There are a few different ways that a contractor can install a sign on the front of your business. Which option you choose will depend on a few factors, such as the size and weight of the sign and the type of surface a contractor will install it on. This article explores some of your options.
1. Mounting the sign to the wall
If your sign is lightweight, it may be easiest to mount it directly to the wall. This option is typically the cheapest and simplest, but it does have a few drawbacks. Firstly, if you ever want to move or remove the sign, you'll need to spend time removing the mounting. Secondly, mounting screws or nails can damage the wall. Additionally, if your sign is large or covers a large surface area, this option may not be feasible.
2. Installing the sign on the roofline
If you'd like to avoid installing screws and nails in your walls, you can instead attach your new sign to the roofline of your business. This is usually only an option for small outdoor signs. It's also typically easier than mounting the sign directly onto the wall, but it does come with its own set of pros and cons. For example, you will need to establish just how sturdy your roofline is (and how confident you are about climbing up there!). It's also important to make sure your sign is waterproof and can withstand extreme weather conditions like high winds and heavy rain.
3. Installing the sign on a stand
If you're looking for a more versatile option, you might consider installing your new sign on a stand. Doing so allows you to move the sign around as needed, and this is especially useful if you often plan to change your message or specials. It's also a good option if you don't have a sturdy wall or roofline to attach the sign to. However, this type of installation requires maintenance (e.g., checking that the stand is still stable and in good condition) before it is displayed around your business.
No matter which method you choose, it's important to hire a contractor with experience since this will help ensure the safety of your sign. Get in touch with a sign installation company to learn more about our installation services or any other sign-related inquiries. A member of the team will be happy to help you.