Everyone wants cheap snow stakes. Come to think of it, as consumers, we want cheap everything. The reality is, in most cases, you get what you pay for. Driveway markers are no different. Follow these simple rules and not only will your installation process be a breeze, your replacement cost will stay low!
1. Make sure the fiberglass material of your snow stakes is high quality – I am going to be honest, you can’t look at fiberglass and distinguish if it is good or bad. You can however decide off reputation. Snow markers can be expensive, so read reviews and go with the most reputable company. Many competitors will have very brittle or even hollow driveway markers.
2. Go hard cap – If the cap on your driveway reflectors isn’t hard, it will break easily and the installation process will be more time consuming and painful. If you get snow stakes with no cap, then when you drive it into the ground, it will fray. No one wants to wear gloves when installing fiberglass markers and more important, no one wants fiberglass fragments in their hands.
3. Can you see the stake at night? – Are the colors fluorescent? Does the driveway marker have reflective tape? Is the reflective surface big enough? These are the questions you need to ask about your snow stake. If all snow plowing was done in the day time, you would’t have to consider this fact.
Just some simple off season snow stake rules to follow to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck!