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Tarps Now® Announces Release of Guide for the Best Uses of Heavy Duty Tarps

St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2022-Aug-25 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce the release of a new informational guide focused on providing the marketplace clear guidance on the best applications for the Best Uses of Heavy Duty Tarps and related industrial grade fabrics. The guide includes detailed information on the use of heavy duty material utilized for the manufacturing of Heavy Duty Tarps.

The guide details how heavy duty tarps are designed to provide protection for structures, materials, equipment, vehicles, animals, people and spaces. When the job calls for durability, strength, and weight to help shield against weather, debris, pests, and other hazards, the material weight of tarps is mission critical. Typically, the material weight of a tarp is provided in ounces per square yard. By example, most mesh tarps are relatively lightweight compared to other fabrics because of their porous weave design creating the benefits that it offers, their classification of as heavy duty tarp starts around 10 ounces (oz.) per square yard. For polyethylene (poly) a very light plastic fabric starts being considered Heavy Duty at about 6 oz., where vinyl and canvas tarps are designated heavy duty at approximately 15 oz. per square yard.

A few valuable attributes stand out for a tarp to be considered heavy duty such as its denier or thickness. Most tarp thicknesses are defined in Mils that is described in 1/1000 of an inch. For example, a 6 Mil tarp is 0.006”, and an 18 Mil tarp is 0.018”. Further, there is also a wide spectrum of tarp materials utilized that includes poly, vinyl, clear vinyl, canvas, mesh, hypalon, neoprene, and nylon there will be some variations in what is termed as Heavy Duty for these tarps. If there is a general starting point for some of these materials, a thickness of 12 Mils (0.012”) is where the classification begins for a heavy duty tarp. These tarp materials do get much thicker in many cases depending on the product. For instance, there are poly tarps that are as thick as 24 Mils, canvas tarps up to 30 Mils, Hypalon 35 Mils, neoprene at 40 Mils, mesh 50 Mils, and vinyl 50 Mils thick on the Heavy Duty end.

Product variations include grading for light duty on up to super heavy duty tarp applications, plus a wide range of material weights, thicknesses, specialty features (such as fire retardant, anti-static), and a variety of common and effective colors. Heavy Duty Tarp product applications de3scribed in the guide follow below:

Vinyl Tarps Related Product Information:


About Tarps Now®

Tarps Now® features an extensive online catalog of heavy duty tarps, canvas tarps, poly tarps, custom tarps, vinyl tarps and industrial divider curtains. As specialists in custom canvas and vinyl tarps, they are the low-price leaders in their category. The company offers the convenience of fast, easy, online ordering as well as a knowledgeable staff to guide customers through the specification process insuring their project will be completed on time and in budget. Tarps Now® has the experience and scale to insure customer specifications are carefully followed and expectations exceeded for every project, large or small.

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Tarps Now® Announces Release of Guide to the Best Uses of Fire Retardant Tarps

St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2022-Jun-30 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce the release of a new informational guide which focused on the Best Uses of Fire Retardant Tarps. The guide focuses on the special materials that Fire Retardant Tarps are made of, the different products available, and what their various uses are.

While there are a number of materials used in engineering and manufacturing Fire Retardant Tarps, the majority different materials, including fiberglass, vinyl, canvas, mesh, and polyethylene. These tarp materials are treated with chemicals that make them resistant to fire. One of the more common types of fire retardant tarps includes Fiberglass Tarps and Fiberglass Welding Blankets. These are protective covers that are fairly lightweight and easy to handle, making them ideal for use in a wide variety of projects.

Fire Retardant Tarps are also required to meet certain specifications to state and show that they are fire retardant. It is important to make sure that your covers represent the standards that you are purchasing. Fire Retardant compliance and specifications include CPAI-84, NFPA 701, CAN/ULC S-109-M87, ASTIM E-84, CSFM Title 19, and the California State Fire Marshall. The proper Fire Retardant Tarps will be marked and have documentation accordingly.

Product Information:


About Tarps Now®

Tarps Now® features an extensive online catalog of heavy duty tarps, canvas tarps, poly tarps, custom tarps, vinyl tarps and industrial divider curtains. As specialists in custom canvas and vinyl tarps, they are the low-price leaders in their category. The company offers the convenience of fast, easy, online ordering as well as a knowledgeable staff to guide customers through the specification process insuring their project will be completed on time and in budget. Tarps Now® has the experience and scale to insure customer specifications are carefully followed and expectations exceeded for every project, large or small.

