Superior Signs and Graphics has collaborated on various projects with L.A. Sanitation. Examples include vehicle graphics decals and lettering, as well as a monument sign refacing at the Carson facility. For our latest project, we returned to Carson to install new aluminum dimensional lettering for monument signs.
Three-Dimensional Aluminum Lettering for Monument Signs Replaces Outdated Information
Initially, the existing lettering spelled “Joint Water Pollution Control Plant | County Sanitation Districts | Of Los Angeles County.” It was a mouthful, and with the lettering having faded, it was challenging to read.
The client decided to make a change and have us upgrade the Carson, CA, dimensional lettering to read “A.K. Warren Resource Facility | Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.” The new title allows for larger letters.
Technicians used half-inch-thick, flat-cut aluminum letters that we painted black. Next, we stud-mounted them to the monument face’s rough surface. We installed the new letters the day after the renaming ceremony, which made the client very happy. Now, the darker lettering color offers better contrast and improved readability on the gray stone face.
Why Choose Aluminum Letters?
For exterior uses, aluminum is one of the best materials currently on the market. It is durable, does not rust, and easily adapts to any shape you need. Moreover, we can fully customize the product by painting it in any color you need. And we can freshen the look of the sign simply by reapplying the paint after several years of being in place. It saves you money on having to replace letters in the future.
Reusing Monument Signs vs. Replacing Monument Signs
Our team routinely refurbishes existing monument signs. It is an excellent way of saving money while still getting your brand message to shine. We typically recommend several approaches, depending on the makeup of the signage.
- LED conversion. If you have an internally lit monument sign that still uses outdated lightbulbs, we highly recommend converting to LED technology. It prevents the yellowing that heat output creates. Besides that, operating LEDs is much less expensive than other illumination options.
- Full-color makeover. Our custom monument sign refurbishing does not have to stop with letters and lighting. In many cases, technicians completely redo the color palette of the signage to reflect your branding.
- Cosmetic fixes. Occasionally, refurbishing monument signs does not require more than several minor fixes. Examples include a good cleaning, a few repairs, a fresh coat of paint, and a few new letters or bulbs to replace burned-out ones. Your sign looks as good as new.
If you have been considering the installation of a new monument sign, refurbishing one, or adding aluminum dimensional lettering for monument signs, we welcome the opportunity to help. Call us today!