Waterproof shade cloth has many uses around the home. It is a 90% grade shade fabric which has been treated with a UV stabilised resin to form a waterproof barrier. It can be used to create a waterproof layer in many situations including pergolas, vertical blinds and outdoor areas.
Waterproof shadecloth is available in our heavy 90% grade shade. Unlike normal shadecloth, the waterproof layer creates a barrier to rain preventing it from penetrating and keeping everything dry underneath.
Waterproof Shade cloth comes in rolls of 1.83m wide x 30m long.
Waterproof shade cloth is made by pouring a layer of UV stabilised resin onto 90% shade cloth. Shade cloth is made with advanced polymers, typically polyethylene. It is very hard wearing and a quality shade cloth will have been treated for UV resistance.
Waterproof shade cloth is available in 2 colours;
Waterproof shade cloth has many uses around the home and in commercial situations. It is a 90% grade shade fabric which has been treated with a UV stabilised resin to form a waterproof barrier. It can be used to create a waterproof layer in many situations including pergolas, vertical blinds and outdoor areas.
Shadecloth is designed to reduce the temperature underneath and is a knitted fabric. Waterproof shadecloth is the same fabric but it has a resin coating on one side which makes it waterproof. If the fabric becomes stretched, for example if water pools, the fabric will stretch and the plastic resin coating will tear. Accordingly, Waterproof Shade Cloth must NOT be used in any horizontal application as it will pond and the weight of the water could cause damage. It may only be used where a slope is at least 20º and must be tensioned sufficiently to prevent holding water. Waterproof Domestic Plus is not designed for tension applications such as shade sails or for blocking strong winds.
**Always fix with waterproof shade cloth with the resin side facing down.**
Waterproof shade cloth is a cost-effective waterproof barrier which also provides 90% shade. It is suitable for a wide range of applications
Waterproof shade cloth is simply a normal domestic grade 90% mono-tape shade cloth that has been treated with a UV stabilised resin coating to create a waterproof layer.
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 shade cloth is designed to be spread over a frame work, like a pergola, not tensioned out like a shade sail.
No. The shade cloth we supply is knitted not woven. Knitted shade cloth is knitted on special lock-stich machines. If you cut the shade cloth you will get a raw edge but it will not fray or unravel.
Refer to the Technical Details document under the Brochures page. Note: waterproof shade cloth must be installed with a fall otherwise it can catch water and pool causing the fabric to stretch and tear the resin coating. The plastic or resin coating should be installed facing downwards. If you puncture the fabric during installation, it will leak. To rectify this, we recommend coating the punctured area with an outdoor UV stabilised Silicone product.
It’s warranted for 2 Years.
Green and Sandstone
In order to join the fabric you must first overlap the fabric by the width of the fixture beneath it. It is recommended that a baton is placed along the top of the overlapping fabric before fastening. Then, using a screw or nail etc secure the baton, sandwiching the two layers of fabric to the fixture below. This is the most effective way to join the Waterproof Shadecloth with minimal pucturing of the fabric. Fastening products such as gang nails can also be used, however, the chance of water leaking through the puncture is higher. Any fastening that punctures the fabric will inevitably increase the risk of leakage. Please note that ideal fastening systems will vary from situation to situation.
We hold stock and can ship it out the same or next day depending on what time you place your order.
Of course. We always recommend calling ahead so that we can have your order picked and ready for collection.
No problem. We ship Australia wide.
Waterproof Shade cloth has a 2 Year UV warranty against UV degradation. Please note: The fabric must be applied with the plastic coating facing down with the shade cloth side exposed to the elements or warranty is voided