Putting corner guards on your building just makes good sense. Corners are some of the most often damaged parts of a building, both inside and out. Whether it's sleet and wet trying to wriggle into the weak point of a building's exterior, or furniture being moved around inside the office, the corner is where a lot of the damage is going to be done.
That said, if you're going to put up corner guards then choosing plastic
corner guards might be like using a paper shield to stop a bullet.
What's Wrong With Plastic Corner Guards?
Plastic corner guards are better than no guards at all, but they're nowhere
near as good as metal corner guards. Plastic breaks easily, it's at the mercy
of the elements, and the first cold snap can render them brittle and easily
cracked. Impacts will crack and break them, and plastic simply won't stand up
to long term use. Even interior corner guards simply won't last when comparing
plastic to metal.
Why You Should Use Metal Corner Guards Instead
The only advantage that plastic corner guards have over metal ones is their
price; plastic is slightly cheaper, without a doubt. It's also important to remember that
when it comes to construction and building that you get exactly what you pay
for. Metal corner guards come in a variety of materials and types, and they can
be decorative, practical, or both! If you need something that fits with your
decor then corner guards with a brushed steel finish might add a touch of charm to your interior halls. If you need something on your exterior that will
withstand sea side winters then galvanized steel will resist the temperature
changes, the salt, and the corrosion that typically comes with a moist
Even the toughest plastics won't be able to hold a candle to metal corner
guards, and they'll need to be replaced more often. Buying cheaper corner
guards and replacing them every few years (or more) means that in the long term
plastic corner guards aren't even less expensive than their metal counterparts.
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