At A1 Tarps, all our tarps are made to be tough, with features like heat-sealed seams and reinforced edges. However, when taking on an extra-tough job, you need a tarp with extra strength and durability. This guide is designed to help you determine which types of heavy-duty tarps are best to keep on hand for these kinds of projects. Keep reading to learn more. Then, shop the wide range of heavy-duty tarps for sale at A1 Tarps.
What Kind of Tough Task Are You Tackling?
First, a note: There are many kinds of heavy-duty tarps, and different tarps work best for different purposes. That's why our heavy-duty tarp recommendations include information on why we've selected these specific types of tarps and what they can best be used for. If you know how you plan to use your tarp, this guide can better help you determine which one is right for you.
Heavy-Duty Poly Tarps
Poly tarps, made of polyethylene plastic, are especially versatile, and are used by homeowners and business owners alike for a variety of jobs. While all poly tarps from A1 Tarps are durable, heavy-duty poly tarps are a step above the rest. If you need a tarp for a task like a roof repair, in which the tarp must stand up to the elements but be lightweight and easy to maneuver, a heavy-duty poly tarp is a great choice.
Super-Heavy-Duty Poly Tarps
What's even tougher than heavy-duty? Super-heavy-duty poly tarps. With an even higher weight and mesh count, these tarps have an extra-thick UV laminate coating. If you want to give your beloved car or motorcycle a covering that can truly stand up to the elements, or if you're using a tarp to help move materials at a construction site, a super-heavy-duty poly tarp might be for you.
Heavy-Duty Canvas Tarps
Canvas tarps from A1 Tarps share many of the benefits of poly tarps, including general versatility. Also like poly tarps, there are different weights of canvas tarps available. A 12-ounce canvas tarp, for example, would be considered more heavy-duty than a 10-ounce or 8-ounce canvas tarp.
Made from military-grade cotton, these are not waterproof canvas tarps, because cotton is porous (although these tarps are water-resistant). If you want a heavy-duty tarp that is not necessarily waterproof but that is breathable - for agricultural work, for example - a heavy-duty canvas tarp might be right for you.
Heavy-Duty Vinyl Tarps
A1 Tarps carries premium-quality tarps made of PVC vinyl in 13-ounce, 16-ounce and 18-ounce weights. The 18-ounce vinyl tarps are considered the strongest, but vinyl tarps are generally considered very strong and resilient, and often used in industrial settings. If you need to cover heavy-duty machinery or set up a screen to help block splatter from acidic substances, a vinyl tarp is likely your go-to.
Perhaps the ultimate durable fire-retardant tarps, these tarps can even take on flames. While they are not fireproof, if they catch fire, they will extinguish themselves when the flames subside. If the job you're tackling might benefit from this feature, choose a heavy-duty fire-retardant tarp made from your choice of poly or vinyl.