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Shade'n Things, Kennels Equipment & Supplies, Topeka, KS

 

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  1. How long before I get my order?
  2. Where are you located?
  3. What is the difference in your kits?
  4. What is a Truss?
  5. I have a size kennel you don't have listed can you help me?
  6. I bought a shade kit from a different company that looks like yours and it caved in ...will yours do that ?
  7. Your kit seem to be shorter than the kennel ... I want a kit that covers the whole kennel?
  8. Are your kits water proof?
  9. How long will my shade kit last?
  10. How much will shipping cost?
  11. I have one of those new heavier 1-5/8 round pipe Magnun type kennels ... will your shade kit fit my kennel?
  12. I have some questions, how do I contact you?
  13. What is the big difference with your tarps?
  14. Which kennel cover kit is right for my dog kennel?
  15. Where can I get replacement tarps and ties?

Q: How long before I get my order?
A:
Orders are shipped within 1 or 2 working days by Fed Ex ground unless specified otherwise. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your order and Fed Ex tracking number within 2 working days of placing your order.
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Q: Where are you located?
A:
We are located in Topeka, Kansas, 3835 N E Seward, 66616.
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Q: What is the difference in your kits?
A:
All our kits have the same quality tarps and bungees. The main difference is strength and reliability. The more trusses the stronger the roof. Here is a list of kits: Basic 2 Truss, Standard 3 Truss, Standard Heavy 4 or more Trusses.
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Q: What is a Truss?
A:
A Truss is an A-Frame component made up of 1 center fitting which gives us the slope, 2 tubes which gives us the width and 2 clamps which attach the truss to the kennel.
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Q: I have a size kennel, you don't have listed can you help me?
A:
Since we manufacture our frames, 99% of the time we can make a custom steel frame, we are only limited by the size of tarps we can get at a reasonable price.
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Q: I bought a shade kit from a different company that looks like yours and it caved in ... will yours do that?
A:
If you don't follow our instructions it could. The more trusses you have the better the chances your roof will survive a sudden snow storm. The most common mistake that makes any tarp shade kit fail is improper tarp installation. Tarps need to be kept taut, good quality ball bungees are a must. A tarp that is not taut will allow rain or snow to pool and you could lose your kennel or even worse, injure you pet.
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Q: Your kit seem to be shorter than the kennel. I want a kit that covers the whole kennel ?
A:
Most kennel panels have corners with a radius (ROUND CORNERS) so you lose 6"-8" on each end. Installing a shorter frame and tarp keeps the tarp taut. Our dog still has adequate shade and rain protection. If you still want full coverage please refer to the FULL FRAME option.
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Q: Are your kits water proof?
A:
Yes our 4ply 100% sunblocker tarps are also water proof.
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Q: How long will my shade kit last?
A:
The steel frame should last as long and most likely longer than your kennel. The tarps are rated 1 year usage. In my region, they are lasting 2-3 years, sometimes longer. Durability of the tarp depends on the UV factor of the sun and the acid rain in your area.
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Q: How much will shipping cost ?
A:
Our normal shipping is via Fedex Ground and the costs are calculated for your zip code (located on our website) so you pay as close to exact shipping as possible.
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Q: I have one of those new heavier 1-5/8 round pipe Magnun type kennels ... will your shade kit fit my kennel?
A:
Yes, we have a shade kit to fit these type kennels. Just make sure you let us know what type of kennel you have, so we can outfit you with the best fit for your kennel.
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Q: I have some questions, how do I contact you?
A:
You can call our office at 785-249-7898 or you can e-mail us at sales@shadenthings.com
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Q: What is the big difference with your tarps?
A:
Our sun blocker tarps are just that, thicker 4-ply, not 3-ply. And, they keep the kennel area much cooler than discount silver tarps. If you hold a discount tarp up to the sunlight and place your hand behind it, you will see the shadow of your hand. Rule of thumb is, if you can see the shadow of your hand more heat will penetrate through the tarp and these types of tarps are not suited for a dog kennel.
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Q: Which kennel cover kit is right for my dog kennel?
A:
I started like everyone else, threw a blue tarp on top of my kennel. When it rained, the water pooled in the middle of the tarp which caved in the kennel. I then went to single ridge cover but that was not a good idea for our Kansas winds. Next, I came up with a basic type of kennel cover and experimented with different pitches, high, low, etc. The pitch I offer now is by far the best all-around shade/rain system. The most care-free and worry-free shade kit is the standard/heavy kit.

Here are some suggestions: the basic 2 truss for 4,5, 6' and 7-1/2' wide kennels is suggested for all deep southern and mostly sunny regions of the country. The standard 3 truss kit is recommended for the lower mid-states and for windy locations. The standard heavy 4 truss or more truss kits are suggested for all kennels in the upper 2/3 of the country, and any mountainous, windy locations.
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Q: Where can I get replacement tarps and ties?
A:
Our silver sun blocker tarps are 4-ply and you won't find this quality for this price locally. We now offer our tarps and ball bungees to the general public on our website. Owners of our shade kits enjoy a life time discount to original owner for any replacement tarps and ball bungees and will receive a discount code for replacements.
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