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How To Add A Dog Kennel Cover To A Behlen Dog Kennel

Adding a Kennel cover to your Behlen dog kennel serves to provide comfort and protection from rain, snow, and sunlight to your dog and help the dog feel secure in its environment. So, housing a dog in an outdoor kennel isn’t enough. Ensuring your dog’s comfort and security by adding a dog kennel cover is just as important as the kennel itself.

One of the most renowned makers of dog kennels is Behlen Country, and like most other producers, Behlen Country Club’s kennels come without kennel covers and so requiring the buyer to purchase them separately. Some considerations should be given when adding a kennel cover your Behlen Country Club dog kennel:

First, as a dog owner, you should evaluate the different options at your disposal before purchasing a kennel cover. You will have to ask yourself if you are going to build one yourself or purchase an already made roof cover. There are some advantages to building the kennel cover yourself. You’ll be able to construct a kennel cover exactly how you want it and by sourcing materials locally, you should be able to save a few bucks on materials and shipping costs.

However, building a dog kennel cover yourself is not without its downsides. You would be expected to have some basic knowledge of what’s required to properly construct a dog kennel roof cover such as the measurement and the number of trusses, required to build a long lasting kennel cover. Time is another factor to consider. If you’re looking to have your kennel roof cover installed in a few days, you might want to consider other options.

Additionally building your own kennel cover may require the purchase of tools that you don’t already have such as:

• Power drill
• Pencil
• Level
• Yardstick or tape measure
• Screwdriver
• Jigsaw
• Circular saw or handsaw
• Working gloves
• Safety glasses

Another option for doing it yourself is to purchase a Do-It-Yourself kennel cover kit such as the’s DIY 10 x 10 Kennel Cover for chain link Kennel, which comes with instructions for pipe cutting, connectors, ball bungees, clamps and a 10 x 12 sun blocker/waterproof tarp.

If you decide to purchase an already made kennel cover for your Behlen dog kennel, you’ll be saving yourself the time needed to buy all the materials required, which may even be difficult sourcing in your local area, save cost resulting from wrong measurements, and also have the advantage of having multiple options to choose from, so as to have a good kennel cover over your Behlen Country Club. You are also saved the stress of looking for tools if you are buying an already made kennel cover.

In shopping for a new kennel cover, there are some important factors that need to be given consideration before one makes a purchasing decision. These include:
• Affordability. Does the price of the kennel you intend on purchasing fall within your budget?
• The type and the number of trusses required. It is widely agreed that the more trusses, the stronger the kennel cover frame will be. Trusses are categorized into peak end (required for each end) and peak center.
• Pitch. Consideration should also be given to the pitch of the kennel cover among pitches that range from low to medium.

When it comes to already made kennel covers, modular kennel covers are the best in the market. They are durable, and unlike others that may last only a year or so, modular kennel cover tarps have a three year life span. The kennel roof covers sold by are flexible, can fit most kennels and are easily adjustable. The waterproof tarps that come with the kennel cover are Polyethylene, UV treated and easy to install with the ball bungees that come with the kennel cover kits. Get a dog kennel cover and make your Behlen Country Club Kennel a more accommodating home for your dog.