Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Major Uses Of Poly Tarps for Construction and Hurricanes

Poly and canvas tarps can be used in a number of ways. One of the uses is in construction work. Construction tarps are used to protect workers and materials used in the site. You can find privacy fence, poly, mesh, and fire retardant tarps.
You can find large and small sized tarpaulins depending on their purpose in your project site. Commonly ones are poly, mesh and blue plastic tarpaulins. A poly tarp is one of the strongest tarpaulins you can ever come across. It is the most durable tarp used for protective purposes. Most of these poly tarpaulins are used as fire retardants.
Fire retardant tarpaulins are useful during winter outdoors. They keep workers warm by protecting them from excess coldness. This kind of tarp is usually kept surrounding an area whereby heat is being generated from forced air heaters. The tarp will actually keep the air warm and its fire retardant properties will prevent it from burning.  Poly tarps are also widely used as hurricane tarps.  After a hurricane it is very common to see blue tarps sitting on top of roofs.
Others include the blue and mesh tarps. The blue ones are medium-sized tarps, which are useful in protecting materials in the site. Mesh tarpaulins on the other hand can be used to provide shade to the workers. They can also be used as shields to prevent thieves from entering the site.
There are also privacy fence tarps used for fencing purposes. They usually form a firm fence to keep off flying objects. The fence also protects pedestrians from being hurt by flying objects that may accidentally fall from above. You need to have these kinds of tarpaulins in your project site for the public safety.
There are also general mesh tarps. These are used to protect materials that could be exposed to water. You need to have all the required construction tarps before commencing your project. This will offer protection to your workers, property and also pedestrians along the streets.

 Key points of  poly tarps:
  1. Make sure you tie the tarp with something flexible like bungees cords and not rope.
  2. Tie the cord to all the grommets to make sure the tarp is tied evenly.
  3. If the tarp is need for long term use get a heavy duty tarps other wise a light duty.
  4. If the tarp is being used to cover a roof after a hurricane, make sure 1x4 are tacking the tarp down to the remaining parts of the roof so wind does not get under the material.