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HDPE Shade Cloth

High Density Polyethlene (HDPE) Shade Cloth is ideal for shade structures           because it does not deteriorate from chemicals, mildew, rot, or sun.

  HDPE Shade Cloth Benefits: 


  • Blocks up to 96% of harmful UV rays providing unbeatable protection

  • Carries the Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval 

  • Fire Standard Compliance: NFPA 701-2010, ASTM E-84 Class A 

  • 100% Lead-free composition

  • Lightweight, mold-resistant, and flame retardant

  • Offers 10-year manufacturer's warranty against UV degradation 

  • Allows heat to escape: area under the structure will be                  approximately 25% cooler under than a solid surface structure












Each of Polyfab’s shade cloth lines, including Comtex, Polytex, and Architec 400, is created with monofilament and tape construction for added durability. The fabrics’ high strength-to-weight ratio, Raschel Knit composition, and UV resistance also provide ultimate protection. All three comply with fire codes ASTM E-84 Class 1 or A rating and NFPA 701-2010. 

Using HDPE cloth manufactured by Polyfab USA, a division of Polyfab Australia, Shade-Guard custom designs shade structures and shade sails for both commercial and residential projects. Shade-Guard feels ultimate confidence in Polyfab, one of the first companies in the world to develop heavy duty knitted shade cloth with shade factors over 90%. 

Recyclable Shade Fabric
Flame-Resistant Shade Fabric
Polyfab Shade fabric approved by Melanoma Foundation
Comtex shade fabric  Lead-free certification
Comtex and Polytex shade fabric 10 year warranty
Comtex® is ideal for medium to larger residential and commercial projects that require higher tensile loadings.
Comtex shade cloth color chart
Polytex® is recommended for residential and small commercial installations with unsupported spans of 25 feet or less. 
Polyfab shade cloth color chart
Architec 400 shade fabric 12 year warranty
Architec 400  
Designed for large commercial tension membrane structures and shade sails, this fabric   incorporates the latest in ultra violet stabilizers providing improved color consistency and colorfastness.
Architec 400 shade fabric color chart

In addition to our Polyfab line, we can access nearly any fabric you desire.


           Check our two newest shade cloth lines below!

Sunbrella Contour

Sunbrella Contour is a rich, textured shade fabric delivering the ultimate in UV protection, color uniformity, and long-lasting performance. It features a unique, patent-pending construction that emphasizes its rich 15 color offerings.


Offering optimal light transmission, Sunbrella Contour filters light while still allowing water to pass through. Sunbrella Contour is more supple and less abrasive than other shade fabrics, offering easier fabrication and installation. Creases and wrinkles that may appear during fabrication will quickly smooth out after the installation. Ideal for many applications where the aesthetic of a textured fabric is desired. 


Sunbrella Contour is GREENGUARD® certified and carries a 10-year warranty against the loss of color and strength due to normal usage and exposure to the elements.


FR Standards Met: California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 Class 1. 

Commercial FR300        (SaFRshade™) 

Made from UV stabilized HDPE monofilament and tape yarns. Commercial FR 300 has a specialized lock stitch knit for more air movement and better channeling of cool breezes. It is constructed to block up to 95% of harmful UV rays. Commercial FR 300 is recyclable, tear resistant and will not crack, rot or fade and has a 10 year manufacturer's warranty against UV degradation. It is 100% lead and phthalate free. GREENGUARD® and OEKO-TEX® Certified.


FR Standards Met: NFPA 701; ASTM E84, Class A; CSFM Section 13115.


The first California State Fire Marshall approved architectural shade material that is both 100% lead and phthalate free! 

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