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How to Pick the Proper Bollard Cover

Whenever shopping for a new product, you’ll want to do some research. Find out which brand is the best and which product fits your needs perfectly. Whether it’s a new car, a new set of golf clubs, or some new clothes, doing your due diligence is important. The same can be said for Bollard Covers

Bollard covers (or bumper post sleeves, or bollard sleeves, or pipe covers, whatever you want to call it) are an item that the majority of the world doesn’t even think twice about. The plastic steel pipe covers are literally all over the country and you’ve probably driven past at least 100 of them today alone. And even though you aren’t too familiar with the product, you just so happen to be the person in charge of purchasing these wonderful, maintenance-free sleeves for your company. 

So, how do you know how to pick the proper bollard cover? Here are three simple steps: 

1. Know What You Need 

Bollard Covers aren’t exactly the most well-known product on the market. Most people don’t know exactly what its called while others don’t even notice the covers while out and about. So, the first thing you’ll want to do as a purchaser is to understand exactly what kind of cover you’ll need.

flat top bollard covers

Flat Top Bollard Covers in Multiple Colors for a preschool.

There are a ton of different Bollard Cover sizes and options out there from expensive stainless steel bollard covers to affordable plastic bollard covers and everything in between. It’s all a matter of preference but for most buyers, plastic is the much more common route to take as it’s not only cost-effective during the sale but also throughout the life of the product from the lack of maintenance and painting costs. 

2. Find a Well Respected Brand 

Brand names may not be what you think about when shopping for facility maintenance and protection equipment like Bollard Covers but there are more brands than you’d think. And most of them are pretty different in their offerings. That is why it’s best to do your research. Who’s the most trusted? Who has the most competitive prices? Who is a go-to for companies of all different sizes? Who has the best products? Who has the most options? There are several questions and companies to go over when choosing the proper Bollard Cover brand. 

3. Choose the Bollard Cover that Fits Your Need

If you’re new to buying Bollard Covers, it’s not exactly on the level of breakfast cereals or soda pop but there are a lot more options than you’d expect. That’s why it’s best to know exactly what you’ll need the covers for.

Are you looking to just improve aesthetics and eliminate painting? The 1/8″ Thick Standard Bollard Cover may be the right fit for you.

In need of something a little stronger that gets hit by car doors and forklifts? The 1/4″ Bollard Cover is the strongest cover on the market.

Maybe you’re looking for something a little classier to catch customer attention? Decorative Bollard Covers can quickly transform the look of your storefront or property.  

Ideal Shield's yellow Lighted Bollard Cover with Dome Top Bollard Covers, one with custom decal for GM

Lighted Bollard Cover with Dome Top Bollard Covers, one with custom decal for GM

There are also Fabric Bollard Covers that can be custom designed for holidays or promotions and Lighted Bollard Covers to increase visibility and appeal around your property. Not to mention, Flat Top, Dome Top, and Reflective Bollard Cover options are available as well. 

It may not seem like a huge decision but choosing the proper bollard cover can not only save you money but it can also save you time as the best covers will last the longest. 

If you’re looking for a little more guidance on making the right choice, we may be a little biased but it’s actually a pretty easy call. Ideal Shield invented the Original Bollard Cover, has been around the longest, has the most style, size, and color options on the market, is the go-to bollard cover source for some of the largest companies in the world, and is fully made and manufactured right here in the United States. 

Do your due diligence before buying your Bollard Covers. Or just contact us today to speak with our experienced and knowledgable sales team about all of our Bollard Cover options we have available to meet your needs.