Proper sign maintenance isn’t just important for your brand image; it’s actually required by the Baltimore County sign code, as per Bill No. 106-2008, section C-2, which states:
“All signs, including structural framework or supporting elements, shall be securely erected and maintained in a safe and presentable condition at all times through replacing defective, missing or damaged parts; cleaning; painting; or other acts necessary for proper upkeep.”
But while you cannot shirk your sign maintenance responsibilities, you can greatly reduce them by choosing the right products. And that’s what today’s post is all about.
Read on to learn how to control sign maintenance costs and avoid noncompliance penalties with low or no-upkeep sign products, or call (410)-877-6011 to speak directly with a sign maintenance expert in Baltimore, MD.
Aluminum composite panels sandwich a thin polyethylene core between two aluminum sheets, giving signage the perfect mix of high structural rigidity and durability with low weight. Their durability and rigidity make aluminum composite panels a popular choice for all kinds of applications, especially outdoor displays where signage must stand up to high winds and bad weather, and their low weight means they can be hung almost anywhere without heavy-duty supports.
Aluminum composite panels are 100% customizable, lightweight and easy to install.
And if you want to save on sign maintenance, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better option. Aluminum composite panels are:
As with all of our sign options, aluminum composite panels are 100% customizable, with a variety of colors and finishes available, including brushed, mirrored, and textured options. Many clients choose to lay digitally printed graphics overtop for extra branding impact and design possibilities, as can be seen with this pylon sign for AR Workshop in Reisterstown, MD.
This pylon sign uses digitally printed graphics on top of a durable aluminum composite panel to create a stunning, durable display with minimal sign maintenance requirements.
A-frames, otherwise known as “sandwich signs” or “sidewalk signs,” are another great option for business owners looking to bolster their sign systems and gain more local impressions, without incurring additional sign maintenance costs.
Take this recent order for Progressive Tag and Title in Rosedale, MD for example:
This sign is constructed from heavy-duty PVC, which is the same material trusted in construction, plumbing, and industrial applications due to its incredible durability, service life, and fire resistance. For all these same reasons, PVC is also held in high regard in the signage industry.
Additionally, PVC A-frame signs are easy to set up and relocate; they can be filled with sand or water to ensure they stay in place through the worst of Maryland weather; and they can be ordered with changeable sign faces, so you can save money on sign replacements.
Multiple studies bear out the value of vehicle advertising, but they all fail to factor in the added value of their low sign maintenance costs.
Maintaining vehicle graphics is easy, typically amounting to the occasional wipedown or rinse when they appear dirty, and it requires no special equipment or cleaners. In fact, if you avoid dusty roads and keep your vehicle parked indoors on rainy days, you could conceivably go the full product service life without having to lift a finger.
If you’d like to learn more about low-maintenance sign solutions, or you’d like to automate your upkeep by scheduling routine maintenance, you can call (410)-877-6011 or fill out our online contact form to request a consultation at your convenience.
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