Katy, TX – Spotlight: New Construction Signs | Front Row Signs News
You see them all over Katy, Houston, and the Richmond area. New construction sites are popping up all over West Houston as our economy is booming! New construction signs can offer many benefits and some are required. We will discuss how you can maximize your sign to the fullest.
It’s required to have the bank and the construction company’s name on the sign but how can we get more out of these signs?
- Most of the time, for the required bank funding and constructions company signs, a logo is printed on a post and panel sign. How about adding some design elements such as utilizing large bold text with contrasting colors. This will help your brand get attention.
- Distinguish yourself from all the other construction going in. Add a routed decorative top or trim around the sign face.
- Help potential customers get excited about the stores that are coming soon with all the stores logos printed on the sign.
- Use images of the finished product. Drawing renderings or high resolution images of what the building will look like upon completion can offer a glimpse of what is to come increasing anticipation.
There are many different substrates you can choose for the construction sign. Although the sign may be temporary for the current location, choosing a well made sign can offer repeat usage time and again. Most faces are made of either Medium density overlay panel, or MDO, or metal composite material, or ACM. MDO is a paintable surface made of plywood with a weather-resistant resin overlay bonded to the wood by heat and pressure. The overlay, which has at least 27% resin content, resists water, weather, wear and degradation. Having the painted surface allows for easy adherence of vinyl. ACM is made of three layers: a low-density core, and 2 pieces of aluminum bonded to each side. This substrate allows for a high structural rigidity and low weight.
Installing-Tools & Best Practices
Installing construction signs utilizing a post and panel combination are the most common forms. Using 2×4 or 4×4 pressure treated wood posts are based on the size of the sign face. The larger the sign face, the thicker the post and the height of the sign face determines the height of the post. We must take into account the wind load based on the total height (post height above ground + sign face height) so we can determine how deep the posts must be underground. Traditionally, an auger is used to dig the hole for these types of signs. The post is set in the hole and then concrete is used to set the post. Sometimes it is necessary to brace the posts to allow the concrete to set without the posts or sign moving after leveling. Additional wood footing or 2×4’s may need installing horizontally behind the face and at the bottom of the posts to add extra support for larger signs.
Construction signs aren’t used for much more than to notify those driving by who funded this project, who is performing the construction and what type of store(s) are coming soon. Not really rocket science but why not make them as effective as you can? We are always trying to find ways to add value to our customers projects. We are told by our clients that they appreciate us going that extra mile. If you are ready for a new experience dealing with a sign company that cares, reach out to us today. 832-222-9385