Choosing an exterior sign begins with whether you want a temporary or a permanent outdoor sign. Yard signs are useful for notifying passers-by of your new location, providing directions, an ongoing sale, or announcing a new service offering. These types of signs are temporary but are built to last through high winds, rain, and other inclement weather. Permanent signs require materials and treatments that will stand the test of time
Next, you’ll need to decide how you want your exterior sign (or signs) mounted. Will it be mounted on the wall above the store entry or mounted to a brick or concrete base on the front lawn? Exterior signs offer so many mounting options such as hanging “shingle” mount – in which the sign hangs overhead above the sidewalk to indicate a specialty shop or law office; or pole mounted in which the sign is attached to a pole reaching high into the air. Your options for mounting are not limited and we’ll help you make the decision on the best location, size, and color choices depending on the area in which your business is located. We’ll take into account factors such as highway speed, average traffic conditions, distance from the nearest highway or intersection, and landlord and/or municipal regulations in helping you make this important decision.
With all of those factors in mind, your next decision is choosing the material from which your sign will be created. Keep in mind your logo and the business image you want to convey when deciding on material. For instance, if you sell fishing, hunting, or camping equipment you might choose a wood sign. A house of worship or a medical practice may prefer an acrylic sign with a rainbow of colors while an antique store may choose a cast metal sign with cut metal lettering and graphics. Whether the material is wood, aluminum, plastic, cast metal, or acrylic, Blue Ridge Sign & Stamp will assist you in choosing the right exterior sign for your business.