Tarps are versatile and durable fabric used for covering and protecting various items from the elements. One of the most popular commercial uses for tarps is in construction. They are used to cover construction materials and equipment like lumber, pipes, and scaffolding, to protect them from weather damage. They are also used as temporary roofs or walls to protect unfinished structures from rain or snow.
The thickness of a tarp is measured in mils, which is a unit of measurement that equals one-thousandth of an inch. The higher the mil number, the thicker and more durable the tarp will be. WRYKER Provides options for 5, 7, and 10 mil polyester tarps.
5 mil tarps (blue) are the thinnest and most lightweight option. They are ideal for short-term use or in situations where the tarp is not exposed to extreme weather conditions or heavy wear and tear. They are commonly used for DIY projects, such as covering a woodpile or outdoor furniture during the off-season.
7 mil tarps (green) are slightly thicker and more durable than 5 mil tarps. They are a good choice for medium-term use, such as covering equipment or materials during a construction project. They are also suitable for covering boats, cars, and other vehicles that are stored outdoors for an extended period.
10 mil tarps (silver) are the thickest and most heavy-duty option. They are the most durable and long-lasting option, making them ideal for long-term use or in situations where the tarp will be exposed to extreme weather conditions or heavy wear and tear. They are commonly used for commercial and industrial applications, such as covering large equipment or machinery.
Overall, the thickness of the tarp should be chosen based on the specific application and the level of protection and durability required. While 5 mil tarps may be suitable for some short-term uses, 10 mil tarps are the best option for heavy-duty and long-term applications.