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Clearance priced 6 foot wide colored knit shade fabric sold by the foot. No custom hem or grommet work with this sunscreen material. Hem and grommet is only available with our custom size panels.

In practice, you can expect 8-10 years of service from a knit shade panel with proper installation. Especially with removal and storage of pergola cover in the winter months when not needed for cooling. Abrasion from rubbing against structure is what degrades a panel in the long run, not simple exposure to sunlight, so always install patio covers laced taut. We do not provide any custom hemming or grommeting with these six foot wide premium colored sunscreen materials - they are only sold by the foot (plain cloth). Very fabric-like, this knit material is easily cut with a razor knife or scissors. Use a yardstick for straight lines across folded panel. The two sides of 6 foot wide material are loom bound, not raw cut, with both edges knitted back upon themselves for a bound factory hem. The two cut ends are normally folded over once or twice for a mock hem to hide the cut, so plan for up to one foot extra. Some clients reinforce folded edges by sewing with or without solid 2-3/4 inch wide webbing folded over the edge. Any home sewing machine is capable of sewing shade cloth. We do not sell thread, but any local fabric or craft store will sell 'upholstery' thread. Knitted shade materials are lockstitched fabric, so hemming the ends is not a necessity, but it does make for a much cleaner professional look and secure anchor point. When not installing grommets or plastic locking clips, protect fabric with large fender washers or install with batten boards. Atop a wood frame trellis, for instance, the folded hem can be sandwiched under (or rolded around) a 1by2 batten board nailing/mounting strip of wood. Elastomeric or silicone caulks are suggested adhesives. Please read our Project Planning Guide with patio pergola cover installation tips and shade trellis design examples.

In addition to the 6 foot wide knit shade fabric detailed on this page, we have:
PRE-MADE ready-to-ship hem and grommet rectangle panels of various sizes
CUSTOM SIZE knit shade panels with hem and grommet - automatically quoted

6 foot wide knit shade sold by the running, lineal foot
$2.59 per foot discounted to $2.29 at 40 feet and $2.09 at 75 feet
premium grade Evergreen 70%, Black 71% and Brick Red 76% shade factor
no hem or grommet work is available with these colored fabrics
FREE Shipping via UPS Ground to 48 contiguous states only

Length in feet:

Premium grade six foot wide knit shade material sold by the foot.

Evergreen 70%         Black 71%            Brick Red 76%

$239 clearance priced 150 foot long by 6 foot wide rolls
discounted to $229 each for 2 - $224 at 4 - $219 each for 6 or more of same color
premium grade Evergreen 70%, Black 71% and Brick Red 76% shade factor
FREE Shipping via UPS Ground to 48 contiguous states only
Sorry... no APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, US VI, Mexico or Canada
material will leave by the next business day via UPS Ground

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Up close in person, all three colors have the same basic knit appearance and opening sizes for 70% to 76% shade factor. A 'factory hem' is knitted along both sides of six foot material width, as shown on the bottom edge of the Brick Red and Chocolate (last two) swatches. Larger custom size shade panels with hem and grommet are available, just not with these colored knit materials. These three fabrics are only sold six foot wide 'off-the-bolt' by the lineal/running foot. Our premium knit stretches VERY little, so no need to plan for that, but do anticipate folding the ends over at least once or twice. It will not unravel when cut or torn, but folding allows for a nicer appearance without requiring a perfect cut the first time. Just in case, we always cut your order a little long and ship a few extra inches. All colors and densities of these knit shade materials have the same engineering specifications. Composition is tape over tape, course count is 10 SPI, weight ASTM-D3776 is 3.24 ounce per square yard, break strength grab method ASTM-D5034 is Warp 75.7 pounds and Fill 63.7 pounds, break elongation grab method ASTM-5034 is Warp 29.1% and Fill 55.7%, tear strength trapezoid ASTM-D5587 #1 is Warp 32.5 pounds and Fill 33.8 pounds, ball bursting strength ASTM-D3786 is 145.7 psi. These knit materials sold in six foot width, carry a five year manufacturer's replacement warranty.

Locking clip shade netting fasteners for attaching to cable, fencing, lashing, and nailing

Professional duty fasteners specifically made for shade netting - plastic locking clips

Front side and back of clip showing the 7 barbs
that penetrate fabric for a gentle, yet secure hold.

shade netting plastic locking clip fasteners for patio covers

Locking clips can be installed with nail, screw, hook
or clamped directly onto bungee, rope, or steel cable.

