Two Reasons Why College Facility Managers Need Corner Guards

by Boss Steel on September 02, 2016

God bless our collegiate youth and their professors. They work so hard. It is no wonder that, after an invigorating class, while joyfully chatting with their mates, they lose track of the trajectory of their backpacks, or how far their pencils are sticking out of their pockets, or how a sudden stop in the hallway affects the thunderous cascade of students behind them.

All of this innocent, joyful movement produces considerable wear and tear on the school building, particularly on its walls. When planning for future years of inadvertent student damage to the facility, college facility managers ought to consider corner guards. Here are two reasons why facility managers need corner guards:

  1. Wall Guards reduce stress on the entirety of the walls they join by preventing punctures. When dry wall is punctured in one area, the risk of crumbling along the rest of the surface increases exponentially. By covering the corners, an initial puncture is prevented at one of the most stress-bearing points in the wall.
  2. Since corners are often the most damaged points in a wall,  Wall guards prevent the need for spackling, patching, painting, and other cosmetic repairs--saving facility managers valuable time.

The seemingly small addition of corner guards has the potential to pay huge dividends in the college culture. A disordered facility will reflect a faculty which is not serious about the academic endeavor--which will, in turn, lead to like-minded students. Take a look at this study about how disorder affects the learning environment.

Clearly, an investment in corner guards returns practical and cultural returns. We encourage you to contact us for further information about how corner guards benefit your collegiate facility.