External Greenhouse Shades
Alitex greenhouse shades are recommended to optimize and control heat and light levels. They are made from commercial quality shading material which is a polyolefin-based fabric interwoven with thin aluminum strip to give a coverage of 65% shading.
The aluminum strips reflect the sun’s rays away from the greenhouse. They reduce light intensity and therefore plant scorch, whilst helping to keep temperatures reduced.
The shades are fitted to the outside of the aluminum structure to prevent the glass from heating up and to keep direct sunlight out. They are installed between the glasshouse ridge and gutter. Fitting the blinds to the inside of the greenhouse is not as effective, the heat would have already made its way through the glass and into the greenhouse.
A spring-loaded aluminum roller keeps the greenhouse shade under permanent tension. A cord-pulley system enables the shade to be operated easily at ground level. The system also prevents the shade moving in the wind.
External Greenhouse Shade Features
- The shades are designed to fit your greenhouse structure, they can either run along the side elevation or the gable end
- Fitted to the outside of the structure, the blinds have been designed specifically for Alitex greenhouses
- The blinds can easily be taken off of the greenhouse by unhooking the metal catches at the top – this is especially beneficial if heavy winds or storms are predicted
- You can clean the blinds with a pressure washer and we recommend keeping the blinds retracted when not needed, or if stormy weather is predicted