This one is a no-brainer, clotheslines rarely ever breakdown unless they are really old, not maintained well, are physically damaged or simply have poor construction. The most reliable airers have thick aluminium, stainless steel or galvanised steel frame which is powder-coated to protect the metal underneath from corrosion while being aesthetically pleasing.
It also helps if you purchase a clotheslines from a local brand name like Hills, Austral Daytek, Versaline, Eco, Evolution, Sunbreeze, etc. because these companies all have first-hand experience on the extreme Australian climate.
This means that they produce products that are of high quality and are built to withstand such challenging elements; cheaper alternatives that are designed and produced in China or elsewhere may simply not be tough enough to survive our atmospheric conditions.
It is important to properly size your airer, it is also better if you oversize it by a little bit to keep overloading to a minimum and to extra room as a buffer for future use.
We recommend 13 metres of drying line space if you are an individual living in a condominium, apartment or studio situated within the denser areas of Ipswich QLD, if you have a small to large family it is best to opt for 11 to 12 metres of line space.
You might think that those figures are a little excessive but remember you are not just drying your clothes, also bear in mind that you will need the headroom in order to dry big items like towels, robes, bedlinen, and curtains most of our customers even use our clotheslines to dry rugs.
Choose the Right Location
Time and time again we encounter people who choose to have their airers installed places that often limits the potential of their airers, some have their rotary hoists nestled right by trees and bushes, others have ceiling airers installed in the basement where there is poor airflow and humidity is too high.