Benefits Of Using Fibreglass Umbrellas
September 16, 2018
Have you heard about fibreglass umbrellas? Fibreglass has some particular qualities that make it the ideal material for umbrella construction. In manufacturing, it has widespread uses in all kinds of industries, ranging from motoring to military, and from mining to telecommunications. But what are the benefits that make fibreglass such a good construction material for umbrellas?
Well, the benefits of fibreglass in umbrellas comes down to some of the most important factors, such as durability, cost, weight and safety. When you hear some of these features spelt out, you’re going to be really interested in trying a fibreglass umbrella.
The weight of your umbrella is going to be a key factor in whether you’re likely to use it and find it convenient for everyday life. As it happens, fibreglass is a very lightweight material and is much lighter than equivalent options commonly used in umbrella construction, such as aluminium or steel. If you’re having to carry your umbrella over long distances, a fibreglass one is going to be less tiring to hold, which is great news if you’re also carrying shopping or a briefcase. So far, so good for fibreglass.
Here's another benefit. Because fibreglass is long-lasting, you’re not going to have to replace it as often due to wear and tear. However, even if you do decide it’s time to stump up for a new one, perhaps to match a new outfit or to carry in your work bag, fibreglass umbrellas are much less expensive than, say, graphite or aluminium. You can probably afford more than one to suit your wardrobe.
What's more, when the wind is blowing really hard, you’ll want an umbrella that is trustworthy, strong and flexible. Fibreglass is perfect because it moves and retains its shape whatever the weather. That means, come rain or shine, your umbrella will continue to serve you well and look as good as new for much longer. When it’s stormy, the ribs will flex rather than break, and in a heatwave, there’s much less expansion and contraction than with plastic and metal parts.
Fibreglass is non-conductive too, which means that you’re not going to attract attention with a fibreglass umbrella in an electrical storm in the way that other materials might. Lightning strikes on umbrellas can be a problem with other materials, but not fibreglass. Handy to know.
Advances in technology and design are always bringing improvements to umbrella manufacture, and fibreglass is one of those materials that represents a wealth of benefits. Take one for a test drive.