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How to Improve Self-Storage Facilities with Bollard Covers, Sign Bases and More

May 1st, 2017

In the wide world of self-storage facility units, accident prevention is key. That’s especially true when you have people of all ages, coming and going all throughout the day, bumping into to things, and possibly leaving damage in their wake. 

That damage can be done from maneuvering trucks, both large and small, around the facility and backing up to the dock doors. As well as families and individuals unloading large hauls on push carts, and hardly being able to keep an eye on where they’re going during their “lazy loads”, while trying to get as much of their stuff into the storage facility. 

No matter how it’s done, it’s bound to happen. So, why not be proactive and start protecting your facility with the industry’s most trusted products? 

Here’s how Ideal Shield’s patented products can help protect your property: 

Quick Additions   

Bollard Covers 

As the Original Bollard Cover Company, Ideal Shield continues to set the benchmark for bumper sleeves. Whether its used to protect dock doors, corners of the building (inside and out), parking areas or the gates at the front of the facility, these covers can do it all. And, they’re also available in a wide array of colors, sizes, styles and thickness to match your company branding and facility feel. 

Ideal Shield's yellow dome top bollard covers

Ideal Shield’s yellow dome top bollard covers

Ideal Shield's yellow dome top bollard covers protecting an entrance gate

Ideal Shield’s yellow dome top bollard covers protecting an entrance gate

Ideal Shield's grey architectural bollard coves protecting a lift gate

Ideal Shield’s grey architectural bollard coves protecting a lift gate at a storage facility

Ideal Shield's yellow architectural bollard covers at a storage facility

Ideal Shield’s yellow architectural bollard covers and standard bollard covers at a storage facility

Plastic Sign Bases

Signage is crucial at any storage facility, especially one that sees a lot of traffic in and around the building. That’s where Ideal Shield’s sign bases come into play. The portable, plastic sign bases can be customized in any color and with any sign. This will allow facilities to maintain brand awareness while having a reliable, lightweight sign base to place in designated parking spots, high traffic areas, as well as inside and around the building to help with directions or aisle ways. 

Ideal Shield portable sign base with wheels

Ideal Shield portable sign base with wheels

Ideal Shield's portable sign bases at a self-storage facility

Ideal Shield’s portable sign bases at a self-storage facility

Bollard Sign Systems  

While portable sign bases are great for maneuvering and being versatile throughout the facility, our bollard sign systems will solidify the crispness of a parking lot. Instead of painting bollard sign posts or dealing with amateur cutting systems for the sign post, our precision cutting machines will make sure your bollard sign systems look as good as the rest of your self-storage unit. We can provide a complete system, retrofit an existing sign, or provide the sleeve in plastic. 

Ideal Shield's bollard sign system compared to the competitor

Ideal Shield’s bollard sign system compared to the competitor

Ideal Shield's blue bollard sign systems at Home Depot

Ideal Shield’s blue bollard sign systems at Home Depot

Plastic Parking Blocks 

Thanks to cell phones, there has never been a time when drivers were more distracted. That’s especially true when pulling into parking spots as it seems like a day can’t go by without a storefront crash taking place. That’s why it could be a good move to add some plastic parking blocks to your parking lot. 

Ideal Shield's yellow plastic parking block

Ideal Shield’s yellow plastic parking block

Ideal Shield's yellow plastic parking block

Ideal Shield’s yellow plastic parking block

Plastic Column Wraps 

Made to fit all 10″ & 20″ square columns, as well as 6″ & 8″ round columns, our column wrap is a plastic alternative to competitor’s more expensive stainless steel wraps that are made to help protect columns and corners throughout your facility. With the amount of bumps, scratches and scrapes from push carts, installing these could save a lot on paint. They’re also an easy install as it clips together instead of being drilled into the column. 

Ideal Shield's plastic column wrap

Ideal Shield’s plastic column wrap

Full Installations 

Steel Pipe Bollards 

If bollards have yet to be installed at your facility, our schedule 40 & schedule 80 Steel Pipe Bollards are as strong as you can find on the market. Whether its needed for storefront protection, protecting corners of the building, parking lot protection or facility signage, Ideal’s bollards are the perfect fit. 

Ideal Shield's steel pipe bollards

Ideal Shield’s steel pipe bollards

Aluminum Handrail

While most of the products are to help improve the look and protection of the facility from vehicles, our aluminum handrail is an intriguing addition. Whether it’s for a handicap entrance or stairway, our handrail is the perfect way to welcome your tenants to the building. And, did we mention it will enhance the facility as well? 

Ideal Shield's aluminum handrail on stairs

Ideal Shield’s aluminum handrail on stairs

Ideal Shield's straight line aluminum handrail

Ideal Shield’s straight line aluminum handrail

Ideal Shield also offers dock door goal posts, standard guardrail and heavy-duty guardrail, clearance bars, and much more that can help take your self-storage facility to the next level. 

If you’re a storage facility owner, manager or contractor, and are looking to improve the look, protection and feel of your business and building, contact Ideal Shield at 866-825-8659. Our experienced sales team will happily answer all of your questions, get you quoted and have your place looking fantastic with some new bumper sleeves, signs bases and handrail, as soon as possible. 

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