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Builders and DIY Fans: Top Off Winter Checklists with the Best Insulated Tarps

insulated-tarpsAt one time, construction companies and do-it-yourself folks waited until spring or summer to start their projects. Thanks to insulated tarps and other great inventions, this is no longer the case. As a matter of fact, many builders and self-made repair experts prefer to work in winter for several reasons:

For one, home improvement supplies, skilled craftsman and permits are generally in ample supply this time of year. So why not take advantage of the short lead times and potential savings, right? Also, completing projects now makes it easier to start entertaining in the early spring. Think about it. Outdoor kitchens and family rooms spruced up now will certainly be ready for use come Memorial Day.

As we already said, many home improvement supplies on the market today can withstand cold temperatures. These include industrial-strength glues, caulking and paint. However, that doesnt mean they should be left sitting outside in a snow pile. Theyll need to be kept in a dry area and covered with insulated tarps. Otherwise, the materials could potentially lose their strength, separate, develop ice crystals or pesky mold.

That said, anyone looking to improve their home or business this winter would be wise to buy a supply of poly or vinyl insulated tarps in various weights. The insulated, poly tarps are perfect if your project is expected to include flammable materials because theyre flame resistant. The insulated vinyl ones, on the other hand, may not be flame resistant. So its best to check the product description over carefully. Also look for such keywords as:

Wind and Snow Load Rated
UV Resistant
Waterproof and Rot Resistant
Mildew Proof

Theyll help builders and members of the do-it-yourself crowd find the ideal assortment of tarpaulins for their winter projects. Addition advice about contractor and DIY approved products for winter use may be found by contacting us today.

Insulated, Fiberglass Tarpaulins: A Winter Grilling Enthusiasts Best Friend

Insulated TarpsAre you the guy or gal in the crowd that loves to keep the barbecue grills embers burning all year round? Are the chilly winds and their ability to blow out your fire the only thing you hate about barbecuing in the winter? If so, weve got news for you. There are ways to instantly setup wind breaks that wont help burn your house down in the process. It all starts with a very special tarpaulin. Well, perhaps its better known as a fiberglass welding blanket. Youll find them on offer now at Canopies and Tarps.

Our Insul-Shield Fiberglass Welding Blankets come in a beautiful shade of white that will undoubtedly match that snowy landscape youll be working in. However, thats certainly not what makes it such a perfect wind break resource for chilly barbecue fans. This special tarpaulin can withstand an amazing amount of heat, up to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact! So you wont have to worry about the sparks, splatter and heat emanating from the barbecue grill causing it to melt into a hot mess. Of course youll still want to keep it an appropriate distance away from the grill for safetys sake.

Thats not all there is to love about our Insul-Shield Fiberglass Welding Blankets. They are 60-Mil thick, weigh 24-ounces and come in a surprising array of sizes. Therefore, depending on your backyard barbecue setup, you may only need one or two to keep the winter winds at bay. The smallest tarpaulin is 3-inches by 4-inches, which may be enough to keep those small kettle grills burning into the night. The largest one is 12-feet by 20-feet. As such, it should be big enough to protect monster size smokers and propane grills with their own built-in side burners and shelving units. To learn more about them and other special tarpaulins that we have in stock, please contact us today.

Insulated Vinyl Tarps: A Late Fall Gardeners Best Friend

Insulated TarpsWith all of the crazy weather that has been taking place across the country, it can be a bit difficult keeping ones garden in tip-top shape. This is especially the case as summer turns to fall and fall fades into winter. Thankfully, there are actions that gardeners may take to protect their late fall crops from being overtaken by frost.

For instance, investing in insulated vinyl tarps is one action that may serve gardeners well. In our experience, their insulating features are enough to keep garden beds warm until the morning. The ones that we have in stock weigh 10 ounces per square yard and boast a -inch thick, foam insulation center. That type of thickness is perfect for light and hard frost situations but thats not all.

The foam is covered by heavy-duty pieces of vinyl that have been outfitted with hemmed seams, corner grommets, D-rings and internal snap attachments. And the vinyl, as weve already alluded too, is coated to provide protect against many things. The long list includes the following:

  • UV Rays and Oils (Natural and Synthetic)
  • Mildew and Chemicals
  • Tears and Cracks
  • Rot and Insect Activity
  • Abrasions and Cold Winds

The insulated vinyl tarps come in small sizes, like 3-feet by 12-feet, which are great for most modest size flower boxes, potted plants and beds. Weve also got heavy-duty, insulated tarps that are 3-feet by 25-feet, 6-feet by 25-feet, 12-feet by 20-feet and 12-feet by 25-feet. Many gardeners like to use them for large beds, rows of hedges, awkward shaped planters, water gardens and rock gardens.
In addition to covering the plants, our insulated vinyl tarps may also be used to cover cold boxes, portable greenhouse roofs, potting benches and assorted gardening equipment. To learn more about them and place an order before the frost arrives, please contact us., please contact us.