An outdoor patio umbrella is a big part of your outdoor design and decor. An outdoor patio umbrella provide complete protection and add a new dimension to outdoor living. It’s good to consider the option of it as compared to gazebos and canopy awning as the former provide shade and protection from the weather. A patio umbrella is usually situated above a patio set-a table with three or more chairs. It can be a semi-permanent or a permanent fixture. A semi-permanent umbrella and patio set poses three advantages-you can rearrange the look of your garden from time to time, you can put it away in storage if you need space, and you can transfer the whole set should you move houses. A permanent patio umbrella is one that is fixed to a rail with a hanging design.