Reliability Versus Affordability
This topic is a no brainer isn't it? By stating the obvious, we will just cut to the chase and say that if money is not an issue it is best to opt for a clothesline that is entirely made out of stainless steel 316 or 308, these are very hard-wearing and rust proof metals that will basically last for decades.
As a matter of fact, stainless steel clothesline manufacturers like Evolution
even offers a ridiculously long 50-year guarantee which proves just how reliable these things are, clotheslines are basically investments that help you save a ton of money in the long run so we suggest not skimping on the cost and quality if possible.
For those of you who lean more towards practicality, no need to worry! It is still okay to get something made out of galvanised steel, it has a higher iron content so it is not that resilient against rusting but it is a very stiff material that can take a lot of beating without much fuss--just make sure to get one that is powder-coated.
Aluminium is also a good option mostly if you still prioritise corrosion-resistance and lower costs, just be mindful that this metal is more pliable than the two others we have mentioned above but that is not an issue if you take care of your airer and you acquire one that is highly rated and made by a reputable brand.
Sizing it Right
If you are an avid reader of our articles then you probably have an idea as to how much drying line space we recommend to our prospective customers, if you are new here then don't be surprised if we stretch the norm a little.
A lot of our competitors and suppliers always say that 10 metres of drying line space will be adequate for a person, while it is certainly enough, we think that's a little too conservative considering we don't just dry shirts and jeans.