Be Cool Solutions™ 50% Aluminet Shade Cloth, Grommeted Panel

Be Cool Solutions™ 50% Aluminet Shade Cloth, Grommeted Panel


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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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50% shade allows 50% light transmission. Aluminet is a special knitted screen made from metalized HDPE giving the fiber durability and longevity. These properties allow Aluminet to function like a mirror during summer months as its unique aluminized fibers reflect unwanted sunlight and heat from your greenhouse. These same properties also serve to retain valuable heat during the winter months. The shade is designed especially for internal use to be spread permanently as a ceiling beneath greenhouse roofs, or to be installed as a moveable thermal screen.

  • 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.

Additional Information


5 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 32 reviews
Old Jarhead (Denver, US)
Excellent so far

We live at 8000 feet altitude where the summer UV is often 15. We added the aluminized shade over a white shade, and it was just what our hoop house needed.

Hilma Jones (Minden, US)
Great shade cloth, immediate affect

After a full year of learning how a greenhouse works and asking advice, we settled on 50% aluminet shade cloth to hang in the interior - we live east of the sierras with an afternoon wind named the Washoe Zephyr so outside would not work. The grommets simplify the hanging throughout the greenhouse. The cooling of the interior was immediate. Along with 2 swamp coolers, these shadecloths help maintain 80-90 degree afternoon interior temperatures. We have ordered one more, a 60% shadecloth, to hang along the south wall of our greenhouse.

Sandra Brewer (Spring Branch, US)
Worked great on my greenhouse

The temperature dropped dramatically once I put this on my greenhouse. The grommets make securing it easy

Legacy Review
This solved all my problems

I have a patio screen where my orchids live and a neighborhood cat was making the screen pop out on top. The Aluminet panel I used to replace the screen will hold the weight of the cat and is great for my cattleyas!

Legacy Review
Orchids on the pool patio

I can now grow Catts with 50% Aluminet. Cooler also so plants don't cook.

Legacy Review
greenhouse cover

cover works great, plants are doing much better in greenhouse donn't have to move them out like last year

Legacy Review

Product arrive promptly, appears as advertised, dimensions are remarkably accurate (contrary to some other reviews). My greenhouse is 24' long ... and that's the size of the product. Reinforced borders with grommets are a major plus, given the nature of the shading material. It even looks much better on the greenhouse than my old black mesh 50% shade. I just installed it yesterday. Will see how it functions and how it weathers its first season

Legacy Review

This is for my little pop up greenhouse for my orchids during winter. This is perfect to cover it to allow me to move them to a sunnier patio section without burning them. I may use it as an open cover in summer.

Carlene Worthington
The summer is well, sunny.

This shade cloth is exactly what the greenhouse ordered. It does the job and my plants are the happier for it!

Eve Reim

The aluminet was exactly as I expected it would be. I cut this piece to fit my application. It worked great.