Today’s metal benches are often the preferred choice over wooden equivalents for a variety of reasons. With treatment methods that make steel corrosion resistant, these benches can better withstand climatic extremes that deteriorate wood and lead to costly replacements. They are also better able to withstand deliberate vandalism. This makes them a better choice for urban parks and school yards where criminal mischief often occurs. The appearance of many of these benches, too, better supports the needs of commercial landscaping by offering designs that range from period historical motifs to ultra-contemporary styles.
A metal bench is a better option when vandal resistance is a priority. Not only can metal withstand a deliberate attack much better than wood is able to, but the protective coating that overlays the metal is also better suited to an environment where occasional criminal mischief occurs. Thermoplastic is a durable, weather resistant material that is soft to the touch but strangely resilient to impact. It takes considerable force for an individual to puncture or cut this material. Typically, most attempts to damage it fail for this reason. However, even if persistent pressure does result in Thermoplastic being cut, it can be cost effectively and easily repaired by applying a heat gun to the damaged area and melting the material seamlessly back into place.
Along similar thought lines, we would also have to say that a metal bench is preferable any time weather resistance is a major concern. Wood benches that are exposed to direct sunlight in summer, freezing temperatures in winter, and heavy rainfall will begin to show wear and tear after the first couple of years. Even wood that is treated for inclement weather will not withstand several seasons of severe flooding, hard freezes, and blazing temperatures. Metal can handle all of these climatic variables far better than wood is able to bear. Powder coated finishing, galvanized options on some models, and Thermoplastic overlays provide sufficient protection against oxidation that rust should not be a concern. Benches manufactured in this way can be expected to retain their appearance and functionality for well over a decade, thus minimizing the likelihood of replacement costs.
We also feel thatmetal benches are better suited for the majority of commercial landscapes today. Most office buildings feature an outdoor layout that is markedly contemporary in nature. Contemporary landscapes are known for their tendency to minimize plant life and typically feature a notably inorganic, almost mathematical aesthetic. We have a wide diversity of bench designs with configurations and unique colors that will match any modern or contemporary landscape and simultaneously complement the aesthetics of building architecture. There are also a number of iron benches that feature a very distinctively historical look reminiscent of late 19th Century and early 20th motifs. Many municipalities throughout the United States, in a effort to restore their downtown historical districts, find these benches ideal for their renovation needs.
For traditional landscapes, metal benches can also be ordered in brown colors that closely emulate the color of wood. This allows rural park areas to be constructed with natural appeal that nonetheless has a much better chance than wood has of lasting in the outdoors.
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