Signage is one of the most important investments to make for any business. The last thing you want is for your sign to deteriorate in a short period of time after spending time and money designing it.
We use the latest materials and technologies on every sign we manufacture. However, eventually every sign will still need some level of maintenance.
Consider these common types of damage and keep in mind that they may affect the visual impact of your sign. Taking the necessary steps to maintain your sign can make a big difference in how long your sign lasts
Apart from the human element, inclement weather can also cause damage to your sign. If a structural part of your sign is damaged, it’s crucial you address the issue as soon as possible. Small damage to any exterior sign will increasingly get worse if left unrepaired.
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Wear & Tear
Weather is a big factor on the wear and tear of any type of outdoor sign. Moisture, temperature exposure and the sun all have damaging effects. The lifespan of your sign depends on location, maintenance, and materials used. Sign Fab keeps this in mind by using materials that are resistant to these weather factors for a number of years.
Dust gets everywhere and layers of dirt are inevitable with exterior signs. The wind keeps dust and dirt particles in the air, and eventually, those may come to settle in the crevices of your signs. Having a regular cleaning routine will keep your sign looking professional.
Different signs require different cleaning techniques but generally a quick wash or rub down can get most dirt off and make your sign look like new again.
A poorly lit sign stands very little chance of bringing in people off the street. If your sign has any electrical components or lighting features, make sure you stay on top of the maintenance. Burned-out LEDs or bulbs can make your sign look unprofessional.
There may be times when your signs become targets of vandalism. Your sign might be salvageable depending on the damage caused. But, if you’re not sure if you should repair or replace, reach out our sales representatives and we will guide you in the right direction!
The sun can be extremely damaging and ultraviolet rays can fade the colors of your sign over time. The good news is that you may be able to have the sign easily restored with fresh prints, vinyl or coats of paint.
Whether your sign was made with vinyl or digital print there are many options to have it replaced. The vinyl we carry has a 7-year durability rating, and the digital print material we carry has a 2-4-year durability rating. This type of maintenance is affordable and can significantly improve the overall appearance of your sign.
Most companies usually have this in mind when building their signs, but keeping in mind room for upgrades never hurt anyone. You will want to make sure all your signage features current information.
There will come a time when you will have to replace your sign. New signage can be an opportunity to expand your brand or try something new.
If you think it might be time to upgrade your indoor and outdoor signs just ask yourself some questions. Do they look good? Are they falling apart or not lighting properly? Or are they still looking fresh and new even after you’ve cleaned them?
You might need to consider changing them if they have visible problems. When it comes to your business’ indoor and outdoor signs, it’s important to keep them well-maintained and updated after a few years and we are here to help you with that. We manufacture all different types of indoor and outdoor signs including: Channel Letters, Custom Logos, Contour Channels, Reverse channels, Front/Back Lit, Self-Contained and Cabinet Signs.
So, how do you know when it’s time to update your business’ indoor and outdoor signs?
Here are some things to consider:
Your old sign is damaged, broken or not lighting properly.
If your sign is broken or damaged, customers are more likely to look at your business in a negative light. Paint chipping, damage from weather, missing parts etc. are all clear indications that your sign needs updating.
Your signs are old-fashioned and Outdated
If your signs seem dull or boring compared to the signs around it, it may be time for an upgrade. Outdated signs can leave a negative impression on your business causing customers to walk or drive on by. Modern-day designs are a great way to stand out against other competitors and are well worth the re-design if it attracts more customers.
You haven’t changed your sign since you bought it
Starting a business can be costly but if you’ve never changed your sign since the day you started, an upgrade is definitely something to consider. Having a new sign shows your commitment to keeping your business nicely maintained and updated and that you are wanting to grow.
Your sign is the first thing your customer sees. If it appears to be cheap with a tacky logo, you may not attract many customers. Customers may take it as a sign to not take the business seriously. Having a well-done, well-designed sign is a great investment.
Your sign just doesn’t work for your business
Signs typically tell what a business is all about. If your sign just doesn’t work for your business, you won’t attract customers. A poorly designed sign can hurt your business and drive customers away. Make sure your sign has a clear message about your business so customers know what kind of business they are walking into.
We have a variety of signage solutions for all applications and budgets. If you’re looking to upgrade, please talk to one of our sales representatives or get a quote. We invite you to learn more about what Sign Fab can do for you.
Don’t let outdated or damaged signage ruin your chances of attracting customers. We can help update your signs! Just give us a call at 800-544-6381 for a FREE quote.