Read on to explore the different material options for monument signs.
Monument signs are permanent, freestanding signs that are used to identify businesses and residential communities. Since these signs are installed close to the ground, the materials used to make them should be weather-resistant and durable.
Monument signs made from high quality materials are sure to make a lasting impression on viewers as well as offer a unique branding opportunity. Let’s take a look at the various material options available for monument signs:
Stone and Wood
Wooden monument signs are commonly used to give a classy and traditional look to country resorts, hotels, luxury stores, and other traditional commercial properties. To create a professional and long-lasting feel, they’re often combined with stone.
While fully varnished wooden monument signs are weather resistant, you will still need to ensure regular maintenance to prevent abrasion and damage.
Besides, wooden signs are particularly susceptible to pest-related damages and insects, such as termites.
Metal and Aluminum
If you want something simple yet sophisticated, an aluminum monument sign is the ideal choice for you. Aluminum signs are highly customizable since aluminum is ductile and malleable. Therefore, you can experiment with the shape and size of the signs.
Similar appearance can be achieved with other metals including wrought iron. However, none of the other metals is as rust-resistant as aluminum. Thus, maintaining aluminum signs should be easier and less expensive than other metal options.
However, it’s important to note that aluminum signs can only be illuminated from the outside using angled lights. While exterior lighting does offer a moody-resort like view at night, the inability to light aluminum signs from the inside does limit the way you can use them.
Plastic and Acrylic
Like aluminum, plastic signs are also customizable. Plastics, such as acrylic, can be used to create signs of all sizes, making them ideal for use in the case of complex design and logos.
The most popular options under this material include acrylic, polycarbonate, ACM (aluminum composite material), and HDU (high density urethanes). These options have weathering characteristics and can be customized to match the existing architecture of your business facility or building.
If you don’t want to compromise on your logo design, plastic monument signs that offer infinite designs are the best choice for you.
As opposed to aluminum signs, plastic signs can be illuminated from the inside as well as from the outside. When using plastic, select complementary colors to ensure that your plastic monument sign matches the façade of your building.