Find the Right Tarp Material for Your Project

Posted by Canopies Tarps on Sep 1st 2020

Tarps come in a variety of materials like vinyl, polyethylene and canvas. Each tarp material has a different level of durability and strength, meaning different projects will require different tarps. What tarp material is the right fit for your project?

Around the House

For most uses around the house, canvas tarps are the way to go. These tarps are durable but less strong than some of the other materials, which makes them perfect for covering furniture and floors. If you need to store furniture in an attic or basement, a quality canvas tarp will protect your items from dust and dirt. During home renovations, canvas tarps are great for protecting furniture and floors from debris, paint and dirt.

It's also a good idea to keep tarps around in case of emergencies. A storm can lead to broken windows or damaged roofs. A durable vinyl tarp can be used to tarp a roof or cover a window until you can get them properly fixed.

Gardening and Agriculture

If you're an avid gardener, poly tarps can be used to protect plants and tools. When gardening during colder months or if the temperature suddenly drops during the spring, a tarp can be used to cover your plants and shield them from the inclement weather. Tarps can also be used to keep weeds away when you haven't planted your seeds yet. A dark tarp placed over your soil will keep the sun out, which means the weeds won't be able to grow. This allows you to spend less time preparing your soil since you don't have to worry about pulling weeds first.

On farms, hay tarps are one of the best investments you can make. These polyethylene tarps let you store your hay without worrying about moisture or mold building up.

Construction and Industrial

When it comes to tarps for construction and industrial uses, you will want the most durable tarp material. Our super heavy-duty tarps are made with high-density polyethylene to make them extra durable. These tarps are perfect for covering equipment around construction and work sites.

Tarp materials that are fire retardant are a must-have at every construction site, especially once any wiring has been put in. Our fire retardant poly tarps can protect your supplies and equipment in case an electrical mishap sparks a fire. They are a good thing to have during the winter if space heaters are being used. You should also have insulated tarp material on hand during the winter. Insulated poly tarps can protect structures and equipment from cold weather, snow and wind.�

If you're often hauling materials between work sites, we recommend checking out our truck tarps. These are made from a polyethylene tarp material that is waterproof and UV-resistant to make sure cargo makes it safely from one location to another. Because they can withstand heavy winds, these tarps are great for when you're driving at high speeds. Our truck tarps are also designed to fit truck beds to help prevent any damage to your vehicle that other tarps might cause.

Tarps for Every Project

Canopies and Tarps has the right tarp for every project. We even offer custom sizes to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. If you need help finding the perfect tarp material or have questions about custom orders, please reach out to our expert customer service team.