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Why do Car shades offer great sun protection

Car Shades are increasingly finding use in many outdoor applications. Used as canopies, carports and other shade structures across domestic and commercial applications, carshades can be found everywhere. Homeowners, business owners and even local governments make use of shade solutions for sun protection in Kenya.

The reason why car shades are so popular is that they offer great sun protection. It mainly comes down to the shade fabric which is responsible for sun protection. As a shade manufacturer, I will list out just why shade fabrics matter and how they can offer good protection. If you haven’t heard much about car shades, then this article is meant for you!

Why shade fabrics matter

At Shadepro, we use top quality shade fabrics by Knittex in all our shade structures. A shade UVR level is determined by the UPF rating of the fabric in which it is manufactured from. Our shade fabrics feature high GSM density, which leads to a better UPF rating. While there are many colour options available, shades of a darker colour offer a better UPF rating. Our fabrics feature high tensile strength and are specially treated to offer better sun protection.

If you’re in the market for shade structures, you can find no better fabrics than the ones we use. In fact, we offer extremely high UVR protection of up to 99%. With car shades, you can offer quality sun protection across all your applications.

Shadepro fabrics to choose from for sun protection

Whether you need shades for a school, playground, shop, office, car park or your backyard, you can count on our shade solutions for the ultimate sun protection. When ordering a shade from Shadepro you can choose from the following fabrics:

Colourshade Sunshade: A unique, fire-resistant fabric, the sunshade fabric is a 320 GSM fabric which offers UVR protection of up to 95.8%. Exceptionally strong and durable, this fabric is easy to maintain as well. sunshade can be used in a range of shade solutions including car park shades, playground shades, residential and commercial shade structures. This fabric is available in a variety colour options.

DRiZ: A waterproof fabric, the DRiZ offers great all-weather protection. With a UVR protection rating of 100%, this fabric is highly flexible and can easily be sewn, sealed and welded. At 280 GSM, this fabric is lightweight and allows natural transmission of light. With proven durability and high tensile strength, the DRiZ fabric range is suitable for applications including use in car park shade, kindergarten playground shades, umbrellas, pool shades and other residential and commercial shade solutions.


Shadenets offer the ultimate sun protection due to their high UPF rating, which corresponds to better UVR protection. High GSM density, darker colours, high tensile strength and special treatment are some of the factors which make fabrics have a higher UPF rating. Here, at Shadepro, we make use of two Shadenet fabrics, namely ; Colourshade Sunshade and DRiZ, all of which offer excellent UVR block of up to 99%. You cannot go wrong with our shade solutions.

If you need great shades for your home or business location, get in touch with me, Steve Lewis, by calling 1800 724 407. I have a wide range of shade solution products that can be customised and tailored to suit your needs. Moreover, installation and support services are available for all products, so give me a call today!