Frequently Asked Questions

Awnings & Canopies

Shade solutions include awnings, canopies, pergolas, gazebos, and retractable awnings. At Shades Direct we will tailor the shade solution to your needs. Speak to our team today.

An exemplary awning, canopy, or pergola seamlessly integrates durability, customization, weather resilience, and low-maintenance characteristics, resulting in a highly functional and visually appealing outdoor structure. With two decades of experience in the industry, Shades Direct excels in creating exceptional outdoor structures. Our Awnings, constructed from the highest-grade aluminium, offer unwavering durability against all weather conditions, with the added benefit of 99.9% protection from harmful UV rays. We provide a multitude of design options, and you can select from a wide array of colours for powder coating our frames. Furthermore, our SolaSafe polycarbonate sheeting is backed by a warranty for long-lasting service, endorsed by the esteemed NZ supplier Ampelite NZ.

Awnings & canopies offer a durable and stylish way to create shaded areas and expand your entertainment spaces. They also reduce heat, provide UV protection, and create comfortable outdoor spaces.

Awnings come in various types, at Shades Direct, we offer both retractable and fixed. The choice depends on your needs and the available space. Speak to our team about a FREE no obligation design, measure and quote.

Our shade solutions offer versatile design options. You can choose between an arched or flat styled roof, allowing you to customise your awning to seamlessly blend with your property's aesthetic. Additionally, our Awnings can be powder-coated in a colour of your choice.

Maintaining awnings is simple Here's what you can do:

Clean Regularly: Clean your awning to remove dirt and debris.

Use Mild Soap: Use mild soap and water for cleaning; avoid strong chemicals.

Add Lubrication: If your awning has moving parts, lubricate them for smooth operation.

These steps will keep your awning in great shape for years to come.

Yes, our Awnings and Canopies are designed to withstand all weather conditions, with independently certified durability for high wind zones and compliance with the New Zealand Building Code. Crafted from marine-grade Structural RHS Aluminium, they are waterproof, robust, and low-maintenance.

Retractable awnings have a flexible fabric that can be extended or retracted using a manual crank or a motorised system, allowing you to control sun and shade.

Cleaning Clearspan Awnings is a breeze. You can use a simple solution of soapy water for a gentle clean, or opt for a house brush to remove dirt and debris. For a more thorough cleaning, consider using a water blaster to restore their pristine condition.

Our polycarbonate roofing sheets provide 99.9% protection from harmful UV rays that cause sunburn and skin damage. There are a range of profiles and tints to suit your home and surroundings.

Type: Choose between retractable and fixed awnings. Retractable awnings offer flexibility, while fixed ones provide permanence.

Size: Discuss with our team the area where you want to install the awning to ensure it provides the desired coverage.

Material: Our materials are best in class and weather-resistant. We use the highest grade materials and NZ Building Code compliant. We are proud to be NZ made.

Frame: Due to our Grade 6061-T6 aluminium, it is 2.5 times stronger than regular aluminium generally available off the shelf, making it sturdy and rust-resistant.

Design: Opt for a design that complements your home's aesthetics, with choices in colour and style. Speak to our team about a FREE no obligation design, measure and quote.

UV Protection: Our Awnings provide 99.9% protection from harmful UV rays.

Budget: Speak to our team about your budget and we will recommend options that align with your needs and preferences, and consider long-term cost savings.

Warranty: Our SolaSafe polycarbonate sheeting is backed by a warranty for long-lasting service, endorsed by the esteemed NZ supplier Ampelite NZ. Our products are all NZ Made to ensure the highest qualities.

Outdoor Screens

Outdoor screens are structures or panels designed to provide privacy, shade, or wind protection in outdoor spaces. They can be fixed or retractable, depending on the design.

Our outdoor screens are made from two primary materials, Clear PVC and Mesh Fabric. Clear PVC provides maximum transparency, exceptional weather resistance, temperature control, and ease of cleaning. On the other hand, Mesh Fabric offers improved ventilation, enhanced privacy, reduced glare, and increased wind resistance. These materials are selected to cater to a variety of outdoor needs, allowing you to choose the one that best aligns with your preferences for comfort and functionality in your outdoor space.

Our outdoor screens are manufactured with high-quality commercial-grade mesh, ensuring exceptional strength and long-lasting durability. Whether they are intended for residential or commercial use, these screens are designed to endure and deliver the privacy and protection you require.

Outdoor screens offer increased privacy in outdoor areas, shielding you from prying eyes and creating a more secluded and comfortable environment.

Yes, our outdoor screens are customizable in design and appearance, with two main options. The Standard Screen offers a sleek, minimalist look, while the Channel Screen adds versatility, stability, and privacy, allowing you to transition between open-air relaxation and privacy as needed.

Yes, outdoor screens can help reduce wind exposure and provide shade, making outdoor spaces more comfortable in different seasons.

Showroom Location

5/63 Corinthian Drive
Albany, Auckland 0632
New Zealand

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 4.00pm,
or by appointment.

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