If you want to make the most out of your outdoor living space and be able to enjoy the area regardless of the weather, awnings are a great solution. Awnings are not only affordable, they can really enhance the appearance of your home and more so, it is important to mention that they can also reduce energy costs.

Using the air conditioner in Australia during spring and summer can become very expensive, so it’s little wonder that homeowners are looking for a suitable, and cost-effective, solution. Awnings are certainly a good choice.

In this article, I will explain what awnings are, what their benefits are, and how you can save energy costs and enhance the overall appearance of your home simply by installing them.

Awnings are secondary coverings, attached to the house’s exterior wall, and they are used to provide protection from the sun and harmful UV rays. There are many benefits to installing awnings on your outdoor living space. Over the last couple of years, there have been some major improvements in the design of awnings, and there are many different sizes, fabrics and styles to choose from.

When it comes to shade fabrics for awnings, Rainbow Shade offers a wide range of high quality products. When installed, they instantly enhance the appearance of the property. Another major benefit of installing awnings is the fact you will be able to reduce cooling bills and save money. Awnings are designed to provide shade, and to prevent the sunlight from reaching the walls and windows of your home. The living space will be more comfortable and certainly cooler.

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association funded an energy study, which demonstrated that homeowners can save $200 each year simply by using your air conditioner less. You can save even more if your home is insulated. For that reason, many people have decided to install awnings, and as a result, their cooling costs are significantly lower.

Awnings are also an affordable and practical solution. They provide greater outdoor enjoyment, and allow you be able to spend time with your family and friends, protected from the sun and the elements. The weather will not have an impact on your activities anymore, and even if the temperature is high, you will be shielded and you won’t have to delay the outdoor fun. If you invite friends over for a BBQ, or any other outdoor activity, you can rest assured the weather will not spoil your plans.

If you agree and can see how awnings can be a valuable investment for your home, then pick up the phone and give myself, or my team, at Rainbow Shade a call today. We will let you know which of our products will be best suited for your awnings. While we offer a range of high quality shade fabrics, our suggestion for awnings is either DRiZ or the Serge Ferrari range as they both offer all weather protection and a 5-15 year warranty. DRiZ delivers protection from the rain and wind, and it also provides excellent UV-R performance. It is a waterproof, lightweight shade fabric and is available in a wide range of colours. Serge Ferrari is known for their quality and their reputation is enviable. This waterproof PVC shade fabric offers high UV-R protection and like DRiZ, is available in many different colours.


For a cost-effective, practical shade solution which can enhance the overall appearance of the property and reduce energy costs, awnings are the best possible choice. Awnings provide shade, they protect from the sun and elements, and they also prevent the sunlight from reaching the walls and windows of your home. Your entire living area will be cooler, and your cooling bills will be much lower.

While we primarily service the shade industry, we also like to take care of the needs of residential home owners and commercial business owners. Don’t let the weather spoil your outdoor plans a day longer; enjoy the outdoors with awnings made from Rainbow Shade’s DRiZ or Serge Ferrari shade fabrics.

If you are after awnings, then Rainbow Shade is the place to start. We distribute our shade fabrics to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and everywhere in between—so wherever you are, we have you covered, in more ways than one!