Shade Cloth, Woven and Non-Woven
Woven shade cloth is constructed from woven polypropylene. It is ideal for use on greenhouses and is typically 30% heavier than knitted polyethylene shade cloth. It has the benefit of a longer lifespan of about 10-12 years. The drawback is that it will unravel if it is cut or a puncture occurs unlike knitted shade cloth and its uses are not as versatile as a knitted shade cloth.
Knitted polyethylene shade cloth is far more versatile with hundreds of uses including greenhouse cover, wind break, deer and bird fencing, hail protection, porches and patio shade. It is available in multiple colors and it typically lasts from 7-10 years.
We offer custom cut shade cloth with the option to have the edges hemmed and strengthened for $0.25 per linear foot and brass grommets for an additional $0.25 each which we recommend every 2 feet. Alternatively we sell clipp-its as a reusable alternative to grommets.