What is Shade Factor?
This allows designers to choose an appropriate level of shade for different applications. Whether this may be a high level of shade for an outdoor play area or a lesser level of shade for plants in a garden centre.
Shade factor may not necessarily relate to Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR) Block. For example a shadecloth that offers a shade factor of 77 may offer a UVR block of 93%. That is, visible light is still allowed to pass through the fabric but the fabric still absorbs an amount of UVR