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

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


$42.00 Regular price
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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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40% shade allows 60% 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 27 reviews
Legacy Review
Shade cloth

So far has helped cool greenhouse 10 degrees

Paul Robinson
Lasts less than one year under optimal conditions

These aluminet shade cloths are pretty expensive for something that starts breaking down and almost completely loses efficacy within less than a year. Absolute garbage in my experience

Debra Wilson
No coating and ripped after one year

Doesn't last long at all. Very disappointed.

Legacy Review
Fantastic product

After years of suffering from extremely high temperatures in the greenhouse, we added a thermostatically controlled exhaust fan and this 40% Aluminet Shade cloth from Greenhouse Megastore. I installed it on the outside of the greenhouse and it has made a huge difference. I'd recommend it highly.

Legacy Review
perfect for the Southwest

40% Aluminet Shade Cloth was the answer to my Southwest garden. I finally have a successful garden

Legacy Review
Reflective shade cloth

My plants are thriving even in 90' heat

Legacy Review
Excellent temperature control

The shade cloth dropped the temperature in my greenhouse by 15 to 20 degrees and my plants are so much happier. The fans don't have to run as much and that saves on the power bill.

Legacy Review
Aluminum Shade Cloth

Excellent product. Helps to keep it warmer and cooler.

Legacy Review
Perfect Shade

Installed 2 of the panels side by side on the interior of just the southern exposure on my 12X24 greenhouse roof. Very lightweight and simple to install and cuts easily to get around fans, ighting, vents, etc. Also has good flexibility and stretch. The 40% shade dropped the temp an easy 20+ degrees. I haven't needed to activate the exhaust fans yet and it is mid-May! My only suggestion would to be add a few more grommets. Would buy again.

Legacy Review
Just what I needed

The 40% aluminet fabricated shade cloth was just what I needed in my small greenhouse. The cloth was easy to install with the grommets that were in the perimeter of the cloth. Cable ties and a length of light PVC tubing was all that was necessary.