Avoid Unexpected Maintenance – Property Management Companies

Avoid Unexpected Maintenance – Property Management Companies

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Unexpected damages and maintenance can be challenging for homeowners’ associations and property management groups. On a small scale, this issue may not seem that serious, but when we are dealing with larger societies, the cost can add up quickly. For instance, light poles typically require routine maintenance to ensure the product’s longevity and the safety of the residents. However, in many cases, regular upkeep is neglected once installed, leading to unexpected costs like complete replacements. 

Without a proactive plan for maintenance, costs can accrue quickly, resulting in costs going over budget. Fortunately, reducing maintenance costs can be achieved by choosing sustainable products that are designed to be durable, long-lasting, and require minimal upkeep.

Light Pole Maintenance

  • Light pole maintenance can be time-consuming and costly, depending on the number of poles. The key to minimizing the damage is focusing on areas where they are most vulnerable, such as the bottom of the light poles. It is where the light poles typically start to deteriorate due to exposure to moisture, road salts, traffic, landscaping equipment, and many more exterior elements. 
  • Sustainable products not only help reduce maintenance costs but also contribute to environmental conservation and a healthier planet. By making informed choices and investing in durable, eco-friendly options, property management groups can save money while promoting sustainability. 
  • TerraCast® Products offers a cost-effective solution to minimize damages by protecting the weakest spot at the base of a light pole. Our products – made from a unique resin blend – will never rust, corrode, or be affected by moisture. Because our products are virtually maintenance-free, you will no longer spend extra expenses on maintenance, such as sanding, painting, or replacement.  

Bearing a Heavy Cost

Did you know that cities and property management companies spend roughly $450* per pole to paint their light poles every few years? Traditional metal light pole bases can have a hefty price tag and additional costs in handling due to their heavy weight. That quickly adds up if you maintain more than a few light poles. 

Moreover, the cost of painting light poles can vary widely based on the location and type of the pole. Fortunately, our products do not require regular cleaning, painting, or refinishing, significantly freeing up time and resources spent on maintenance and allowing property managers to allocate time to other high-priority tasks.  

Because our products are more resistant to wear and tear than traditional materials, they reduce the likelihood of repairs and replacements and help maintain attractive and well-presented properties. With that in mind, let’s go over some benefits of resin at a glance. 

Advantages of Resin

  • Increased Product Lifecycle 

Since resin products are resistant to various environmental conditions, it is much easier for them to stand the test of time. 

  • Increased Chemical Resistance 

Resin products can resist degradation, staining, or damage caused by exposure to acids, alkalis, oils, and other aggressive substances.

  • Increased Sustainability 

Resin light pole bases are often made from recyclable materials, which helps reduce environmental impact. Additionally, their longevity and low maintenance needs contribute to sustainability by reducing waste generation.

  • Reduced Maintenance Costs 

While resin light pole bases may have a higher upfront cost compared to some traditional materials, they offer long-term cost savings. Their durability and low maintenance requirements reduce the need for frequent replacements, repairs, and upkeep expenses over time.

  • Reduced Replacement Needs 

Resin light pole bases are highly durable and resistant to various environmental conditions. They can withstand extreme temperatures, moisture, UV radiation, and corrosion, eliminating the need for periodic replacement.

Work With TerraCast®

Since our products are made from up to 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials, they can go a long way to help cities and property management groups devise sustainable practices for development. We offer planters, light pole bases, site furnishing, small cell concealments, and more. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our products and services!