Commercial building ownership is hard. It takes a lot of time for activities like paying utility bills, prospecting new tenants, and doing constant repairs. One expensive, time-consuming problem that is horrible for commercial business owners here in Miami to deal with is graffiti on elevators. And, we see a lot of it. Before the pandemic came around graffiti in public spaces like elevators was already pretty bad in Miami. It is worse now than ever before. In fact, not only Miami but most cities in the US (and likely the world) have seen an explosion in graffiti during the pandemic. Since business is about to back to usual, many commercial investors are realizing it is time to do something about it. Here is your solution.

The answer to Elevator Graffiti

Elevators are hard to monitor–period. Not only are they mostly enclosed spaces but easy for vandals to get on and off quickly. Also, clean, crips metal surfaces attract them. Cameras are one partial solution. You can conceivably record the vandal but by that time it is too late and you probably won’t catch them anyway. The reality is your elevator will probably get struck with graffiti before you can stop it and more than once. So if stopping graffiti is not an option–finding a way to keep the cost and downtime at a minimum should be. This is where graffiti removal surface films come in. 

Traditional Graffiti Removal Vs. Elevator Resurfacing Films

Commercial elevator panel repair takes up to a week, is very loud, and extremely expensive when done the traditional way. It means removing the affected panels, sanding down others, and keeping your elevator out of use. This is a very long, very expensive process. Sanding them is loud and dirty and the damage is never fully removed–you can always see marks on the metal finish afterward. Also, tenants do not like this type of process because they are disruptive to their businesses. Elevator resurfacing films are a superior alternative to elevator graffiti damage in your Miami commercial area. Not only do these metal finish films go right on top of the damage to completely cover it but they go on quickly too. Quick and affordable they are the best solution. What really sets them apart is, should you suffer another attack–only the film needs to be replaced. In other words, the likelihood of being vandalized again is high and metal surface films can be removed and replaced easily and affordably. In a few hours and for 1/10 the price of full graffiti repair, metal surface films get the job done!

Graffiti on elevators is really just a part of life in the commercial world but there are affordable options out there! Find out about the less-expensive and time-consuming alternative–metal films. Contact us here at Miami Commercial Window Film to hear about our elevator resurfacing films and pricing today. 

Angus Faith has been installing window film in the Miami area for over ten years. After moving to Miami from Scotland, he acquired a position as a window tinting technician and eventually transitioned to the sales and project management side of the business. With a background in industrial and residential building construction, Angus draws on his diverse knowledge and skill set to help customers find the perfect window film to accomplish their architectural goals. He is well-versed in all the latest innovations from leading manufacturers such as 3M, Vista, and LLumar as well as industry best practices and uses his professional insight to conduct training courses for other installers. When he's not in the office, Angus enjoys spending time with his family, relaxing at Miami's beautiful beaches, and traveling as often as he can.