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    Tarps Warehouse Buyer's Guide

    Which tarp is right for you?

    Tarps - A Comprehensive Guide

    Tarps are made in all different shapes and sizes and in many different materials. Many materials will work for the same application and some will be much more durable and stronger than others, yet, selecting the right tarp for the right purpose and application is always the best way to go and will usually save you money as well.  We’re here to help, so if you need to talk to us about which tarp would be best for your use and application just give us a call at 866-308-3282, or email us at info@tarspwarehouse.com that’s what we’re here for.

    Below is a guide to the different materials we manufacture, how they’re made, what they’re made of and some of the typical uses and applications as well. It’s important to remember that this is just a brief guide and not necessarily set in stone and we say that because sometimes it makes sense to upgrade to a different material right off the bat, for a particular use and application and then again, sometimes it’s not a good move and will just cause you to spend unnecessary money. So again, if you have a question, call us at 866-308-3282 and we will be more than happy to help you get the right item for your particular use. 

    POLYETHELYNE TARPS

    Polyethylene Tarps, more commonly known as “Poly Tarps” are manufactured from a woven plastic thread material on looms just like traditional wool or cotton would be.  Poly tarps are waterproof. There’s a huge difference in the various different Poly tarps. In most cases, the color will tell you how strong and durable a particular Poly tarp is. Poly tarps are manufactured in several different colors, Blue being the lightest weight tarp. That being said, just because Blue Poly is Light Duty, doesn’t mean it’s not durable, because it is for certain uses and applications. The durability of a Poly Tarp can be measured using the criteria from several things; ounce weight, Mil thickness and weave. The higher the ounce weight and tighter the weave the more long term durability you will have.  But that being said, a BLUE Poly tarp (3.5oz/5-6 Mil thick8X10 Weave )is perfect for use in an emergency, such as a Hurricane or leaking roof and FEMA uses and recommends them because they are light weight and easy to use. Blue poly is also great for a quick band aide to cover patio furniture, items in a yard, construction sites, and freezing plants or even as a quick RV or car cover. **We can also make you a custom size if you need it, just give us a call at 866-308-3282 or fill out our custom tarp form on the website.

    Heavy Duty Poly Tarp material is manufactured in either solid White or Solid Silver (6.0oz/12 Mil thick, 14X14 Weave) Our heavy duty tarp is substantially more durable than, let’s say a light duty blue poly tarp and will last longer. For example, let’s says your roof leaks and you are planning to have the roof repaired in the very near future but there is a storm coming in. For short term use, a blue poly tarp will do the job, but let’s says you don’t plan on repairing the roof for a year or so, well, then you want a heavy duty tarp. It’s thicker and will absolutely last longer. Heavy Duty tarps are great for canopy covers, RV Covers, roof covers, material covers, gym floor covers,  pallet covers, pickup truck bed covers, patio covers, shade covers and just about anything you need a long term tarp cover for. **We can also make you a custom size if you need it, just give us a call at 866-308-3282 or fill out our custom tarp form on the website.

    Super Heavy Duty Poly Tarps

    In a Poly Tarp-going with a Super Heavy Duty tarp (6.5oz/14 Mil thick, 14X14 Weave Count) is about a strong as you can get when it comes to a poly tarp. A super heavy duty tarps is a double tarp, meaning its two tarps fuse welded together to make one thick tarp. We manufacture our super heavy duty poly tarps in two different colors; which are two tone silver/black or silver/white. These are great for long term use for things roof covers, RV covers, patio covers, hay tarps, lumber tarps, steel tarps, material covers, construction sites, gym floor covers, cement curing covers, car covers, canopy covers, fork lift covers, tractor covers and anything else you need long term waterproof covers for. **We can also make you a custom size if you need it, just give us a call at 866-308-3282 or fill out our custom tarp form on the website.

    Vinyl Tarps

    10oz Vinyl-Made in the USA

    (Complies with US Congress “Buy American Act” & the Berry Amendment)

    11 colors available: Black, Blue, Gray, Green, Light Blue, Orange, Red, Tan, White, Yellow, Brown.

