Pole Top Protection

These products are designed to help protect the tops of poles and cross arms from damage and decay.


ArmGuard is a specially modified PVC compound designed to help protect the underside of utility pole crossarms from woodpecker attack.  Manufactured from a custom-blended polyvinyl chloride, ArmGuard contains UV light stabilizers to ensure a long life outdoors.  The bottom side of ArmGuard is curved to facilitate air flow and moisture drainage.  There are four ridges along the base which add strength and allow for air circulation.

Pole Topper®

Pole Toppers are designed to protect that small but critical area - pole tops - from decay and the effects of weathering caused by rain, freeze/thaw cycles, and UV rays. Pole Toppers create a durable, long-lasting barrier against moisture and sunlight that helps to maintain structural stability and preserva­tive retention. They adhere to virtually any shape pole and can be installed in minutes without hardware or tools.

The new and improved Pole Topper is manufactured from a cross-linked, reinforced, water and UV resistant material with performance characteristics similar to commercial grade roofing. Pole Toppers are strong, light, and easy to install. Pole Toppers maintain their elasticity and adhesion in both high and low temperatures.

  • Available in three sizes to fit both distribution and transmission poles
  • Highly resistant to UV degradation and weathering
  • Installation requires no metal fasteners
  • Adheres strongly to wood and to itself
  • Forms easily around existing hardware on in-service poles
  • Clean and dry to the touch
  • New "pull tab" backing allows for easy installation even while wearing lineman's gloves
  • Conveniently packaged ten to a box; can be easily stored on line trucks
  • RUS accepted for new pole construction

PDF Document  Pole Topper brochure



CoverCap pole covers are designed to help protect pole tops from decay and the effect of normal weathering.   CoverCaps can be installed on in-service poles, but they are ideal for installation on new poles prior to setting.  They are inexpensive, durable, clean, and easy to use.  Manufactured from low density polyethylene, CoverCaps do not constitute a source of radio interference.

CoverCap pole covers are circular with a 1" overlap and four 1" tabs. The inside of the cap features two circular ridges which supply additional strength and allow proper ventilation.   CoverCaps are quickly and easily installed by driving four 2" nails through the tabs.

CoverCap pole covers are available in various sizes for the pole classes listed below:

Diameter    Pole Class 
6.5"   5, 6
7.5"  4, 5
8.5"   3, 4
9.5"  2, 3
10.5"   1, 2

PDF Document  CoverCap brochure
PDF Document  Pole Top Protection brochure

For more information or to place an order, please call 770-632-6700 (option 3) or email products@osmose.com.