Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tarps In 2019

Some trends will be changing in the tarp industry for 2019 and consumers will benefit to know these changes. Uses and applications for tarps expand each year for many reasons as well as tarps due to the changing of our atmosphere.  Climate change is real and can effect the weather.  Below are some key points on how tarps will be in demand for 2019:

  1. Storms, hurricanes, floods and fires have increased significantly for the past 20 years.  2018 saw massive hurricanes, storms and fires.  Having tarps on hand is essential for after the storm in the event of a roof getting torn off or covering property from ash due to massive fires in the area.  Fire retardant tarps have been in high demand in 2018 and will see an increase for 2019.
  2. Colder and longer winters.  Covering property in harsher and longer winters will be a trend that will continue and poly tarps are always the more economical way to cover things up in the outdoors.
  3. Innovation.  Innovative ideas for products and uses requiring tarps has been a trend over the past 5 years and the trajectory looks like it will continue to increase.  Tarps have many uses and applications and are used as a sub component for new inventions quite a bit. 

As times change so will tarps and the way people use them.  2019 looks like there might be more changing along the way. 

For more information about tarps, you can visit: www.tarpsplus.com


Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Need For Heavy Duty Tarps During Fall

It's starting to get colder and the leaves are starting to fall.  The elements will start to challenge home owner and businesses.  The uses for heavy duty tarps will be in higher demand for weather protection.  Below are the essential reasons of why heavy duty tarps are in high demand for Fall:

  1. Many people store things outside and the heavy duty poly tarps provide great 100% waterproof protection
  2. Canopy replacement tarps are needed to replace the old tarps on top of canopies and the heavy duty tarps are needed to last the elements.
  3. Heavy duty lief tarps are needed to drag and remove debris like leaves, wood and trash.

For more information about heavy duty tarps, go to: https://www.tarpsplus.com/heavy-duty-poly-tarps.html or call: 1-800-838-3057

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Poly Tarps vs Canvas Tarps

Many new tarp owners use tarps for the wrong application and find themselves with a defective piece of material.  The applications for poly tarps and canvas tarps range widely so here are the key points to remember for each type of tarp.

Below are the key points for each type of tarp.

Canvas Tarps:

  1. Thick material 
  2. Semi absorbent
  3. Abrasion resistant 
  4. Not waterproof
  5. Not mildew resistant 
  6. Not Flexible in freezing temperatures 
Poly Tarps:
  1. Dense yet still light
  2. UV Resistant 
  3. 100% waterproof
  4. Not a abrasion resistant as the canvas
  5. Mildew resistant
  6. Still flexible in freezing temperatures 
The type of applications for each tarp:

Canvas Tarps:
  • Dragging heavy debris
  • Absorbing/catching paint
  • Decorative 
Poly Tarps:
  • Canopy top Sun Protection
  • Roof coverage rain protection
  • Water retention 
The above are just a few application for canvas tarps and poly tarps but there are countless of uses. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

What To Expect From Tarps In 2018

The tarp industry is constantly changing due to the countless of applications for the unique covers.  In 2018 we can expect several particular changes.  As climate change and more extreme weather occurs more types of custom insulated tarps will be in demand.  Record low winter freezes have put various types of shapes and sizes of insulation coverage for many industries for piping, machinery, mechanics etc. 

Leading tarps supplier Tarps Plus owner Michael Stein stated, "We have had a high demand for custom tarps to satisfy more extreme weather related issues."

In 2017 we saw a significant spike in hurricane tarps sales due to hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.  The specialized hurricane tarp covers were needed by over a million people due to the 2017 hurricane season.

Key Points for The Tarp  Industry in 2018:

  • New start ups in the tarp industry will saturate the market.  Make sure to get quality covers from long term established vendors.
  • Covers like insulated tarps, hurricane tarps and custom tarps will be in high demand.
  • Oil will start to slightly rise again and increase the cost of resin (an essential component of poly tarps) which will raise the cost of plastic based tarps. 
Below are tarps being used for roof covers after a hurricane. 

The light duty blue poly tarps are common covers for roofs after a hurricane.