Cheaper Isn’t Always the Best Way to Go
The old saying “You get what you pay for” is so true in so many ways. Buying the cheapest of anything sometimes cost us more than it would have had we bought a higher priced version. This is especially so regarding buying the various level of products from tank lining companies.
The ratio between price and performance is proof that with all things being equal, we can lower our cost ratio from 10 percent to 5 percent. What we discover over time is that when an item cost less, it usually doesn’t have a long lifespan. Thus, it costs us more over time because we have to purchase replacements more often. One area where this theory comes into focus is in the gauge of material used by tank lining companies.
Logically, the thinner the material, such as a 3/32-inch liner, it will come at a cheaper price than a liner that is 1/8 inch. The cost difference between the two gauges is 15 percent to 20 percent, but the difference in the volume of material is 25 percent.
This means that you can increase the service life for just 15 percent to 20 percent more and get 25 percent longer lifespan! With this all being stated, it is clear that tank lining companies that offer a 1/8-inch-thick liner, you’re getting a better value than when you go with a 3/32-inch thickness.
This is just proof that buying a cheaper line of product from tank lining companies doesn’t mean you’re saving money in the long run.