Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 30
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wolfbane Works fine
We actually used this tarp to cover a cord wood chicken coop we were building. It worked quite well until our high winds took it off somewhat. It stuck to the sides of the coop, which is made of concrete and cut cord wood slices, so that we could drape it over the whole coop. Even though the wind took it off on one side, it didn't rip or tear - a plus. We'd use this kind of tarp again if needed.
October 31, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by skaizun It's just a tarp
As shown in my photos (taken from my first story roof), it comes very compact, and is easy to open by one person, but, two people is probably easier and safer. It spread easily and stayed down (no breeze during my installation). It has double-stick tape which has a protective strip over it. Rather than remove all the strips (one along each edge), I removed a small part of one strip (see photo), and attempted to stick it to my asphalt shingle. It would not adhere to the shingle for even a second. I attached it to my bare skin, but, it stayed on for only about three seconds. I even attached it to the tarp (i.e., bending it over onto itself), but, it held only for a couple of seconds. Worse, the tape came off the tarp, itself, which, had I removed all the strips, would have been very difficult to clean up, and, probably, would have blown away in even a light wind! Considering the cost of $63 - - triple the price of similar sized, non-adhesive, tarps available through many vendors and stores, both online and brick-and-mortar - - you'd think the UTARPit manufacturer could have come up with a better system. The grommets seem sturdy, but I did not have a need for them, so, I did not test their sturdiness (many tarps that I've used in the past had grommets that separated or tore fairly easily; this one's grommets seem sturdier, but not much better). The tarp can be used for a variety of purposes, other than roofing, such as a floor protector for painting, covering a firewood stack, wintering a picnic table or even an outdoor shed, etc., though its huge size may make it unwieldy or cumbersome for smaller purposes. It would also make a good cover for a flower bed or other gardening purpose, though it would have to be covered to hide the blue color! (some time ago, I used a tarp to cover the bare ground, then put pebbles over it to turn it into a rock garden, with the tarp acting as a weed barrier). All-in-all, if you ignore the adhesion claim, it is a fairly sturdy tarp, but, it is nothing special, and, definitely, way too expensive, especially where there are less expensive alternatives easily available.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sdgiant Very well made, great for emergencies
OVERALL: Better waterproofed than other "blue tarps" I've had. Excellent gromets. Glue sticks very well, and should withstand most winds, great for emergencies.
UTILITY: Glue will probably only stick once, but the tarp is strong enough to reuse for other purposes later if so inclined. Gromets would make tarp reusable tied down.
WATERPROOFING: Ran some basic pooling tests, held water when pulling, bending or shaking tarp. Coating is very solid.
GLUE: Not just a thin tape like layer, thick layer of very sticky glue. As long as the surface is clean, you shouldn't have any trouble getting this stuff to stick.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LindaLW great item to have in our home arsenal for emergencies
It's a great comfort to know that in the event of a tree hitting our roof, we have the means to prevent further damage by the weather; this is a heavy-duty tarp, ready to be taken out and utilized. We have had roof damage before, when a big limb came flying into our bedroom during a storm. and then we had to rely on the neighbors to provide us with a suitable cover for the hole in the ceiling... a good number of years later, and after some tree removal, we feel like we can handle the next flying limb ourselves! Glad this tarp will be ready to go, in the event ...
December 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Great tarp, Great Value
You can't go wrong with this tarp. It's super strong, yet amazingly light. The weather was supposed to be clear and warmish (actually too warm for mid December in NY) so i decided to tackle the small cedar roof that was way overdue for replacement. Well it took longer than I expected and yet I almost didn't put a tarp over the half finished roof. Man, glad i did; it rained that night and this tarp saved me a lot of hassle. Kept the interior nice a dry so I could finish up the next morning. I bet this tarp will last for years, too. Highly recommended.
January 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kiki Holds in place very well. Does the job!
I love this tarp because you don't have to use nails! My roof has one small spot that leaks and this tarp is going to keep things dry until the contractor comes to fix it. It has a really wide very sticky border that sticks very well. I like that it sticks all around because it seals the area off, whereas if you had to use nails, water could stll run underneath. I am not the one who went up on the roof but the man who did said it would hold well on many different types of materials. He is just as impressed as me. The material is strong and it appears that it will last so after the leak is fixed, I'm going to use it on my little backyard storage unit to keep the rain/snow out. Made in the USA which is a wonderful thing. I do recommend this tarp.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by headhunter Good product
Excellent tarp. I had a small roof leak and was unable to find where the leak was coming from. I put some tar patch on the roof where I thought the leak was coming from, but the rain kept coming in. I put this tarp on the whole section of the roof where it was leaking and have not had any leaks yet. The tarp has held up to a lot of rain we've been having lately, and hopefully will hold up until it warms up some so I can get back on the roof and find the leak.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shortgort Great Value
Utarp 10' X 12' Blue roofing tarp is just what I suggest you purchase, especially if you are repairing a roof,it works perfectly when covering a hole, while waiting to have the roof repaired. It is strong,even when its windy, and keeps things dry when raining,A must have ,its especially good to have on hard even after the roof has been repaired, I used mine to cover lawn furniture,The grommets are large enough to use a heavier rope for tie downs.......I like that it is resistant to ripping because of the high quality of materials!!!!!!!
December 9, 2015