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6 Ways to Use Shade Cloth

6 Ways to Use Shade Cloth

Shade cloth is an invaluable commodity for lots of different applications. It is most commonly used to keep greenhouses cool.  But did you know it has wide variety of uses? As you can see on the list below, you can get creative with shade cloth while using it to reduce the intensity of sunlight!

Greenhouse Shade Cloth

Again, shade cloth is most widely used to reduce the intensity of sunlight (and therefore heat) in greenhouses. Different densities (indicated by percentages) and recommended materials based on what or where you’re growing. Lower heat means less energy use and more comfortable conditions.

Music Festivals and Temporary Structures

It’s common to use shade cloth to build temporary structures at music festivals and other outdoor events. Particularly, the events on beaches and in deserts can be difficult to withstand because of the heat. Aluminet Shade Cloth reflects heat instead of absorbing it. Experts recommend 80% Aluminet for events in full sun and in extreme temperatures.

Patio, Pergola, Deck, Swimming Pool Cover

Adding extra protection from the sun can extend well beyond plants. These outdoor areas can get hot fast in the heat of summer. Shade cloth can help make entertaining or enjoying the outdoors a little more comfortable.

Automobile Heat Protection

Using a shade system inside or outside of your vehicle will substantially decrease the temperature inside your vehicle. When it is 100+ degrees outside, your car can stay up to 25% cooler than the ambient temperature.

Livestock Shading

Animals are adversely affected by extreme temperatures and sunlight. Shadecloth can help provide an easy and cost-effective respite from the sun for outdoor animals, such as livestock and horses. It is also used to improve the movement of penned animals, and for protecting the handler.

Tennis Courts and Ball Fields

Installing shadecloth on tennis courts and ball diamonds can add privacy and wind protection to the field of play. It also provides a contrasting background so balls are more easily visible, and it upgrades the look of chain-link fences.

Unsure if shadecloth is right for the application you have in mind? Let us know, and we’ll be happy to assist you! Our friendly representatives are available by calling 800-531-4769, or you can find more information on our website,

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