There are a wide variety of uses for tarpaulins (tarps). One important use is to secure and protect lumber while it is being transported. It is important for lumber to be secured and protected while it is transported. The best and most cost efficient way to cover and protect lumber is with a tarp.
Lumber tarps usually come in two or three pieces. Most lumber tarps can accommodate truck beds up to 48 feet long. Lumber tarps are different from other types of tarps in that they are shaped to accommodate loads of lumber up to eight feet above the bed of the truck. Lumber tarps generally cost between $300 and $400 per piece, with some discounted 3- piece full sets costing about $850.
Lumber tarps are usually made of mesh or polyethylene. These two materials are as durable as canvas but not as heavy. The weight is an important aspect to consider when choosing a lumber tarp, as the tarp must be applied and tied down manually. A heavy tarp is more difficult and time consuming. Most lumber tarps do not include the supplies needed to tie the tarp down, so they must be also be purchased. Usually they need to be purchased separately.
Lumber tarps must not only secure the lumber in the bed of the truck, but must also protect the lumber from the elements. Rain, ice, and UV rays can all damage lumber. Mesh lumber tarps provide excellent protection from the sun’s UV rays. Waterproof polyethylene lumber tarps provide protection against the rain.
Lumber tarps are a vital part of transporting lumber. They keep the wood safe from the elements and keep the lumber from falling out of the truck bed, a serious safety hazard. The right tarp can protect the valuable cargo as well as protecting other travelers.