SolaSafe Polycarbonate Roofing

SolaSafe Polycarbonate Roofing by Shades Direct offers high-grade 6061-T6 aluminium frame and excellent UV protection. With various profiles and tints, it provides efficient daylight control and heat resistance. Its advanced polymer construction is 150 times stronger than tempered glass, ensuring durability. Plus, it comes with a lifetime warranty from the supplier Ampelite (NZ) Ltd

Enjoy the freedom of outdoor living safe from UV Rays

Our range of shade solutions, including awnings, canopies, and pergolas, is designed to transform your outdoor spaces into comfortable, sun-protected havens for your family. With SolaSafe Polycarbonate sheeting, you’ll enjoy exceptional UV protection, blocking 99.9% of harmful rays that can lead to sunburn and skin damage. 


Outdoor family and children’s play areas are part of the New Zealand lifestyle, and by adding an outdoor living area to your home can enhance your family life and add value to your property. We understand that selecting the best roofing solution is a critical first step in maximising the returns on your investment. That’s why we offer the best awnings in New Zealand, designed to provide you with superior protection, style, and lasting value.

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Versatile Profiles and Tints

Customised Daylight:

SolaSafe Polycarbonate sheeting offers an impressive range of profiles and tints, allowing you to tailor your outdoor living space to your unique needs and style. In cooler climates, the clear sheets become the ideal choice, permitting the transmission of approximately 90% of beautiful natural daylight. This not only brightens your space but also creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Enhanced Comfort:

For those residing in warmer regions, our tinted sheets offer a solution to reduce both heat transmission and glare. This, in turn, ensures a more comfortable and visually pleasing outdoor area.

Aesthetic Harmony:

Tinted sheets are often selected to seamlessly integrate with your property’s existing colour schemes or complement other roofing materials. This versatility empowers you to maintain a cohesive and harmonious aesthetic, enhancing the overall look of your outdoor living space.

With SolaSafe, the flexibility in profiles and tints accommodates a variety of climate conditions and design preferences, enabling you to create an outdoor haven that is not only functional but also reflects your personal style. Whether you’re seeking to bask in the warmth of daylight or escape the heat of the sun, SolaSafe Polycarbonate sheeting puts the power of customization in your hands.

Inbuilt UV protection

Today UV rays are stronger than ever due to the degree of ozone layer depletion. SolaSafe polycarbonate provides two-way protection. SolaSafe blocks 99% of harmful UV rays so that you and your family can enjoy the sun without sunburn.

Strong and Lightweight

SolaSafe is manufactured from polycarbonate, an advanced polymer with optical and physical properties that can’t be matched by other materials. With an impact strength 150 times that of tempered glass, normal hail won’t cause damage, and clear panels provide up to 92% of visible light.

Strong and Lightweight

SolaSafe polycarbonate sheeting is warranted to give long service under normal usage by the NZ supplier Ampelite (NZ) Ltd. Full details of the warranty are available on their website

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Peace of Mind with Our Lifetime Warranty

We understand that when you invest in outdoor shade solutions, you want the assurance that your investment will stand the test of time. That’s why we’re proud to offer a peace of mind lifetime warranty for our SolaSafe Polycarbonate sheeting.

The Ampelite Promise: Our polycarbonate sheeting is backed by the reputable NZ supplier, Ampelite (NZ) Ltd. This warranty guarantees that, under normal usage, our SolaSafe Polycarbonate sheeting is built to last, providing you with long-lasting protection and performance.

Comprehensive Warranty Details: To get all the specifics and terms of the warranty, we encourage you to visit the Ampelite website at There, you can find in-depth information that outlines the scope and conditions of this warranty, ensuring that you’re well-informed and confident in the enduring quality of our shade solutions.

With our warranty, you can enjoy the outdoor comfort and beauty of your SolaSafe Polycarbonate sheeting with complete peace of mind, knowing that your investment is protected and designed to last for years to come.

At Shades Direct, we never compromise on quality and strength to save a few dollars. We are proud to be the best in class, and we stand by our New Zealand-made products.

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All Shades Direct agents, spread across 17 regions in New Zealand, are more than just experts in the shade industry – they’re independent owner-operators. They take pride in their work and stand firmly behind their designs and installation craftsmanship. When you choose us, you’re guaranteed a top-tier product and service.


Showroom Location

5/63 Corinthian Drive
Albany, Auckland 0632
New Zealand

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

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