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Stainless Steel Bollard Covers. What Are the Benefits and Why Install Them?

Stainless Steel Bollard Covers have become highly desirable because of their convenience, cost savings, and aesthetic possibilities.

Sloan Stainless Steel Bollard Covers
Sloan Stainless Steel Bollard Covers



Stainless Steel Bollard Covers have grown in popularity over the last few years and for good reason. Adding Stainless Steel Bollard Covers to your existing fixed bollards has numerous benefits and can save time, and money, vastly improve the look and increase crash protection.


What is a Bollard Cover?

Stainless Steel Bollard Covers or sleeves, slip over the top of a bollard to provide additional protection, durability, and aesthetic appeal. They are offered in a wide range of sizes, thicknesses, surface finishes, and other specifications.

Why add bollard covers if you already have a good set of safety bollards currently installed? Because bollards that are protected with a cover can save you from digging up old bollards to replace them or it gives an architect the flexibility to have the ideal look and feel without drastically exceeding a budget.


Manufactured in the USA by Sloan
Manufactured in the USA by Sloan

What Are the Benefits of Installing Stainless Steel Bollard Covers?


Stainless Steel Bollard Covers have many benefits including the reduction of risk, less construction or maintenance time, and often at a lower cost. Here are just 5 benefits of installing them.

Improved Aesthetics


Stainless Steel Bollard Cover manufacturers, like Sloan Security Group, have the capability to design more aesthetically pleasing designs than many traditional fixed bollards. With so many possibilities, you'll be sure to find a look that matches the style of your existing building and add more safety to your property.

Some construction companies even use bollard covers while they're remodeling an area so that they won't have to worry about this expensive process of possible excavation or repouring concrete.


Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas

More Protection


Stainless Steel Bollard Covers or sleeves, provide additional protection in the event of a vehicle crash. The extra layer surrounding the base structure of a bollard will help protect it against crash damage and daily weathering.

Beyond the added safety in a crash scenario, Bollard Covers also have the benefit of protecting the original Bollard from the elements. Stainless Steel Bollard Covers from Sloan have exceptional durability and won't fade or crack even with years of exposure to the elements.


Cost Savings

One of the most compelling reasons to invest in Stainless Steel Bollard Covers is the money that they can save you and your business in the long run. Bollards already reduce risk by preventing or decreasing the damage caused to property or pedestrians from an accident.

Bollard covers further help you save money by reducing the amount of maintenance needed for your bollards.

Nashville Federal Courthouse
Nashville Federal Courthouse

Time Savings

Upgrading fixed inground bollards can be a long and drawn-out process with additional costs, time, and risks. If you have a structurally sound bollard that has paint cracking, fading, and minor chipping, a perfect solution is to install Stainless Steel Bollard Covers to avoid having to dig and reconstruct something new. Bollard Covers are also a huge time saver when you want to update the look to match the surroundings.

Low Maintenance

Bollard Covers can drastically reduce maintenance costs. Stainless Steel Bollard Covers specifically are easy to maintain and keep looking good year-round. Because they don’t fade or crack, they typically only require a basic cleaning a couple of times a year depending upon the type of climate they are exposed to.

What To Consider When Choosing a Stainless Steel Bollard Cover?

Now that we’ve covered what Stainless Steel Bollard Covers are and their benefits, there are a few things to consider before selecting which cover is right for you. This includes what type of finish, grade, styling, and size of bollard cover you need.

Type of Material


Stainless Steel Bollard Covers are typically the best choice for most people because of their simplicity, attractiveness, durability, and low maintenance. They are also resistant to rust, corrosion, cracking, and fading.

Using a Stainless Steel Bollard Cover is an inexpensive way to achieve the look of stainless steel without needing to install a solid stainless steel bollard in the ground.


Diameter and Height

Stainless Steel Bollard Covers come in many diameters and heights. Premium covers typically range anywhere from 8” to 12” in diameter and anywhere from 36” to 42” in height. Custom sizes are often available in larger quantities from companies like Sloan.

You will need to measure your current bollard’s diameter and height to determine which will properly fit over top. If your bollard is currently short and you’d like to give it some extra height, choose a bollard cover with your desired height.

Simple, Durable, and Low Maintenance
Simple, Durable, and Low Maintenance



Stainless Steel Bollard Covers are almost always the most affordable and convenient way to enhance the appearance, of your current bollards, while adding more protection. Bollard covers continue to grow in popularity and they are often used at facilities like corporate campuses, stadiums, public event spaces, retail storefronts, government buildings, and more.

If you have questions about Stainless Steel Bollard Covers or are looking for a custom size or style, please contact us.

About Sloan Security Group, Inc. Sloan is quickly becoming the global leader in safe and effective perimeter security for distinctive brands and institutions such as Facebook, DoD, and DoS. Sloan specializes in crash-rated barriers, access control, and intrusion detection.


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