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Carport Shades: Everything You Need to Know

Carport shades are a cost-effective alternative to a garage, and may just be the perfect solution to your car shading needs.

Here at Shadepro, we specialise in all types of shade products for all types of applications, including carport shade solutions like carport shades. Unlike permanent carports, carport shades offer a semi-permanent and much more affordable solution to shading cars.

If you’re interested in having a carport shade installed at your home or place of business, then this article will be of particular interest to you. Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about carport shades.

Carport Shade Designs

There are countless design options when it comes to carport shades, which also happens to be one of their best attributes. Unlike permanent carports, carport shades can be designed with a little bit of flexibility.

When most people think of awnings, they think of the retractable type. But this is just one type. For carport shades, fixed shades are a better choice.

Fixed carport shades, generally consist of a frame which comprises four posts or more posts. Framework spans across the top of the posts to support the awning material, and it is the awning material, which provides protection for the cars below. The frame can be manufactured from aluminium or steel, with the latter being the more durable choice.

Designs can be flat or arched depending on your preference, and both the frame and the material can be coloured to match a home.

Waterproof and Non-Waterproof

Carport shades need not be waterproof, though this is the more common choice. Waterproof carport shades and non-waterproof carport shades are the same in installation and design, it is only the material that changes.

Expectedly, waterproof carport shades are more costly than the alternative. This is because the material is of higher quality, and is typically the same which is used in commercial applications. They provide sun and rain protection for cars. At Shadepro, we give customers the choice of which waterproof material they prefer.

Non-waterproof carport awnings provide cost-effective car protection against the sun. They are manufactured from shade cloth materials and can offer as much as 99% UV protection and either a 10 or 15-year warranty. At Shadepro, we utilise the best shade cloth fabrics the world has to offer, including Colourshade Sunshade and Alnet Extrablock.


There are many carport options available across Kenya. One of the most common is, of course, a permanent carport fixture, such as an open garage. However, these can be expensive and not always suitable. As such, there is a growing demand for semi-permanent carport shade solutions. Carport shades are one such solution, and we here at Shadepro are loving the fact that more and more kenyans are choosing to have a carport shade installed over permanent carport options.

Carport shades are available in a diverse range of designs. However, they generaly consist of a steel frame with two posts and have either a pyramid,flat or arched cover on the top. They can also be waterproof or non-waterproof to meet your needs and budget.

If you’d like more information on how we, Shadepro, can assist you with a carport shade or would like a quote for a carport shade, then give us a call on 0724 032 748. As shade manufacturers, we have the experiences and equipment to custom make the perfect shade for your carport needs – and can do so cheaper than retail prices!