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    Not finding the size you need? Check out our 30% Black Mono Filament Shade option.


    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.

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

    Here are some quick conversions based on Bootstrap Farmer Greenhouse kits -

    (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
    50% Southern Zones & Tomatoes, Lettuce, Mixed Crops


    30% (left) vs. 50% (right)

    shade cloth


    • Black polyethylene knitted fabric
    • 8 Year Warranty & 16 Year Life Expectancy
    • 30% Shade
    • 70% Light Transmittance
    • U.V. Treated
    • Does not include clips

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


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

      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
      • How long does it take for your orders to ship/arrive? ordering GREENHOUSE SHADE CLOTH - 30% BLACK. The order will consist of 2- 80'x20' sheets, and 2-80'x6'. sheets

        Our shade cloth typically ships in 4 business days as we cut most pieces to length.  We ship via UPS out of Ohio so shipping time will be dependent on your location.  Typically it is between 2-4 days of shipping time.

      • I currently want to built a 25wx80L high tunnel, what size of shade cloth do I need? And what size of green house plastic? I’m in woodland Ca, long growing season and very hot 🥵 summers.

        For shade cloth I would recommend 32' Wide. We will be listing this in the next few days.  For the greenhouse plastic it depends on the shape of your greenhouse.  The best thing to do would be to try to measure around the frame of the structure to get the width.  For the height it will just be your length (80') plus 2 times the height.

      • we need it for shading people on a 60 x 35 rectangle of concrete with poles every 10 feet....how can I mount this??? Is this shade cloth hemmed and have grommets?

        We do have shade cloth that has grommets but we would need to custom quote that piece.  All our shade cloth has sewed edges.  That can be secured with these shade cloth hold down clips.  They secure to the edges of the shade cloth and you can then hook a rope in the center groove https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/products/cover-hold-down-clips-25-count

      • we were considering the shade cloth for the top of our pergola. do you know if rain water will pass through it?

        Yes rain water would pass through.

      • What is the unit of measurement being used when you say 6x30? feet or meters... also what colours do you have available?

        Everything is in feet and in the color black.

      • Hi. I have a hobby greenhouse with a corrugated polycarbonate roof. Thought the sides are salvaged double-hung windows which allow for good ventilation, it would be nice to get some shade. Can this fabric be draped over the roof? It's a gable roof, 6' "drop" on each side and about 15' long. I probably could screw in some eye hooks the sides to serve as tie downs and use your clips on the shade cloth. Since. live in Seattle, I'm assuming the 30% shade cloth would be fine. Thank you in advance for the help.

        You can drape the shade cloth over your greenhouse with no problem and use the shade cloth clips, just as you mentioned.

        Also, 30% shade is correct for your growing area.

      • looking for a 30 by 50 40%

        We don't carry 40% shade cloth. We only carry 30% and 50%.

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      Sonia E.
      United States

      Fast shipping

      I love bootstrap farmer!! My shade cloth got here in less than 4 days from when I ordered and the 30% makes a huge different on the temperature of my high tunnel I’m so impressed! I did find that using wiggle wire channel was best to secure it in my area where winds gust up to 40 often.

      William T.
      United States United States

      Went up on our carport frame without a problem. Prodipsuct was as described and the clips!! work great

      United States United States

      I will buy again

      Great experience with Bootstrap Farmer. The cost was very reasonable and the shipping was quick. The 30% shade cloth was exactly what I wanted. I will order from this company again.

      Jerry G.
      United States United States

      Mesh shade cloth replacement

      The first one was too small but you guys did a great job taking care of it. The new one fits perfectly.

      Joseph J.

      This thing is freaking great. I ordered the 25x50 for my greenhouse and once I put it on, my greenhouse was cooler.its stronger the competitors and the best part it won't rip easily. I must order another one to have as a backup.