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Which Side of Your Light Deprivation Tarp Faces Out to Best Support Your Greenhouse?

As a grower, you want to be certain that your yield is plentiful regardless of the growing season. That’s why you turn to helpful tools to keep your greenhouse profitable. A light deprivation tarp is just one of those tools. Whether you are a novice or an experienced grower, you should know the ins and outs of this product if you plan to use it. If you’ve ever wondered whether it matters which side of your light deprivation tarp should face out, we have the answer.

Does It Matter Which Side of a Light Deprivation Tarp Faces Out?

The simple answer is yes. Light Deprivation Covers are available in several different options, however, the one thing they have in common is a white side and a black side. What you should know is that the tarp has two different colors because each side has a job depending on your need. 

See why you might use one side over the other and a few advantages below.

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The white side reflects most of the energy falling from the visible spectrum, and keeps a consistent temperature inside your greenhouse.light deprivation tarp on greenhouse 2

Black Side Out

The black side, on the other hand, absorbs the energy of light.  When a light deprivation tarp is placed with the black side out, the energy of light is absorbed and it turns into heat and increases the temperature inside your greenhouse.

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Americover’s BOLD Light Deprivation Tarp

When it comes to superior light deprivation tarps, you need an option that is specifically made for light deprivation greenhouse applications and can be used over multiple seasons. Consider Americover’s BOLD Black Out Light Deprivation Tarp. It is an 8 mil reinforced poly sheeting with a polyester scrim to provide total darkness, reduce heat build-up and protect your crops longer than other black and white covers. Get more details on this product.

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