If you have already decided to use clear tarp for protecting the roof, it is necessary to choose an appropriate material. The criteria of selecting a tarp are even more daunting than the leaking problems on the roof. You need to know the purpose of choosing the tarp and its applications.
Here are a few factors to consider when choosing a clear tarp for your home.
If you want to protect the roof from rain and moisture, you need to select a water-resistant tarp that suits your needs. The water-resistant tarps provide good amount of protection from rain and moisture.
- Corrosion-resistant material
The tarp material should prevent corrosion occurring due to sunlight and other materials, such as oils, acids, mildew, and greases. Often, tarps come with additional coatings and offer resistance from different kinds of degrading materials.
- Durability and strength
The durability and sturdiness of the tarp allows it to stay intact under the forceful impact of storms and gusts of wind. Typically, the strength depends on the material and the type of weave. A sturdy tarp material can resist wear and tear due to forceful winds.
- Abrasion resistance
The tarp you buy must be abrasion-resistant and should resist tears and splits. Canvas and vinyl tarps resist abrasion better than polyethylene tarps.
Features to consider:
Before buying clear tarps for roofing surface, you need to consider the following features.
- Check whether the tarp comes with sewn and sealed ropes to enhance strength and tear resistance.
- The tarp must also have grommets for tying it securely.
- You need to find out from the seller whether the tarp comes with anti-flame and corrosion-resistance coating.
- Some of the clear tarps include additional features, such as replacement grommets, topes, and anti-mildew treatments.
Once you understand the features of the tarp, you can buy it easily.
Types of tarps:
For temporary roofing requirements, you can explore the following materials.
- Vinyl laminated polyester tarps
Whether you plan to host an outdoor event or create a temporary roof at the worksite, you need waterproof and UV-treated tarps. So, using a vinyl laminated polyester tarp allows you to get a temporary and fire-retardant roof.
- Polyester waterproof tarps
One of the benefits of polyester waterproof tarps is that they can withstand harsh weather elements and is highly durable.
- Vinyl-coated polyester tarps
The vinyl-coated polyester tarps are UV-treated and can withstand hot and wintry weather conditions. Moreover, they are waterproof and can resist mildew.
The polyester tarps are highly effective for placing outdoors, whether in the hot sun or in rain. Typically, these tarps are made from high-quality materials and can last for longer periods. They are affordable, lightweight, and waterproof and are right for sealing leaks on the roof.
Clear tarp and greenhouses:
The clear tarp is also popularly used for portable greenhouses as they are popular for different environments where frequent weather or temperature changes are not going to affect the greenhouse. One of the key aspects of greenhouses is that they do not allow the moisture level to go in or out, so a mesh tarp may be the right choice.