Tonneau Covers

Truck Works Has Got You Covered!

It’s nice to have the option to keep your cargo, supplies and tools safe and dry whenever you load them up in the bed of your truck. With the installation of a tonneau cover, whatever’s in your truck bed stays protected from the elements, and you get peace of mind. What’s more is tonneau covers reduce aerodynamic drag and come in a variety of styles. So if you’re thinking about fitting your truck with a new bed cover, you’ve come to the right place!

At Truck Works, we carry a variety of brands and styles of tonneau covers that enhance your ride’s look, provide the optimal level of weather protection and improve overall fuel costs. Our team of professionals is made up of truck enthusiasts who enjoy helping customers select the perfect aftermarket truck components—and that includes tonneau covers! Stick around to learn more about how to go about selecting the right tonneau cover for your truck, or feel free to call us at (816) 842-4222 if you have any questions.

The Look & Feel of Tonneau Covers

When it comes to tonneau covers, you essentially have two types to choose from: hard-top covers and soft-top covers. Hard-top, color-matched tonneau covers that are custom fit to their particular truck beds tend to look the nicest from a strictly aesthetic standpoint. These types of covers typically give off more of a finished look and feel than the traditional soft-top tonneau covers. They are great for people who don’t mind the higher price point and do not use their trucks for hauling big loads.

On the other hand, today’s soft-top tonneau covers tend to be more versatile than hard-top covers and have a sharp, modern look and feel about them. Even though they’re soft-top style, these types of tonneau covers do not compromise on weather protection or effective use. Additionally, soft-top tonneau covers come with features like fade- and shrink-resistant fabrics, snap-free sealing systems and integrated bows.

Tonneau Covers’ Security & Versatility

Regardless of the type of tonneau cover you choose, your truck can look sleek and stylish while offering optimal bed coverage and protection. The type and style of tonneau cover you select for your ride really depends on how you use your truck bed and how often. If you don’t use it to haul heavy loads on a regular basis, you may choose to go with a hard-top tonneau cover. If you do regularly haul a lot of cargo in the bed of your truck, you’ll find that a hard-top cover cannot effectively accommodate a heavy amount of cargo. However, hard tonneau covers offer the highest level of security, as they are composed of durable materials like aluminum and fiberglass and come with built-in locks.

If you want higher cargo versatility with your tonneau cover, you’ll probably want to choose a soft-top cover because it can be rolled up with ease to provide full access to your truck bed. To increase your level of security with a soft-top tonneau cover, you could fit your truck bed with a tailgate handle lock, which will keep people from opening your tailgate. These types of locks also provide an added layer of protection for hard-top tonneau covers.

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Tonneau Cover Installation

For the most part, tonneau covers are extremely user friendly, and many of them install onto trucks using clamp-on installation hardware. The vast majority of tonneau covers make it easy for just one person to install them—without any drilling! In fact, many covers can be installed in as little as 30 minutes to an hour. However, if you’d like someone to install your cover for you, look no further than the team here at Truck Works! We conveniently install all tonneau cover purchases.

Styles of Tonneau Covers

When choosing the right tonneau cover for your truck, it’s important to decide which style best fits your needs and requirements. The four main styles of tonneau covers are:

  • Roll Top – Most of the soft-top tonneau covers you’ll find out there are roll-top style, which makes accessing the truck bed a breeze. Most roll-top covers roll up and fasten behind the truck’s cab. More recent roll-top covers come with integrated supports that allow the covers’ bows and latch systems to roll up with the cover as a whole.
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  • Tri-Fold – Like the name suggests, tri-fold tonneau covers feature three sections that can fold up for quick and easy, full access to the truck bed. The three sections are secured with four quick-release clamps that allow for easy installation and removal.
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  • Hinge Style – When it comes to opening a hard-top tonneau cover, the hinge style is essentially your only option. However, both hard- and soft-top covers can utilize the hinge opening style. This style is best used for hauling a small amount of cargo (e.g., a suitcase or two and grocery bags).
  • Retractable – Retractable-style tonneau covers combine the cargo security of hard-top covers with the convenience of soft-top covers. These covers are composed of aluminum panels that automatically retract and store in their own box. Further, retractable tonneau covers tend to be the priciest options.
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Securing Your Tonneau Cover

No matter what type of soft-top tonneau cover you purchase for your truck, it will most likely secure in one of the ways listed below.

  • Velcro™ – Also referred to as the “hook and loop” style, the Velcro securing option makes opening and closing your tonneau cover a breeze. With this option, your truck will sport a modest look since it utilizes Velcro instead of snaps or grooves and channels, yet it will still provide a high level of protection in all weather conditions and climates.
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  • Snap – The snap option uses snaps or buttons to fasten the tonneau cover in place. If you go with this securing option, you’ll want to get one with adjustable snaps because tonneau covers’ material can shrink or expand depending on weather conditions.
  • Snapless – Snapless tonneau covers forgo the use of snaps for a seam-and-channel sealing system. For a weather-proof seal in all climates, you will just need to secure the rubber or plastic seam into the channel (which is usually made of aluminum) and glide your hand down the length of the truck bed rail, making sure the seam remains securely snug in the channel the whole time.
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If you would like to learn more about securing your tonneau cover to your truck, contact Truck Works, and we will be sure to provide you with all the information and recommendations you need. We’ll make the process complete with professional installation.

Contact Us for Your Tonneau Cover Needs

No matter what type of tonneau cover you choose for your truck, you’re sure to enjoy the sleek look and enhanced aerodynamics it provides. Whether you would like more information, need recommendations, or require professional installation, contact the knowledgeable team here at Truck Works! Just call us at (816) 842-4222, or contact us here!