Having space on a building that could be drawing in customers and not using it is a waste. These are a number of ways. Exterior building signs may be the most effect advertising you can buy. Every business needs to be known to their customers. How to do that depends on a number of factors. If your business depends on location and your location needs to be seen then you need an exterior sign. Getting the best exterior building signage for you is a process. Start with a placeholder

A temporary banner, a sign above the door, a sign on the door invites the passerby in. These people can be your neighbors, or the car passing by or help a customer to find you after driving to an address. It makes your business more approachable, makes it easier for your customers to buy from you. If lets people who know about you to tell others who want to be your customers. This also creates the time required to do better.

Use a banner to buy time for the real sign

Use a banner to buy time for the real sign

The Permit. If you were to visit the city planning and building department, you might get a conversation about the ordinance and the sign policy for your building.  It is better to start with an understanding of the sign ordinance and getting the sign policy from the lease or property manager. If you do decide to make a visit, you will also be faced with a legal answer “at best” but no ideas about what you can do within those legal limits. Best to have this done for you.

Cabo Kantina grand opening

Cabo Kantina grand opening

Design and permit package. A designer with sign construction experience. Finding such a person is not easy.  This designer can take your “concept” and translate this into a sign you will love. Also, the designer will create a set of drawing that illustrate the attachment method and cover all the legal questions for that trip to the city planning and building desk for the permit

Hair Salon has a special logo box with scissors

Hair Salon has a special logo box with scissors

Back to the permit. Once the package is submitted and several weeks pass (Different times in different cities) and permit is issued and stamps are applied to the drawings. There is a cost to this – often several hundreds of dollars

The Hot Room with a special center logo box

The Hot Room with a special center logo box

Building the sign. You need a manufacturer with an Underwriters certification to get the sign. Signs are about taking raw materials like Aluminum, plastic and electric, and transforming these into your sign. The only way to get the best value is to deal directly with the manufacturer.

Shake Shack channel letters are narrow and fit the style of the firm

Shake Shack channel letters are narrow and fit the style of the firm

Install.  Install is also unique. Every sign is unique, and so is every building situation. Our expert installers will use a paper pattern taped to the wall, holes drilled for the electrical wires and the mounting, then the letters are mounted and the wiring (normally) completed behind the wall

New Generation Dentistry had special parking lot and road viewablity issues

New Generation Dentistry had special parking lot and road viewablity issues

Sounds like a project?  It is. You need expert help to make it happen. Signs for San Diego has done hundreds of these projects and is ready to build you the gorgeous sign you desire. Call us at 760-730-5118, sales@s4sd.com