Why Use Cheap Thread - Versatile Structures

Why Use Cheap Thread?

 Jamie Howard      In

When it comes to shade sails, the thread used in their construction might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is a crucial element that can make all the difference in terms of durability and longevity.

Some companies opt for cheap thread in order to save costs and increase their profit margins. However, this decision can have negative consequences for both the customer and the company in the long run.

Firstly, using cheap thread can result in the need for re-stitching and repairs down the line. While this may seem like a good way for smaller companies to keep their installation teams busy, it ultimately leads to customer dissatisfaction and frustration. In high UV exposure areas such as Brisbane and other parts of Australia, shade sails need to be able to withstand the elements for years to come. Using cheap thread puts this at risk.

Secondly, while it may be tempting to cut corners in terms of cost, the peace of mind that comes with using superior threads is invaluable. High-quality threads are designed to stand up to the elements and ensure the shade sail lasts for the entire warranty period.

Finally, at the end of the day, why wouldn’t a company want to be the best they can be? Using the best materials available and creating shade sails that are designed to stand the test of time is a clear demonstration of commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

In summary, the decision to use cheap thread may seem like a cost-saving measure in the short term, but it can lead to long-term negative consequences for both the customer and the company. Investing in high-quality threads ensures that shade sails are durable and long-lasting, and sends a message that the company is committed to excellence.


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    Jamie Howard - Director

    Co-founder and Director Jamie has been hands-on in the shade and steel industry since leaving school. With over 15 years’ experience in shade, membrane and steel projects, Jamie is excited about the design opportunities shade structures offer in the commercial and industrial sectors. Jamie’s extensive design skills give him a competitive edge in situations with technical design complexity. He has won two personal industry awards for his designs, alongside many company-won awards.