5 Construction Benefits of Investing in Corner Guards
Corner guards are metal pieces shaped to fit the corner where two walls meet up. In high-traffic areas where walls can become easily damaged, corner guards are an excellent choice to help protect them.
Investing in corner guards can help save time and money when trying to improve the overall look of a building, and there are choices and options available meaning they are customizable to the preference of the customer.
1. Save your walls… and more
Corner guards place a hard, metal surface between the wall – or corner of whatever surface needs protection –and anything that could hit it and damage it. Instead of trying to fix the damaged spots over and over again, keep the corners of walls, appliances and machines looking fresh and professional with a corner guard. It will allow anybody using the space to continue with their regular, possibly clumsy, habits, without needing to worry about damaging (or re-damaging) those corners.
Corner guards are especially helpful in apartment buildings where people are often moving in and out. Things get knocked around, and having corner guards helps prevent needing to repair the space every time someone moves. In short, corner guards make whatever corner they are protecting more able to withstand the wear-and-tear they go through from being used.
2. Save your money
Having to fix wall corners every time someone bashes into one costs money. There is the option to wait until the corner looks bad enough, but that brings down the visual value of the building and over time it can make the space look really run down. But having to invest in the tools and materials needed to fix it, trying to match paint colours, and possibly hiring someone to do the work all take cash. It is much cheaper to invest in a corner guard and the appropriate materials for installation. Over time it’s a definite money saver since it is a one-time fix.
3. Save your time
Corner guards are time savers too. Imagine all the time that would have to go into fixing wall corners when, in fact, a one-time installation could make all of that disappear. Not to mention, installing corner guards is incredibly easy. It is as simple as applying the appropriate adhesive and sticking it to the wall. The process for applying corner guards is much quicker than fixing the wall itself, and you’ll only have to do it once instead of multiple times over any period of time.
4. Choose the style
Corner guards come in multiple different styles. They are available in different materials such as steel, galvanized steel, industrial steel, and even stainless steel corner guards are available too. Each material has a different style itself, but there are also slightly different shapes to choose from so that the corner guard gives the desired look to the building it is servicing. Different designs of corner guards are also available. For example, a regular corner guard has a flat edge on the side, while a wall-grip corner guard has a small lip that allows it to become flush with the wall and blend in more smoothly.
The length of a corner guard is another style choice available. Depending on how much of the corner needs to be covered, corner guards are available in shorter or longer lengths to accommodate any needs.
5. Choose the gauge
The gauge of the corner guard indicates the thickness of the material being used. The smaller the number, the thicker the material. Generally, thinner material is used for domestic settings and thicker materials are used for more heavy-duty and high-traffic areas. There are multiple different gauges in between so that the user can find one that meets their specific requirements.