Knowing the ideal plastic sheeting thickness for your project is the first step to determining which product best fits the needs of your application. The most commonly used construction and greenhouse sheeting thicknesses start at 4 mil and go up to 20 mil for the heaviest duty strength. Once you’ve determined the right thickness, you can explore custom features, including color, fire resistance, or string reinforcement to name a few.
Thinner Plastic Sheeting: 4-8 Mil
4-8 mil plastic sheetings have excellent thickness for tasks such as covering items during a remodel, creating temporary walls, covering construction enclosures, and covering greenhouses. The thinnest of sheetings, like our 4 Mil White Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting, can be used for theatrical backdrops, while our slightly thicker sheetings, including our 8 Mil Black Fire Retardant Sheeting, is ideal for building enclosures, temporary walls, erosion control, and lightweight crawl space encapsulation. 8 mil sheeting generally works well indoors, outdoors, and in extreme temperatures ranging from below freezing cold to really hot.
Thicker Plastic Sheeting: 10-20 Mil
10-20 mil sheeting is typically used for jobs like waste or landfill liners, foundation wall vapor retarders, outdoor storage covers, and aquaponic liners. 10 mil plastic sheeting, like our 10 Mil Clear Dura-Skrim® Reinforced Sheeting, is reinforced and durable enough to stop moisture migration in ceiling, wall and under slab applications. Our thickest sheetings, such as 20 Mil Dura Skrim Reinforced Plastic Sheeting, are our heavy-duty construction and agricultural film for indoor and outdoor use. Due to their highly durable nature, reinforced sheeting combines heavy-duty polyethylene with a high-strength cord specifically engineered to provide a lightweight material that won’t rip or tear.
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In choosing Americover to supply you with the tools you need for a successful project, you are selecting the highest quality of American-made products and employing a highly knowledgeable team that’s ready to help. No matter the thickness of your sheeting, Americover has you covered!
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Americover is the smart source for polyethylene and plastic sheeting. Trusted by contractors and distributors across construction and agriculture industries, our American-made products combine reliability with quality and innovation. We specialize in greenhouse plastic sheeting, shrink wrapping, surface protection film, heavy-duty plastic sheeting, COVID protection, and many other applications requiring protective plastic sheeting. We protect and enhance projects from the ground up with reliable solutions, responsiveness, and quick turnarounds.
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