We know you deliver expert care, and planning when taking on the task of transporting a modular home or manufactured buildings. Wrapping the modules in plastic sheeting is a critical step in protecting the structure during transit.
The experienced professionals at Americover have helped builders and manufacturers find the ideal plastic sheeting for their needs for more than 25 years. When modular home builders or transportation companies come to us, here are a few things we tell them to consider when picking the right product.
What to Consider When Buying Plastic Sheeting for Modular Home Transport
Transporting oversized loads is not a simple task, but it is especially challenging when it comes to transporting a modular home. Regular visqueen or poly isn’t going to offer much protection while you are moving an oversized load down the highway at fast speeds. Some common mishaps that can occur during transit include missing shutters and shingles, damaged siding or roof, damaged windows, frame cracks, and more.
“Wrapping your customer’s modular home during transport is a smart decision that offers peace of mind. It acts as a protective shield, safeguarding the home against potential damage caused by road conditions, weather elements, and other external factors.”
– Lisa Richards, Account Manager at Americover.
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Below are the top features to consider when picking the best plastic sheeting for protecting a modular home or manufactured building transit.
Durability and UV Resistance
Durability is paramount to protect the exterior of the home or building from the potential impacts of blowing debris. Additionally, UV resistance extends the life of the plastic sheeting and shields the structure from the harmful effects of sun rays while it travels across the country. We offer the best plastic sheeting solutions to help you deliver your customer’s modular home or manufactured building in the same condition it was picked up in.
Heat Shrink Wrap
Shrinkwrapping allows the plastic sheeting to fit securely against the modules, which stops the sheeting from billowing or unraveling during transit. Using a heat gun shrinks the plastic to a drum-tight fit to protect against corrosion and damage from snow, rain, and winds. Additionally, shrink wrap can help keep the overall structure together to prevent damage from the general movement of the truck over uneven road conditions.
Watch our video below to see the process of wrapping a modular home:
String Reinforced Plastic Sheeting
For added durability, string-reinforced plastic sheeting offers excellent rip-resistant weather protection. We recommend 10 or 12 mils thick for wrapping modular homes. Thicker sheeting isn’t pliable enough to wrap tightly around building structures. Anything thinner than these specifications could result in failures during installation or transportation. A strong wind force paired with debris at 55 mph can send a rock through a window, but the proper string-reinforced plastic sheeting solution is impervious to minor debris damage.
For large deliveries requiring specific sheeting dimensions, Americover offers custom-fitted options like our woven coated polyethylene in 9 mil or 12 mil, which provides a tailored solution for any size modular home or manufactured building. Many of our products can be custom fabricated to size without a minimum purchase, so you get precisely the amount needed for your professional moving service.
Best Plastic Sheeting for Modular Transportation
The best plastic sheeting for modular transportation or moving manufactured buildings is ready to ship from one of our warehouses directly to your location. Americover has the best plastic sheeting products used to protect modular homes. Below are the top products we recommend for protection during transport:
Heat Shrink Wrap shrinks “drum-tight” to create a weatherproof cover around buildings under construction, equipment in storage, boats over winter, transported machinery parts, and more.
Custom Fabricated Woven Coated Poly has woven ribbons of HDPE heat fused together with an impermeable LDPE extrusion coating to provide superior resistance to tearing, stretching, and punctures.
10 Mil String Reinforced Plastic Sheeting a is heavy duty film ideal for indoor and outdoor applications.It’s available in clear and fire retardant options.
12 Mil String Reinforced Plastic Sheeting offers tear-resistance and low permeability to inhibit moisture transmission. This flexible film is easy to handle and install and comes in clear, white, and black / white options.
Trusted by Transportation and Manufacturing Companies
As a transport company, it’s essential to have sufficient insurance and to maintain a strong safety record. With the right plastic sheeting wrap, you can prevent accidental damage that could occur during transport. Americover is your source for the most durable, lightweight plastic sheeting solutions that offer surface and weather protection.
As an Americover customer, you will receive the personalized support of a dedicated account manager to simplify the ordering process and ensure the best solution for every one of your projects. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions and fulfill orders Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. If you want to speak with a representative, call us at 760-388-6294 or contact us.