Thatch Umbrellas: Fun in the Summer Sun

Posted on: May 17th, 2013

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: thatch umbrellas are naturally 98% waterproof. This means they can stand up to the elements come sun or rain. Unlike wicker and other natural materials that can’t stand the test of time when exposed to weather, thatch is made of reeds that when bound together, resist penetration by water.

Are you getting ready for summer fun? Chances are you are knee-deep in spring planting, sprucing up your yard and patio in anticipation of many hours spent outdoors. If that’s the case, remember that our thatch umbrellas are all 20% off the published website price has been extended until June 30th.

Our thatch is made from natural reeds that are plentiful and regrow quickly, so you can be confident that you’re working with a material whose harvest is NOT harming the environment.

Here’s another “cool” fact: Thatch umbrellas produce a cooler shade (approx. 10-15 degrees cooler) opposed to the canvas covers, as warm air can escape through the thatch. The difference makes a big impact: in the shade of a thatch umbrella, you’ll experience total relaxation instead of sweltering heat.

Another great feature to our thatched umbrellas is that they can be installed once and left open. They don’t have to be opened and closed daily. This diminishes the wear and tear on the umbrella as well as the time you spend putting umbrellas up and down. The pins and fittings on typical canvas market umbrellas, which have to be opened and closed constantly, often break.

The reason our thatched umbrellas don’t need to be shut is that the clipped panels on the rebar flex to allow for wind. That give prevents wind uplift–an important practical aspect to our umbrella line.

In addition to the practical benefits, thatched umbrellas set the mood for an amazing backyard experience. Close your eyes and picture a Key West resort or a beachside retreat in Hawaii. That feeling can be yours, right outside your back door.

amaZulu, Inc. has hand selected manufacturers who produce the eco-friendly, high-quality architectural materials to present a dynamic list of options when considering the environment. amaZulu, Inc. is the preferred source for architectural theming materials, including thatch panels, bamboo and eucalyptus poles, decorative wall and ceiling coverings, natural screens and woven boards, rustic fencing, thatch umbrellas and synthetic tile roofing.

amaZulu, Inc. extends its 10 year legacy beyond business to the community where they partner with domestic and international organizations that create economic opportunities to reduce poverty and improve the lives of people who grow and create their products.  Get started with amaZulu Inc. by calling 1 (877) 243-5309 or visiting our website.


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