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Over a decade ago, my wife and I were attempting to have dinner on our deck.  The mosquitoes were so bad that we were chased into the house, swatting the whole way in. We became determined to reclaim our outdoor living space! We hoped for a large market umbrella with netting sides that could be lowered by simply turning a crank. I spent the next few months visiting patio furniture stores in search of such a product and quickly realized that it did not exist.  So, I bought a sewing machine, many yards of netting and some umbrellas to experiment with.  The concept was to create a self contained gazebo, no assembly required, easy to use, with no zippers.Together with my wife Roxanne, and her creative and colorful input, the Bug Umbrella was born.We were perfectly happy and enjoying our insect-free outdoor space, with our home built version. But then friends, family and neighbors began inquiring about where to purchase this 2-in-1 umbrella. I realized there was a real need. The next couple of years were spent refining the design and sourcing many components, resulting in a product that is engineered to last many many years requiring very little maintenance or care. We are also proud to share that we've achieved a US Patent for our unique design.If you choose to purchase a Bug Umbrella I am certain you will not be disappointed.  Only the  highest quality components and products are used in the manufacturing of Bug Umbrellas.  It is truly the only self contained combination market umbrella / gazebo requiring no assembly.  Enjoy, and please send us a picture of the outdoor living space you have reclaimed! 
Thank You, TomD

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