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Why Investing in Quality Heavy Duty Tarps is the Way to Go!
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Why Investing in Quality Heavy Duty Tarps is the Way to Go!

Heavy Duty Tarps

Whether you are looking for flat tarps, heavy duty tarps, machinery covers, or truck tarps – it’s important to know that you’re getting good value for your investment. Although lower price points can be tempting, it’s best to consider the value and performance that a product offers.

Cheaply-made tarps tend to compromise on quality and don’t perform as well as purpose-designed, high-quality tarps. Tarps that have been made to cope with the harsh conditions of the Australian climate tend to last longer and do the job better.

In this article, we take a closer look at the advantages of choosing quality tarps over cheaper options. For more advice about choosing the ideal tarp for your specific application, get in touch with the experts at Westarp. We can design and manufacture a wide range of tarpaulins that will perform to a high standard and offer excellent value for money.

5 Reasons to choose quality when buying heavy duty tarps

When presented with several options of tarpaulins to choose from, it might be tempting to choose the cheapest one. While that might save you some money in the beginning, you’ll get better results and long-term value by choosing the higher quality option.
Here are 5 reasons to choose quality products:

1) Durability

Tarpaulins that are made well simply last longer and can cope better with tough environmental conditions. Cheaper tarps are made with sub-par materials which cannot cope with intense sun exposure on hot days, heavy rain, or high-intensity applications. They are much more likely to break, fail or need replacing earlier than a quality-made tarp.

At Westarp, we specialize in heavy duty tarp covers that are made to last in harsh Australian climates. From transport and logistics to agriculture, mining, and construction – our industrial strength tarps are designed and manufactured for the highest level of durability.

We offer three heavy duty fabrics: Linear 400, Flexile FR, and Armour-X 900. These fabrics offer a number of advantages. For example, Linear 400 is made with a Tear Stop technology which improves its resistance to tearing and damage. Flexile FR is coated on both sides with a clear lacquer that improves its resistance to UV rays and fire, and Armour-X 900 is very thick at 900gsm, making it a highly durable option for heavy duty industrial applications.

2) Superior Performance

Whether you’re looking for a reliable cover or a shelter with maximum UV resistance, you want your equipment to do a good job. Poor quality equipment will let you down, interrupt productivity and cause unnecessary expenses.

On the other hand, if you invest in high-quality equipment, it will make things more efficient and effective for you. Industries like mining, agriculture, and construction should put their trust in the best product to ensure the highest level of performance. Performance is not only improved by the materials used, but also by the way the tarp is designed. Look for custom-designed solutions to maximize performance.

3) Application-Specific

When an item is priced cheaply, it often means corners have been cut during the design and/or manufacturing processes. Cheap tarps will usually have standard sizes and designs, which may not be the ideal fit for your specific application. This can compromise the performance of the tarp, increase wear and tear and reduce its durability.

At Westarp, our tarps are purpose-designed and manufactured. For us, the custom is standard. All of our tarps are made to suit a specific application which means we can control every detail from size and shape to the type of hem and reinforcement and any special features like welded pockets, windows, and document pockets. The benefit of custom-made tarps is that they will suit your specific needs perfectly, improving performance and maximizing durability.

4) Long Term Value

It is easy to be persuaded by a lower price, but when purchasing heavy duty tarps it is important to consider the lifetime value that it can provide. Cheaper alternatives may cost less at the outset, but when you factor in that they will need replacing much sooner, it’s obvious that quality tarps offer better long-term value. In some cases, you could end up saving by choosing a quality tarp that lasts two or three times longer than a cheap tarp.

It’s also important to consider that quality tarps perform better which can improve efficiency and reduce costly delays. While cheaper tarps cost less to purchase, they may lead to costly outcomes – for example, not protecting materials effectively or causing delays when they need to be repaired.

5) Sustainability

If your company is looking for more ways to improve sustainability, choosing quality products that will last for a long period is a good way to do so. Compared to a heavier duty tarp, cheaply made tarps tend to wear out more quickly, and become useless waste. In contrast, tarps that last longer don’t need to be replaced as frequently, which reduces the amount of waste going into landfills.

Quality is at the heart of our design and manufacturing processes at Westarp

Westarp is a leading manufacturer of heavy duty tarps in Australia, offering a wide range of customizations to suit your specific needs. We supply quality and durable heavy duty tarps to industries such as mining/oil and gas, transport and logistics, building and construction, and farming and agriculture.

Why choose our tarps?

  • Highly durable and robust, even with continuous outdoor exposure
  • Made to industry standards from heavy duty fabrics
  • High UV and tear resistance
  • Custom made to suit your specific application
  • Superior performance in harsh Australian conditions
  • 100% designed and manufactured in Australia
  • Excellent quality and fantastic long term value

If you are looking for heavy duty tarps which are purpose-designed and manufactured to offer superior performance, the team at Westarp is here to assist.

To enquire about our products or place an order, call the Westarp team today on 08 6607 7888.