$15 per 36 count bag @ 41.6 cents
$13 per bag at 4 bags (144 clips)
... $52 for 144 clips @ 36.1 cents
$11 per bag at 7 bags (252 clips)
... $77 for 252 clips @ 30.5 cents
$9 per bag at 10 bags (360 clips)
... $90 for 360 clips @ 25 cents
$7 per bag at 30 bags (1080 clips)
... $210 for 1080 clips @ 19.5 cents

Quantity:

FREE Shipping to 48 contiguous United States
Sorry... no APO/FPO, HI, AK, PR, US VI, Mexico or Canada
Up to 4 bags are mailed USPS - 5 bags and more ship UPS

We do not sell grommet kits or nailing plates, since these locking clip fasteners are so much more effective and long lasting on plain cloth panels. Our commercial grade locking clips are heavy duty fasteners with longer barbs than 'residential grade' locking clips commonly found in stores. These professional-duty commercial grade UV stabilized plastic locking clips are 1-1/2" wide by 1" tall and will easily penetrate at least two or three layers of thick material for a nice strong folded hem. Please note that locking clips are not normally used with taped, reinforced sewn hems. While possible to penetrate a reinforced hem by punching two starter holes for the main barbs, clips are typically used with folded-over plain cloth only. Specifically designed for tying guy wires off or wrapping the fabric onto chain link fence, cable, or rope (up to 5/16 inch diameter), the large surface area ensures your material will not be damaged when pulled taut. They have TWO front holes for maximum versatility: a small 3/16" hole at top for hook (as pictured) or screw and a larger 5/16" hole in middle for lag bolt (as pictured). The pass-through opening across top/center will hold up to 5/16" diameter cable or rope (as pictured with red bungee). Shown above left is front and back of a netting locking clip and above right is a clip being installed, showing several options (we do not supply the S hooks and lag bolts). You can even put one on each side of fabric (instead of folding over the edge) for a center-mounted fastening point in the middle of a panel. Fold over the edge of material once or twice and and then snap clip into place with barbs locking into other side of fastener. These clips are very effective on chain link fences to stop movement in the wind.

Detail showing locking clips laced to 1-3/8 galvanized pipe frame

Our commercial-duty locking clips are custom made for securely attaching knit shade material directly to chain link and wire mesh fencing for privacy, animal enclosures, dust control, visual barrier, wind screen, or sun screen. Shown above, locking clips are laced with rope to 1-3/8 inch diameter galvanized pipe shade trellis frame made with commonly available 'top rail' fencing pipe. Below, our locking clips have been attached directly to the wire mesh fencing on a gate.

Plastic locking clip fasteners for use with knit shade netting

Wind can whip a loose lanai cover or shade canopy, causing damage. That's why locking clips are traditionally placed about one foot on center around the perimeter. You can also install locking clips in the middle of a panel, by 'mating' them, with one on each side of the shade fabric. NEVER never attempt to pull a panel from the corners only, especially not with a fixed fastener, like a screw or nail. Best practice is to lace all four sides to the structure, using rope from every clip, to spread the stress out evenly. To anchor a panel with fixed fastener, instead of a rope, presents an undue amount of stress and no 'give'. The more evenly stretched and supported, the stronger the panel and structure it is attached to. Shade panels are typically laced to a frame: tie rope or galvanized cable to corner post and run it through a grommet, around the trellis or pipe frame, back through the next grommet, and back around the structure... all the way to the corner, where you pull it tight and secure (often with a turnbuckle to tighten as need be). When not lacing around the structure itself, a pipe, board or fasteners (horseshoe nails or eyelet screws) can be installed on structure and then the panel laced to it. Instead of horseshoe nails or eyelet screws, it is common to simply install deck screws at an angle into top of wood pergola (leave about an inch exposed) and then lace panel from grommets to exposed, angled screw shanks. And keep in mind that the anchor points atop trellis do not have to line up exactly with the clips... nice, but not necessary. We do not sell the pipe, rope, cable, turnbuckles, horseshoe nails or eyelet screws, as these items are commonly available at any building supply center.

