Fiberglass-reinforced plastics are becoming increasingly popular in industries other than the oil and gas sector, which FRP was originally designed and constructed for. Because of the incredible resilience and flexibility of FRP tanks, structures and accessories, a growing number of trades and agriculture are relying on the durability and customizability of FRP products for their operations. If you’re looking to upgrade your business with a new FRP product, here are a few questions to consider asking when you request a quote on that product!
How Long Have You Been In Business?
Like you would for an interview for a job, interview your FRP manufacturer! Ask about how long they’ve been operational and how much experience they have in the business. Find out how they construct their products and how long the turnover to delivery is, what kind of resins and customizations they can offer and what sort of shipping or delivery options they may have. Share your application requirements and get curious about their opinions on how they could best construct and adapt to what you need for your worksite.
Let’s Talk Quality
When you’re shopping for an FRP manufacturer, check in on their certification and standards of quality assurance. Inquire if they’d forward you their product data, testing reports, safety statistics, samples, renderings or drawings and design estimations as well as manufacturer qualifications and timetables. Don’t be afraid to ask for quality management practices and dig deeper to find out how they solve issues to ensure their quality stays up to standard.
Check The Tag
Research some pricing options before you make a decision. It’s always good to know where your money is going, so don’t be afraid to shop around a few different manufacturers to get an idea of the general pricing that FRP products present. Ask them about projects that require more time and money and how they produce high-quality products on a deadline or if they offer an expedited process.
Do they stay within budget and finish the project on time? Do they have similar products to what you’re looking for or would you need a customized design? It’s important to get to know the producer of your potential next storage option or other FRP application to know that your well-earned dollar is going to someone who can generate dependable results. If you’re wanting some of these questions answered by us here at FRP Mocoat, please get in touch with us! We’d be happy to discuss helping you design your next FRP project!