Shade Cloth, 70% Aluminet

Item No. SC-AL70
70% shade allows 30% light transmission. The 70% shading factor and maximum cooling ability of Aluminet makes this the perfect solution for shading both greenhouses and all types of pet or animal enclosures. Aluminet is a special knitted screen made from metalized HDPE giving the fiber durability
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70% shade allows 30% light transmission. The 70% shading factor and maximum cooling ability of Aluminet makes this the perfect solution for shading both greenhouses and all types of pet or animal enclosures. 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.

  • 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

Factory Seams

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


Additional Information

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.

Can't find what you need?

Visit our Custom Shade Clothpage to order a custom sized piece.

Recommended Shade Cloth Density

DensityPlants
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.

Specifications
LTL Freight Type GROUND
Available for Drop Shipment Yes
Replenishment System Purchase
Reviews (56)
  • Works great!
    Works great, excellent workmanship, best deal. Thanks!
  • A lifesaver under hot sun!
    We used this huge tarp to shade our pop-up shelter while camping for 5 days in the high pasture lands of north-eastern California... we were downright comfortable in our man-made shade, despite temps in the high 90s! This high-quality tarp was worth every penny!
  • Works as advertised
    I received the product in a timely manner boxed in excellent condition. The price point and shipping cost were reasonable. I use these shades when showing dogs outside to shade both my minivan and 12 x 12 pop up canopy. My dogs and I stay cool.
  • Aluminet
    Aluminet is the BEST shade cloth. It reflects the sun's heat effectively and it breaths. The service from Greenhousemegastore was impeccable. Thank you folks!
  • Aluminet shade material
    I am very happy with my purchase of the Aluminet shade cloth. The 7x12 drapes my car well. I use it to shade the car when I am at a dog event to help keep my dogs and myself comfortable. I was surprised at what a good job the 70/30 net does at keeping the interior of the car cooler. My order came quickly. Thank you!
  • Best ever
    The quality for the price is the best deal out there covers my whole car in a sunny 70 degree day and my car was cool enough for my dog to hang in during a Scent Detection Trial. 2 PAWS UP!
  • Aluminet on RV
    We purchased a 7' x 8' section to reduce solar loading on RV. We cludged up a mount over the south facing rear end of 34' fifth wheel. It definitely reduced cabin temperature by 4 or 5 degrees if not more. We plan to get two 7' x 12' sections to cover the 12' slide-outs
  • Aluminet netting
    We purchases a 8' x 7' section of Aluminet for sun shading of the rear of our 5th wheel. It proved extremely effective and plan to get two sections of 8' x 12' for the slide-outs
  • Screening Fabric
    Received as ordered, fast shipping. Very happy with order and with GHMS.
  • Great car cover
    Great for shading your car! I use all the time when my dogs are inside and it keeps it nice and cool, no heat at all.
  • Seems good
    Does what it says on the box - the eyes seem well stitched in- hopefully will last long.
  • Excellent shading for a tent
    Excellent shading for keeping a tepee style tent in the shade while in the desert.It was especially light, and allowed for great airflow which meant that strong winds did not bother it.
  • Shade, shade, shade
    Used this shade for a DIY structure in Burning Man this year. It was a success. Great quality and durability so far.
  • Great Product, great customer service!
    We ordered one pre-made and two custom 70% shade cloths about 4 1/2 weeks before leaving for Burning Man. I called to check progress and mentioned our trip deadline, and they instantly expedited our order to make sure they arrived on time. Shade cloths were durable and held up well to the windy playa environment, and really made our camp area noticeably cooler. Thank You!
  • Great workmanship
    I haven't used it yet, but the quality looked good in the online catalog and inspection showed that the workmanship sewing the border was excellent.
  • Surprising Great. Reflects Heat.
    I've been very pleased with this product. I have to say, I was a bit skeptical when I purchased it. However this is a great way to reflect the heat off my dogs crate at agility. It really does help to keep the crate more cool and does block the sun. Highly recommend for those that so agility outdoors in the summer.
  • Amazing!
    I had no idea this type of product was available. My vegetables are loving it.
  • Shade cloth for car
    Excellent shade to keep my dog cool in the car when at a trial. Quality and size were perfect for my SUV. Use bungy cords to keep in place when windy.
  • Great. Well made.
    Just what I expected. Fit previously constructed shade house perfectly.
  • Greenhouse Cover
    VERY happy with purchase. The greenhouse cover is much higher quality than the last one I purchased (from another supplier) and the price was lower!
  • Great shade, durability questionable
    I'd actually like to give this a 3.5. The sizing and shade provided were great. Reflects heat, but lets light through. We did have some gusts come through and the fabric ended up tearing at the black reinforcement tape on 2 of the 3 I purchased.
