50% Commercial Grade Shade Cloth is a high-quality shade cloth designed for commercial applications. It blocks 50% of UV light and is suited for commercial applications where accurate shade factors are required.
10 Year UV Warranty.
Commercial shade cloth is a premium grade of shade cloth renowned for longevity and quality. Commercial 50% or light grade shade cloth is a high-quality monofilament shade cloth designed for medium to heavy duty applications. The fabric complies with Australian Standards for shade and strength and provides accurate shade factors. This makes it suitable for nurseries and other commercial applications as well, of course, for domestic gardeners. It is also suitable for other applications which require the fabric to be placed under tension.
Note, Commercial Grade Shadecloth 50% in White is particularly popular amongst vegetable gardeners as the robust construction is good to protect from frost whilst the shade factor allows for fruits and particularly red vegetables to ripen.
When ordering your shade cloth make sure you have all the right accessories to get the job done. These include;
This product has a 10 Year Warranty
All fabric warranties are pro rata.
The 1.83m wide x 50m weights approximately 18kg and the 3.66m wide x 50m weighs approximately 36kg.
The knit of all 50% commercial shade cloth is identical in all colours however white does not block as much light as darker colours hence, a greater light transmission, that is, a lower shade factor.
We recommend using a shade cloth cutter. They are available on this website. Shade Australia can also slice some rolls to customers’ requirements. Call us today to discuss your requirements.
No. It is a knitted fabric and uses a lock stitch construction. The cut edge will be raw but it will not unravel.
No. It will dissipate a small amount of rain but not a significant amount.
The fabric is very colourfast however over the longer term some slight fading can occur when the fabric has been constantly exposed to environments of high UVR.
Domestic shade cloth is made with a tape filler to increase its opacity. This tape filler is knitted into the fabric between the strands of monofilament. Think of monofilament as being like fishing line. When it is knitted together it forms a fabric, in this case, shade cloth.
The difference between domestic and commercial shade cloth is that commercial shade cloth is 100% monofilament (knitted fishing line). It has no tape filler. This makes commercial shade cloth very strong and suitable for use under tension. Domestic shade cloth is not suitable for high tension applications such as shade sails because the tape filler stretches at a different rate to the monofilament. Domestic (Universal) shade cloth is designed to be spread over a framework, like a pergola, not tensioned out like a shade sail.