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Tarps Now® Increases Heavy Duty Tarps Line Up Due to Heavy Demand

St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2020-Jan-20 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce a dramatic increase in customer demand for Heavy Duty Tarps that has expanding the number of lines of Tarp Covers used in trucking, transportation, manufacturing, warehousing, farming, ranching, gardening, landscaping and disaster recovering applications.

In addition, Tarps Now® has increased the number and types of Heavy Duty Tarps and Super Heavy Duty Tarps that are time tested and carefully engineered to meet the needs of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contractors throughout the North American construction marketplace who are actively engaged in completing turn key projects requiring accurate cost quotes, rapid order processing and order deliveries of tarp and covering products used to develop and construct a wide range of facilities serving heavy industry, electric and gas utilities, oil and gas pipelines, retail shopping centers, multi-family community projects, and healthcare industry facility projects.

Tarps Now® Heavy Duty Tarp Offerings Include:


Heavy-Duty Fire Retardant Tarps


Heavy Duty Canvas Tarps


Heavy Duty Poly Tarps


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Tarps Now® Expands Mesh Tarps Providing Wide Range of Exposure Levels and Applications

St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Nov-15 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce the addition of new lines of Mesh Tarps that offer a wide range of uses and applications which includes applying Mesh tarps as protective coverings around homes, animal habitats and other outdoor structures. To meet these needs, Tarps Now® custom manufactures protective mesh tarp coverings in a variety of mesh screen exposure ratings, weights, fabric grades and colors, that are all engineered to provide outstanding levels of protection from high winds and intense sunlight, where extended exposure to Ultra Violet radiation is recognized to contribute to skin cancer and other ill health effects.

Mesh Tarps offered by Tarps Now® are often placed in service as Windscreens at, or near, commercial kennels, outdoor livestock buildings, warehouses and other outdoor structures requiring extended levels of UV protection and wind resistance. Applications for these new lines of Mesh Tarps also extend to uses in and around homes, such as patios, decks, thresholds, gazebos, pools, picnic areas, barns, kennels and other outdoor recreational areas.

In addition to the foregoing, many businesses are adopting the use of Mesh Tarps to protect employees who work in areas where prolonged exposure to the elements exists such as in agricultural processing areas, animal feedlot areas, shipping and receiving areas, and many other applications. To meet these needs, Tarps Now® has developed a complete line of materials and design to provide very specific levels of exposure, as well as the ability to choose from standardized sizes, or to elect a high degree of customization to meet very specific applications that includes industrial strength debris netting, fire retardant mesh tarps, hurricane grade mesh tarps and other types of specialty applications. Details on exposure rated Mesh Tarps are as follows:

Tarps Now® Mesh Tarps per Exposure Rating:

https://www.tarpsnow.com/shade-tarps-polypro-mesh-95.html 95% Exposure
https://www.tarpsnow.com/86-knitted-shade-mesh-tarps.html 86% Exposure
https://www.tarpsnow.com/polypro-mesh-shade-tarps-70.html 70% Exposure

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Tarps Now Increases Protective Flame Retardant Tarp Fabrics for use by Homeowners

St Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Oct-29 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Noting the rapid increase in wildfires throughout California, Tarps Now® has expanded the number of protective Flame Retardant Industrial Tarp Fabrics that can be used to rapidly deploy barriers that can reduce direct contact with heated dust particles, sparks and flames that typically threaten outdoor premises and structures of all kinds. Examples include Fire Retardant Poly Tarps, Fire Resistant Mesh Tarps, Fire Retardant Vinyl Tarps, and Fire Retardant Canvas Tarps.

In addition to such flame-retardant tarp fabrics, Tarps Now® has also increased its commitment to industrial tarp fabrics that can also be used in applications where vertical installations are needed to create protective barriers. In such instances, Fire Retardant Clear Vinyl and Flame Resistant Polyethylene Sheeting can be utilized to create translucent protective screens. In all instances, industrial Flame Retardant Fabrics create extremely cost-effective barriers to the total loss of structures in the context of wildfire applications. For larger installations, the company also offers industrial grade Fire Retardant Fabric by the Yard and by the Roll.

Other time-tested flame retardant fabric solutions often used in heavy industry such as salvage covers, welding curtains or blankets which are ideal candidates for providing secondary layers of protection to reduce direct contact with heated dust, sparks and flames. These are available in a wide range of standardized sizes and colors, as well as a nearly unlimited range of custom configuration options where variations in fabric weights, sizes, coloring, and fittings are required.

Tarps Now® Flame Retardant Fabric Options:


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