80% Black Shade Cloth, Grommeted Panel

Item No. SC-BL80
Can't find what you need? Visit our Custom Shade cloth page to order a custom sized piece. 80% density blocks out 80% of light making this fabric the perfect shading solution for Dog Kennels, Animal shelters or to provide greenhouse shading for your Orchids, Philodendrons or Ferns. Constructed of
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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.


Can't find what you need?

Visit our Custom Shade cloth page to order a custom sized piece.

80% density blocks out 80% of light making this fabric the perfect shading solution for Dog Kennels, Animal shelters or to provide greenhouse shading for your Orchids, Philodendrons or Ferns. 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

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
* 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.

LTL Freight Type GROUND
Standard Drop Shipment Code DROP SHIP
Replenishment System Purchase
Available for Drop Shipment Yes
Item Tracking Code PARENT
Reviews (37)
  • High quality product
    My purchase of 80% sun shade fabric exceeded my expectations! The quality of materials are exceptional and the overall construction was amazing. I was worried about not having grommets every foot die to the winds seen in my location. However, the sun shades construction and ability to stretch and flex has completely completely crushed all of my worries.I will be returning to purchase more items and replacements as needed without any hesitations. Shipping for my item was also very quick and item was well packaged!Thank You for a wonderful transaction and customer experience.
  • Shade cloth
    This was just what I needed and expected. I've used this before and was pleased the first time.
  • Awesome!!
    I needed a 6' x 10' section of 80% to cover part of my east-facing dog run to give the fur-baby some respite from the summer sun, and this works perfectly! Love the finished off edges with grommets that made it so easy to install! If this one wears out, I'll be back for more - excellent quality! So glad I found them online :)
  • Perfect!
    Would be 5 stars except we haven't had a chance to install it yet. High quality fabric and very well constructed. Prompt delivery! We're sure it's exactly what we needed for our project.
  • shade cloth
    this is the (2) shade cloth for our business in three years ,well pleased with the first,held up in severe weather,no tears or holes,it is worth the money we spent for a Quality shade cloth, thanks L.B.S.
  • Shade cloth does the job
    This is a superb product. I like the construction and the grommets placed every 2 feet. already in /over my garden and it works very well.
  • Excellent quality
    This was a replacement shade cloth for over our kennel runs. It exceeded my expectations! It is far superior to the shade cloths that we had in the past.
  • Product Quality
    I would have given this a 5 except that I ordered 2-6'x10' 80% coverage pieces. The first one I opened was, IS, amazing!!! The grommets are placed perfect and everything is secure. The second one is OK but not nearly as nice. There is a seam down the center and there are fewer grommets!!! If your products are going to come without a standard of consistency, it should be noted BEFORE an order is placed!
  • shade cloth
    Tremendous product and superior service. I use them as drop down curtains on a Trellis deck which has an overhead shade cloth but adding the side panels keeps the deck much cooler for the dogs.
  • Great quality shade cloth!
    Excellent overall quality shade cloth. Very impressed.
  • Shade Cloth
    Just what I needed
  • Quality Control Lax
    I really like the Shade Cloth product; however, we ordered 4 stock cloths and two custom cloths. Quality control is very lax. Two of the 6X8 cloths had torn seems when we opened the box. My daughter and wife had to sew them to repair them. Quite surprised at that. Also, one of them had the grommets mounted inside out so we had to mount one shade cloth inside-out AND upside down to line up the grommets with the one already mounted. Hmm. Note that the grommets are spaced 1 foot apart. The 2X8 shade cloths only had grommets every two feet instead of a foot like the 6X8 grommets - this had a negative effect on mounting the shade cloths. I just wish they would actually do quality control and have a standard method of applying grommets and mount the grommets one foot apart on ALL the shade cloth sizes. Good product but laxing quality control checks. Still, I would buy them again just being prepared to have to repair them.
  • Shade Tarp
    Good quality, good knit expect to last at least 5 years in Arizona Sun
  • Excellent product, would buy more
    Originally I wanted the 90% shade cloth but it was not available in the size I needed in the time I needed. The representative I was speaking to on the phone said that they had that size in 80%! Sold! I got the cloth and the bungees in short time and put them both to good use. I used these products in the hot dusty desert of Black Rock. The build quality is fantastic and the durability of the cloth came through for us. Buy this? Yes!
