Question: What do you recommend for an outdoor storage cover that is 8 mil plastic sheeting ?
Answer: We have a number of choices in 8 mil products for outdoor storage. Outlined below are a few ideas and the most popular sizes. We can fabricate these products into very large sheets (up to 500’ wide). Some of the products can have hems, d-rings, grommets, bung ports, 3-d fabrication plus many other options. We stock a product called Dura Skrim 8WB in several sizes. This is a 4 layer lamination containing a polyester string reinforcement extrusion laminated between White and Black outer layers of polyethylene. This product is tough, puncture and very tear resistant. It can be used with either side facing out depending on the circumstances (affects heat reflection, condensation…). This product is available in 30’ x 100’ rolls. In wider widths we can make this in 24’ increments of width, plus can add one or two 6’ panels to any increment of width. The cost is a little higher for the wider widths. We offer an extrusion laminated, polyester string reinforced polyethylene, called Poly Scrim, in 8 mil, both regular and fire retardant versions. These are available in 4’ increments of width up to 40’ wide at the standard cost, and up to 200’ wide at a slightly higher cost per square foot. This product line allows us to make 3-D shapes, add hems, pipe loops, d-rings, etc. If any custom fabrication would be helpful, we will be happy to provide quotes. These two products are two of our most popular in 8 mil thickness. If you are looking for more of a construction grade, non-reinforced, we have them available also in clear, black, and fire retardant versions.