As a new business owner, it is important to consider the impact that the signs associated with your organization continue to present the image you want in the months and years after each unit is placed in the appropriate place. Here are some questions to think about.
#1-What Materials Can You Choose From?
It is easy to forget how many materials your sign can be made of. One of the most important factors to consider when making that choice will relate to your expectations for the use of your signs. For instance, you will need to consider how long you plan the signs will be up and where the signs in question will be posted.
One example is that aluminum has been a popular material for many years, at least in part because it is so resistant to rust, and it is known to last for a long time. However, it is not flexible, so if you expect your area to undergo a lot of wind during the time period that the sign will be in use, it may not be the right choice for you. In addition, acrylic is a common material for signs, and you will often be given a warranty of seven or more years for acrylic-based signs. Exceptions to your warranty might occur if you live in an area with a lot of salt in the air, since salt can cause the colors in acrylic to fade.
#2-How Long Will It Take New Or Replacement Signs To Be Made?
Even when you choose the perfect sign and it is placed in the ideal spot, it is still a good idea to remember that you could need to replace or repair it unexpectedly due to weather or other issues. Therefore, if your budget permits, you may want to have at least one extra sign made and held in reserve, just in case. Alternatively, it might be a better idea to choose a sign company that could quickly make you a duplicate process if the need presents.
As part of that, it will be helpful to determine if a warranty on your original sign would impact the production of replacement signs. For instance, if a sign that is still under warranty is damaged or otherwise becomes unusable, it will be useful to determine if the manufacturer will put a rush on the replacement sign.
#3-How Much Design Assistance Is Available?
It is one thing to know that your business needs one or more new signs. However, it is another to be sure of the best ways to design that sign. One solution to that conundrum is working with a sign manufacturer who can provide advice as to the size, type and design of your signs. Their expert advice should allow you to determine the most appropriate unit for your needs.
For more information, contact Cardinal Sign or a similar company.