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The Simplest Guide About Stock Tank/Hot Tub Covers

We recently had a customer, Terry in Maricopa, Arizona contacts us for a round tarp for his stock tank. He was going to use the tarp to cover the tank when they were not using it as a small pool. We have certainly had customers use tarps for this in the past, but what made this customer stand out in our mind was that they found Tarp Supply via a YouTube video from Lucent Productions. He has a nice video on his deck built for the stock tank and about how to build one for yourself. The tarp he purchased from us on the video was a full-finished size 55% mesh tarp. The video demonstrates how to build the stock-tank pool in detail step-by-step. It's always been a pleasure knowing that there are customers that are happy with our products for their DIY projects. As we always appreciate our valued customers.
In the case of Terry, he needed something that would be solid. This was due to being in Arizona where he has issues with sand. We quoted him a round tarp in an 18oz vinyl material fo…
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How to Custom Build a Tarp

When designing your very own custom tarp there are three main things to think of 1. What will it be used for? Does it need to be waterproof, water-resistant, or fire-retardant? 2. Where will it be used? Will it be indoors or outdoors? 3. Do you have any aesthetic requirements? 
From answering these three questions you are pretty much 90% close to design the custom tarp. Desired Use How the tarp is intended to be used is obviously the very first question that needs to be addressed. Is the tarp being used as a wall? Is it being used as a roof? Will it be hung similar to a safety net? Will it be used to cover machinery or equipment? Does it need to be waterproof or fire retardant? Any requirement for grommets space? 
For example, when hanging a tarp, it is recommended that you use grommets that also called eyelets that have been inserted into the hem of the tarp. These are typically more secure than D-rings. D-rings offer an easy way of strapping down a tarp, for example, most truck tarp…

Duramost™ Ultra Duty Canvas Tarps in the Industry

Tarp Supply Inc. is proud to be the first to introduce Duramost™ Polyester Canvas Tarps - Ultra Duty to the tarp market. Duramost ™ polyester canvas tarps are one of the most durable tarps with waterproof and tears resistant. 2x as strong as many cotton canvas tarps. The Polyester Canvas tarps considered to be industrial or military grade tarps. It provides great strength when put it up as canopy. Besides canopy, its also popular use for equipment covers, truck covers, outdoor covers, and roofing materials. 

Duramost Polyester Canvas Tarps
Consider the material to be ultrastrong, the tarp itself has a double lock-stitched that provides the maximum durability.

One of the great features of the Duramost™ polyester canvas tarps is that they are dry finished, so it doesn't have any waxy or sticky feeling. In fact, because it made to be dry finish, it has no strong chemical odor compare to duck cotton treated canvas.

Some of the great features for Duramost Polyester Canvas Tarps inclu…

Smart Shoppers Buying Guide for Tarps

There are many different types of tarps to be considered. This information would help break down the materials in detail and popular uses to help find you the right tarp.Some of the simple terminology you need to know about tarps
Mil = Thickness of the tarps materials. The thickness of materials starting from 5 Mil up to about 48 Mil thick. Within a higher Mil number, it results in better strength.
Oz (Ounces) = Weight of the tarps per yard. In canvas, Ounces based on before and after treatment.  Grommets = eyelet placed in a hole, typically every 2 feet apart or 18" inches. Reinforced = Tri-angle kinda shape of the plastic piece that placed on the corners of the tarp to add strength. Finished Size = Exact size of the tarps made Cut Size = The size of the tarps that are approximately 6" or 3% smaller than the listed size. Most tarps are standard cut sizes after the edge of the tarps are folded and hemmed. Due to this process causes the size of the tarp to be shorter.
Weave Count =

Five Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Tarp

We know first hand that when purchasing a tarp, a customer can sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed.  What seems like a simple purchase can quickly become confusing when you encounter the many different tarp materials, sizes, and tarp terminology. There are numerous details that you need to consider before making a purchase.

We recommend reviewing these five key factors, that will help your purchasing decision easier.

1. Size Although fairly obvious often times a customer doesn't know the measurements needed to entirely cover their area. While sometimes you can make an estimated size work for your project, it is always better to know the exact measurements needed to ensure your tarp fits when you receive it. However, many people are surprised to learn that tarps are not made to exact size unless specified for custom orders.
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 orig…

Top 10 Tarps and Covers for Weather Protection

1. Vinyl Tarps are the strongest, most waterproof tarps available. Vinyl tarps are great for all seasons, withstanding both UV light and bitter cold superbly well. Vinyl tarps are long-lasting covers suited for use on just about everything from cars to roofs to machinery. Vinyl tarps also come in different grades and many colors. Keep a vinyl tarp handy, and you can use it for protection season after season.





2. Polyester Canvas Tarps are breathable yet water resistant. Tarp Supply's Ultrastrong Canvas Tarps are the best covers for deterring condensation buildup underneath yet helping to keep your items dry. Polyester Canvas, unlike some treated canvas tarps, leaves behind NO dye or NO residue.


3. Poly Tarpsare good all-purpose tarps that range from light duty to super heavy duty. Poly tarps are economical temporary covers. You will commonly see blue poly tarps being used, but there are stronger poly tarps in other colors that are available. Popular selections include heavy d…

How A Tarp is Made

Just about all tarps, regardless of their finished sizes, start off on a roll from mills in the US or manufacturers overseas. Typically tarp rolls are between 60”-72” wide and about 100 yards long, although you will certainly find tarp rolls of other varying widths and lengths. 


Once tarp rolls are brought to the plant, fabric panels are measured and cut from the rolls. If the width of the finished tarp is wider than the width of the roll fabric, tarp panels need to be joined together to meet the desired dimensions. Most synthetic tarp materials, such as polyethylene and vinyl, are joined together by heat sealing. Natural materials, such as canvas, are sewn together. 


Once you have reached the desired dimensions in length and width from joining together the fabric panels, the edges of the tarps are folded over and hemmed in for reinforcement. This is where you will lose a few inches in the Finished Size of tarp from the fabric previously taken off the roll. Most hemmed tarps proceed to …