There are many different types of signage, but they generally have one fundamental purpose broken down into three steps:
You will find these 3 steps woven into how signs communicate:
When considering improvements to your signage, your first consideration besides cleanliness is lighting. With some simple lighting additions, you can keep your signage lit 24/7. There are many different types of lighting you can consider, some are simple add-ons others are internal to specific signage, a well-lit sign could become your business’s most effective calling card
Consider the Location
Your first step is taking into consideration the location of your signage. A sign in a poorly lit room will require different lighting than an outdoor sign or even one indoors under a bright condition. You will also want to select lighting that is in accordance with your neighborhood or the interior of your establishment. For instance, you wouldn’t install a massive LED sign in a commercial area with corporate offices, nor would you consider elegant box-lighting for an ax-throwing club. For indoor signs, make sure to take into consideration your customers and how they will react to the brightness or a sign and how it will affect the mood you are trying to project. When scrutinizing an outdoor location, take into account what the sign will look like at night and make sure to review your city’s codes on sign lighting brightness and safety.
For any sign Illumination project, we highly suggest enlisting the help of a sign service company or an electrician. No matter where you are starting, there are a few options for signage lighting. The first and most common are
Backlit signage work great in most settings and lighting, a perfect addition to advertising and way finder signage.
LED signs are great for outdoor use and can be easily seen at night while giving business owners the ability to adjust messaging on the fly. LED signs are also energy efficient, but make sure they fit with your brand and message.
While neon signs give a warm, timeless feel to your signage, and come in a wide variety of colors, we highly suggest consulting a professional if considering a neon sign. Please read our warning if considering using an old neon sign.
Used primarily in churches, schools, and business, cabinet signs allow you to spotlight your brand both day or night and are a great way to communicate your identity or information.
These custom made metal or plastic letters commonly adorn the exterior of public and commercial buildings, and are often illuminated from within. These signs are generally affixed high on the structure and take specialty equipment to keep light due to height.
Roof Mounted Signs
While these signs are a fantastic way to brand your building, they can be dangerous to maintain and remove due to the height and weight of the signs. Please consult a professional for ALL maintenance and removal operations.
Seen at the entrance of just about every shopping center across America, Pylon signs are crucial to many businesses brand. Retaining a well-lit and maintained pylon can be a tricky endeavor and plays a significant role in how customers perceive your organization.
Often freestanding and close to the ground, monument signs adorn the entrance of many types of organizations. They should be eye-catching, well lit and are an essential part of your business identity.
These signs are primarily designed to give information about a specific location. They are considered a subset of the informative sign group.
If you have an older lighted sign and are looking for a facelift, consider an LED retrofit. Convert your old ineffective lighted signage to a cost-effective energy efficient LED lit Sign. Check out the section on LED Retrofits.
With the popularity of shows like American Pickers and Pawn Stars, neon signs have a new lease on life. What the general public does not realize is that some neon signs can be dangerous. We don’t want to start a panic if you happen to have neon signs, not all of them are dangerous. There are several types of neon signs that contain mercury or mercury vapor. If inhaled or ingested the mercury can be hazardous to your health. Ingestion can come from both the liquid and if the lamp is cracked the vapors could seep out over a prolonged period of time and slowly be inhaled.
We suggest always having a trained professional service or remove any neon signs. Mercury poisoning is no laughing matter, just ask the Mad Hatter.
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For business owners and facilities managers, maintaining storefront signage is an important part of the job. Your signage is a significant part of your brand identity, and it’s how both customers and prospects identify your location. Maintaining this signage can become a challenge with all the other tasks associated with running a business. For instance, we’ve all seen the stores that have one letter burnt-out of the sign. Besides looking unprofessional, it really detracts from the customer's perception of the space and your business in general.
As a national Lighting, electrical, and signage service company with over 25+ years of experience, we have helped businesses across the country maintain, retrofit, and remove thousands of signs. Our highly trained in-house project management staff make any sign project, no matter the size or location, easy and manageable.
On-Demand and Scheduled Sign Services
No matter how new your signage, it will eventually need maintenance. Our on-demand and scheduled services are perfect for any business looking to showcase their brand to the world. Our network extends to thousands of lighting technicians and licensed electricians who are available for all types of sign maintenance.
Sign removal is a delicate process that should only be handled by trained professionals with years of experience. One wrong move and the building could be damaged, or someone could get injured.
We have experienced professionals who always treat safety as their main priority and can handle multiple location removals in a timely fashion.
Our team knows how to remove all kinds of different signs. Over the years, we’ve removed:
Each one of these different signs requires something a bit different to be quickly and effectively removed from your property as soon as you need it taken down. Our staff understands these intricacies;
Many businesses are turning to LED retrofits for their signage due to its energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs. With our network of thousands of lighting specialists, licensed electricians, and multiple product neutral partners, Action Services Group is unequally qualified to support any business’s complex product and installation objectives.
No matter how big or complex a project, when an organization is looking for an LED retrofit for their signage, they turn to Action Services Group. If you are looking for the most effective way to save money and reduce energy consumption while improving your brand image across any range of locations or facilities we are here to assist by:
The first step in any signage project should be to contact a signage solutions provider or sign company that is
A signage service provider should ask you about your project.
For many multi-facility services decision-makers the issue of hiring only self-performing vendors as opposed to those who subcontract appears to be a simple, clear-cut decision, either it “matters very much” or it “does not matter at all”. One facility service provider claims “We self-perform all of our work!” Others state they subcontract all phases of their field operations. Other facility service providers work hard to avoid the question altogether. Is one better than the other? How can you be confident you have selected the best solution for your company?
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