Thursday 8 August 2013
Get Some Wall Guards Installed Before the Students Arrive!
The student invasion is just around the corner. You’ve spent the entire summer fixing up all the dorm rooms on campus, and you just can’t believe the amount of damage some students can do—especially when they are supposed to be studying hard and focused on creating a successful future for themselves. Hard to believe!
But you’ve managed to do it. All the dorm rooms, bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, elevators, doorways and foyers are looking bright, with fresh paint and undamaged walls and corners.
Too bad that in a few short weeks, much of your careful work will have been undone by a few careless students as they move into the dorms and settle into their rooms for another year of studying, partying, and generally disregarding the welfare of the buildings they are living in.
Here is one suggestion that can help. We strongly suggest that you install wall guards in the public spaces of your dorm buildings. In addition to protecting corners from casual abuse by careless students, they will go a long way toward minimizing the damage caused when students first move in, in just a few short weeks. Stainless steel or galvanized corner guards provide protection for all your exposed corners, from move-in weekend through graduation exit. They will also decrease the amount of repair work on your plate next summer!
You can also further protect the walls, the students, and your school insurance rates by choosing the popular WallGrip edge. This innovative design compensates for wall corners that are no longer a perfect 90 degrees—which might be the case in many of your dorm buildings after years of abuse and repair. The WallGrip will reduce the amount of exposed edge on the corner guard, decreasing the chance that a student will catch a sleeve, or arm, on the sharp edge of a corner guard while roughhousing in the hallway.
To learn more about these protective wall guards, contact us today.