Many crops can benefit from wind shelter and for some it’s essential for plants at an early age. Redpath windbreak is also used to protect your home and surrounding environment from excessive or persistent winds.
Redpath import and distribute a range of high quality windbreak fabrics for use in horticulture, animal shelters and for the home garden. A commercial grade monofilament construction is used with UV stabilisation properties to make it well suited to New Zealand and Australian conditions.
Redpath windbreak is the same family of fabrics as the Redpath shadecloth range, and it can be used for windbreak duties. The three different weights of cloths (grams per sqm) will give differing levels of wind shelter.
Widths vary dependent on the grade and include 970mm, 2m, 4m and 6m widths. Roll lengths are 50 metres, although you can purchase a cut length of any width or grade. Minimum length is 6m, and in increments of 2m. (see cut length options below)
The 2m, 4m and 6m sized rolls are folded in half for ease of shipping.
Redpaths UV stabilised windbreak cloth is regularly quoted by our customers as being able to last 10 years or more. Our commercial grade windbreak is a trusted brand and is used nationwide by farmers, horticulturists, nurseries, councils and government departments.
The wind protection factor stated is ‘nominal’ – Wind protection factors will vary depending on the design of the windbreak, the aspect of the windbreak to the relevant wind direction, wind-speed and the condition and cleanliness of the windbreak fabric.
GSM ‘grams per square metre’ is also nominal as this weight is an average weight across the full roll and can vary due to the manufacturing knitting process.
NOTE: Always order a slightly wider and longer length of cloth than your structure measures, – this is so that you have enough cloth leftover to secure the cloth to whatever design structure your are fitting it too.
Select the weight (gsm) of wind cloth that you or your consultant best think suits your crop and location needs (we can post you small samples upon request to assist)
Densities of wind cloth and width of rolls:
Light wind shelter: Black & Black/green colour, with 5 year UV pro-rata warranty, lasts up to 10 years
SIZES: 970mm, 2m, 4m and 6m wide x 50m rolls, – or purchase by the metre.
Medium wind shelter Black/green colour with 10 year UV pro-rata warranty, lasts up to 10 years
SIZES: 970mm, 2m, 4m or 6m wide x 50m rolls, – or purchase by the metre.
Heavy wind shelter: Black/green colour with 10 year uv pro-rata warranty, lasts up to 10 years
SIZES: 2m or 4m wide x 50m rolls, – or purchase by the metre.
Please note that the Covid19 pandemic is causing some supply and delivery issues at the moment for some grades and sizes of windcloth, if the size is ‘out of stock’ please call us on free Ph 0508733728 to check on expected arrival of the next shipment.
Sewing pockets into the edges of the windcloth and then threading a wire through the pocket is often the best way to reliably secure windcloth. The pocket wire can be then tied to a cable or main support wire on your structure. Redpath can quote you for the pocket sewing option.
Another option is to use Redpath wind ‘butterfly’ clips as a simpler way to secure windcloth to a wire or cable; they are supplied in packs of 50 or a more efficient 200 or 2000. Typically you would use approximately three clips per metre at the edge of the shadecloth. The clips are suited to lighter uses for windbreaks. See below for purchasing.
Redpath Duralock 2, aluminium track clipping system may also be used to secure the shadecloth fabric to the buildings framework See link page HERE
Heavy duty clips available