Three Shading Structures To Cool And Improve Your Home – Part 1

January 8th, 2020 · Published to Domestic by Steve Lewis

summer at home 

Are you looking for cost-effective ways to cool you home over summer without hindering the appearance of your exterior? Well, as you may have come to realise, there are very few options that are both affordable and attractive. However, there is one solution that fits the bill and that is any shading structure made from shade cloth.

Shading structures made from shade cloth are ideal for any home, business or commercial establishment because they are easy to install, provide as much as 99% protection against Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR), look fantastic, and best of all, they are incredibly affordable. If you’re wondering how having a shade sail outside can cool the interior of a home, it works in the same manner as a window awning; install a shading structure over a large window or external sliding doors, and you will notice a dramatic increase in temperature in the adjoining room.

As one Whirlpool Enthusiast stated:

I used 70% shade cloth as I want to use the area to grow vegetables, but even the 70% shade cloth has made a difference to the room temperature.

Prior to the shade going up, we had to keep the blinds closed in the morning, or the room would heat up and be unbearable. With the shade, we can now open the blinds and let in some natural light and still be comfortable.

90% shade cloth will obviously be even better.”

If you are looking for a similar solution, then continue reading this article as I outline three of the industries leading shade cloth fabrics for you to consider to use in a Global Shade shading structure.

Z16 Shading Structures

Shading structures made from Z16 will offer as high as 99% UVR protection, which will surely cool any area during the hotter months. Made from lightweight cloth with a high tensile strength, Z16 is easy to care for and comes with a 10-year warranty.

In terms of appearance, Z16 is an ideal choice for any shade sail structure and is available in 16 colours, so you will have no trouble finding a suitable colour to match your home.

Xtreme 32 Shading Structures

Shading structures made from Xtreme 32 will offer as high as 95.8% UVR protection which is more than enough to cool your home. This shade cloth is designed to cover larger areas and has a high resistance to tearing. Like Z16, it is also easy to maintain and is backed by a 10-year warranty.

In terms of appearance, Xtreme 32 is also ideal for shade sail structures, including shopping centre car parts (it keeps cars cool also) and is available in 14 colours. However Xtreme 32 is used, the shading structure will be an excellent investment.

Parasol Shading Structures

Shading structures made from Parasol will offer as high as 95.3% UVR protection which will significantly cool the immediate interiors of your home. It has a high tensile strength and comes with a 10-year warranty.

It has been stated that Parasol “HDPE shade cloth would reduce the temperature by up to 5°C in 35°C and around 9°C at lower temperatures.”

In terms of appearance, Parasol is a commercial-grade shade cloth that is ideal for residential and commercial shading structures. It is available in 15 colours, which are designed to complement the most popular housing colour scheme.


If you’re looking to escape the heat this summer, you don’t have to run to an air-conditioned shopping centre – you simply need to invest in a shading structure! Any shading structure made from high-quality shade cloth with a high UVR protection index will not only keep your home cooler over summer, but it will enhance the appearance of your home as well.

To invest in a shading structure made from any of the shade cloth fabrics mentioned in this article, simply contact Global Shade. As shade manufactures, we can custom-make any shading structure you have in mind with ease and efficiency.  

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