Shade Cloth: An affordable shade solution

Shade solutions come at a cost. As a smart buyer, you’ll definitely be looking for the most affordable shade solution, but one that provides the most value for money. The type I would recommend is shade cloth.

Australia may be popular for the amazing wildlife, fantastic beaches, and awesome architecture, but the one thing that definitely stands out the most is the sun. With the sun shining brightly almost 365 days a year, you’re bound to be searching for cooling solution for your home or place of business. Unfortunately, shade solutions come at a cost. As a smart buyer, you’ll definitely be looking for the most affordable shade solution, but one that provides the most value for money. The type I would recommend is shade cloth.

My company, Rainbow Shade has been providing high quality shade cloth to shade specialists around Australia for over 25 years. Although we seldom have transactions with the end-user directly, we actively support the community in many ways, and one of those is to provide the best advice when it comes to choosing shade materials such as shade cloth.

While there are quite a number of different shade fabrics available, in my opinion for those that require high-quality fabric at a reasonable cost, shade cloth is ideal. In this article, I’ll explain some of the reasons why shade cloth makes for a good choice.

Wide variety of applications

Shade cloth is normally used in Shade Sails, but due to their unique properties, they are ideal for any type of shade solution. They can be used to provide shade for swimming pools, car parks, theme parks, school playgrounds, and outdoor seatings for cafes and restaurants. Click here to view our application gallery to get an idea of just how many shade solutions can utlise shade cloth.

Protection from ultra violet rays

Staying out in the sun can be fun, but too much exposure can result in a variety of health problems caused by UV-R. Shade cloth can protect you and your loved ones from UV-R. For instance, eXtreme 32, which is one of our shade cloth fabrics, can provide up to 99% of UV-R protection, while DRiZ can offer up to 100%! If you’re concerned about the health of your family, friends or customers, then a shade cloth with high UV-R protection is the perfect choice. At Rainbow Shade, our shade cloth fabrics include Z16, eXtreme 32 and DRiZ, which is our waterproof shade cloth.

Strength and durability

Rainbow Shade products are manufactured in accordance with the highest standards of quality, which is why they last longer even in the toughest of environments. If you’re going to invest in a shade solution, you certainly won’t want a product that won’t be able to stand up to the demanding Australian weather. Asides from the hot sun, winds and rains can get pretty strong at times and inferior quality materials won’t stand a chance.

Stylish colour range

When people think of a shade product, they often assume that it won’t match the sounds and will bring down the appeal of the premises. Rainbow Shade products are the exact opposite. We believe that shade solutions should be an integral part of the premises. Therefore, they need to be able to enhance the view, which is why our products are manufactured in a variety of colours and designs. We want our customers to be proud of Rainbow Shade products and show them off to everybody they encounter. Click here to view our entire colour range.

An affordable shade solution

We realise that a shade solution can be a hefty, yet necessary, investment. However, they also play a big role in preventing UV-R related medical conditions, making them a necessity and not just a luxurious product. Therefore, we’ve ensured that our shade cloth fabrics are affordable, so that our customers can feel more comfortable with their investment.


If you’re searching for an affordable, yet highly effective shade fabric, then shade cloth manufactured by Rainbow Shade is a good choice. As one of the leaders in the industry, rest assured that our shade fabrics meet and even exceed any quality standards.

Rainbow Shade products are available anywhere in Australia, including the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Wollongong, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Canberra. With Rainbow Shade’s shade cloth, you won’t need to spend a fortune on a shade solution, but at the same time, you won’t be sacrificing quality either. For shading solutions that last even if they’re continuously exposed to rough weather, make sure it uses Rainbow Shade’s shade cloth.

For more information about our products, call any one of our offices or visit our website where you can download brochures and other technical information about our various products.

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