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Aluminum White Shade Cloth- 50%

Aluminum White Shade Cloth- 50%

Regular price $78.99 USD
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Aluminum reflective shade cloth

This aluminum shade cloth is layered with several durable insulating fabrics and an outer layer of a highly reflective aluminized shade fabric. This aluminum outer layer helps battle weather damage caused by heat changes. The shade cloth deflects temperature fluctuations while strong enough to endure strong winds and rain. It prevents irradiation damage in plants and fruits and reduces heat in greenhouses during hot days. This reflective shade cloth provides superior year-round climatic protection for flowers, potted plants, and vegetables.

This white aluminum shade cloth is a unique knitted shade fabric made from metalized HDPE (high-density polyethylene). The fibers are produced from mono-oriented HDPE, giving the fiber durability and longevity. After an aluminum metallization process, the films are coated with a special anti-oxidation film.  

Key Features

  • Flexible, light, strong, and easy to spread
  • High Reflectability
  • High Tensile Strength
  • Improves light diffusion
  • Protects against frost
  • Recyclable and UV resistant
  • Shade percentage: 50-55%
  • UV resistance (years): 5
  • Direct light transmission: 45-50%
  • Diffused light transmission: 65%
  • Shade cloth is custom cut and cannot be returned

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What Size of Shade Cloth Should I buy?

You will want the cloth to cover from hip to hip (shiny side up) on your hoop house or cover loosely over the desired area that needs protection. Install clips to secure the shade cloth every 24-36". Shade cloth can also be installed using lock channel and spring wire. Check out this video tutorial on how to add shade cloth to a high tunnel greenhouse.

Here are some quick conversions -

(Match Length of Shade Cloth with Length of Structure)

 Hoop House Width Shade Cloth Width Recommendation
10' 20'
11'4
20' (20' for Gothic)
12' 20'
14' 20' (32' for Gothic)
20' 32' (42' for Gothic)
30' 42'
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