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Pros and Cons of PVC Vinyl Tarps

Tarps are widely used in various fields, including industry, agriculture, transportation, entertainment, etc. Different tarps are endowed with different features to meet the unique requirements of different customer groups. Among all tarp materials, PVC vinyl tarps are favorable among customers due to their superior durability and outstanding weather resistance.

In this article, we explore the advantages and disadvantages of PVC vinyl tarps to help people have a more comprehensive understanding of the material.

Pros of PVC Vinyl Tarps


Made from synthetic components, PVC vinyl tarps are extremely sturdy and durable. PVC is long-lasting because it has a molecular structure in which the chlorine atom is bonded to every other carbon chain, is very resistant to oxidative processes, and performs well for a very long time.

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PVC Vinyl Tarps

Flame Retardancy

PVC vinyl tarps have excellent flame retardancy. Fire retardant PVC tarpaulin is designed to prevent fire from spreading and lessen the intensity of the fire. Moreover, vinyl tarps serve as shelters to guarantee the safety of workers, they can contain the spread of flame to provide them more time to escape.

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Flame Retardant PVC Vinyl Tarps

Weather Resistance

PVC vinyl tarps are characterized by excellent weather resistance. They can withstand the influence of various environments, including heavy UV rays, rain, snow, hail, stormy wind, etc. Besides, vinyl tarps are also highly resistant to oil, dirt, stain, and toxic chemical elements.

Long Lifespan

Typically, PVC vinyl tarps have a long service life of 15+ years, and even last longer with regular care and maintenance. Due to their long lifespan, PVC tarps are one of the most popular materials in the world.

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PVC Tarps

Minimum Maintenance

Generally, PVC vinyl tarps are simple to maintain. A soft and smooth towel and soapy water would be enough to clean them. You can find more information in our blog How to Clean Your PVC Tarps.

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Vinyl Tarps

Cons of PVC Vinyl Tarps

Generally, the light transmittance of PVC vinyl tarps is not very good. And you should avoid sharp objects when using the tarps, which will affect the performance of weather resistance and durability.

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