These three knit materials sold in six foot width all carry a five year manufacturer's replacement warranty. In practice, you can expect at least 8-10 years of service with proper installation, especially when removed in the winter months when not needed for cooling. Abrasion (rubbing against structure) is what degrades a panel in the long run, not simple exposure to sunlight, so always install taut and consider hanging on the underside of trellis, instead of pulling across the top. Rinsing off your panel occasionally to remove accumulated grit is another life-extending tip as is rolling up panels for storage instead of folding. There are more ways to install a shade panel than there are installers, so installation tips are always presented with Good, Better, Best choices. For instance, the Best ropes are marine grade, used for sail rigging, but any rope is Good enough. Better ropes will advertise product as UV Stabilized for outdoor use. Lacing from grommet to structure (or cable) with cordage is a Best case scenario , with large 1/4 inch plus diameter rope displacing "loft and sail wind-load" most effectively onto clip. Good enough is to simply run your cable through locking clip on each side. Corners-only attachment directly to the shade sail or panel is just not a good idea. Why stress the fabric by pulling on only four points? With locking clips every foot on center around the perimeter, the cable or structure receives all the stress, abrasion, and tension from the rope, while keeping the panel taut without abrasion.

WOOD FRAMES can lace the panels atop or HANG BELOW the trellis to help prevent abrasion and
lashed/laced with rope from grommets to nails or screws on the pergola frame prevents movement.
Note that shade panels are commonly hung from the bottom, rather than stretched across the top.

90 percent shade factor black knit over a wood frame pergola    90 percent shade factor black knit over a wood frame pergola

Year-round installations over wooden trellis, lanai and pergolas are commonly 'raw material' plain cloth stretched atop and held in place with 1by2 wood strips (batten boards) around the edges, sandwiching the plain cloth between the trellis and outer trim wood (the batten board). An improvement is to roll the 1by2 up into the material, then nail it in place. This technique makes it very easy to apply lots of tension on the 1by2 rolled up into shade cloth... and to easily let-out a little material by unrolling a bit. Just fold cut edge of material for a mock hem and staple or nail in place. Be sure to use galvanized or stainless steel fasteners to avoid rusting and abraiding the material.

Highest strength stainless steel cable is typically advertised 'Aircraft Quality' which allows for using thinner diameter braided. Do not use vinyl coated or galvanized steel cables, as the vinyl coating turns yellow and cracks, needing replaced long before the cable fails. Tip for larger commercial projects with lots of tension on cables is to weld your anchor eyelets so they cannot bend open. The stress placed on anchor points in a long cable installation can easily bend poorly-made eyelet bolts open. We do not sell rope, cable, turnbuckles, or eyelet screws since they are commonly available at your local building supply center. Larger projects can use the assistance of an engineer, but we do not supply any engineering services and cannot offer any local referrals for structural design assistance. Material weighs less than half an ounce per square foot, so weight is not the issue, but rather loft and sail.

Free air conditioning!

Create cooler 'micro-climates' along south facing walls, sidewalks, pergolas, playgrounds, and pet runs. Shading the south side of your home will prevent radiant heat gain from direct sunlight, greatly lowering your air conditioning bill.

Cut that heat on your patio with a shadecloth pergola cover and keep sunlight out of the house with
 our knitted shade fabric

Even at the highest density, shade fabric does not trap heat underneath, like a rainproof tarp, metal roof, or plastic pergola patio cover. Knit shade canopies, pergola, trellis or lanai covers not only provide sun screening to block excess solar heat gain, they create a very favorable micro-climate right next to structures. This cooling effect for the home is under-rated... outside ambient climate/temperature can be dropped well more than fifteen degrees with such effective shading and ventilation. The secret with shade netting is that it allows heated air to rise up and pass through its open knit.

Indoor vertically hung Black 71% knit 'drapes' providing privacy while preserving view.
From outside, your privacy can be nearly complete viewed from an angle or at a distance.
Avoid backlighting by placing room lighting up front, near the windows, not behind you.

View out office windows through 70 percent black knit on a sunny day


privacy and preserving the view while blocking sunlight and dissipating heat

Up close, you can see through any density/color of shade cloth, but as you move farther away (20 plus feet) and at an angle, it becomes much more difficult to see objects on the other side clearly.
The image below is looking out through our 71% black knit, directly above our stunt dog. Mind you, the intense backlighting with sunny day, super white snow foreground exaggerates the clarity, but this 71% black knit is a good compromise between preserving view from inside and creating a sense of privacy from outside. Looking in from across the yard about 20 feet away, the view is very nearly opaque, as shown in image above. Refraction off glass is a good part of the effect, but the key is lack of back lighting. At night with a light behind you (back lit), the shade material would naturally provide much less privacy. Direct natural light can overpower, washing interior rooms with glare on a sunny winter day. Knitted shade material drapes, sheer or curtain are an easy way to control the indoor environment passively. The shade netting catches a large percentage of direct solar gain, dissipating the heat, and stratifying the energy to best radiant benefit (always hottest around material).

