How to keep your verandah cool all year round

August 16th, 2017 · Published to Domestic, Outdoor Blinds by Steve Lewis

It is common for homes in Australia to have verandahs. But what’s really interesting is that more and more homes are opting for verandah shade structures, rather than traditional tin roof verandahs. This is because verandah shade structures are able to offer higher weather protection. Now, you can keep your veradah cool all year round: reduce heat during summer and keep it warm during winter.

If you’ve built a verandah and want to turn it into a cooler place, one of the best investments you can make is to convert it into a verandah shade structure. Of course, there are other things you can do as well and I’ll be covering all of them in today’s post.

So, continue reading as I list some simple, but effective ways to keep your verandah cool all year round. Hopefully, when you’re done reading, you’ll consider investing in a shade structure.

1. By adding insulation

By far, the easiest way to keep your verandah cool during summer and warm during winter is to install insulation. Insulation works as a barrier between the air in your verandah and the air outside. And if you have a tin roof over your verandah, then consider adding roof vents. Vents allow heat to escape, thus creating a cross wind in your verandah.

2. By painting the roof

Tin roofs are notorious for heating up badly and losing heat during winters. While insulation can reduce this problem to some extent, you can also paint the roof for better effect. White paint reflects sun’s rays while black paints absorb maximum heat. Use white paint and you’ll reduce the temperature under your vernadah by at least a few degrees.

3. By investing in verandah shade structures

Finally, the best way of cooling or heating your verandah is by investing in verandah shade structures. While shade structures are available in various forms, PVC blinds are the best for use in verandahs. Blinds enclose an area, which offers great protection from the elements, while allowing clear views of the outside. Moreover, outdoor blinds can easily be installed and they can help you create a flexible living space all year round.

When it comes to choosing PVC blinds for your verandah, you must always choose high quality blinds, such as those we offer here at Global Shade. Our blinds are designed and manufactured to meet the needs of harsh Australian weather conditions. Moreover, we can even customise blinds to include various accessories or attachments and you can choose from clear or tinted blinds. Our blinds are available in a range of coloured borders to suit your existing home décor.

With our blinds, you can choose from professional installation or even opt to DIY. We offer genuine warranties on our blinds and we even have a customer service hotline to assist customers. Our blinds are the perfect solution when it comes to creating a comfortable outdoor living area at an affordable price.


If you’re looking for ways to keep your verandah cool during summer and warm during winter, there are a few things you can do. Adding insulation and painting the tin roof white are two easy ways to manipulating the temperature below a verandah. Alternatively, you can invest in verandah shade structures such as PVC blinds to keep your entire area cool and comfortable.

And, for the best PVC blinds in Australia, look no further than us at Global Shade. We’re Australia’s leading supplier of shade solutions and we’ll be happy to offer you a product meeting your requirements.

Call us at 1800 724 407 for a free quote on our verandah shade structures today!

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