Aluminum Alloy Frame

SHELTER – Premium Quality Aluminum Alloy
T6061/T6 hard pressed extruded aluminum alloy with hot dip galvanized (>60μm) surface treatment.

  • High Hardness (> 250MPA);
  • Perfect Function in Weather Resistance
  • [windload up to 120km/h (75MPH)];
  • Anti-rust, Smooth and Glossy;
  • Keep Glossy Appearance from Chemical.

OTHER SUPPLIERS – Low-quality Aluminum Alloy
Low-quality metal with cold dip galvanized surface treatment or without any treatment.

  • Low Hardness;
  • Bad Performance in Wind Resistance;
  • Dark Appearance and Easy

Main Profile Size

SHELTER – Safe Standard Size/Thickness
Each profile specification is designed to undertake related loading capacity. All sizes are precisely treasured.

  • Aluminum Thickness is precisely made;
  • Profile is with Enforced Ribs;
  • Higher Loading Capacity & Wind Resistance.

OTHER SUPPLIERS – Profiles Reduced Thickness
Many factories supply profile with a reduced thickness not same as announced. Most collapse is caused by thin and low-quality alu profile.

  • Profile Thickness is Less Than The Promised Size. They Use Less Raw Material (0.2 – 0.4mm Difference);
  • Vulnerable to Bad Weather.


SHELTER – Fully Fit Built-in Connector
Shelter’s professional engineers developed our own connecting system. Each part is fully matched and firmly jointed

  • Lightweight Stainless Aluminum Joints;
  • Grooves and Ribs Fully & Tightly Match;
  • Aluminum is Lighter for Easy Transportation and Installation;
  • Anti-rust.

OTHER SUPPLIERS – Un-fit Steel Connector
Did you notice the rough & unqualified steel connectors inside the cheap tents?

  • Loose Connecting by Unfit Joints;
  • Heavy Steel Joints Hard to Install;
  • Easy to Get Rusty;
  • Less Weight Loading Capacity;
  • Heavier for Transportation.

Product Technology

SHELTER – Advanced CNC Equipment
Using cutting-edge production technology computer numerical controlled equipment.

  • Accurate CNC aluminum cutting & drilling;
  • High precision CNC fabric Cutting.

OTHER SUPPLIERS – Manual Processing
Manual production without high precision. Increased risks of the deviation or errors.

  • Result in Mismatched Connectors/Holes;
  • Fabric Cover isn’t Suitable for The Frame.

Polish & Rivet

SHELTER – Polishing & Riveting
The Screw Holes are Polished Carefully and Riveted by High-quality Metal Tube.

  • Smooth and Safe;
  • The Screw can be Tightly Fixed with Rivet.

OTHER SUPPLIERS – Without Riveting
Without any Polishing and Riveting for The Screw Holes.

  • Rough, Easy to Hurt Hands;
  • The Screws are Easy to be Loosen.

Base Plate

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SHELTER – Safe Base Plate
Shelter base plates in all sizes and shapes (with polished round corners) for different size tents.

  • Safety Corners Design;
  • More Holes/Screws for Stronger Fixation.

OTHER SUPPLIER – Rough & Dangerous Base
To save cost, some factories use a smaller base plate with rough materials without polishing.

  • Not Safe & Stable in Windloading;
  • Scratch People by The Sharp Corner.

PVC Membrane Quality

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SHELTER – Premium PVC Fabric
Shelter is using high-quality PVC polyester fabric (650g/sqm, 850g/sqm, and 950g/sqm)

  • Perfect Performance in UV Resistance and Heat-blocking;
  • International Fire Retardant Standard
    (US: NFPA 701; EUR: DIN 4102, B1, M2)
  • Keep Glossy White Appearance over 5 Years;
  • Strong Tear Resistance;
  • Anti-mildew and Anti-chemical Corrosion.

OTHER SUPPLIERS – Low Quality Membrane
Using low-quality PVC fabric or other kinds membrane to be the cover fabric.

  • Bad Function in UV and Heat Resistance – Melted by Strong Sunlight;
  • Without Fire Retardant Standard Certification;
  • White Gloss Fade Away and Become Yellow in A Short Time;
  • Less Strength and Low Loading Capacity;
  • Corroded and Mildew in The Damp Weather.

Drainage System

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SHELTER – Effective Drainage System
All Shelter Tents have tensioning devices to tighten roof and sidewall fabric to avoid ponding.

  • More Cross Beams on Rooftop;

Roof purlins with the low-density result in ponding fabric roof are loosely and without tightening treatment.

  • The Rainwater will Pond on The Rooftop;
  • The Fabric will Shake Terribly in Wind an Easy to Break.