Tarps Now® explores the different materials used in Clear Tarps and Plastic Sheeting / Poly Sheeting, discussing how they contribute to enhancing your planthouses. Additionally, we will delve into the benefits of incorporating Clear Tarps and Plastic Sheeting in Greenhouses, all of which highlight the use of these growing popularity for DIY applications.
Noting that modern greenhouses typically feature a framed structure with a double-sloped, single-sloped, or arched roof, enclosed either by glass panes or transparent Tarps/Sheets to allow the essential transmission of natural light. Clear materials such as polyethylene and vinyl have emerged as cost-sensitive, reliable, easy-to-use, durable, and safe options for enclosing Greenhouses.
Polyethylene, often referred to as Poly, is a popular type of plastic widely used in manufacturing Clear Tarps. It is lightweight and durable, making it an excellent choice for greenhouses. However, it may not be as transparent as other materials, potentially limiting desired clear views. Other options are available, though Clear Tarps are commonly made from either polyethylene or vinyl, with each material offering its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, it is crucial to choose the appropriate material for your greenhouse applications.
Another prevalent option for Clear Tarps is vinyl. Clear Vinyl Tarps are more transparent than polyethylene, being as clear as glass. As a result. Clear Vinyl is also a durable material that withstands adverse weather conditions such as wind, rain, snow, debris, UV rays, tears, and abrasions. While it remains relatively lightweight and easy to handle, it is slightly heavier and less pliable compared to poly fabric Tarps.