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“Attic Stock” is additional wallcovering purchased along with the order, then separately stored for future maintenance and repairs.

Overall Benefits of Attic Stock

  • Attic Stock Manager maintains and adds to the longevity of a wallcovering investment
  • Eliminates waste by enabling simple repairs rather than costly renovations
  • Proper wallcovering storage reduces our carbon footprint.

Matching existing finishes is a key aspect for long term wallcovering performance. If this wallcovering is unavailable, ownership often has to change the connecting unaffected areas which are in otherwise in good condition.

Companies can spend up to twice the cost on simple renovations, tenant relocations, mover damages, etc, without an attic stock plan in place.

When you project is completed,

Require the installation contractor to put aside the required amount of attic stock wallcovering, which is generally 10%. Then have the contractor coordinate with the wallcovering storage facility for delivery, and confirmation.

Wallcovering patterns can be discontinued for numerous reasons.

To avoid the cost of replacing all new,

Having the same wallcovering available for simpler future repairs is a good idea.

Additional wallcovering should be stored in a dye lot sequence in a climate-controlled wallcovering storage facility. The picture below exhibits professional compliance.

Recommended ways for storing 54 inch wide wallcovering,

  • Horizontal Heavy duty Industrial grid shelving is necessary, @ five feet deep
  • Required & installed anti-topple fastenings should be in place for all shelving units.
  • Wallcovering rolls should be placed inside ¼ inch thick heavy duty cardboard tubes

See the above picture

  • Storing wallcovering rolls in protective tubes will keep the linear yardages “roundness of shape” intact.
  • Pallet deliveries made in tubes, that are wrapped to code, does not crush and damage the bottom rows of full wallcovering rolls
  • Job-site storage of wallcovering inside tubes enables the installer to choose “next roll order”, easily from anywhere in the pile.
  • Installer should save the tubes after installation, and turn over to management for re-use in future self-storage options of their attic stock wallcoverings
  • Storage of wallcovering without 1/4 inch protective tubes will flatten, and be unusable.
  • Storing 54 inch wide wallcovering without a solid core inside, on a flat shelf, will damage the wallcovering
  • Storing 54” wide wallcovering vertically will damage the edges of the wallcovering

Changing damaged, or worn wallcovering from breakpoint to breakpoint is a good idea.

Changing a panel in the middle of a wall may cause color variations between the new and existing wallcovering panels. Having the proper wallcovering dye lot in order of sequence makes these changes possible, and enables lower operating costs when renovating.

Storing wallcovering for Corridor repairs, vandalism, water leaks, and mover damages, will keep the building’s interior design, intact, for a longer period of time.

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