Stainless steel and aluminum garden parasol have a stylish and modern feel that complements the minimalist decor and wide-open spaces. Stainless steel is naturally corrosion-resistant due to its chromium and nickel content. However, harsh salty water environments can cause some corrosion. Umbrellas to be used in humid environments such as lake or seaside contain stainless steel according to their size and 2-3% molybdenum, which strengthens the steel and makes it even more resistant to rust. This makes stainless steel umbrellas a great option for coastal areas or yachts.
Despite aluminum is a cheaper alloy than steel, it is lighter and more durable. These features make aluminum umbrellas an excellent choice for outdoor use. Most of the poles and arms of aluminum umbrellas are powder-coated or anodized to resist corrosion and other signs of wear. By its nature, aluminum can be forged, and it is strong. Thus, it can be prepared in extremely dynamic and interesting ways that wood cannot achieve. In addition, it can be painted with a wide variety of colors to adapt to the environment and furniture to be used.
Although aluminum umbrellas do not break in strong winds, they can bend if exposed to wind for a long time. In fact, all the garden parasols should be as closed in case of wind, regardless of the model and the material used.