Whether you’re looking for a solution to keep your floor dry in the middle of a flood or need some temporary protection for your roof from the elements, PVC tarpaulins might be just what you need. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) patio covering is typically waterproof plastic coverings coated with an anti-static growth-releasing polymer, then sprayed with high-pressure, ultraviolet curing epoxy. PVC is an extremely versatile polymer that’s used in dozens of different applications, including high-end tent stake models, crates and many more. And PVC can be used for just about any outdoor need you can think of, whether it’s protecting concrete walkways or securing a roof overhang.
When it comes to using a patio covering like a PVC tarpaulins, there are two primary choices. There are open air types made with a light gauge fill of polyester and acrylic spray. These are very nice and look similar to tarps, except they have a translucent coating on the underside that makes them easier to spotting. And then there’s the closed-cell variety that looks just like an ordinary sheet of plastic. These provide the best UV protection, though the ease of cleaning may be an issue for you since there’s no open air ventilation.
But when you want the most durable protection available, no other option beats PVC tarpaulins that’s been treated with both UV stabilizers and high grade Polyurethane. This means that the thin transparent plastic layer can actually prevent things like fires from starting by preventing sparks from traveling up through the layers of the plastic polymer. In addition, the added protection from wind and rain will keep your home’s contents safe from damage.
The difference between the two polyester products can be seen in the manufacturing process. While the polyester tarpaulins produced in the ‘Open Air’ variety are extruded from the factory in large sheets, each layer is fitted tightly together using high pressure. After this is done, they are laminated together using high temperature to make sure they don’t break or peel. However, when polyester is used in the production process of the laminated tarps, the sheet is made first and then cut into the right sizes. When the pieces are melted together, the heat seals them together like rubber bands.
In the production of a PVC tarpaulin that is laminated, each piece of the fabric is cut individually and then joined together by welding. During this process, a layer of nylon and a thin acrylic layer is applied to the edges of the fabric. This allows the laminated fabric to be sewn more easily and it also creates a stronger bond.
There are a number of advantages of the PVC coated polyester fabric. Firstly, it is lightweight, which makes it easy to handle and carry. Secondly, the material is able to withstand harsh weather conditions because they are water resistant. They are also very durable, capable of withstanding even the most severe environmental conditions. Because of these features, a number of organizations now use pvc coated polyester fabric for tarps because they are highly durable and less prone to damage than other forms of tarpaulins.
Another advantage of the PVC tarpaulins made out of polyvinyl is that they are easy to clean. Since they are sealed, they do not allow any moisture or air to get through, so you do not need to worry about mold or mildew. Moreover, they are impervious to sunlight, so you do not need to worry about the sun fading into the canvas. The canvas is also UV resistant, which means that no sunlight is able to penetrate through it to the tarps underneath.
However, not all PVC tarpaulins have the same characteristics. In fact, there are different types of this popular waterproof canvas. In order to serve different needs of people, different types of canvas are manufactured, each having different thicknesses, weights, and materials. For instance, light weight PVC tarps are thicker than their heavier counterparts and are designed for lighter items such as camping furniture covers and other tarps. Meanwhile, heavy duty tarps are ideal for larger items such as RVs and are manufactured with thicker materials and higher strength.