Wednesday, October 2, 2013

All You Need To Know About Custom Tarps

Tarps come in many different types depending on what they are meant for. For instance, those that are not made specifically for camping are usually prone to being blown away in case of storms. However, those that are customized properly offer campers with reliable shelter no matter the weather conditions. That is why it is important to look for custom tarps.
There are several varieties of custom tarps. There are those that are used to make camping tents, for boats, to offer temporary shelters for parties and for offering shelter for plants and property among many others. Therefore, it is up to you to know what you want to use the tarpaulin for, before deciding on the type to purchase.
Knowing how to customize canvases usually comes in handy. Fishermen and hunters can easily create temporary shelter in case they encounter storms or have to sleep outdoors. To do that, they need a plan. Here are some of the steps you can follow when customizing a tarp.
You need to decide on the tarp that best suits you. If you want to protect yourself from extreme weather, it is best to go for the heavily coated ones. The plastic types are also another alternative, but should not be used for protection of humans since they restrict breathing.
Lay the tarpaulin on the ground. You can easily adjust the height to match the space that you need. If it is meant for camping, ensure you take into consideration how many people will be protected by it. 10 feet is enough for each person.
Cut the tarp using shears. You can use a magic marker and quarter coin to mark circles on the borders. Ensure that they are three feet apart and two inches from the border. Use the shears to cut out the circles. The holes will provide openings where the ropes can secure the tarp. That is how to go about making custom tarps.



Key factors about custom tarps:

  1. Custom tarps generally cost more per square foot than regular tarps.
  2. Is more common to see canvas, custom tarps as opposed to poly custom tarps because polyethylene is an extensive manufacturing process.
  3. There are only a few custom tarps manufacturers in the United States, so choose wisely.
  4. If you are looking for a tarp to be used in public make sure that it passes all the CPA I – 84 specifications which adhere to fire retardant regulations

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