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.
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% density will block out 40% of light. Perfect for use over patios or flowering plants which will be effected by longer natural light exposure due to an increase in light quantity and duration. 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 prorated warranty against UV degradation
Depending on the size ordered, your shade fabric may contain a factory seam.
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|
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.
We used this on top of our hog wire hoop house. The install was easy. The plants love it. We live in area with a lot of 100 degree summer days. So having this over our plants really help. We will buy another soon for another hoop house.
20 x 20 fit perfectly on a Planta Sungrow 20. Keeps the temp down and looks great. Plants are thriving.
The shade cloth is very well made and nicely stitched. The grommets are very strong, and the whole thing works well. I put it up in my screen house to shade transplants from our very harsh sun. It works great and also looks good.
material should be heavier
This is the second time I am purchasing the 40% shade cloth (white). I have expanded my raised garden, and I now have 2 more 4' X 8' planters to cover. The stock sized 12' X 12' fits over both of them like a glove, and keeps the hot Florida sun from burning my delicate lettuce and peas.
Mid to Late Summer can get real hot around here, so this gives just enough protection, yet still letting enough real sunlight through to do the job.
Glad I found you guys!
Had these up since beginning of May and they reduce the sun intensity just as describedseems to have delayed bolting and allowed tomatoes and peppers to set fruit. Still enough sun for corn, squash, and to allow tomatoes to ripen. Also sturdy enough to withstand wind.
My garden has been saved by these shade cloths. I live inPhoenix, AZ. We just lived through a week of 115 - 120 degrees temperatures. My melons, peppers, artichoke, eggplants, cucumber and Swiss Chard survived and even thrived. Without these shade cloths, they would have FRIED!
I need to reduce the intensity of sunlight on my west-facing glazing during summer. I am in New Mexico & have a formerly screened porch, & sheet fiberglass glazing. I intend to install the shade cloth outside of the glazing to reduce the blistering summer heat. I need all the light I can get for growing heat-tolerant veggies; there are no skylights. A test hanging of the new white shade cloth this winter shows little reduction in heat transmission but plenty of light. I doubt I have bought the right product. I have black shade cloth but not enough light comes through. I'm thinking that the aluminized shade cloth would be best for my situation. This summer I will hang the white cloth & see if it makes a meaningful reduction in heat. Right now I have buyers' remorse. I would urge Greenhouse Megastore to improve descriptions of all product applications on their website; right now it is too sparse. I am left with too many questions about their products.
Been using the 40% white shade cloth for two years. It has held up through wind storms and hail storms with no damage. I prefer the white shade cloth over the black because it seems brighter and cooler under the same percentage of shade.
I couldn't be happier with the 40% White Shade Cloth. It has reduced my greenhouse temps from the high 90's to the low 80's. It lets in plenty of light for plants to grow. Highly recommended.