Commercial building ownership comes with a lot of headaches. Things like paying utility bills to keep the lights on, constantly prospecting new tenants, and frequent building repairs are all part of the routine. One thing that is the worst for commercial business owners here in Houston, and something we see frequently graffiti on elevators. Before the pandemic, it was already pretty bad in most big cities like Houston. Now it is worse. and got worse. More than ever the US (and likely the world too) has seen an explosion in graffiti during the pandemic. Now, with business about to open up fully, many are realizing it is time to do something about it and are wondering what to do.

The answer to Elevator Graffiti

Elevators are extremely hard to consistently monitor. These tight spaces are enclosed for most of their use and easy to get on and off quickly. Plus, the shiny metal surface definitely attracts would-be vandals. Cameras are a solution to recording and possibly catching the offender but they won’t stop the damage from being done. As a Houston commercial investor or building manager– the reality is your elevator will get struck with graffiti time and time again. So putting stopping the graffiti aside, you must look to a solution to fix the damage and prepare your surface from being struck again. Traditional elevator graffiti removal, as you will see–does neither.

Traditional Graffiti Removal Vs. Elevator Resurfacing Films

Commercial elevator panel repair is a long, loud, and expensive process when done the traditional way. It involves removing the affected panels at best and/or sanding them down to remove the damage. Removal and replacement are incredibly expensive. Sanding them down takes a very long time and the damage is never truly removed–you can always see a difference in the metal finish afterward. Whatsmore, no matter which you choose there are downfalls and both methods eat up a lot of fo time and this means an out-of-commission elevator. Tenants do not like this. Elevator resurfacing films are a very strong alternative to elevator graffiti damage in your Houston commercial space. Not only do these metal finish films go right over graffiti to obscure it–they go on quickly too (in as little as one day) Fast and affordable they are the perfect solution. But what really sets them apart is that they prepare you for another attack. Should your elevator be vandalized again metal surface films make for an easy fix! You simply have us come out again, remove the tarnished film, and replace it with a new one. It still only takes only a matter of a few hours and costs 1/10 the price of full graffiti repair.

Graffiti on elevators is a part of life in the commercial world, which is unfortunate–but how you deal with it is your choice. Go the less-expensive, just as attractive route and contact us here at Houston Window Film to hear about our elevator resurfacing films and pricing today. 

Mike Kinsey is the Operations Manager for the largest and most successful window tinting company in the Houston area. Mike has been cultivating his knowledge of window film products for over 15 years and is familiar with top brands such as LLumar, C-Bond, Solyx, and Vista as well as the latest trends and innovations in security, privacy, and energy efficient technology. Since he started working in the industry, he has overseen the installation of over 250,000 square feet of film for residential and commercial buildings of all types. His impressive portfolio and years of experience make him one of the top professionals in the field and are backed by official certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.