View from outside looking in - about 20 feet away through 70 percent black knit on a sunny day

We don't sell roll-up shade screen mechanisms, but here's Tried and True DIY project plans
Six foot is the optimal stock width, with larger rolling shades taking two people, one at each end, to pull separate ropes.
When not using a stock width, the cut exposed edges will need to be sewn on a home sewing machine to avoid curling.
Drapes are an easier approach with cable through grommets top & bottom and pulled to one side like a shower curtain.

Left click for printable plans for a simple roll-up shade.

Shade fabric is perfect for vertical wind screens, dust blocking, snow or privacy fencing.
Locking clips can be installed on plain cloth instead of customizing with hem and grommet.
Braided steel cable can be run top and bottom or locking clips screwed directly to wood fence.

Privacy fence cover with knit fabric draped over existing wooden fence

At left is one of our six foot wide knit fabrics draped along the ugly back-side of an old cedar privacy fence. With small holes in weave, up close you can see through any density/color of shade cloth. But as you move farther away (20 plus feet) and at an angle, it becomes much more difficult to distinguish objects on the other side. Do not expect total privacy from a single layer of any knitted fabric and even with two layers, a person standing with their face pressed against the fabric can see through. All colors resist fading very well and will normally last over ten years in vertical applications, especially when you take the time to design such that abrasion is avoided with panel not rubbing against fence and well supported with plastic locking clips and batten boards, as seen here.

Six foot wide material used as free-form shade panels hung individually atop a yacht.
Locking clips should be placed one every foot on center, not two foot as shown.
By fastening only the ends, installation is weaker, but panels can be easily removed.

Sun canopy / shade cover draped over the deck of the Westward. Built in 1924, this 86 foot Seattle based yacht is headed for South Pacific where shade covers make all the difference.

This is the six foot wide plain cloth page... click here for the main shadecloth page
various colors and knit densities automatically quoted with or without hem and grommet
custom sized rectangle panels made to order - up to 32 foot wide and as long as you wish
Project Planning Guide with installation tips and shade trellis design examples



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Tracking information is emailed following shipment on all orders so client can anticipate delivery date. Custom size shade panels are made-to-order and can take up to ten business days to produce and ship. All other 'stock items' normally ship within three business days. Should you not receive email shipping information, please send a request for tracking number in writing to: service@thenaturalhome.com. Note it can take up to 48 hours for a given tracking number to appear on transportation company website. During this time, shipment status may be listed as "order processed and ready for pickup". Traditionally, this just means the shipment has not yet reached transportation company terminal and scanned after being unloaded from truck that picked those package(s) up. Overdue shipments must be reported to merchant in writing within one week after anticipated delivery date. Cardholder hereby agrees that only two possibilities exist for a shipment that did not arrive as anticipated. Possibility #1) Transportation company shows shipment as still being in-transit. In this case, merchant will file a 'tracer' request on behalf of cardholder with transportation company and they will search for box(es) at all company freight terminals. Cardholder is required to fully cooperate by filling out any forms requested, returning any voice messages left, and replying to any email messages sent by transportation company or merchant. Your patience and consideration is required and greatly appreciated while transportation company attempts to find the shipment. Replacement or refund is authorized solely at merchant discretion. Cardholder is not permitted to cancel order. Cardholder is not permitted to dictate choice of replacement or refund. And cardholder is not permitted to dictate time frame for settlement and ultimate delivery date for merchandise. Possibility #2) Transportation company shows shipment as being delivered. In this case, merchant will file a 'lost shipment' claim on behalf of cardholder with transportation company. A lost shipment claim can take up to two weeks to resolve and unfortunately, the transportation company rarely, if ever, pays the insurance claim. Ideally, we only ship to cardholder, personally, at their residence or business 'home' credit card billing address, but regardless of designated drop site and receiving person and whether or not a signature was required at time of delivery, cardholder is solely responsible for merchandise security after drop is confirmed by transportation company. After transportation company confirms delivery to shipping address, no signature required, there will be no refund or replacement for lost or stolen merchandise for any reason. Cardholder must immediately file a theft report with their local police department for item stolen from property or designated drop site. Cardholder hereby agrees to relinquish any and all right to file a credit card chargeback sales reversal for merchandise lost in transit by transportation company or merchandise reported lost or stolen after delivery is confirmed by transportation company. Should cardholder file a chargeback in violation of this terms of service agreement, cardholder will be held responsible for reimbursement of any and all merchant services processing fees incurred as a result of the frivolous chargeback, which can be anywhere from $35 up to several hundred dollars.

