Corner guards are a very effective way to protect walls from damage. The metal will protect the building’s wall from things bumping into it that would otherwise dent, chip, or tear the wall. They are placed on the corners of high traffic areas where you can expect deliveries and the movement of large items.
Here are several things that you should think about before you go ahead and have some corner guards installed in your home or workspace.
1. What do you want your corner guard to look like?
There are a few different versions of corner guards that you can choose from. The most common is sheet metal that will be durable and last a long time. As sheet metal is being used, you can enjoy the flexibility to have your corner guards designed to your exact specifications.
2. What do you the corner guard to do?
You should think about what your corner guard needs to protect the wall from. Do you need heavy protection or is the corner guard mainly for decoration? Do you need corner guards for outdoor use or indoor? These are all questions that you will have to think about as it will have a direct impact on the material that is used and how thick or textured the material needs to be.
3. Will the corner guard blend in with the building design?
This is something that is very important to consider. Will the corner guard look okay on the wall of your building? The last thing that you want to do is destroy the appearance of the wall in an effort to protect it. If this is not an issue and the environment that you are planning to place the corner guard is not client facing then you should place function over appearance. You can then get a corner guard that is designed to protect the wall from whatever is thrown at it.
4. How easy is it to install and maintain?
For the installation you may be worried about drilling into the wall if this is an issue then there are ways around the problem. You will still be able to have the corner guard that you need. However, it will not be as effective or as long-lasting as one that is properly secured.
5. Do I need to maintain the corner guard?
As our corner guards are made with the highest quality materials you can be sure that you will not have to allocate a lot of time to maintain it.
6. How large a budget do you have?
As with anything that you are buying to protect your home or workspace from damage, you need to make sure that you have a clear idea of the budget that you have available to spend. Corner guards are not particularly expensive, especially when you factor in the cost of repairing a wall that has been damaged when no corner guard was present. There are alternatives like rubber and vinyl that are significantly cheaper, but offer much less protection than steel or other metals.
7. How durable are the materials?
When you bear in mind that the purpose of a corner guard is to protect the wall from daily impacts with heavy objects, you need to make sure that the corner guard can take some punishment. This is why you need to make sure that the corner guard that you choose is made from the right materials to last for years to come.