There are many different types of shade, the main two used here in Australia being either fixed shade sails or cantilever outdoor umbrellas.
Sunburn can occur in as little as 15 minutes on a sunny day in the summer months in Australia. We experience some of the highest levels of radiation in the world due to the great weather and being close to the equator. As a result Australia has one of the highest rates of cancer in the world, approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
If you own an outdoor umbrella you will know that it’s usually very exposed to the elements and subject to all kinds of weather ranging from harsh sun to high winds and torrential rain. Being continually subjected to the elements can create problems which often lead you to replacing your umbrella long before you should need to!