At Rocky Mount Awning & Tent Company, we are an in-house fabricator of custom awnings and canopies. Our goal is to make your storefront dreams a reality. We create, install, and service our signs, awnings, and canopies. Our awnings and outdoor canopies can improve the look of residential, storefront, or business buildings while adding protection from the sun, saving you money, and advertising all at the same time. We also make and repair custom tarps and covers. No matter what you need – an awning, a canopy, or a sign – you’ve come to the right place. We can’t wait to work with you to make your dreams in 2021 become a reality!

If you need a tarp repaired, feel free to bring it in today for us to repair it for you. If you’d rather try to repair it yourself, here are a few tips!

Step #1: Assess damage

Look over the tarp to assess all damage. Not all damage can be repaired. Tarp repair tape will not hold up over the long haul on stress points such as seams or tie down points although it may be a suitable emergency fix to get you through rough weather. If the tarp is a relatively new investment, patching and sewing is recommended for stress point damage to increase the life of the tarp.

Step #2: Preparing the tarp for repair

Clean at least a 6″ area around the damaged portion of your tarp with water and a clean rag to assure secure adhesion of the tarp repair tape to the tarp material. HINT: Water is sufficient for most applications where dust or dirt is on the area to be repaired. If you have grease or oil residue, use an alcohol swab. Let the area dry completely!

Step #3: Applying the tarp repair tape

For best results, apply tape in a heated area or when the outside temperature is above 65 degrees. Lay the tarp flat if possible. Match up the edges of the tear as best as you can. Peel the paper backing off the tarp repair tape a little at a time as you apply to the tear or hole. Rub the tape with firm pressure to assure a tight seal between the adhesive and the tarp. For added security, repeat this process on both sides of the tear.

Step #4: Off season storage

Lay out your tarp and inspect it for damage. Repair all damage prior to storing. Once all damage has been repaired, if necessary, clean the tarp. Using two people, fan fold your tarp by pulling 3′ to 5′ sections back toward the end of the tarp.

By following these storage recommendations you will insure that your tarps will be ready for easy installation the following season!

For any questions about your tarps or tarp repair please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact Rocky Mount Awning & Tent Company today for all your awning, tent, and sign needs!