Be Cool Solutions™ 40% Black Shade Cloth, Grommeted Panel

Be Cool Solutions™ 40% Black Shade Cloth, Grommeted Panel


$44.00 Regular price
  • Ships directly from manufacturer - departs in about 4 weeks

Grommeted Panel (currently viewing)

The edges of these panels are sewn with heavy-duty reinforcing tape. Brass grommets are installed on approx. 2' centers around the perimeter. Often includes a seam where two pieces of shade have been sewn together. Durable, easy to install with ropes, bungees or wire. Most durable solution for smaller areas where shade will be suspended between four points. Grommeted panels are sold in pre-cut sizes or can be ordered in any custom size.

Precut Panel

A raw piece of shade fabric where edges of panel are not reinforced with any tape or grommets. Would not typically have a seam but may have a raw (cut) edge. Can be installed with wiggle wire, shade cloth clips or wooden lath. Precut Panels are sold in pre-cut sizes or can be ordered in any custom size.


Sold in factory widths by the linear foot. Would only rarely have a seam and sides typically include a factory finished (uncut) edge. Most cost effective solution for large quantities of shade fabric.

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40% density will block out 40% of light. Constructed of high density polyethylene, the tough lock-stitch design of this knitted material resists rips, tears and fraying while reducing wind speed and heat build up in structure.

  • Fabricated pieces include black reinforcing tape on all four sides. Reinforcing tape is a seat belt like material that provides extra durability along the edge of the piece and allows installation of grommets.
  • Fabricated sizes include a brass grommet in each corner of the piece and approximately every 2' apart around the entire perimeter. Grommets allow easy installation using rope or zip ties.

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8 year prorated warranty against UV degradation

Factory Seams

Depending on the size ordered, your shade fabric may contain a factory seam.

Dimensional Guarantee

We guarantee our stock shade pieces will be within +/- 4" of the published dimensions. Accuracy has only very rarely been a problem, but keep in mind these variances.

Recommended Shade Cloth Density

Density Plants
30% Asters, Chrysanthemums, Geraniums, and Snapdragons
40% Bedding Plants*, Gloxinias, Herbs*, Iris, Lilies, Vegetables*
50% Bromeliads, Ficus, Orchids (Dendrobiums, Epidendrums, Vandas)
60% Orchids (Oncidiums, Phalaenopsis)
70% Ferns, Orchids (Cypripediums), Philodendron
80% Ginseng
90% Aglaonema
* Various

Hanging Instructions

When hanging shade cloth pieces larger than 100 sq. ft., you may need extra center support to prevent the cloth from sagging in the middle. One easy way to do this is by running lightweight cable from corner to opposite corner, forming an X pattern that the cloth can rest on. For pieces larger than 400 sq. ft., you may need cables running end to end every 4' or so.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 57 reviews
S. T. (Fort Worth, US)
Great product

I have bought 5 of these in various sizes. Very pleased all the way around with product and Greenhouse Mega Store.

Richard Russell (Staunton, US)
It is terrific.

I'm so glad I came upon your store as you really do have quality products at a very reasonable price. This cover is well made and it fits perfectly. So easy to install on my greenhouse! I will continue to come to your site whenever I am in need of more greenhouse supplies. Thanks for the fantastically fast service. MaryAnn Russell

Michael Bishop (Fort Collins, US)
Great product

Good price for the product
Very rapid delivery
Quality product. Seam well sewed and ample grommets.
My shade purchased from tis seller still in great condition after a year in the sun

Legacy Review
Saved my nightshades bed

I have 4" x 16" raised beds enclosed with t posts and deer netting. My nightshade bed was suffering from sun scorch until I installed this shadecloth with zip ties over criss crossed clothesline. This week I added a second one to another bed with winter squash.

Legacy Review
Nice and sturdy

I bought 40% according to GMS referrals. It looks like still too bright for Texas weather. However, my plants are happy and they start producing new leaves and flower within few days of use the shade cloth. This is somewhat shaggy as it is stitched. I used PVC pipe to make arch across the raised bed to support the cloth. So far looks fine

Legacy Review
Quality is Good

This is my 2nd shade cloth from Greenhouse Mega, the 1st shade cloth lasted about 8 years in the Southern AZ Sun and Wind, which I am very pleased with. These are lightweight, but the 1st one held up great... We'll see if the 2nd is up to the same task.

Legacy Review
Very Pleased

Tight smooth just what I needed !

Christina Westmoreland
Working so far

Fits our greenhouse good. Have only had it on for about a week. Works good so far.

Legacy Review
40 percent Black Shade Cloth, Grommeted Panel

I received one of the shade cloth which is doing good at shading my small garden. I ordered another larger shade cloth that I have not received yet. I ordered it on May 27th and today is July 11th. Would have been rated a 5 if I had both items ordered

Legacy Review
Made a huge difference

I purchased the 40% shade cloth on a recommendation from a friend. I already had windows and a fan but it was still too hot to use during the summer. Now, I can grow basil, tomatoes, etc without it being too hot. So glad that I purchased this well made shade cloth.