Tarpaulins are large waterproof or water resistant sheets made of Poly Vinly Chloride, Polyethylene or Canvas material. These materials are flexible and protects you from unforgiving weather conditions, harsh environment and dust and dirt.  Heavy duty tarps is a staple in many industries where you have to protect assets against the elements, especially in South Africa. For example, In alternative energy sector, heavy duty PVC tarpaulins are used in the field especially for insulation, protection from dirt and sometimes even fire.

When conditions are especially unpredictable on your valuable assets in the field, you will want to choose heavy duty PVC Tarpaulin over any other kind. Otherwise, it might just not be the tarpaulin that takes the hit from the elements; your assets like battery or generators could also be a casualty of the elements. This can cause serious damage to your assets.

There is a lot of difference between waterproof tarpaulin and water resistant tarpaulin, and they are used for different needs. PVC Tarpaulin is waterproof; meaning, it can be submerged in water and there will not be any absorption. Cleaning this kind of tarp is easy compared to the water resistant kind, and if you want heavy duty protection in rain or snow or high waters, PVC heavy duty tarp is the best option for your needs.

On the other hand, water resistant tarps such as Canvas Tarps can only keep the water away from your goods for a short period of time. This doesn’t make them an ideal choice to protect against persistent rainy conditions.

If your need requires resistance to severe dirt or snow or anything similar, then you need to go for the heaviest duty options out there. You can choose your tarp from 0.10mm to 0.40mm in thickness, but the thickness of  PVC tarpaulin is stronger than other materials, and a benefit is that hey are also much lighter and more flexible. PVC Tarpaulin also gives long lasting high performance compared to the other materials like polyethylene or canvas of same thickness.

People who need true heavy duty tarps cannot take a chance on a weak mesh count or light poly coating tarp.

Heavy duty jobs need heavy duty solutions. Since there are so many types of industrial tarps on the market, it is important to know what makes a true heavy duty tarpaulin heavy duty. To judge if a tarp is truly heavy duty, there are several factors to consider. The first thing you want to have is a high mesh count with a heavy duty thread shaft built into the tarp. True heavy duty poly tarps have a thick poly coating and the heavy duty canvas has a heavier weight. Another factor to consider is the denier. The denier is the measurement of fibre or thread thickness. A heavy duty tarp is dense and If you are looking for heavy duty tarps that can handle sun exposure, make sure the tarp is UV treated.

Heavy duty tarps are designed to provide all-year protection and they can handle long-term applications. They will not deteriorate easily even when used outdoors for an extended period of time. However, it should be noted that the heavy duty canvas tarp can only provide water protection until it reaches its saturation point. heavy duty tarps are also resistant to tearing and abrasions. So even when used with aggregates or other items with rough surfaces and sharp and pointy edges, the covers will not get damaged easily. The heavy duty vinyl tarps are covers which can also be used for jobs with the presence of oil-based substances.

At Cargo Tarp and Net, we understand the importance of high-quality tarpaulin fabric. If an inferior tarpaulin material is used, it is highly likely your tarpaulin will not last the lifespan you need it to. Tarpaulins go through the ringer in their lifetime – with high exposure to all kinds of elements such as harsh sunlight, belting rain, strong winds, hail and even snow. If your tarpaulin is manufactured to the highest standards, such as ours at Cargo Tarp and Net, it will be well worth the investment! For a range of tarpaulin sizes and prices, we offer the best of the best in Durban. Some of the benefits of robust tarpaulin material include:

  • Highly water resistant
  • They have tremendous strength and do not rip or tear easily
  • Tarpaulin has thermal properties and can keep in warmth and cold as and when needed
  • Tarpaulins are UV resistant, keeping harmful sunlight away from the goods covered beneath

As experienced tarpaulin suppliers in Durban, we understand the needs of our clients and go out of our way to ensure you covered by the best! Contact us today for all your heavy duty tarpaulin needs.

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