Outdoor ceiling fans are made for use outside and these come with a wet location rating, which means that these fans can be used in wet conditions. This rating essentially indicates that these fans, made by Craftmde and Ellington, can be safely used in areas that are exposed to rain, humidity and other forms of moisture. This also means that you won't need to rush to cover these fans should it suddenly rain outside.
You can choose from an extensive selection that includes wood propeller fans, old fashioned fans, and ceiling fans with light kits. You can also choose according to fan blade number, color, and size. These fans can also be found with selections ideal for low ceilings, high ceilings, and those in between. To ensure that you are indeed getting a fan that is to be used outdoors, check for an "all weather" tag or check the wet location rating.