The four outside lengths should be equal to the size of the cover, a little allowance is alright since it can be remedied, the majority of clothesline covers are multi-fit by design so it is completely fine if the cover is around 300-500 millimetres wider than the clothesline.
It is quite easy to find covers with sizes that range from 3.3 metres to 5 metres in diameter since these are standard for rotary washing lines.
Also, pay close attention to the fact that the canopy/clothesline cover should not be smaller than the clothesline’s upper assembly because there is a big chance that you will run into fitting issues.
Just like what we have mentioned earlier, it is better to oversize the cover a little bit because it is easier to fix by simply tucking in the excess upon installation, this is also a boon if you are a DIY-savvy person and prefer doing this on your own.
If the cover you have purchased is too small, not only will you have a less amount of protected space but, you may not be able to install it on your clothesline at all.
A good way to guarantee the perfect sizing for your existing rotary clothesline is to get in touch with the store you purchased it from, chances are, they have great recommendations for covers that are designed for the airer
that you already own, this also takes away the guesswork on your end.
Type of Clothesline Cover to Choose
There are many types of clothesline cover materials but we only listed these three since they are the most popular on the market at the moment:
- Polyvinyl chloride or PVC sheet
- Polyethylene or PE fabric
- Weaved nylon
Let’s discuss the difference, advantages and disadvantages and pricing between each material, this way you will have a better grasp as to which material will suit your needs best and if it is a good match with the environment you live in.
PVC is a dense plastic sheet with an internal cotton or nylon weave to provide tensile strength, it also has a slightly rubbery texture when touched. Apart from dust, water and air will not penetrate this material and it offers the best protection from rain so it is extremely advisable for those who live in rainy territories.