asked questions

The most asked questions about our services

Why choose Oz Shades?

If you are going to spend time and money on a shade system you may as well have it done properly… badly designed and installed shade systems simply don’t last and can become dangerous, either way costing you a lot of money in repair bills so the choice of companies to provide these systems is an important one.

At Oz Shades we only stock fabric from manufactures with proven track records and that have been going longer than their guarantees.

Oz Shade installations are safe, strong and durable and, with the world’s leading shade fabric manufactures behind us, and a firm commitment to complete customer satisfaction, we offer not only superior UV, heat, wind, and rain protection, but most importantly, peace of mind.

How much sun protection does an Oz Shade offer?

This depends on the colour you choose. UV protection ranges from 86% to 96%, 86% being white fabric and 96% being black.

I live in a very windy area, would an Oz Shade be suitable / safe?

Oz Shades are designed and installed to withstand the worst conditions. If the client wishes it can be taken down for the winter and re-erected in the spring to maintain the best quality. If it is a particularly large shade or a particularly exposed situation this would be recommended.

Are Oz Shades waterproof?

Depending on which material you choose. The MultiKnitt Z25 is 80% waterproof whereas the MultiKnitt DriZ fabric is 100% waterproof.

Are Oz Shades easy to clean?

An Oz Shade is extremely easy to clean all it needs it a pressure washer.

How long does it take for a job to be completed?

All our Shade Sail systems are bespoke. We aim to have all our jobs completed from design to installation within 6 weeks. During the very busy summer months this can take slightly longer so planning ahead is recommended.

Do you offer a repair / maintenance plan?

As part of your Oz Shade package we offer the first years maintenance included in the purchase price. We will check the tensions and the fixtures, and if need be take the shade down in winter and re-erect in the spring.

If after this you wish for our Oz Shade technicians to continue with the maintenance we offer an annual contract or can quote on an as and when basis.

OZ Shade Brochure

Take a look at our online brochure and see what we have to offer.