In our spare parts department, we often see some 15-year-old Shade Umbrellas coming back to us for a new cord, canopy or a new rib – and we are always happy to oblige, but if you want to try and change your canopy, or replace some simple spare parts yourself you will first need to identify your umbrella. We can help with that but there are some common things we will want to know.
Even some of our simplest Shade Umbrellas come in many different shapes and sizes.
In Shapes, there are Square, Octagonal and Rectangular
They can measure up to 5-metres like our Shademakers.
Measurements are taken like this (A).
Both Shape and Size are especially important to know if you need to replace a rib or a canopy.
From Byron to Palazzo a lot can change. Some design changes last for years and spread across many models of Shade Umbrellas, and some will be unique to one model of Shade Umbrella. Depending on who sells the model of Shelta Shade Umbrella, the name could also change. Shelta has been selling umbrellas in Australia for over 100 years, and shade umbrellas for 70 of those years so the number of models and names is high. We carry parts for our shade for up to 15 years so here we will only focus on those more recent models. Cantilever mechanisms have a lot that can change as technology advances.
The handle is normally the first thing we look at to determine the model. The type and location of the winder is also a key indicator of the model. If you can’t tell by looking at the drawings below what model Umbrella you have, please feel free to send us some photos showing the winder handle, the slider handles, Mast and Mast Cap, and we should be able to identify it for you. Send pics to email@example.com