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Greenhouse Shade Cloth - 50% Black


50 % Black SHADE CLOTH

Our greenhouse shade cloth is UV stabilized, rot and mildew resistant, and has an 8-year warranty with a 16-year life expectancy. Shade cloth is an important component of your greenhouse to keep your plants safe during the intense summer heat.


Shade cloths protect the plants with light diffusion and UV protection. They also help to keep your greenhouse cool, improve plant ventilation, reduce water usage, and help to prevent sunburn on plants.

What Size of Shade Cloth Should I buy?

You will want the cloth to cover from hip to hip 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'
20' (20' for Gothic)
12' 20'
14' 20' (32' for Gothic)
20' 32' (42' for Gothic)
30' 42'




Need help determining which % shade cloth to get?

Choose shade density based on climate, plant's light needs, and heat sensitivities.

30% Northern Zones- Mixed Vegetables
40% Most Vegetables
50% Tomatoes, Lettuce, Mixed Crops


View our guide to choosing shade cloth here.


  • Black polyethylene knitted fabric
  • 8 Year Warranty & 16 Year Life Expectancy
  • 50% Shade
  • 50% Light Transmittance
  • U.V. Treated
  • Mold & Mildew Resistant 
  • Does not include shade cloth clips


Rolls over 120 lbs must ship via motor freight. We will notify you if your order requires this shipping method. Click here for more information about freight delivery.

    Because each order is custom cut, we can not accept returns once the item has shipped.

    Free shipping on orders over $49 to Contiguous US
    Shipping Policy

    Most products will ship from our facility in 1 to 2 business days after the order is placed.  Express shipments placed after 12PM EST will be shipped out next business day. Full details can be found on our Shipping Policy Page

    Returns Policy

    Returns can be made on most products within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days we unable to offer a refund or exchange. Certain products are non-returnable. For full details visit our Returns Policy


    Ask a Question
    • Can I cut this shade cloth without it all unraveling?

      Yes, it is knitted in a way that prevents it from unraveling.

    • Looking for the best fit for a 20' X 50' greenhouse

      How far down are you looking for the shade cloth to come on your greenhouse?  I would generally say a 20x50 pieces is appropriate as you normlly don't need it on your endwalls and don't need it come down to the ground.

    • I need shade cloth for a greenhouse 23' Length, 16' Wide 9 3/4 High. The back and front of the greenhouse will have shade cloth as well, except the front door. I grow orchids. I want to make sure I'm purchasing the correct product. I live in Zolfo Springs, Florida (South of Tampa Florida, more or less in the center of the state). I also need material that goes on the floor. Please call me I want to make sure the shade cloth will be the correct size to cover the greenhouse. The people who are helping me with the greenhouse need the materials a soon as possible. I appreciate your prompt response. Thank you so much. My Cell: 305-336-2343.

      Hello! Here is our collection of shade cloth: https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/search?type=product&q=shade%20cloth*
      The 12 foot wide would be enough to shade out the sun.

    • What is the best shade cloth to use in central North Carolina.

      Best to ask your local farmers as no one knows your local climate better than the farmers closest to you.  I am on the Eastern part of North Carolina and use 50%.

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