Sign Installation

Sign installation is an essential step in your business’s physical branding journey. Getting it right means ensuring your message is seen and positioned to make the most potent impact. Whether it’s a banner that needs to withstand the gust of passing traffic or a storefront sign that welcomes new customers, the correct installation of your sign is as vital as its design and message.

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What should I consider before installing a sign?

Before installing a sign, consider the location, visibility, and local regulations. The placement should maximize visibility to your target audience and be unobstructed by elements like trees or buildings. Ensure that the sign’s height and angle are optimized for easy reading. Additionally, different areas have specific codes regarding sign installation, including size, lighting, and mounting requirements. It’s important to check with local authorities to obtain necessary permits to avoid potential fines or required removal.

How do I choose the right mount for my sign?

Choosing the right mount for your sign depends on where and how you plan to display it. Wall mounts are common for attaching signs directly to a building, while post mounts are used for freestanding signs like pylon or real estate signage. Ceiling mounts are ideal for hanging signs in indoor spaces. When selecting a mount, consider the sign’s weight, material, and where the bracket will be placed to ensure stability and security. It’s crucial to use mounts that can withstand local weather conditions for outdoor signs.

What are the safety considerations during sign installation?

Safety is paramount during sign installation. It requires careful planning, the right tools, and, often, specialized equipment. For high installations, scaffolding or lifts may be necessary. It’s important to secure the area below the installation site and use personal protective equipment, such as hard hats and safety harnesses. Electrical signs require additional precautions to prevent shock or fire hazards. Always follow OSHA guidelines and consider hiring professionals for complex installations.

How does the surface material affect sign installation?

The surface material where you plan to install your sign can affect the installation method. Different materials like brick, concrete, drywall, or wood may require specific hardware to attach the sign securely. For example, concrete walls may need anchors and drill bits designed for masonry. For surfaces susceptible to damage, like glass or certain metals, specialized adhesive mounts or suction cups might be the best option. It’s important to assess the surface and get the right tools and fixtures to avoid damaging the sign and the installation surface.

Can I install a sign myself, or should I hire a professional?

Whether you can install a sign yourself depends on the complexity and size of the sign. Simple signs, such as small indoor plaques or window decals, can often be self-installed with basic tools. However, larger outdoor signs, those that require electrical connections, or installations at significant heights typically demand professional skills and equipment. Professional sign installers have the expertise to ensure your sign is mounted safely and correctly and have insurance to cover any installation-related liabilities. If in doubt, hiring a professional is safer and often more cost-effective.



We understand the importance of attracting new customers. That’s why our signs are designed to be eye-catching and memorable. Whether it’s for promotional events or permanent business signage, our goal is to help increase your visibility and drive customer engagement through our high-impact signs.