    America’s Tarp Company is proud to say we make our 10oz Vinyl Tarps right here in the great USA. Our 10oz Vinyl Coated Woven Polyester Tarps are 100% Waterproof, 100% Non-Porous, have a Cold Crack Rating down to -40 Degrees and have a  High Tensile Strength.  Vinyl Tarps are Rubber Based, unlike the economical Poly Tarps that are Plastic Based. Our Vinyl Tarps are 100% UV Treated and block 100% of the sunlight, all Seams are Heat Sealed/Welded and have Brass Grommets spaced every 24” along all sides. These Vinyl  Tarps are Excellent for just about any application that requires a strong, durable tarp for long term use, such as RV Covers, Trailer Covers, Lumber and Steel covers, Gazebo covers, Patio Covers, Furniture Covers,  Equipment covers, Hay and Feed Covers, Canopy Covers, etc.  If you don’t see the size you need, just give us a call at 866-308-3282, we’ll be happy to make you a custom size or custom shape, to whatever spec’s you require. You can also email your design sketch to us at info@tarpswarehouse.com

    18oz Vinyl-Made in the USA

    11 colors available: Black, Blue, Gray, Green, Light Blue, Orange, Red, Tan, White, Yellow, Brown.

    (Complies with US Congress “Buy American Act” & The Berry Amendment)

    America’s Tarp Company is proud to say we make our 18oz Vinyl Tarps right here in the great USA. Our 18oz Vinyl Coated Woven Polyester Tarps are a certified Military Spec Material and are about as strong as you can get. Imagine taking a canvas tarp and dipping it in rubber, that’s a good illustration of what this product is like. 100% Waterproof, 100% Non-Porous, 100% UV Treated and these tarps block 100% of the sunlight. All Seams are Heat Sealed/Welded and have Brass Grommets spaced every 24” on all sides. These tarps are  an Excellent choice for Military applications, Aerospace, Trucking, Construction, Industrial, Agricultural and anywhere you need just about the most Durable Tarp on the Planet.  If you need this material in a Certified Fire Retardant spec, we have that too; it’s NFPA 701/CPAI-84 Certified. Give us a call if that’s what you need.  If you don’t see the size you need, just give us a call at 866-308-3282, we’ll be happy to make you a custom size or custom shape, to whatever spec’s you require. You can also email your design sketch to us at info@tarpswarehouse.com

    20Mil/30 Mil Clear Vinyl-Made in the USA

    Our clear vinyl is made by us and is extremely durable material. Its 100% waterproof, is window glass clear and is a rubber based material that is used in residential, industrial and commercial applications. This is great material if you want to enclose your porch or patio area for the winter. It allows you to see out and it retains the heat, so you can enjoy your patio in the winter and stay warm. It’s great for roof gazebos, patio walls, canopies, RV Awnings, restaurant enclosures, skylight covers and anything else you want a waterproof clear cover for. We can also make it to Certified Fire Retardant Specs that are NFPA 701/CPAI-84 approved. . **We can also make you a custom size if you need it, just give us a call at 866-308-3282 or fill out our custom tarp form on the website.

    Canvas Tarps-Cotton and Synthetic

    16oz Treated, Water Resistant Military Canvas-Made in the USA

    (Complies with US Congress “Buy American Act” & the Berry Amendment)

    All the Canvas Tarps made by America’s Tarp Company are made right here in the great USA and we take great pride in that. While other companies import their canvas tarps from countries around the globe, we don’t believe in that and our reason is simple; it’s all about keeping jobs in America, quality and consistency. When you purchase a Canvas Tarp from America’s Tarp Company, you can be sure you are getting the best in quality. All our Canvas is treated to be Water Resistant and have Brass Grommets spaced every 24” on all sides. These are you traditional military type canvas tarps used throughout the world. They’re thick and extremely durable. It’s important to understand that canvas is made from cotton, that being said, canvas is not 100% waterproof. We can also make you a Canvas Tarp that is NFPA 701/CPAI-84 Certified Fire Retardant, so if that’s what you need call us. .  If you don’t see the size you need, just give us a call at 866-308-3282, we’ll be happy to make you a custom size or custom shape, to whatever spec’s you require. You can also email your design sketch to us at info @ tarpswarehouse.com (no spaces).

    16oz Iron Horse Canvas Synthetic Waterproof-Made in the USA

    (Complies with US Congress “Buy American Act” & the Berry Amendment)

    Our Iron Horse Synthetic Canvas Tarps are 100% Waterproof and made by us right here in the great USA. This material is a proprietary weave design using silicone treated threads. It has the look and feel of traditional cotton canvas but will not shrink, will not color bleed like a dyed canvas tarp may. This a new material that we’ve only been making for a few years and it’s already becoming adopted as the go to canvas material for things like RV Covers, Wheel Covers, Trailer Covers, Canopy Covers, Patio Covers, Firewood Covers, Shade Sails, Pallet Covers, Lumber Tarps and dozens of other uses. . **We can also make you a custom size if you need it, just give us a call at 866-308-3282 or fill out our custom tarp form on our Custom Tarps page.