A truck can make your life much easier. You'll suddenly discover that you're able to transport larger objects such as a sofa or a Christmas tree. However, the simplicity of a truck is also often its downfall. The truck bed is completely exposed and your possessions will get rained on after a heavy storm. A simple solution to this problem is to install a truck cover.
Your cover can be made out of a soft, but heavy-duty, vinyl material that will be resistant to moisture and will protect your cargo from rain. The material may be able to hold up against hail also, but you might need a strong material. The cover will also be able to keep your possessions from flying out of the back of the truck.
A soft cover is light and easy to work with. However, one of the downsides of a soft cover is that it is not as secure. If someone wants to access the back of your truck to steal your belongings, it will be much easier to do so. For this reason, it might make more sense to choose a hardcover.
The hardcover is rigid, which makes it more difficult to tear through. Covers usually come with holes through which you can thread a cable as a way to lock the cover. The harder it is to steal from the back of your truck, the less attractive a target it will be for thieves.
Many hardcovers are also capable of supporting hundreds of pounds. This increases the versatility of your truck by allowing you to temporarily place objects on top of the cover since it creates a flat and usable surface.
The most secure type of truck cover is the hinged hardcover. However, the hinge could be a hassle if you need to open it when the truck is parked in a garage with a low ceiling. But if this isn't an issue, you might decide to install a hinged cover or even a cap.
The cap gives your truck the look of a camper and allows for larger objects to be stored in your truck. When using a cover, you must make sure that your truck has enough clearance. But this isn't as much of a concern with caps. Once you consider how you will use your truck, you'll have an easier time choosing the best option.
To explore your options for tonneau covers for your truck, contact a truck accessory supplier such as Leer Truck Accessory Center.