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.
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.
Here are some quick conversions -
(Match Length of Shade Cloth with Length of Structure)
|Hoop House Width||Shade Cloth Width Recommendation|
I am building a Greenhouse as a performance / gathering space, and I want to put together a combination of shade cloths to keep it cool in summer. What I am leaning toward is a pair of shade cloths with your black 50% on the bottom (facing the interior) and your silver 50% on top. If I am doing the math right, this should provide about 75% reduction in heat and UV radiation through the roof of the greenhouse which is what I want, and it should work like a space-blanket, drawing heat away and re-radiating it to some small degree. My plan is to install this below the plastic sheeting that forms the roof. Here are some questions: - does the above seem like a practical approach to the problem or do you have a better suggestion? - do you foresee any problems (beyond the inability to remove the shade in winter) with installing the shade under the plastic sheeting? - you cite custom cutting as the reason for not accepting returns, does this mean you could custom cut my shade-cloths to fit a 72' long space? - is there likely to be a problem with the top shade cloth snagging on the bottom shade cloth as it is pulled up an over the bottom shade cloth when I install it? - would you recommend trying to join the two cloths together along one edge and pulling them up together if snagging is a likely problem or will that be more trouble than it is worth? Thanks! Eric
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