Shade Net Specifications

UV Shadecloth is made of a UV stabilized high density polyethylene using a Rachel knitting process.

Fire Rating

Shade netting meets the following fire resistance tests:


NFPA 701-97

CA Fire Marshal Rating Title 19. Section 1237

Stitching and Thread

Our shade canopies are sewn with double stitching using GORE Tenara Sewing Thread manufactured from 100% expanded PTFE: mildew resistant exterior approved thread. Our sewing thread meets or exceeds the following:

a. Extremely high strength, durable in outdoor climates

b. Treated for prolonged exposure to the sun

c. Flexible temperature range

d. Very low shrinkage factor

e. Resists flex and abrasion of netting

f. Unaffected by cleaning agents

Shade and UV Factors

Shade protection and UV screen protection factors are as follows:

 ColorShade Cover %UVR Blockout %
Beige 80% 88%
Sunblaze 95% 96%
True Blue 93% 95%
Forest Green 90% 92%
Silver 93% 95%
Aquatic Blue 88.2% 94.2%
Black 94.9% 95.1%
Brunswick Green 95.6% 96.9%
Cherry Red 81.0% 91.0%
Desert Sand 84.2% 94.8%
Natural 78.9% 95.1%
Navy Blue 95.7% 98.8%
Ochre Red 94.4% 96.7%
Rivergum Green 85.8% 93.0%
Sky Blue 94.7% 96.8%
Steel Grey 91.9% 96.7%
Turquoise 89.6% 95.4%
Yellow 77.0% 93.2%


Shade netting is warranted for a period of 8 years against fade, mildew and mold degradation as a result of UV exposure, except the red shade cloth which is warranted against fading for 3 years.

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