Don’t Let Your Tarps Go Down Without a Fight! 5 Ways to Prevent Tarp Failures
Are you tired of constantly replacing your tarps because they keep failing or tearing? Look no further than ARK Tarps for high-quality, durable tarps that will stand the test of time. But even the best tarps can’t last forever if they’re not properly maintained. Here are 5 ways you can prevent your tarps from failing or tearing:
1. Inspect Your Tarps Regularly
Make sure to inspect your tarps regularly for any signs of wear and tear. Check for holes, rips, or weak spots in the fabric, as well as any damage to the eyelets or tie-downs. Catching and repairing problems early can prevent them from becoming bigger issues later on.
Pro tip: If you find a hole or tear in your tarp, get in touch with us and we will be happy to send you repair tape.
2. Choose the Right Material
Different tarps are made of different materials, and it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. For example, some materials are more suited for heavy-duty applications, while others are more lightweight and easy to handle. You cannot expect a lightweight tarp to perform at the same level as an Industrial Tarp!
Pro tip: Use our tarp finder to find the best suited tarp for your applications.
3. Avoid Overloading Your Tarps
Putting too much weight on your tarps can cause them to fail or tear, especially if they’re not properly secured. Make sure to distribute the weight evenly. Remember tarps are not indestructible and there is a maximum load that they will be able to withstand. If they are exposed to strains beyond their capacities, they will fail.
Pro tip: Check out our eyelet strength test videos which show the maximum load that each tarp can take before failing.
4. Use Proper Tie-Downs
Using the right tie-downs is crucial for keeping your tarp in place and preventing it from slipping or billowing in the wind. Use high-quality bungee cords, ropes, or ratchet straps and make sure to tightly secure your tarp in all areas, paying extra attention to the corners, edges and putting ropes across the top to protect the tarp from the parachute effect.
Pro tip: Make sure you tie put ropes across the top of the tarp to prevent the tarp from converting into a mini parachute against strong winds.
5. Invest in High-Quality Tarps
Last but not least, invest in high-quality tarps like the ones offered by ARK Tarps. Not only will they be more durable and longer-lasting than cheaper alternatives, but they will also provide superior protection.