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Canvas & Burlap Shade Cloth for Sun Protection

Canvas & Burlap Shade Cloth for Sun ProtectionBurlap or cotton-based shade cloth can be used for virtually anything! Shade cloth can be used to protect your home garden or any plants you have in an agricultural setting. The cloth protects plants from excess sun exposure, allows them to receive much-needed rain water, and also safeguards them against the wind.

If you have ever set up or taken down a temporary cloth before, you probably have noticed how much trouble it can be. A permanent shade screen would have to be set up only once. Shade cloth comes in a variety of sizes and colors, and you can also have one custom made if you need a certain shape.

Shade cloth can be used in many different places. This blog will focus on five of them, as well as offer some tips on how to properly care for it.

Around the Home

A patio area is an excellent place for a shade cloth, as it can provide you with protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays and extreme heat during the summer. It will also keep the inside of your home cooler because the screen will prevent direct sunlight from coming in. You can use the cloth to keep your yard or pool hidden from your nosy neighbors, or for gazebo covers, umbrellas, and play areas. You can even use it to screen in a porch.

For Camping

Heavy tarps offer shelter and privacy for camping spaces. They are treated with a water- and UV-resistant coating to keep you safe and dry. They can also be used to cover equipment that may need protection with heavy-duty cloths. They come in all colors, sizes, and shapes and can easily be installed and taken down.

Pets & Livestock

Dogs, as well as any other pets you may have in dog runs and kennels, small cages, or chicken coops, will be protected from the elements with canvas or burlap shade cloth. It can also provide shade in the pasture for livestock. The materials are durable and can be repaired with water-resistant cement when necessary.

Athletic Fields

Outdoor cloths are useful for bleachers and dugouts to keep spectators cool and to protect them from the usual dangers within an athletic setting. They also prevent the wind from blowing onto the field or the spectators when they are situated around the fences.

Burlap and canvas screens block UVB and UVA rays, prevent air from becoming stagnant, and let rain in while keeping pools of water out. The screens can be mounted using prepared rolls, triangles, or squares. When properly maintained, they will look good for many seasons.

Taking Proper Care of Shade Cloth

In order for shade cloth to last for many years, you must take good care of it. While the material is constructed from naturally-strong fibers, it is not resistant to tears. In the event that the cloth becomes torn, it should be replaced immediately before the tears become worse. If your tarp isn’t pitched correctly, mildew and mold can grow over time due to water exposure. A finish coating should be applied to the canvas to keep it protected from proliferating mildew and the sun’s UV rays.

When your shade cloth is no longer in use, it should be wiped until it is completely dry and clean and placed in a dry area where the outside elements won’t touch it, so it will last for many years to come.

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