What about other tank materials like concrete or stainless steel?
Concrete tanks are still quite popular for underground use or in fire zones, they do generally cost more, however, and they are prone to cracking and can leach a lime taste into the water. Stainless steel tanks are often very expensive (particularly for larger water tank sizes) and can be unreliable, depending on the quality of the steel used in the welded joins.
If you need some help deciding what material is best for your tank, you can talk to one of our sales advisors on 1800 115 552 or read our article on the benefits of a steel water tank.
Durability and cost
Some tanks may be cheaper upfront, but lose out on durability, so are more expensive in the long run. Plastic tanks also succumb to the radiant heat of fires and cannot withstand any kind of fire front. Steel is very fire resistant and will almost always outlive a concrete or poly tank. Even if the upfront price exceeds a cheaper alternative it’s important to look at the overall lifespan of the tank. If you’re going to be paying for another water tank in 10 years, it’s probably better to invest the extra money for something that will last for over 20 years.
Heritage Water Tanks offer a 20-year Pro-Rata conditional warranty. This means that we will replace the cost or repair of any of your water tank parts covered under the Warranty Terms and Conditions. Most Poly Tank companies only offer a 10 or 15-year warranty at best. You should also be careful of ‘Too good to be true,’ product warranties that other steel water tank companies are currently offering. Whilst a 30 year Warranty might sound good, often the conditions state that the value of the repair or replacement of the components is based on the price that as paid at the point of sale, therefore in 30 years time, your Warranty will not be based on the current value of the item being replaced and will be virtually worthless.
Other factors which affect prices
For tanks of the same size, there are still a number of factors which affect prices. For example, if you’re considering a Heritage Water Tank, the price can vary depending on which colour you select. The cheapest option is ZINCALUME and prices go up if you choose one of our nine COLORBOND options. If you have a colour in mind that is outside of this range, you can ask us to quote you a price for a Powder-coated colour to match in with your preferred colour scheme.
Tank prices by state
It’s also important to note that prices vary by state because of remoteness and delivery costs. Delivery is usually free, however, if you live within 100km of one of our local Distributors which are located in all states in Australia.
Getting a quote
In order to get a clearer idea of what you’ll be paying for a quality water tank, you’ll need to request a proper quote from one of our Sales Advisors. You can request a free quote right here!