22% density will block out 22% of light. This white polyethylene fabric absorbs and reflects the white scattered light from the atmosphere. The interior of the structure is cooler than that covered by black shade cloth in hot weather conditions, as white shade cloth reflects the heat. Fabricated
22% density will block out 22% of light. This white polyethylene fabric absorbs and reflects the white scattered light from the atmosphere. The interior of the structure is cooler than that covered by black shade cloth in hot weather conditions, as white shade cloth reflects the heat.
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.
5 year warranty against UV degradation
Depending on the size ordered, your shade fabric may contain a factory seam.
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.
I bought two to put over my 26'x48' gothic then22% white cover works well to take the edge off the heat while also letting through plenty of light. Grommets and edge worked well for any easy setup
I purchased this shade cloth (22% shade) to shade my tomatoes from the heat of full sun. Works great, seems to be well made and should last for many years to come.
I make a shade cover for my deck
The 22% knit fabric is white and looks great. It wears without tears for years. It needs to have a white edge, not black. I double the fabric for my begonias and use only single thickness for sun loving petunias. This works well in our very windy and hot climate. I really like the shade cloth.
Smart Move for Raised Beds
I bought several a few years ago in several sizes to provide a little relief for my raised garden beds ... no more sunburned tomatoes and peppers, and also gives great protection from heavy rains and hail! My parents are so impressed that they want to do it, too!
Big Improvement over bird netting
The 16'X16' 20% shade cloth covered our Damson Plum Tree quite well, and protects the ripening fruit from bird predation. Good sun for ripening and good visibility to see if birds have gotten and become trapped. The grommets can be secured with twist ties and the spaces between with clothes pins. Much easier to put in place than bird netting. Durability remains to be seen.
The cover was of great quality but blocked very little sunlight. The temp. got up to 102 degrees inside. The outside temp. was 80 degrees.
Good shade cloth
I like the minimal degree of shade provided by this cloth, just what I wanted. Two slight complaints: why put a black binding on a white shade cloth? I would also like more choices in the ready-made sizes.
22% White Shade Cloth
This shade cloth is slightly more expensive than the black shade but it offers some unique advantages. I particularly like the way it diffuses light, creating a true greenhouse like effect while letting rain in and allowing for a cooling breeze. 22% is a very light shade here in Phoenix so it will be used in winter and for the more sun tolerant plants. I also ordered 40% white shade and am happy with both purchases.
I plan to use this cloth late spring and summer to reduce the heat on raised beds. Hopefully it will extend the time for vegetables, like broccoli and others. I'm using 40% shade cloth right now to acclimate plants wintered over and seedlings started under lights. That is working well.
Very good idea
We bought this 22% white netting to cover blemishes on the antique 'window-wall' that we added to our easterly-facing front porch. The netting reduced the heat and the glare; and we believe the plants will be happy.
22% 20 x 24
i bought this 22% white for some shade and hail protection here in Colorado. I have to say i am very impressed with the quality of this product. The plants stay nice and perky in the noon day sun and it lets plenty of water through from the rain or sprinkler heads when watering. Only regret i have is not buying it sooner!!
Great quality shade cloth. The 22% is just enough to keep my seedlings from burning in the strong Arizona sun. I'm buying another one for my parents.