  • Aluminet Shade Cloth
    Just used the shade cloth this past weekend. It was great. Used it on the car while at a dog event. Although it wasn't that hot outside it was hot enough to be uncomfortable. With shade cloth it was cooler in the car than outside.
  • 70% Shade Cloth
    Product works great at keeping out the majority of sun and heat.Grommets are useful for tie downs.Purchased at a very good price!
  • Shade cloth
    Got what I paid for and works great
  • 70% Shade Cloth
    The custom cut was perfect. The quality of the edging and grommets are impressive. Just what I needed for shade in Central Texas.
  • grommets tear out
    the grommets tear out on my shade cloth with mild wind. i was expecting better durability and will have to install more edging for this aluminet...
  • awesome stuff
    This is great shade cloth if you want the best in reflection while still having high permeability for airflow. Amazing.
  • Good service
    Product came quickly and as ordered. I travel with tracking dogs and this product does a fantastic job keeping the car coo on hot days when I need to park in areas with little shade. Thanks!
  • Pleased with Aluminet
    Product is performing well as a shade cloth for my van while at canine sporting events. Stays in place well with magnets and fabric allows air to flow (prevents flapping).
  • bright sun
    Using it here in Az. on the windshield to reflect the heat of the summer sun, and it works great.
  • Just what my FL garden needed
    The FL sun is brutal on gardens in the summer. I have a beautiful hydroponic garden, but the direct sun was scorching the plants and me. The finished edges, gromets and light weight material were very easy to work with to get hung up. It really is perfect, and all is good now. I plan to leave it up until Sept.1
  • Stock Shade Cloth, 70% Aluminet - 14'wide x 18' lo
    We purchased this shade cloth for one of goat enclosures and it is fantastic! The aluminet material reflects most of the sunlight and it not only keeps the area underneath it shaded, it also keeps the area underneath it 5-10 degrees cooler (depending on air flow underneath the canopy). It also seems to be very sturdy as it has held up to some 25-30mph winds out here in SW Minnesota. I highly recommend this shade cloth.
  • Aluminet and Dogs
    Those of us that show dogs and travel to places where we cannot crate out of the sun - these shade cloths keep the interior of the vehicle much cooler and allow the dogs to be more comfortable. I highly recommend them.
  • Amazing
    We have been using black or tan shade cloth on our greenhouse for about 25 years. The Aluminet shade cloth reduced the heat dramatically. Highly recommend!!!
  • Great for the Coop
    Though we have only been using this for a few weeks (so I can't yet comment on durability) we've found this to be the perfect shade material for our chicken coop. It covers the entire western side of the coop area so provides great shade once the sun has reached the point that they loose the shade from the roof.It's perfect for the coop too because it is very breathable material, so they still get plenty of airflow. The chickens love the corner of the coop where this material wraps around onto the other side, they stay huddled in that corner when it's really hot out.We'll see how it holds up during the monsoons. But it looks pretty good in terms of how the wind goes through it, we've had high winds already and no problems.The grommets are great too because they make it really easy to secure to the coop with safety hooks.As long as this lasts at least a year, I'd buy it again every time, it's great.
  • Using 70% Shade Cloth in Death Valley
    We recently ordered a custom sized 18'X35' with gromets to shade our RV while we are living at Furnace Creek in Death Valley. I found the gromets to be securely installed and the quality of contruction to be very good. This is a high quality product.After hanging the shade cloth over our RV site, the temperatures went down by 15-20 degrees. I would welcome any company rep who would want to come see and measure the temperature changes in this extreme environment.
  • aluminet on patio cover
    We measured an 11 degree F,decrease of temperature where we were using the aluminet cover. We will be ordering a section to completely cover the patio roof.
  • wonderful product
    i'am so glad i found this product.here in central va.we were having 100 plus tempertures.this not only provided shade.but also cooled my chicken run down.i plan on ordering anther one.
  • well worth the money
    with the tempertures in the triple digits.i wasconcern about trying to keep my chickens cool.i had put some tarps on the run.it provided shade.but it was so hot.this not only provided shade but also reflected the sun,i am very pleased.glad i found this.i ordered the 12x14.i will more and likely be back for one more.
  • Great shade curtain
    This is a great product - far more lightweight than we expected, and very pleasant. As another reviewer said, it seems to lower the temperature in our greenhouse by a good 15 degrees. We have anchored it with concrete bricks and at some point will probably use bungee cords as a more permanent anchoring system. It arrived very quickly, just in time for a heat wave. It might possibly measure just a little smaller than stated, but that could also be our faulty measurement initially. Great stuff. Thanks, guys!
