Truck bed covers are an essential accessory for any truck owner, as they provide protection for the contents of the truck bed from rain, dirt and dust, as well as providing extra security. Truck bed covers come in a variety of styles and materials, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your needs.
Soft Roll-Up Covers
Soft roll-up covers are one of the most popular types of truck bed covers. These covers are made from vinyl or fabric and either attach to the truck’s sides or use snaps or Velcro to secure them in place.
Soft roll-up covers come in a variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find one that matches your existing paint job or adds a unique look to your truck. Soft roll-up covers offer protection from inclement weather conditions while still allowing access to the contents of your truck bed.
Retractable covers are another popular choice for many truck owners. These covers provide full protection from inclement weather but can be easily retracted when needed, allowing full access to the contents of the truck bed.
Retractable covers are made from either aluminum or fiberglass and come in a variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find one that matches your existing paint job or adds a unique look to your truck. The biggest downside is that retractable covers tend to be more expensive than other types of covers.
Hard covers offer superior protection compared to other types of truck bed covers and can even provide additional security against theft. Hard covers are typically made from plastic or fiberglass and either attach directly to the sides of the truck bed or use clamps or other methods for securing them in place. Hardcovers come in a variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find one that matches your existing paint job or adds a unique look to your truck. The downside is that hardcovers tend to be heavier than other types of covers, making them difficult for some people to install by themselves.
What’s a Truck Bed Cover Called?
A truck bed cover is commonly called a tonneau cover, which is derived from French word meaning “top”. Tonneau covers can also refer specifically to any type of soft roll-up cover which provides security while still allowing access to the contents in the bed without having to remove it completely.
There are several different styles and materials available when choosing a tonneau cover for your pickup truck including soft roll-up, retractable and hardcover styles. Each style has its own advantages and disadvantages so it’s important you choose wisely based on what type best suits your needs for functionality, security, ease of installation/removal and aesthetics.