Understanding the Various Kinds of Flat Covers You Can Buy for Your Truck

Posted on: 12 January 2017

Don't be the truck owner who does everything right for their vehicle but forgets the truck bed. Just like the other parts on your truck, it is important to take good care of your truck bed by keeping it clean and covered, especially when it is not in use. Flat covers are a convenient way to do this. They come in different types, and selecting the right one will go a long way in matching the truck bed's need for protection with your usage requirements. Here is a look at the various kinds of flat covers you can buy for your beloved truck:

High Impact Plastic Lids

High-impact plastic lids are one of the most popular choices when it comes to flat covers. They are made using toughened polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or high-density polyethylene material that is good at withstanding the brute force of anything that hits against the lids. The lid comes with a lightweight, strong and durable undercover. Generally, high-impact plastic lids weigh less than twenty-seven kilogrammes, making the easy to remove from the truck when loading or unloading cargo. Note that these lids prevent you from opening the truck's tailgate when they are locked. You must unlock them first whenever you want slip something through the tailgate.

Roll-up Covers

Roll-up covers are another member of the flat cover family. They protect your truck bed from destructive elements such as water and excessive heat, keep your luggage away from the uninvited onlookers while providing easy access and loading for tall items. One of the top benefits of roll-up covers is that they clamp to your truck bed without the need for drilling. This makes them exceptionally easy to mount, unlike the high-impact plastic covers.

Retractable Flat Covers

Just as their name infers, retractable covers are peculiar in that they withdraw into a canister installed on the front side of the truck bed. They have an edge over most of the other types of covers in terms of convenience.  You don't have to remove the whole cover to enables access into the truck bed. To add on that, some of these covers can be secured when they are partially, a feature that is not available in the other options.

Retractable covers are made from an array of materials. You can go for aluminium, polycarbonate fused with a retractable structure for reinforcement or vinyl. Ideally, polycarbonate and vinyl are more durable than aluminium as they do not rust. For more information, talk to a professional like Nans Tarps.


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