Shade Panel Production

Our commercial grade knitted shadecloth carries a one year manufacturer's replacement warranty against defects in material and workmanship. You can expect at least 5 years of service when installed properly and well over ten years when used seasonally in a temperate climate. Client must inspect shade panels within one week of delivery in order to be able to report any damages. Rips, tears, and aesthetic damage you find more than one week after delivery are not reimbursed or replaced by the freight carrier or TheNaturalHome.com. Additionally, merchandise that has been installed is not eligible for return or replacement for damage claims. Fabric is knitted polyolefin, primarily high density polyethylene HDPE, specially treated for durability and UV resistance. Wind damage from loose panel whipping, snagging, and abrading against the structure or cable framework is much more harmful in the long run than simple exposure to sunlight. Knit shade material should be installed hung underneath, not pulled across the top of cable or framework, to avoid abrasion and snagging damage. Chemical, fire, heat, abrasion, and snagging damage are not covered under manufacturer warranty. Shade panel warranty inspection returns must be authorized in advance and returned freight prepaid to designated location for visual inspection. TheNaturalHome.com will only pay the cost to ship warranty repaired or replaced merchandise back to client after inspection confirms damage was a material or workmanship defect. The following are trade-standard, non-valid reasons for requesting warranty inspection: First, there is no up-down, right-left, top-bottom or front-back reference point for any panel. Panel 'Width and Length' are measured from outside-edge to outside-edge of the sewn perimeter hem at the four corners only. Knit material has inherent tension and flex in the looming process that will resolve aesthetic issues when installed taut with rope lacing. Grommets on one side of panel are unlikely to line up with grommets on the opposite side or from one grommeted pinch pleat to the next. Exact one foot on-center grommet spacing, specific grommeted pinch pleat centering, and special placement on a particular side for grommets is not warranted. Any panel over 12 foot wide may have a noticeable factory knitted loom splice seam without notice in advance since the 20, 26, and 32 foot wide stock roll width fabrics are manufactured on side-by-side looms. We traditionally cover this seam with a grommeted pinch pleat, but it is possible to order plain cloth without a center GPP, per automated quoting form. Aesthetic issues are not warranted. For instance, the White 50% color knitted shade material can sometimes arrive with patches of orange discoloration and spotting as a result of the manufacturing process. This discoloration will dissipate after installation in the sunlight. Shade material may always be slightly wrinkled from rolling onto storage tube or shipping and knit appearance can vary from sample swatches presented and may also vary between various stock widths. Minor aesthetic flaws in knit appearance, stitching, and snags are not a structural panel failure problem and not warranted. Shade material is lockstitch knitted to prevent structural unraveling. Longevity is the same regardless of aesthetic appearance flaws in the fabric knit or perimeter webbing. If need be, one can use needle and thread to pull small flaws together and super-glue sealed. It is not considered a warranty-related defect unless it affects panel performance. Special fire resistant certified shade materials are not available. The finish 'Length' ordered is what we produce by cutting enough fabric to fold hem and GPP. The only time to anticipate deviation in finish dimension purchased is when 'Width' is a stock material width of 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 26 and 32 foot. Then, finish 'Width' is likely going to be two to three inches less after folding and sewing perimeter hem and any length-wise grommeted pinch pleats. ALL other times, the size panel you request is the finish size we do our very best to produce. Knitted shade netting is inherently difficult to work with due to tension releasing when cut to custom sizes, so trade-standard warranty for free replacement is a four inch tolerance. As measured at four corners, any error of five inches, or more, is warranted for free remake, replacement, or refund at our sole discretion. This accuracy guarantee does not apply to shapes other than rectangles or any panel dimension over 32 foot. Errors of less than five inches are considered for remedy on a case-by-case basis only when the panel has not been installed and can be resold as a new-unused remnant. Special grommet placement requests are not warranted and grommet spacing at exactly one foot on center is not warranted. Click here for knit shade material engineering specifications and product MSDS sheet.

