But did you know that there are places in the world where tarps can mean protection and shelter for some who are homeless? Not having one of these items will leave these people unprotected and vulnerable. In some cases, this could mean death for those who are extremely ill or unhealthy.
This is the case in Haiti, where many are living under these protective coverings. Eve those who are fortunate enough to have tents find that with the extended use, leaks and holes are developing, creating a need for more tarps. And while more fortunate areas of the world are working to provide for this need, it is so great in Haiti that many are breaking through and stealing what tarps are sent. And since the Gulf oil spill, the cost of these items has went up drastically, making the need even greater.
And while the 2010 hurricane season is predicted as being the busiest in years, southern America and many other parts of the world are bracing and preparing. What is one of the most important items for them to obtain? Tarps, of course!
Households, businesses, and other industries are in great need of these supplies. And as the poly tarp has taken such a great leap in price, the canvas tarps have suddenly become more popular. A less expensive option, it withstands any kind of weather and can offer the same protection as the poly version.
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Michael Stein is the president of Tarps Plus and is an expert on tarps and the tarp industry.
Tarps Plus has been selling tarps to the general public since 1956. They specialize in poly tarps and canvas tarps
For more information about tarps go to: www.tarpsplus.com