The Many Types of Retractable Truck Bed Covers
Truck bed covers offer a number of benefits, making them an essential accessory for any type of truck, whether for personal or business use. Perhaps most importantly, these covers keep your equipment and gear protected from the Arizona elements, including heavy rains during the monsoon season and hot sun rays during most months of the year. At the same time, these covers protect your belongings from theft.
One of the more overlooked benefits of trucks bed covers is that they can also help you save money on gas by reducing the drag on your truck. At the same time, they create a sleek and polished look for your truck.
Retractable tonneau covers are some of the most popular options thanks to their ease of use and durable design. Fortunately, you have many options for retractable truck bed covers to ensure that you get just what you need for your personal tastes and your budget.
Here’s a look at the many types of retractable truck bed covers:
Soft-top covers can be made of a variety of materials, such as vinyl or a blend of plastics. One of the most popular soft-top retractable covers is the Retrax ONE MX, which is made of polycarbonate. This durable thermoplastic is known as LEXAN, and it provides a strong yet flexible surface.
The LEXAN surface is reinforced with aluminum rods that ensure the cover does not dip in the center. The aluminum rods also provide a framework that allows you to lock the cover in place at certain positions along the way.
With a soft-top cover, you can get a smoother look for your truck bed and a lower profile. The soft cover is also easier to maintain as it does not rust, scratch or dent.
Aluminum retractable tonneau covers like the Retrax PRO MX give you superior durability with a beautiful design. Aluminum is both tough yet lightweight, and it is resistant to damages such as scratching, denting and fading.
The Retrax PRO MX is a popular all-aluminum cover that has heavy-duty construction that can withstand loads of up to 500 pounds. The cover has a design that allows it to stay flush whether it is open or closed, and it features weather sealing so that any gear you have stored in the bed is protected from water damage and the elements.
Glossy Aluminum Cover
If you want all the benefits of an all-aluminum cover but would like a more sophisticated look for your truck bed, you may want to opt for a glossy aluminum cover.
The glossy design of these covers is better suited for most modern truck designs, which feature glossy paint jobs and plenty of chrome exterior accents. The glossy aluminum finish makes the truck’s exterior look more luxurious and sophisticated.
You get all the same features of the standard aluminum cover, so you don’t have to worry about sacrificing any functionality. You will only gain style with this choice.
Though most retractable tonneau covers are quite easy to use, it can still be difficult to maneuver the cover when you are also holding gear or are dealing with mobility issues. A remote cover allows you to open and close the cover with just a touch of a button. You can open the cover easily while your arms are loaded up with gear, and you don’t have to worry about damaging equipment or other items because you drop something.
Truck Access Plus in Arizona sells all of these popular retractable tonneau covers for all types of trucks. Our friendly and knowledgeable associates can help you better understand the benefits of each of these types of truck bed covers so you can figure out which might be best for you. Explore our inventory online or contact us today to find the right truck bed cover.