Why heavy tarps
This is for the simple reason that they are extremely durable and offer protection needed under all circumstances. They protect against snow, rain, too much debris, strong winds and sun. They also offer protection from theft as they are extremely heavy
Types of heavy duty tarps
There are usually basically three types of heavy duty tarps used in the market, lumber tarps and steel tarps and smoke tarps.
Heavy duty tarps: lumber tarps
These are basically tarps used best in the lumber industry. They are sued in covering lumber tools and the timber in general. Lumber tarp heavy duty tarp comes in specified sizes. Generally it has a length and a width of 24’by27’. This basically means that a lumber tarp length can cover half a timber filled trailer. This is divided into three to cover the front area, 8’ covers one side of a trailer, another 8’ covers another side and the remaining covers the top area. Thus by using two combined heavy duty tarps made for lumber. Covering of a whole trailer is done by two lumber tarps. Each tarp is usually above 50kg/100lbs and needs a number of hands to be placed on it. With the plastic polyvinyl used in rugged 18-oz coated ropes durability is achieved. The fact that hooks are placed on each side of the lumber tarps ensures that the load in question is securely fastened in place.
Heavy duty tarps: steel tarps
Steel tarps are heavy duty tarps mainly manufactured with steel loads in mind, since steel is already usually very heavy and bulky, steel tarps are manufactured to ensure very small amounts of space in the process while still protecting the load. Steel tarps have four drops to ensure complete protection ranging in 4’ on all sides. It generally 16’ by 24’, thus neither too bulky nor too small for all types of loads, thus a must have for persons working in the steel industry. They are also usually constructed in with D- ring formations making it extremely durable for years to come.
Heavy duty tarps; Smoke tarps
These are basically useful in both the steel and lumber industries as it protects the load from elements. Used basically on one side the small frame of 10’ by 12’ ensures that it is just the right size for any load. Dust, smoke and soot become a thing of the past, as it completely ensures such do not reach the load. They can be custom made into 8 drops, 6 drops or 4 drops when requested.
However it is good to note that heavy duty tarps should never be attempted to be placed in alone or removed alone as they can cause serious injuries due to their heaviness.