ISSUE: Traditional metal student lockers have a lower initial cost than Duralife Lockers®, making them an economical choice for schools. However, there are hidden costs such as the additional expenses associated with cleaning, painting and the general maintenance of these lockers on an annual or semi-annual basis which may be overlooked.
SOLUTION: Compare the true cost of a traditional metal hallway locker to a Duralife HDPE Locker over a 20-year period. The above chart takes into account the initial cost, maintenance, dent and scratch repair, painting cost, graffiti removal and replacing damaged and corroded parts to create a cost of ownership model in years 1, 5, 10 and 20. Within 2 years, Duralife HDPE lockers are less expensive than metal. In 20 years, the accumulated savings are substantial.