Weather Protection2018-04-19T09:52:45+00:00

Using Shrink Wrap For Weather Protection?

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Weather Protection

As humans, we cannot control how the weather affects us. Sometimes it may even derail plans we may have already set. Construction projects will require temporary protection against the weather for a certain period. However, this protection may be needed for an even longer period. This will require sheeting. There are various types of sheeting, but, today we will only be analysing shrink wrap sheeting.


Shrink wrap is a material made of plastic which shrinks tightly over whatever it is covering when heat is applied. This is the most popular form of sheeting because it lacks the bungee cords which lead to stretching that in turn causes the sheeting to sag. Shrink wrapping is increasingly becoming popular as it is not only used in construction but also, in machinery, scaffolding, packaging and many more.

Properties of shrink wrap

Using shrink wrap for protection against adverse weather effects is greatly beneficial since it conforms to the object it is protecting, it provides a secure and weather-proof cover. This ensures that construction schedules are on time and production cost is greatly reduced. Also, it provides quality climate control by allowing natural daylight in thus ensuring work can go on even during the winter season.

It can be used to preserve the integrity of goods.

Also, shrink wrapping protects against UV damage thus ensuring your valuable goods extend their lifespan. It is also safe to use on your objects unlike other forms of covering which may damage your goods by scratching or staining them. Shrink wrap is highly long-lasting and durable as it can be used to cover goods for over a year without wearing and tearing. This gives clients that their products will be safe and still as valuable as before.


Shrink wrap has different accessories to suit the different needs of clients. Some have vents which allow air flow without affecting the weatherproof protection. Others have access doors which allow you to access the covered object without affecting the integrity of the entire cover. Another advantage of these accessories is that they are very simple and easy to install. If you require a specific accessory, you will have to specify it to your supplier.

Benefits of using shrink wrap

In the case of construction, shrink wrap is highly compatible with frameworks and scaffolding as it provides expert emissions control using airlocks, impenetrable walls and many more. It also protects hazardous materials such as lead, dust and asbestos.

Setbacks experienced while using shrink wrap.

Nothing is perfect; even the shrink wrap has its faults. If the shrink wrapping is not installed correctly, this may affect the performance and appearance of the cover. It might not offer all the capabilities which have been discussed above. Another disadvantage of shrink wrapping is that it is not designed to detach from the scaffolding especially during high winds. Therefore, pay close attention to the structure of the scaffolding during installation of the shrink wrap to avoid future problems. Also, the installation of shrink wrapping may require experts especially for construction projects hence you may incur an extra cost. All in all, shrink wrapping can be a highly suitable option for any covering needs you may have.

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