How much protection do you need? Use the guide below to determine your
lumber covering requirements.
Length - The cover length should be at least the length of the unit to
allow for top-cap coverage. However, it's common practice to "drop" the protection over
the ends in addition to the sides. Drops are usually equal to the height of the unit
allowing a "Christmas Wrap" style end seal.
Width - your coverage should, at minimum, cover the top of your unit. Again, many mills
and yards choose to incorporate a 'drop' to protect the sides as well. In addition to
added protection, this allows for a prominent display of your company logo or branding
with printed lumber wrap. Calculate Width: Unit Width + (2 x Drop)