Parasol, sail or awning: Which type of sun protection is the right one?
Along with the classic parasol, awnings and, for some time now, sun sails have become some of the most popular sources of shade in our gardens, as well as on our balconies and patios. Which type of sun protection is the right one for you depends, above all, on the area needing shading and, of course, your own requirements.
Comparing parasols, sails and awnings
|Look||Aesthetic and elegant (with appropriate quality)||Classic||Aesthetic and elegant (with appropriate quality and size)|
|Shading||Effectively shades large areas without needing floor space itself||Shades rather manageable areas, e.g. a small balcony or a seating area close to the house wall||With the appropriate size of the parasol, large areas are shaded; can "move with the sun" when mounted in a mobile position.|
|Mounting||At least three fixing points necessary||Always to be fixed to the house wall||Numerous mounting options - stationary or mobile|
Parasols, sails and awnings in detail
Parasols – the all-rounders when it comes to sun protection
Parasols can be installed in a fixed location to suit both personal preferences and the place of use, while mobile base solutions also allow more flexible placement options.
Moreover, parasols made by MAY can be equipped with technical highlights such as a motor for automatic opening and closing, an infrared radiant heater, lighting, a USB charging station or loudspeakers.
MAY has high-quality large parasols measuring up to 75 m² in size, which have been designed for professional use – in the hospitality industry, for example. The different parasol models available from MAY are also suitable for your patio, your garden or your balcony at home. Whether a cantilever or centre pole parasol, round, square or rectangular, with an area from 8 m² to 75 m² – at MAY, you’ll find a cleverly curated selection of professional parasols ‘made in Germany’ which cater exactly to your requirements.