Reliance Foundry’s plastic post covers are a value-minded solution for protecting security posts steel pipe bollards.
What are plastic bollard covers?
Plastic bollard covers (or bumper post covers as they are sometimes called) are an affordable solution for protecting and beautifying steel security bollards and bumper posts. Composed of thermoplastic, they act as protective sleeves that increase both the visibility and aesthetic value of security posts. They are created with dimensions similar to those of the bumper posts they cover and they are generally held in place with double-sided tape. Plastic bollard covers completely cover the above-ground portion of security posts to protect them from rust, sun damage and other environmental strains. Plastic post covers are offered in a wide variety of colors and many feature reflective stripes that increase their visibility at night. Plastic post covers offer a contemporary design aesthetic that brightens traffic posts and security pipe bollards.
How much protection do they provide?
Composed of high density polyethylene (HDPE), plastic post covers are highly durable and depending on the environment in which they are installed, they will maintain their aesthetic appeal and protect bumper posts for 5 – 15 years. Plastic post covers will not fade chip or crack and they are designed to resist solvent damage. Plastic bollard covers also feature ultra-violet and anti-static additives to deliver the ultimate in environmental durability. They add years to the service lives of security post and installing them eliminates the need for annual painting. Plastic bollard covers promote longevity and will usually not mark if struck by vehicles.
How are they installed?
Plastic bollard covers can be installed by virtually anyone in a matter of minutes. They easily slide right over new or existing concrete-filled bumper posts. They can be installed with little to no hardware and can be ordered in sizes that match the heights and widths of standard security pipe bollards. When required, they can be easily customized with household tools to match the exact dimensions of every site.
Upon request, bumper post covers can be trimmed to your specification prior to shipping. Request free-of-charge alterations at the point of order. For the most effective installation, have plastic bollard covers cut at least one to three inches taller than the steel or other bollard that will be covered. To increase bollard visibility, plastic covers may be several inches taller than the underlying bollard. Plastic bollard post covers from Reliance Foundry offer top quality adhesion. Every plastic bollard cover comes with dual foam strips that attach the cover to the inner steel post bollard. Additional adhesion can also be easily added with spray foam insulation that is available at most hardware stores. Reliance Foundry’s helpful bollard website also contains directions on how to properly install plastic bollard covers.
What about Maintenance?
Steel pipe bollards direct traffic and protect areas from vehicle damage, but these bollard posts may need to be repainted frequently. Plastic bollard covers act as sleeves that fit over top of steel pipe bollards to improve their appearance and visibility and they phase out repainting and other maintenance requirements. Once installed, they require little in terms of upkeep. Plastic post covers wash easily with plain water or water and a mild soap and they eliminate the costs associated with repairs and repainting. Eliminating visible dings and scrapes by covering old steel bollards and bumper posts will keep them looking fresh and new through several years of weather and traffic.
Where can they be purchased?
Reliance Foundry is plastic bollard cover supplier that offers economical post cover and bumper post solutions. Its online plastic bollard cover catalogue features over standard design options that can be delivered in one of ten different color options. Three different reflective striping options are also available. All products are kept in stock and are available for shipment immediately. Post covers usually ship within 24 hours from a centrally located U.S. facility, and Reliance Foundry doesn't charge for cutting plastic bollard covers to desired lengths. Reliance Foundry’s bollard covers increase safety and visibility in parking areas by brightening security posts. They are virtually maintenance-free and will not rust, chip or crack. Plastic bollard covers by Reliance Foundry will add years to the service lives of steel posts and installing them means never having to paint again. Use Reliance Foundry’s helpful flow chart to select the perfect post cover for your site!