Global Shade Australia Blog

8 Tips for keeping your home cool over summer

January 17th, 2018 · Shade Solutions

With the summers here, it’s quite tempting to crank up the air conditioning or sit in front of a fan. While this will certainly keep your home cool, it will also rack up your utility bills tremendously. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to keep your home cool during summer. And, yes – …

Tips for keeping cool this summer

January 10th, 2018 · News

Summer is finally here in Australia and many people are scurrying to keep cool this season. Keeping cool is not just about staying comfortable, it can also help prevent many heat related illnesses. Moreover, our harsh summer sun can also cause melanoma-based skin cancer. As such, it is very important that you keep yourself cool …

How to expand the life of your shade sail

January 3rd, 2018 · Shade Sails

Congratulations on having purchased a shade sail! You now own a high-quality shade solution that will offer you many years of service. Now, most shade sails are designed with minimum maintenance requirements. But, in order to prolong the life of your shade sail, you do need to pay attention to certain things. As the owner …

6 advantages of aluminium awnings

December 13th, 2017 · Awnings

According to Houzz’s latest survey, almost half of homeowners are concerned with curbing their energy consumption (42 percent). One way in which Australian homeowners are curbing their energy consumption is by using outdoor shades. These provide a cool relaxation area thereby reducing the need to spend time indoors and in air conditioning. There are several …

Affordable Pool Shade options for your home

December 6th, 2017 · Shade Solutions

Hanging out by the pool during the summer is lots of fun, but in the hot Australian sun, this could quickly become a health hazard. According to the Cancer Council Australia, approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. The statistics also state that Australia has …

A guide to planning & designing school shade structures

November 22nd, 2017 · Playgrounds

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and younger children are more at risk of skin cancer caused by the harmful ultra violet rays from our harsh sunlight than any other demographic. UVR is most intense between 10am and 3pm when children are at school. Therefore, it is mandatory …

An easy DIY shade sail installation guide

November 15th, 2017 · Shade Sails

  Nothing says style and elegance more than top quality shade sails adorning your home. Beyond the beauty they add to your living space, they also provide shelter from the harsh elements as well as protection from harmful UV radiation. However, top grade shade sails though long lasting, can be a bit expensive. If you’re …

Shade structures: why quality matters

November 8th, 2017 · Shade Solutions

Once you have made the decision to purchase your shade structure, and you know the shape and design that you would like, the next step is to carefully consider the shade structure itself. A study was released not too long ago that showed that the shade industry in Australia was largely unregulated. This means that …

Shade options for school shade

November 1st, 2017 · Playgrounds

A study showed that students were willing to make use of shade if it was provided by the school, however many schools still don’t offer adequate shade to students. The use of shade in schools is now one of the protection measures prescribed by the Cancer Council for protection from harmful UV rays. This galvanised …

Outdoor umbrellas: A flexible shade solution for the home

October 11th, 2017 · Outdoor Blinds

When searching for the perfect shade solution, several options come to mind, but one solution that is often overlooked is outdoor umbrellas. Also known as cantilever umbrellas, these umbrellas are unbelievably versatile and provide amazing outdoor shade solutions to your living area. Now, these are nothing like beach umbrellas as they are strong, versatile and …