  • Great shade screen for dog kennels
    Quality shade screen for my husky kennel - really blocks UV and keeps the kennel cool - would definately purchase more screens.
  • Perfect for my needs
    Shipped fast and provides the perfect amount of shade. I attached it to the top of my pavilion with zip ties through the grommets.
  • Excellent product but small tear
    I'm using my shade cloth for a dog kennel. It works perfectly, however it arrived with a tear about an inch in length, which is getting bigger. I needed to use it right away and didn't have time to return it.
  • excellent product
    Bought this shade cloth to cover my chickens run. Much cooler under this cloth than in the direct sunlight. Would be excellent to shade any animal. I've seen many dogs kept in direct sunlight. Also would be great to cover a pergola for extra added shade.
    Your store is great. Products are high quality.I will refer you to friends.
  • Excellent product and service
    They were very helpful and quick
  • Excellent quality!
    We ordered 2 shades, 80 % sun blockage. They were shipped promptly. They fit our tent perfectly and look good. The quality is excellent. They do a good job blocking the sun, however we thought we would purchase 90% for the other side of the tent. You did not have them in stock, so, not wanting to wait, we ordered from another company. These do not fit as good as yours. They sag because they do not have as many grommets. We will order your merchandise from now on.
  • Good Product
    Exactly what it claims to be. Seems durable and well made.
  • Good product, fair price
    This is a well-made product at a fair price, and promptly delivered. It has been pressed into service as my summer garage, providing the car with a measure of protection from sun, sap, birds, etc.
  • 80% shade at dog trials
    I bought the 80% black shade to cover my SUV while at dog trials. This past weekend was the first time I used it on a very sunny day. The shade cloth is large enough to cover all windows and greatly reduced the need to turn on the vehicle and AC. Testing the neighboring uncovered vehicle windows compared to my covered vehicle was shockingly different, from full-on frying pan on the uncovered to only barely warm in full direct sun. I was very impressed with the shade cloth results in cutting heat buildup and helping keep my dogs comfortable. If you use the shade for this purpose and are in a hot climate with abundant sunshine the 90% is something to consider as well.
  • Rings came right off
    The screen cover is actualy good material but the instalation of the brass rings sucks. Didnt even lift the tarp 5 feet and the ring came right out of the corners. I had to buch up the corners to tie the rope and lift it over greenhouse. Sent email to greeen house MS three weeks ago and no one has replied. I need to buy atleast one more but may have to go somewhere else.
  • Stock Shade Cloth, 80% Black
    I was surprised how much it really kept the area under it from heating up. We used it off the back of the car in a parking lot and it was a big change in temp. from the sun to the shade even on blacktop.
  • best shade cloth ever
    it was just as listed, the size was accurate and if i need more I'll be sure to shop Greenhouse Megastore for it
  • good product
    We here in New Hampshire just lost our snow so the product I purchased has not been put to a test yet.The fabric/screen for our dog kennel is better that I expected it would be as far as quality.Now let the sun shine !!
  • Shade Cloth: 80% Black
    I have placed two orders for the 80% Black Shade cloth. Product quality was excellent and customer service was also prompt and excellent. Fully meet my expectations.
  • About 10 degree differance
    I ordered 2 of these to cover 12 dog runs. They came very quickly and the quality is very good. I'd say they drop the temp inside the runs by about 10 degrees. It has been over 100 degrees several times this summer so the shade cloth has been a big help.
  • Excellent quality
    Very satisfied. Prompt shipment. Workmanship was excellent. Fully meet my expectations. Use to block out major portion of heat and light from window in Home Office.
  • Shade Cloth Patio Cover
    We are very satisfied with this finished shade cloth. The workmanship is great. It's light weight and easy to work with. Thank you,Mardi
  • great shade solution
    I used this shade cloth and grommets on steel cable to attach to my pergola for shade and it works beautifully. This provides a very cost effective and attractive shade solution. I highly recommend it. I suggest you put it up,give it a week or so to adjust itself to your climate/environment and then readjust as it has a bit of stretch and may need tightening.
  • administrative assistant
    Cloth was stitched to fold inside of shipping box and stitiches were difficult to remove and so it tore holes into shade cloth. Otherwise an excellent product.
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  • Impressed with Salesperson, product was great too!
    Excellent product. I was really impressed with the sales person that processed my order. He saved me $$ on the shipping charges.