The Damaging Effects of Weather and How Shrink Wrap Can Help
Why Shrink Wrap is Important for Outdoor Equipment and Supplies
If you own a business or are an employee of a company that work outside with any type of hardware or industrial equipment, then this blog will be important for you to read.
Here in the Midwest we experience all types of weather, such as; spring storms, blistering hot summers, frigid fall air, and harsh winter blizzards. People living through these seasons know that if we’re outside and don’t prepare and dress accordingly that we’ll feel the pain of these conditions. The same goes for vehicles, machines, tools, supplies and any property that must remain outside during those events.
Those weather events can damage and destroy equipment that is not properly taken care of. This is why it’s so important for your home or business to shrink wrap equipment and supplies that are left outside. If you don’t protect items with shrink wrap then you’re reducing the service life and can waste a lot of money repairing or replacing equipment.
Let’s take a look at some of the worst weather conditions and the effects they can have on equipment and supplies that aren’t properly secured with shrink wrap:
Dry Air, High Temperatures and Sunshine
Late spring, summer and early fall are hosts to hot dry air that suck the moisture from the atmosphere and cause formation of dry dust. These small particles can stick to surfaces and get inside small crevices. When dust penetrates small open areas along the surface of equipment they can cause irreparable damage, costing your company a lot of money. You can avoid this by shrinkrwrapping all of your equipment.
Exposure to heat and excessive sunshine can also degrade equipment and supplies. Just like a person who gets sunburn for staying outside too long, sunshine exposure can cause equipment, supplies and electronics to become expand and become brittle, making them more likely to split, crack or break.
Cold, Freezing Conditions
Cold weather also has the tendency to remove moisture from the atmosphere and can reduce bond strength and integrity of supplies and equipment. Cracks can form and damage can be caused by excessively low temperatures with consistent exposure. Cold conditions will also cause material, including strong metal surfaces, to shrink. Then when the temperatures rise again the material will expand which can cause cracks and dents over time.
Along with the cold air, winter also pummels the Midwest with snow and ice which can adhere to surfaces and corrode equipment over time.
The strength and durability of shrink wrap creates a shield against these elements and will prevent any type of moisture from setting on the surface.
Storms, Humidity and Wet Weather
As if you needed another reason to shrink wrap your equipment, there’s also the storms and wet weather that strike throughout spring, summer and fall. Keeping equipment and supplies dry is crucial to lengthen shelf life. The durability and integrity of equipment, vehicles and supplies will be compromised when moisture clings to the surface, causing mold and degrading an objects structure and longevity.
Another factor is the high winds associated with storms. Winds can cause debris to strike equipment, potentially causing structural damage. It can also sweep tiny particles, such as grass, leaves and dust off the ground and into the small cracks and open areas of your equipment, again potentially causing a host of problems.
Shrink Wrap to the Rescue!
Shrink wrap is proven to prevent most, if not all, of these disastrous conditions. Think of it as a protective cover against the elements. As a homeowner, business owner, or employee of a company that works with equipment outside, we can help shrink wrap any equipment that needs to remain outside during these conditions to protect and lengthen the shelf life of your supplies. Contact us today for a free estimate!
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