Warranty and Warnings

Merchandise purchased from TheNaturalHome.com is covered only under that product's manufacturer warranty. Client is solely responsible for presenting all claims under those warranties directly to the warrantor. TheNaturalHome.com makes no consultation, service work, or system design warranties, whether express or implied and shall not in any way be held responsible for any customer misuse of Our products or misunderstanding of any and all of Our designs, whether express or implied. All responsibility and liability for any and all damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic files of this site are disclaimed. All information contained within this site and supplied by any and all TheNaturalHome.com consultations, design work and service work is governed by the following information disclaimer. Be aware that septic tank effluent, composting toilet materials, and greywater alike contain bodily fluids and as such are regulated as Hazardous Materials by the Federal government. Such hazardous materials (raw sewage) should be handled only by licensed professionals trained in the proper safety procedures and using proper safety equipment. If you are unsure of the correct handling and safety procedures, please check with your local health department for more detailed information.

Installation and Liability

Merchandise purchased from or through TheNaturalHome.com must be installed by a licensed professional installer and in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and local/state/federal electrical, plumbing, health and building department regulations. Building department regulation requirements differ from one town to the next and it is the Client's sole responsibility to ensure compliance. This is particularly important with hard-wired electric kitchen appliances and hoods, gas refrigerators, septic systems, greywater projects, and composting toilets. Even shade panel installations can come under local regulatory scrutiny (pull permits) in some parts of the United States. Client understands that shade panels are not rated for any fire resistance and hereby confirms that no fire resistance has been expressed or implied by Seller for Merchandise. Client is solely responsible for purchasing (pulling), and coordinating all of the inspections for all of the necessary electrical, plumbing, grading, road, health and building permits for their project. Some of these services, as requested, can be provided to Our Summit County, Colorado Clients where TheNaturalHome.com is a licensed and insured general Contractor (license number 6) and septic system installer (license number 69). TheNaturalHome.com is not an architectural nor an engineering firm. We do Our best to consult on your project, but site specific engineering, load calculations, soil viability testing, and/or custom blueprinting are not included in any consultation service or system package We sell.

Art and Data Release

Client does hereby irrevocably consent to and authorize the anonymous use and reproduction by Us, or anyone authorized by Us, of any and all artwork, digital images, or stories submitted via email, phone or fax. Our primary concern is protection of your privacy. We never release Client information to anyone for any reason, so any use would be purely anonymous. We will not pay a fee or provide compensation of any sort, now or hereafter, for information, solicited or otherwise, that We share. Client hereby agrees to allow reproductions to be presented online or in printed format and hereby gives Us unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish artwork, stories or digital images submitted without restriction as to changes or reproduction hereof in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. This agreement shall be binding upon Client and their heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Information Disclaimer

The information from or through this site and from or through Architerra Enterprises, Inc. (d.b.a. The Natural Home Building source and TheNaturalHome.com is provided 'as-is', 'as available', and any and all warranties, express or implied, are disclaimed (including but not limited to the disclaimer of any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). We are not an engineering or architectural design firm. We are not licensed electricians or plumbers. We do not accept any legal liability whatsoever for any 'errors and omissions' perceived or otherwise. Any and all consultation given, or website information provided, may contain typos, errors, omissions, problems, or other limitations. Merchandise specifications are subject to change at any time by manufacturer without any advance notice from Our company or the manufacturer. Product specifications and installation instructions are likewise subject to possible error and may change at any time without Our knowledge. Blueprints, sketches, and any written consultation are provided for informational educational purposes only and not intended for construction-ready application without approval first by locally licensed structural engineer and local building department regulations. Our sole and entire maximum liability for any inaccurate information, for any reason, and user's sole and exclusive remedy for any cause whatsoever, shall be limited to the amount paid by the customer for the information received (if any cost was involved). We are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages including but not limited to damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation, or the like, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of this website, communications, and information provided without such limitations. No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, integrity, reliability, currentness, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation. Complaints by Client to any rating agency, company review, or personal referral concerning Merchant or Merchandise in direct disregard of this terms of service agreement are to be considered libel and will be prosecuted as such, if need be.

