Do the Homestretch crates heat up in the sun like the metal crates do?
As a general rule, no. Science tells us that metal attracts heat. Because Homestretch crates are made of fabric, it will not heat up like metal will. Homestretch crates also offer shade or partial shade, which metal crates cannot do. However, it is always important to keep animals out of direct sunshine and to mist them down or move them if it gets too hot. Remember, an optional Solar Shield or “Weather Wrap” is available and should be used to further insulate your crate on hot days.