The importance of the use of tarps in one’s home as well as at construction sites cannot be ruled out. Tarps are large protective sheets, with a coating of latex or plastic which offer protective covering against water, ultra violet rays of the sun, and even fire.
What is a poly tarp?
Poly tarp is a covering created to withstand the scorching heat of the sun, water as well as snow. It can act as a protective shield over any expensive property that is to be kept outside the house like a car, a bike and other such objects.
Advantages of the usage of poly tarps
Poly tarps are embedded with grommets at the edge that are placed at intervals of 18 inches, rather than 36 inches, making them very long lasting. They are also rust resistant. UV poly tarps generally have a coating of silver color on both sides. Silver being a highly reflective color, these tarps are not damaged by even the strongest of sun’s rays. The UV poly tarps offer protection against dew, snow, and even to some extent, acids. The UV poly tarps are made with strong polyethylene materials. The tarps are tightly and closely woven, so that they can withstand harsh weather better. The lower side is coated with a stronger UV protective material, so that no light can possibly enter. The ends of the tarps are plastic molded for the extra strength, and the seams are stitched tightly to reinforce the strength and durability. Most of the heavy duty poly tarps weigh 6 oz per square yard. They have a tensile strength of 1200 denier (denier is the density of fibers). The silver poly tarps tensile strength can be even higher, sometimes about 1600 denier or so.
General usage tips
Thin poly tarps should not be used as a covering for the cars. The thinner sheets have a tendency to cling to the car, and lock in moisture. It is advisable to go in for the thicker variety. When using poly tarps, it is mandatory to tie the tarp securely around the object you wish to protect, for a snug fit. If they are left loose, they will have a tendency to tear off or sag. Lots of websites have a great deal of information about the variety of tarps that are available in the market. It is best to visit an authentic website and gather whatever data is required, before going in for the actual purchase.