Consultation and Service

Written and verbal consultation on the specifics of any project is governed by this terms of service agreement, with or without purchase of Merchandise. Technical assistance is different with us because Our staff members live with what We sell. Housing, septic, composting and greywater systems all include free on-going consultation, so We'll take the time to answer your questions and ensure your project is a success. At the very least, We strive to save you money by avoiding costly mistakes, both short and long term. If We don't have an answer to your question right on the spot, We'll take the time to research it further and get back to you. We can consult on the phone, if you wish, but email allows us to much more completely answer your questions with sketches and links to related articles. Keeping everything in writing is a sure way to avoid any confusion with "you said he said" situations later. Our sustainable housing products are low-tech in nature, but their design is typically complicated by the seemingly endless installation variables for unique locations and applications. Any and all consultation (blueprints, photos, written word and sketches) purchased from TheNaturalHome.com are the intellectual, copyrighted property of TheNaturalHome.com. HTM house plans, septic system packages and greywater kit components Were designed and priced for the typical home and based upon the average soil type. Whether or not your local building department requires stamped engineer approval, you are well advised to take sample blueprints, sketch plans, and system consultation suggestions to a local professional engineer (PE). Local PEs are familiar with your soil type and more aware of unique building codes and concerns in your area. Most importantly, a local PE is readily available for the necessary site visits. your PE is then responsible for preparing a folder of notes and details which confirm the structural integrity, viability and liability for your project. TheNaturalHome.com is not an architectural design nor an engineering firm. We do Our best to consult on your project, but site specific engineering, load calculations, soil viability testing and/or custom blueprinting are not included in any consultation service or system package We sell. Communication is intended only for the paid Client recipient(s) and may be confidential and/or legally privileged and must be treated as such in accordance with state and federal laws. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken in reliance on the content is strictly prohibited.

Fiberglass Water Tubes

Water Tube and Cap ("Item") is manufactured for Client on special order basis by an independent company ("Manufacturer"). Manufacturer's warranty and guarantee, and special terms and conditions of sale and delivery apply to this Item. No warranty or guarantee is provided, expressed, or implied by Merchant, TheNaturalHome.com. Merchant and Manufacturer do not assume any liability or responsibility for damage in transit. Only the transportation company is responsible for damage in transit. Before signing and receiving Item from transportation company, Client should demand to see packing list from Item shipment. If shipment is short Item (for instance: three caps, not four) or damaged (any Item defects), refuse the goods until the transportation agent notes the shortage or damage in writing on the freight receipt waybill. Always require a copy of the annotated waybill with shortage or damage noted in writing and signed/initialed by driver.Watch for hidden damage and inspect all Items fully before signing and accepting the shipment from a freight carrier. Client signature is testament that Item arrived in the proper amount and in undamaged condition. Hidden damage or shortage (anything found after delivery) is Client's sole responsibility to file claim with transportation company. Merchant and Manufacturer do not assume any responsibility or liability for Item damage during/after installation. Manufacturer guarantees Item is up to its established standard of manufacture as to material and workmanship. In all claims, liability is limited to replacement of the invoice value of any Item claimed to be defective. Client assumes all risk and liability whatsoever resulting from the use of such Item, whether used singly or in combination with other substances. The materials purchased hereunder (Item) shall be examined and tested upon receipt thereof, and before the materials are used and within thirty days from such receipt, Client shall notify Merchant in writing of any claims on account of quality thereof. Failure to so notify Merchant shall constitute a waiver of all claims with respect to Item, and in any event the use of Item by Client shall be deemed to mean satisfactory performance on the Item and Merchant. No claim of any kind (whether as to Item delivered or for non-delivery of Item) shall be greater in amount than the purchase price of Item covered hereby with respect to which any damages are claimed. Merchant and Manufacturer will accept no returns unless previously authorized in writing with Return Merchandise Agreement. Item returned without RMA written permission is liable to non-acceptance and return at expense of Client. RMA will specify 25% restocking fee on Item, plus deduction for original cost of crating and shipping, plus Client is responsible for all return shipping arrangements and all related expenses. There are no promises, agreements, or understandings between Client and Merchant and Manufacturer not contained in this document. Should you use your own form to make a purchase based on a price quote from Merchant, the conditions contained herein shall be deemed to be incorporated in said order or contract or invoice.