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Tarpaulin covers vs traditional livestock sheds, how do they weigh up?

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How does a tarpaulin cover compare to a traditional shed? Galvanised sheds and shelters have been the traditional option for most agricultural storage requirements based on their solid reputation for stability and durability. But what about the humble tarp?

Would you consider using a heavy duty tarpaulin cover instead of a traditional metal roof?

How durable is a standard tarp? 
Tarpaulins can be constructed from varying types of materials including polypropylene, canvas and vinyl (amongst others) with varying thicknesses which can be categorised as regular duty, heavy duty or super heavy duty. 

The standard measure for tarp strength is weave count. Tarpaulins with greater weave counts provide greater resistance against potential damage in high wind areas and tarps flexibility is measured on its ability to remain pliable during cold winter months.

Tarps come in varying designs including mildew proof and non mildew proof, waterproof and non waterproof, washable and non washable. 

Advantages of agricultural tarpaulins
One of the main advantages of choosing a tarp over a traditional shed, whether its application is for housing livestock or machinery is that tarpaulins are far more cost effective.

Tarpaulins stay cooler in summer and can be fixed with thermal covers in winter if needed for livestock purposes.

Piggeries and poultry sheds can benefit greatly from a tarpaulin shed as unwanted airflows are eliminated within production areas, minimising energy usage and enhancing the growth environment.

Tarpaulin sheds can also be fitted out with various products including dividers, brooder curtains, thermal and standard side blinds, fan covers, door covers and cool cell covers as well as shelter covers, end and side blinds, thermal covers and liners.

Polytex Tarpaulins employs advanced manufacturing processes in their purpose-built factories based in the Riverina, meeting the tarpaulin requirements of agricultural and industrial customers Australia wide.

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