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4 Steps To Ordering Custom-Fitted Tarps

by Amélie Simon

Tarpaulins, commonly known as tarps, have many uses in farms, warehouses, and garages. Tarps can keep rain and snow off vehicles and farming equipment. They can also hide valuables from sight and provide protection from wind, dirt, and dust. Custom-fitted tarps are quick and easy to apply, and they can be used again and again. Following these four steps will help you order a custom-fitted tarp for any application:

1. Decide what shape of fitted tarp you require.

One of the benefits of a custom-fitted tarp is the ability to quickly and easily cover items of many shapes and sizes. The type of tarp needed to cover a flatbed truck will be different from one used to cover a tractor, gazebo, or other objects. Fortunately, tarp suppliers have experience manufacturing tarps for a variety of uses. You can let your tarp producer know what your goals are for your custom-fitted tarp so they can create a design accordingly.

2. Specify the dimensions of your fitted tarp.

Once you know what type of fitted tarp you need, you can choose your tarp's size. It's important to have a well-fitted tarp to avoid dirt and water damage that can arise from a tarp that provides insufficient cover. Many tarp suppliers have lists of common tarp sizes that can be used to cover trucks, tractors, and other industrial equipment. However, it's a good idea to measure the item that you intend to cover to double-check its dimensions before placing your order.

3. Pick a color.

Custom tarps can be manufactured in a number of different colors. Black tarps are unobtrusive and can look very professional. However, dark colors can also absorb heat, which may be undesirable for certain outdoor applications. You can also choose to have your custom-fitted tarp made in light colors to deflect sunlight and keep your items cool. Some customers choose bright or reflective colors to ensure that their tarp-covered objects maintain high visibility. You can look through a catalog of colors to decide which ones suit your needs.

4. Choose the type of fasteners you desire.

Many custom-fitted tarps are used with bungee cords, zip ties, or ropes. You can choose the type of fasteners used in the manufacturing process of your custom tarp. D-rings can be applied to your custom tarp, allowing it to be easily tied down in the future. You can also choose to have grommets applied to your tarp at regular intervals to facilitate the fastening process.

For more information, contact a local company, like Edwards Canvas Inc.