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What Materials are Used in Making Shade Netting Houses?
Shade cloths are especially recommended in humid areas or regions that are often prone to fog.
Most of the shade nets are made of knitted plastic (polyethylene) material, which is resistant to tearing.
Knitted plastic material, this strong garden fabric is used in manufacturing shade netting houses. As it does not decay or develop fungi. And it can be bought in bulk, making it cost-effective.
Knitted plastic materials never become inelastic, no matter how long you use it. Needless to say, it offers you a variety of options to modify it, and you can even order it to increase its firmness and durability.
While the majority of plants can comfortably thrive under shade cloths with a density of 40% to 60%, delicate flowers such as orchids may need a thicker density of 75% or even higher.
For ease of use, it is advisable to select a shade cloth equipped with grommets so a rope or a nylon cord can be used to secure the cloth to the greenhouse roof.
There are two main types of shade clothes:
Knitted shade cloths are crafted from lightweight polyethylene. These are suitable for hothouses, greenhouses, and shade houses. Quite resistant to regular wear and tear as well as wind damage, knitted shade cloths are also UV resistant and easy to install. With a longer life expectancy, they do not require edge tapping.
Woven shade cloths are made from 100% polypropylene and can be used for different types of gardening and non-gardening structures such as greenhouses, patios, windscreens, privacy screens, and even pet kennels. Woven shade cloths are heavier and enable more heat built-up.