If you have a business, then you most likely have a business sign outside of your store or building. Business signs are essential in order for your customers to easily find you as well as attract new customers. They are also a great way to properly brand your business so that people grow to know and love your business. However, signs are vulnerable to harsh weather and the sign that you purchased can easily get damaged, causing you hundreds and even thousands of dollars to replace. So, in this article, we will cover a few tips that you can implement in order to protect your business signs.
Ways to Protect Your Business Signs
The first tip is that if your business is located in a space that is quite sunny, then your sign would be at risk of fading and cracking over time. In order to prevent that from happening, you should place your sign under shade if possible. You can do so by placing the sign under an existing structure so that it gets more shade. If that’s not possible, then you should consider creating shade for the sign. There are many companies that actually build a shade above your sign to prevent sun damage.
However, if you’re thinking about placing your sign under a tree to get shade, then this can be quite a mistake. In storms and high winds, the branches from the trees can strike the sign and cause damage. Also, the branches and leaves of trees can grow around the sign, causing it to be blocked and damaged as well. So, it is important that you cut any stray branches and keep any trees that are near to your sign, trimmed. If the tree is old or decaying, then you should consider removing the tree since it can fall on your sign and cause extensive damage.
Many people just dig two holes into the ground and bury the posts of their outdoor signs. However, when the sign is mounted in this way, it can easily blow away in a storm. Instead, you should properly mount the signs by creating deeper holes in the ground and when you’ve placed the posts inside, be sure to fill them up with cement. This will prevent your sign from blowing away and will ensure it can truly stand any type of weather.
Lastly, the final option is that you should have portable signs for businesses instead of one that stays out permanently. You can do so by having a sign that has wheels or is on a stand that you can easily move. So, during bad weather, you can simply move your sign inside of the building. These type of stands will also last longer since you can take them in at night which will prevent additional damage due to the elements or even people.
In closing, we have just discussed a few tips on how you can protect your business signs from harsh weather. Be sure to take the above advice into close consideration and I am sure that your signs will last.