Lyon makes metal lockers of prime, high grade class 1 mild annealed, cold-rolled steel. Door frame corners are lapped and welded of 16 gauge steel to form a strong, rigid assembly. Furthermore Lyon fits all steel locker doors on these American school lockers for sale with nylon lockbar guides. This reduces clanging as well as provides a smoother, quieter operation.
Vanguard lockers feature right-hand butt hinges recessed into the doorframe to prevent tampering and forced entry. Office lockers include tamper-proof chrome plated latching handles that provide smooth fingertip operation. Locker doors feature mortis and tenon construction with spot welding for rigidity. Continuous door strikes ensure secure closure; strikes are padded to dampen noise. Latching channels have nylon glides to reduce sound when opening or closing. Legs add 6" to height. Single Tier Storage Lockers have 3-point latching (top, bottom and sides); 18D Lockers include coat hooks and coat rod. Double Tier and Triple Tier Employee Lockers have 2-point latching (top and bottom). Includes coat rod. Six Tier Box Lockers have friction latch and hasp (padlocks sold separately). 16 Person Lockers include sixteen 12W x 18D x 12H compartments and a center coat rod. Recommended to anchor steel lockers to floor and/or wall for safety. Powder coat finish available in the following colors: Gray, Champagne, Marine Blue, or Burgundy.
Over a 20-year period, tremendous savings are realized by investing in Duralife Lockers compared to investing in metal lockers. The above chart takes into account the initial costs of maintenance, dent and scratch repair, repainting, graffiti removal and replacement of damaged and corroded parts to create a cost of ownership model. Within 2 years, HDPE lockers are less expensive than metal lockers. In 20 years, the accumulated savings are substantial.
Sloping tops: while most lockers have flat tops, some manufacturers offer the option of sloping tops to their range of lockers. The slope may be of either 30 degrees or 45 degrees to the horizontal, sloping towards the front, and the purpose of this is to make it impossible to store items on top of the lockers, or to make it harder for dust or other debris to accumulate there. This is an important factor in places like food-processing factories or restaurants where hygiene requirements must be met.