  • Wonderful
    I have used products like this before, but nothing like this! It is the best I have ever used. Keep up the good work.
  • Great stuff
    I was all prepared for the material to take 2 months to show up but instead it took less then 3 weeks. The stitching and grommets are very clean and professional. It was an effortless purchase.
  • Great for SAR Dogs
    I purchased an 14x24 tarp of 70% aluminet. I used it to cover my Suburban this weekend to keep my search dog cool on a training session! The temp was in the high 90s and we were parked in an open field. With the windows open, a fan blowing on my dog and the vehicle covered by the aluminet, she was very, very comfortable. I love this tarp!!!
  • aluminet
    Because I am always attending dog show, and often have dogs in the car, I needed to find a way to keep the dogs cooler. Their kennels stay SO much cooler with the shade cloth over it, I decided to try some over the car. What a difference it makes. My car stays cool even with the beating sun on it. It is so much more economical to buy it from you by the foot, than to buy the ones that are sold at dog shows with a large border sewed on. I just bought the shark bite S hook combo to go with it and it works fabulously. Thank you so much
  • It does the trick!
    I bought a 70% aluminet shade--which was delivered less than a week after my order--to put over my south-facing deck, which is ordinarily unusable on summer days in Washington DC. With the shade up, the temperature on the deck is at least twenty degrees cooler, and the light is reduced enough that I can safely bring my orchids and other plants outside and enjoy them in comfort!
  • outside cover for orchid house
    This is a fantastic idea and I used it for my outside orchid house. The heat difference was felt immediately. Too bad the cost is a bit high, because I would loved to have bought another cloth.
  • Totally functional
    This product is great to help keep the sun off of our RV roof while allowing air to flow so we don't have any mold or mildew. It has allowed it to stay cooler in the hot Louisiana sun. We also use it to block the sun when we are camping by hanging it from the awning. It has been a lifesaver. It has held up for over a year now without any sign of wear, and it is lightweight and very portable.
  • Awesome!
    This is a great product for dog agility events, almost all of which use outdoor venues. This size was large enough so that I could cover my entire vehicle if I decided to leave crates in there. I also shopped around quite a bit before choosing this shade cloth, and it was definitely the most cost effective choice.
  • 70% Shade Cloth
    I participate in the Sport of Schutzhund with 2 German Shepherd dogs which I frequently have to leave in the van during training and trials. The 70% aluminum shade cloth has been invaluable this summer by allowing me to leave my dogs in the van completely covered with the shade cloth and have it 15 to 20 degrees cooler in the van(all doors and windows open). This is a fantastic product and I would and do recommend it to all dog owners who have to travel or just train their dogs at home. It gives you piece of mind on hot humid training days.
  • does the job
    reduced greenhouse temperature by 25 degrees great product
  • Terrific for cooling dog kennels and vehicles!
    I purchased 2 Aluminet 70% shade cloths about 1 yr ago. 1 for my van (14'x18')and another to cover my outdoor dog runs. What an amazing product! Keeps my dogs 10-15 degrees cooler in the hot and humid summers in southern Ontario. Highly recommended!
  • SC-AL70
    I bought the aluminet to use over my sun room. From the minute it went up I was thrilled. It was easy to install and very strong.
  • Did the job
    I used this shade tarp at Burningman in the Black Rock dessert. It was draped over an improvised support and held up well to 70 mph winds. Functionally, it let in light and breeze, but eliminated the searing heat of the blazing sun. Next, it will find good use around my home and garden.
  • Effective Cooling
    I purchased a 42ft long piece of fabricated aluminet to suspend along the side of my home to keep that side cool in the summer months. There is a noticeable cooling to the house on that south side which gets the sun all afternoon. The only drawback is that the lawn loves the reduce light and grows like crazy now requiring more frequent mowings...Great product at a great price, fabricated exactly as I requested. Thanks.
  • can't wait to see how it works in winter
    So far the shade cloth has kept the greenhouse cooler for longer, but it is not keeping the temperature down as low as I expected.
  • Great for extra-sunny area
    I recently purchased the Aluminet 70% shade cloth for my 12'x24' hobby greenhouse and was very impressed with the quality of the workmanship of the product. I live in Florida and after one winter found out that I needed more sun protection for my greenhouse than I had originally thought. The Aluminet 70% seems to do the trick! Most of my plants are house-type and don't tolerate the sun very well but seem to be flourishing after I installed the new shade cloth. Thanks to your company for a great product!
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