Patio Umbrella with Mosquito Screen
Looking to use your outdoor space and the bugs are getting to you, try the Better Homes and Gardens 11 foot offset Patio Umbrella with Mosquito Screen. You can put a bistro set or a small conversation set under this umbrella with netting and keep the flying pest away.
This would be a great way to keep the sun out during the day and the mosquitoes at bay during the nigh time hours. Add some lights and you will extend the time you can enjoy your outdoor entertaining area.
Now lets look at the details of this offset patio umbrella and see if it fits your needs. For some of my other shade solutions with offset umbrellas, see my post here.
Price when article was written: $149.98 with free 2 day shipping
What do you get in the box
You will get a large patio offset umbrella that has a netting hanging from the ends of each of the eight ribs. The netting will attach to the ribs with a Velcro material. Zippers will connect each panel of netting that can go all the way around the umbrella canopy. The edges of the netting has a heavier material for added strength.
The metal parts are made of steel with a powder coated finish. A handle will let you set the height of the umbrella and a crank will raise and lower the umbrella canopy when needed. The Beige Canopy will be made from a fade resistant polyester fabric.
The canopy will be 128.5 inches across when opened and will extend to 98.2 inches tall when fully opened. Canopy will cover about 90 square feet of space when opened and netting installed. The ends of the canopy will have a scalloped edge to hide the top of the netting.
I have a friend that has an offset patio umbrella by the pool, this one with the netting to keep the mosquitoes away after dark would be a great addition for her. This offset patio umbrella can be used without the netting during the day light hours and the netting attached when you are having a late night party.
Assembly and Care of your offset umbrella
You will also have to purchase four large paver stones to place on the umbrella base for counter weight on this offset umbrella. 16 inch by 24 inch and 2 inches thick are the recommended size to keep this umbrella stable during light to moderate winds. No patio umbrella should be up during high winds.
After the base is assembled and weights are added the pole just slides into the base and you are ready to use your umbrella. The netting will attache to the end of each rib with Velcro. This will be easier if the umbrella is all the way up. A zipper will connect each panel of netting together. You can choose where you want your opening to get in and out of your enclosure.
Care of your offset patio umbrella will be with a simple mild soap and water. Any other chemical will damage the fabric and powder coated finish. Storage of the netting in a dry place when it is not needed will extend the screens outdoor life. See some of my storage solutions in my post here.
- Can be used without netting
- Easy to adjust can swivel 360 degrees
- Netting easy to attach with Velcro straps
- Not easy to move to another location
- Must purchase stone weights for base-extra cost
- Not very good in windy conditions
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What do I think about this offset umbrella with mosquito netting
For those that do have a mosquito problem after dark by the pool or on their patio, this Offset Patio Umbrella with a Mosquito screen will keep you and your guest free from bites. The screen can be installed in minutes with Velcro straps and zippers for easy assembly. The big drawback of this umbrella is that it is not easy to move to another location easily and you do have to purchase patio stones for ballast for the base.
I like the dual purpose of this umbrella, you can use for shade during the day and after the sun goes down just put up the netting for protection. A bistro set or small conversation set will fit inside of the netting so you sit back and relax with a few friends and a cold adult beverage with out being supper for some bugs.
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Where can I get the netting for a 8′ x 8′ cantilever umbrella. The netting fastens to the umbrella by velcro all around the umbrella.
Several are available at Walmart. Just type in offset umbrella screen and choose the style and size that you need.
How can I attach the screen to the umbrella so that I can raise and lower the umbrella and not have to redo it every time?
The Umbrella is not made to keep the screen attached when lowering it away for storage. The screen netting attaches with a Velcro system, this will loosen every time it is moved up and down.
If you really want to keep the screen on the umbrella, you would have to either put in a zipper system or sew the screen to the umbrella.