Rust in a Monument Sign is like cancer?  Curing rust problems is a challenge. Why is steel used?  It is stronger and cheaper, but Aluminum is the norm today. This sign is a 20-year-old sign, made from steel and rusting badly. The top two cabinets are toast.  Signs for San Diego remade the upper 2 cabinets in Aluminum. Aluminum is lighter and does not rust.

Monument Sign

Monument Sign building, working on LEDs and Faces


The construction is from tubular Aluminum frame and an outer “skin” on Aluminum.  The faces are different. Both are Polycarbonate. The lower cabinet is cut vinyl for CVS.  It should last longer than the original that was replaced. The upper cabinet is paint.

Installation, Monument Signs

Installation of a Monument Sign

Paint was not required, but the part with the shopping mall name will be there “forever”. Vinyl has a life, normally 5-7 years. In the sun, it can be less.  Paint is much longer lasting. It may last 20 years or longer.

Monument Sign faces

Painted Monument Sign faces last longer.

Building a cabinet with a complex curve is one thing, Getting the old cabinets out and the new cabinets to fit exactly and become a part of the larger Monument is another. Here you can see the “crown” being placed

Got a sick sign?  It is terminal or can it be fixed? Chemotherapy or cut the tumor out? Signs for San Diego took old rusted out cabinets and replaced them. We can do the same thing for you!  Give us a call.


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