Welcome to Shades Ahead

Shades Ahead is a family-owned business that prides itself on service and quality Carports and Shadeports in Johannesburg. We value the relationships we have built over the years within not only the domestic sector but also the corporate sector, with some high-profile projects to our name with customers such as Neotel, Barlow World, BMW, Akhane Construction, and Stefanutti and Stock.

Why Choose Us?

We guarantee our workmanship and only use our highly experienced in-house team for installations. With our highly competent production and administrative team with many years of experience, we offer our customers peace of mind from quote and order to installation, and we also pride ourselves in our after-sales service.

Our Services & Products


Aesthetically pleasing high-tensile sails offer UV and hail protection in a stylish and attractive manner. These can be used as conventional cover for vehicles etc but are most popular with restaurant play areas, entertainment areas, swimming pools, and more.

Shade Ports:

We manufacture, supply, and install high-quality shade port structures for domestic and corporate applications as well as providing shade solutions for agricultural applications and safety nets in the construction sector.


''Thank you for the great service, the carport looks great. I’ve paid an additional gratuity of R200 for the installation team, please would you pass it on to them”



"In May 2010 our company negotiated & accepted a quotation form Shades Ahead for 56 car pots to be supplied to one of our Blue-Chip clients in Luanda, Angola. The specifications were as follows – South side pacing bays for 30 vehicles, total coverage 75m, 10 x treble cantilever structures – coupled & North side parking bays for 26 vehicles, total coverage 65m, 8 x Treble cantilever structures & 1 x Double cantilever structure – coupled.  Shades Ahead met our time frames & delivered all the necessary material timeously for export.

Regis Trading International cc ae therefore happy to recommend the services of Shades Ahead to any other business / organization wishing to make use of their services."

- Babara Stanbury - Trading Manager


''Hi Tony,

​To you and your team I want to express my absolute pleasure in dealing with Shades Above. Firstly you committed to an appointment and arrived on time. The quote was handled in a very professional way and the timelines were explained. Your team arrived as discussed and did the initial installation where after they came back to install the hail netting after the concrete had set. As promised they took 1 day for the initial installation of the framework and 1 day for the hail netting resulting in no disruption to our business. As we are in the Automotive Retail game, it is imperative that we keep our customers happy and your service kept our reputation intact.

​It is rare nowadays that you find this level of service and I would recommend you without a second thought.

​To you and your TEAM – well done!!!

- BILLY KRUGER - Franchise Director, Renault South Africa Retail Operations