We know first hand that when purchasing a tarp, a customer can sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed.
We recommend reviewing these five key factors, that will help your purchasing decision easier.
- Cut Size - The hems of the cut size tarp are then folded in and stitched to create a sturdy, reinforced side results tarp size end up slightly smaller than the original size.
- Finished Size - Tarps that are made to exact size measured.
2. MaterialMany people think of plastic (polyethylene) when they think of tarps because they are widely used. But tarps come in various types of materials including poly, vinyl, canvas, mesh, and other specialized fabrics. Each of these materials has different properties. Check out our article "Finding Your Right Tarps to learn more about the difference of each material.
3.ColorCertain materials are available in set colors, and this can vary widely by the material. For example, heavy duty 18oz vinyl tarp has a wide range of color options included black, white, red, green, blue, gray, yellow, orange, tan and brown. On the other hand, compare to poly tarps might be limited to colors, but still have many color options to choose from.
If you have a set of color in mind, give our tarp expert a call at 630-953-4700 or check the availability of the colors on our website
4. Waterproof vs Water ResistantBoth of poly tarps and vinyl tarps are waterproof, some materials like canvas are only water resistant. Take that into consideration and see if you need tarps that are either waterproof or water-resistant. So, that way it could help you narrow down the right materials for your tarps. But keeps in mind that waterproof is not breathable, compared to canvas tarp that is water resistant, which is breathable.
With the budget, set how much you willing to spend on your purchase. But please keeps in mind that different materials serve a different purpose. For instance, poly might be lower cost compare to vinyl materials but the longevity of these two materials can be different. The cost could be rage from low to high based on descriptive and materials, but it still got great quality in it. For example, 14 x 14 weaves per square inch; 7 oz per square yard; 12 Mil silver/black or silver/white poly tarps cost less than 18oz vinyl, but it still strong and durable.
So as you can see, if you are willing to spend a little bit more, you can get material that is in industrial strength.
Tarp Supply Inc is the leading manufacturer and distributor of tarps in the market. As a factory direct warehouse distributor, we carry all kinds of grade tarps. We commit to providing superior quality tarps, low prices, and excellent customer service for all customers. Our centralized warehouse in Chicago and multiple locations ships the tarps across the United States. We have served and supplied tarps to many different industries including government, military, construction, and many more, for over a decade. As we hold our motto, Tarp Supply Inc. "For All Your Tarp Needs"
We offer free consultations regarding all your tarps questions. If you are looking for specific sizes or custom made tarps, contact our tarps expert at 630-953-4700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit our website at https://www.tarpsupply.com/