella open will protect eyes and skin from UV damage.

With more than 37,000 patio umbrellas sold to both homes and businesses, has built a leading Website for a sun-safety solution. offers low prices, free shipping and trained customer service on all patio umbrella purchases.

About offers hundreds of patio umbrellas on its secure Website. Experts on patio umbrellas, works closely with manufacturers to bring a variety of unique choices, at prices that fit within most budgets. The Website offers free shipping everyday on most of the items in stock, with no hassle returns. is part of the NetShops family of stores. NetShops is a growing collection of online specialty retailers that feature merchandise for indoor and outdoor fun and decor.




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