Wind Socks – Top Tips For Choosing Your Supplier
Wind socks are not just a feature of airfields. They are also used within many industries such as chemical, oil and gas. In many industrial jobs, workers rely on the humble windsock as a way to alert them to potentially hazardous airborne chemicals. With a combination of air quality units, personal monitors and windsocks, operators within these industries are able to work safely. Not only are they used to measure wind direction, they are also used to determine safe zones and alert workers to potential risks. In industry, wind socks are often installed with tank batteries, trucks, rigs, units, stations and entrances to specific areas of the site where they are deemed to be important. As well as within industry, windsocks are also used for aerial spraying of crops. Before the plane takes off the application specialist needs to know the wind direction and speed to ensure that the spray will land on the crops as required.
For many people, a windsock is not a typical or everyday purchase but it is one which requires a little thought to ensure that you buy the right one for your requirements. If you don’t have an idea of the size, material or type of windsock that you require, simply contact us and our specialist team will be able to offer appropriate guidance. When choosing a distributor for your windsocks, it is always recommended that you find out how long they have been supplying products, and if you can, find out who their clients are. If the business, like us at Windsocks Direct, is a leading European Distributor who supplies some top businesses, you know they are a company that you can trust. Also look to see whether the company has any reviews from past clients to determine what business customers think of the products that they receive.
As wind socks are quite a specialist product, always go for a company who are knowledgeable about the products and are able to provide in-depth product information. You can find this out by calling their sales team to discuss your requirements or visiting the website to see whether they provide information on each of the products on their stock list. Always ensure that you consult an actual distributor rather than a re-seller as you know that sourcing your product from a windsock specialist will mean that the product you purchase is of good quality and will not stop working effectively after only a short period of time. Pricing is also another indicator of how good or otherwise the windsock will be. If the prices are too cheap then more than likely the products will be of inferior quality. Quality suppliers will price their products fairly to reflect the quality of the finished windsock.
Another useful tip is to visit the website or speak to the sales team to identify the type of materials that are used to construct the products. Opt for a manufacturer who uses nylon for wind sock production as the material used can have a significant impact on the durability of the wind sock and its ability to withstand even the harshest of weather conditions. Alternatively, some companies use PVC coated polyester which is not as strong as the sun can melt away the plastic element of the coating and leave the weaker material underneath exposed which is prone to weather damage. Within a short period of time your windsock will require replacement which is not a particularly cost effective solution. Nylon windsocks have a much longer lifespan, typically lasting up to 18 months or longer, depending on the weather conditions where your windsock is placed.
Here at Windsocks Direct, we are top quality suppliers of windsocks and are a leading distributor in Europe. As an online retailer, we aim to keep our costs low but the quality of our products is very high. Furthermore, we have been supplying both trade and retail customers for many years and we specialise in the delivery of British manufactured products which are constructed to last for many months. Furthermore, all of the products stocked on our website are thoroughly tested before being placed on our stock list so you can rest assured that the windsocks that you receive will withstand even the harshest weather conditions. If you are looking for trusted economy wind socks and equipment such as poles and swivel arms, then Windsocks Direct is the company to buy from. Contact us today on 020 3743 8587 to see how we can help you and your business.