Awning Shades: Your Guide to Backyard Bliss in New Zealand

Awnings are more than just practical; they’re your stylish solution to enjoying the outdoors. Imagine relaxing on your deck, protected from the sun’s scorching rays and sudden rain showers. Awnings not only shield you but also help you cut down on energy costs by keeping your home cooler.

Very popular amongst Kiwis nationwide is our Outsider awning. Our Outsider awning is renowned for its exceptional quality and aesthetic appeal. This stylish awning boasts a sleek black powder-coated finish paired with durable grey-tinted polycarbonate roofing, making it an eye-catching addition to any outdoor space. 

The Outsider awning measures a generous 10 metres in width and 3 metres in depth, providing ample coverage and shelter for various outdoor activities. What sets it apart is its remarkable durability, even in areas with high wind exposure. This awning is specifically designed to withstand the challenges posed by elevated wind zones, ensuring that it stands the test of time while keeping you protected from the elements.


It also provides excellent UV protection and glare reduction. It’s your key to savouring your outdoor space without the worry of sunburn or glare.

But the story doesn’t end there. We offer a range of awnings to suit your needs. Here are some few of them:

  1. Folding Arm Awnings: A popular choice for New Zealand homeowners because they offer the flexibility to enjoy your outdoor space in all weather conditions. On sunny days, you can extend the awning to provide shade and protection. On rainy days, you can retract the awning to keep your patio or deck dry. 
  1. Fixed Awnings: An excellent option if you’re looking for a more permanent solution. They’re also a good choice for homes in high-wind areas, as they’re designed to suit all weather conditions. 
  1. Clearspan Awning: These give a clean and modern look to your patio and are ideal for large areas. Clearspan awnings are made of top quality materials that you can have shaded outdoor living areas without compromising your view. 

Investing in the right awning can completely transform your outdoor living space, adding both beauty and functionality. Whether you prefer the flexibility of Folding Arm Awnings, the permanence of Fixed Awnings, or the modern appeal of Clearspan Awnings; Shades Direct has the perfect solution for your needs. Let’s create the perfect Backyard Bliss.

How to Choose the Right Awning Shade for You

  • The size of your outdoor space: Make sure to choose an awning that’s big enough to cover the area you want to protect.
  • The type of awning shade you want: Decide whether you want a retractable or fixed awning.
  • The colour of the awning shade: Choose a colour that complements your home and outdoor décor. Our awning structures can be powder coated to any colour of your choice.

Why Every New Zealander Needs an Awning

New Zealand has a lot to offer in terms of outdoor activities and scenery. But with all that sunshine comes a lot of heat and glare. An awning shade is the perfect way to enjoy your outdoor space without getting sunburned or blinded. Also, this could reduce your energy costs and increase the value of your home!

Want to know what is the best awning for your patio, deck, or pergola from the sun and rain? Talk to our specialists in 17 regions across New Zealand. When you work with us, you’ll be in direct contact with the owner operator of that region. We will give you options and suggestions based on your needs.

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