Mounting instructions:

Most people will devise their own system that works best for their equipment, but here are some suggestions.

For more detailed instructions for installation and high wind applications please click on the tab below. Please also watch the video for more information.

These instructions are included with each roll:

Recommended tools needed for installation:

Rechargeable drills that have a slip clutch are important to speed up installation and not strip out the screws.  Experiment with your drills to find the lowest setting that works, which is often the lowest setting.  In all of our testing, we have never had a screw pull out of a hutch, unless its threads were stripped by not setting the slip clutch on a drill.

For windy locations, one roll of Nashua FLEXFIX or 3M 3350 tape, or equivalent, for every 50 Cool-Calf Covers ordered.  The tape is readily available in the HVAC section of hardware stores or HVAC distributors, for $13/roll or less.  This tape is all-weather and has good UV resistance, much better than "packing" tape.  A good dispenser for the tape will greatly speed things up.


  • Keep the covers out of reach of the calves, otherwise the calves will chew on the covers and possibly tear the covers off their hutches.
  • Make sure the screws are positioned so the sharp point cannot injure calves or people.  Remove the anchors and properly dispose of the screws before people cleaning or moving the hutches can injure themselves on the screws.
  • The covers are designed to be disposed of after each use.  They have UV protection in the plastic to last 1year, but optimal use period is for 8-10 months. Please be aware the aluminum surface also gradually loses its reflectivity over time, oxidizing from the elements to a gun metal appearance.
  • Store unused rolls of covers in a dry place.  Any water that gets trapped between layers of the rolled LDPE will ruin the aluminum surface, so do not let the rolls sit out in the rain..
  • Lastly, try to avoid overstretching the plastic in installation. The final installed cover should have some loose areas.