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Special Canopy Tarps

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Specialty poly tarps are tarps that are cut and sewn to meet a special requirement. These include peak drop or end cap tarps and valance tarps. These types of tarps have all the same features of standard rectangle or square tarps plus they are designed for a specific canopy function.

Peak Drop or End Cap tarps - These tarps are cut to cover the peak end of the canopy. When ordering one of these tarps it is important to know the exact dimensions of your canopy and the style of the peak (low, medium or high). If you are designing your own canopy and plan to use an end cap tarp it would be a good idea to check out available sizes before you start your design. They can be ordered with and without zippers that act like a door entry.

Valance Poly Tarps - Valance canopy tarps are designed to cover the top of the canopy frame with a flap (the valance) that hangs down over the side by 8 - 10 inches giving a cleaner and more finished look to a canopy.

Side tarps and end cap tarps can be tucked up under the valance to provide more protection from rain. The sizing on a valance tarp is for the main part of the tarp, not accounting for the valance portion. Actual sizes on valance tarps are typically short by 2-4 inches of specified sizes in both directions. Valance tarps are not recommended for use with low peak canopy designs as they do not have enough slope to guarantee water run off over the frame edge. If used on low peak canopies, there is a risk of water accumulating on the top of the canopy causing either tarp damages or collapsing the canopy frame.

Replacement Tarps - Replacement of existing canopy tarps is common since canopy frames outlast tarps. Many retail stores that sell canopy kits do not sell replacement tarps or you may want to get a higher quality tarp. Ordering a replacement tarp is easy at hiscoshelters.com.

Poly Tarp Comparison Table: This table is intended to provide a quick comparison of typical tarp features. It is not based on any known document or specification but was compiled from many online sources. Use this as a guideline not as an actual specification.

(See Table Below)

- Larry

Specialty poly tarps are tarps that are cut and sewn to meet a special requirement. These include peak drop or end cap tarps and valance tarps. These types of tarps have all the same features of standard rectangle or square tarps plus they are designed for a specific canopy function.

Peak Drop or End Cap tarps - These tarps are cut to cover the peak end of the canopy. When ordering one of these tarps it is important to know the exact dimensions of your canopy and the style of the peak (low, medium or high). If you are designing your own canopy and plan to use an end cap tarp it would be a good idea to check out available sizes before you start your design. They can be ordered with and without zippers that act like a door entry.

Valance Poly Tarps - Valance canopy tarps are designed to cover the top of the canopy frame with a flap (the valance) that hangs down over the side by 8 - 10 inches giving a cleaner and more finished look to a canopy.

Side tarps and end cap tarps can be tucked up under the valance to provide more protection from rain. The sizing on a valance tarp is for the main part of the tarp, not accounting for the valance portion. Actual sizes on valance tarps are typically short by 2-4 inches of specified sizes in both directions. Valance tarps are not recommended for use with low peak canopy designs as they do not have enough slope to guarantee water run off over the frame edge. If used on low peak canopies, there is a risk of water accumulating on the top of the canopy causing either tarp damages or collapsing the canopy frame.

Replacement Tarps - Replacement of existing canopy tarps is common since canopy frames outlast tarps. Many retail stores that sell canopy kits do not sell replacement tarps or you may want to get a higher quality tarp. Ordering a replacement tarp is easy at hiscoshelters.com.

Poly Tarp Comparison Table: This table is intended to provide a quick comparison of typical tarp features. It is not based on any known document or specification but was compiled from many online sources. Use this as a guideline not as an actual specification.

- Larry

Poly Tarp Comparison Table

 
Light Weight
Medium Weight
Heavy duty
Super Heavy Duty
Thickness
5-6 mil
9-10 mil
11-12 mil
23-24 mil
Laminate layers
3
3
3-4
3-4
Mesh Count
8 x 8 / sq in.
10 x 10 / sq in.
12 to 14 / sq in.
16x16 / sq in.
Mesh Denier
800
1000
1200
 
Weight(per sq.yrd)
2 to 3 oz.
4.5 oz.
6 oz.
11 to 12 oz.
Grommet spacing
18-36 in.
18-36 in.
18 in.
18 in.
Grommet type
Varies
Varies
Brass
Brass
Rope
Available
Available
Available
Hem reinforced
UV Treated
Available
Available
Available
Available
Waterproof
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rot resistant
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mildew resistant
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Light Weight
Medium Weight
Thickness
5-6 mil
9-10 mil
Laminate layers
3
3
Mesh Count
8 x 8 / sq in.
10 x 10 / sq in.
Mesh Denier
800
1000
Weight(per sq.yrd)
2 to 3 oz.
4.5 oz.
Grommet spacing
18-36 in.
18-36 in.
Grommet type
Varies
Varies
Rope
Available
Available
UV Treated
Available
Available
Waterproof
Yes
Yes
Rot resistant
Yes
Yes
Mildew resistant
Yes
Yes
 
Heavy duty
Super Heavy Duty
Thickness
11-12 mil
23-24 mil
Laminate layers
3-4
3-4
Mesh Count
12 to 14 / sq in.
16x16 / sq in.
Mesh Denier
1200
 
Weight(per sq.yrd)
6 oz.
11 to 12 oz.
Grommet spacing
18 in.
18 in.
Grommet type
Brass
Brass
Rope
Available
Hem reinforced
UV Treated
Available
Available
Waterproof
Yes
Yes
Rot resistant
Yes
Yes
Mildew resistant
Yes
Yes