You often hear about Ultraviolet (UV) Ray protection, especially in the warmer months. It is these rays also known as UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) that cause damage to human and other living creatures' skin by penetrating and burning the outer layers along with harming other surfaces and structures.

Things like sunscreen help counter these effects. Another great tool against UV rays is a protective cover such as a heavy-duty tarp. The question then arises, are there such things as UV-friendly tarps?


Are Tarps UV Resistant? UV Ray Protection

The Sun and its Effects

Depending on where you are on the planet, you could receive between 4000 hours of sunlight per year, such as in desert areas, or 2000 hours, such as in more volatile and cloudy areas.

Sunlight is good. Also known as sunshine, these solar rays provide the Earth's natural heat and light. There are three main parts of sunlight: the first is Visible Light, which is the light that we see. Another is Infrared radiation, which provides much of the heat.

The middle and least present is ultraviolet light, which is invisible to the human eye. Oxygen uses much of this radiation in the surrounding atmosphere within the ozone level. However, as the ozone layer gets thinner, additional ultraviolet rays reach the Earth providing certain hazards to people, other species, structures, and objects.

Of course, we all know that too much sun can be harmful to humans, pets, and even plants. Sunburns are uncomfortable, and too much exposure to UV rays can also cause plants to burn and cause heat exhaustion in pets.

Then there’s the chance of long-term damage. The harm to the human skin cells includes burning, premature aging, and skin cancer. In the United States, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with 3.3 million cases diagnosed each year according to the American Cancer Society.

Shielding the damaging sunlight is in our best interests. The right UV-resistant covering can help you safely enjoy spending time outdoors with your friends and family. Or, if you run a business, these options can help keep your customers comfortable as they wait outdoors.


Well, Are Tarps UV Resistant?

There are many types of coverings that are UV resistant on the market today. As you look to create shade and shield for your family, friends, customers, or the general public along with valuable structures, equipment, and materials know that you have a number of choices. The tarps to follow have UV resistance treatments.

Vinyl Tarps – Vinyl coated and vinyl laminated polyester tarps provide UV resistance to go along with their waterproof, durability, tear-resistant, and mildew resistant qualities. Heavy-duty vinyl tarps come in a wide variety of weights, thicknesses , and colors suitable for countless industrial, service, construction, trucking, and domestic applications.

If you don’t want a solid white canvas tarp, you might consider clear vinyl. These coverings are see-through but are still UV resistant and flame retardant. Additionally, they are waterproof, super double polished, and antimicrobialS treated.

Polyethylene Tarps – Poly tarps are economical and lightweight covers that offer UV protection. These tarps are also strong, waterproof, UV, and mildew resistant. They are great for many versatile duties from the backyard to the manufacturing plant. These coverings come in a variety of colors, including white poly tarps, so you can find one that matches your needs.

Mesh Tarps – Not only do Mesh tarps generate UV protection they also allow airflow making these ideal for the backyard, patio, pool, gazebo, and deck. They also are great for truck and manufacturing applications. Mesh tarps can hang overhead or on the sides as curtains or temporary walls giving the needed protection with an appealing look.

Rhino-Tex Canvas Tarps – The durable and extremely strong Canvas material is crafted with UV-resistant polyester thread. These covers are also waterproof, breathable, and resistant to abrasion, tears, and mildew. These canvas tarps come in seven colors and find use in a spectrum of applications including manufacturing, construction, roofing, warehouses, marine, and around the backyard.

Custom Tarps – Don’t see a covering that catches your eye? Create your own! We give customers the option to shop from our wide range of tarps or order custom covers for industrial, commercial, or domestic applications.

Choose from materials like vinyl, clear vinyl, canvas, poly, and mesh. Then, we customize each product to the shape and size you need. You even have the option to choose from different colors so you receive the perfect covering for your needs.


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