Whether you’re considering replacing an aging oil storage tank, removing an underground oil storage tank, or installing a new tank in a newly constructed home, there are many choices available for your heating oil storage needs. Below we’ve given an overview of the options, to help make your decision a little easier.
Oil Storage Tank Size
There’s a few questions you may be asking when it comes to replacing or installing a new above ground oil tank. The first is probably “How big of an oil storage tank do I need?” The most common above ground tank size is 275 gallons. If your tank is going in a basement, a smaller tank such as a 240 may be optimal for ease of access. The average New Jersey household uses about 600 gallons of oil per year, so a 275-gallon tank allows you to store enough oil to minimize your deliveries to about three a year, depending on your home’s usage.
What Type Of Oil Tank Should I Choose?
When it comes to oil tanks, your choices range between good, better and best. Modern oil storage tanks are constructed to exacting specifications, and carry warranties that go from 10 years to 30 years. A good, cost effective choice for most homes is a single-wall tank. These standard oil tanks last upwards of 20 years. They are either painted or powder-coated. A powder-coated tank generally carries a longer warranty, and may be a better choice for outdoor applications.
You can also opt for a single-wall/double-bottom tank. Oil is lighter than water, causing water to collect at the bottom of the tank beneath the oil. Double bottom construction helps ensure the integrity of the bottom of the tank. This type of tank usually carries a longer warranty than its single-bottom counterpart.
The top of the line oil storage tank is a double walled storage tank. We recommend and carry both Roth and Granby Double-Wall Oil Storage Tanks. These tanks are comprised of a polyethylene inner tank, surrounded by a roll seamed galvanized steel outer tank. The manufacturing process of the inner tank creates a seamless, leak proof, and corrosion proof storage system. The outer tank is constructed of strong, impact resistant and rust proof galvanized steel. (This outer tank is also resistant to salt corrosion, good news in for our customers towards the New Jersey shore.) The outer tank also boasts a fire resistant and oil resistant seal, making it one of the highest quality and safest tanks on the market.
For even more peace of mind, Roth Double Wall Tanks now carry a 30-year warranty along with $2M worth of insurance against property damage caused by spill. For more information about Roth tanks in particular, click here.
Granby 2 in 1 Tanks also carry a 30-year warranty, and are manufactured in a very similar manner to Roth. For more information about Granby tanks, click here.
If you would like more information about any of the types of tanks we mentioned, or about tank replacement, our Tank Division is more than happy to help. Our qualified tank service can handle the whole job from start to finish…even the permits! Give us a call at 856-786-0707, we’re here to help!