The Importance of Sign Maintenance

For many businesses, a commercial sign is one of the most important pieces of advertising collateral you’ll ever invest in. Signs inform guests about your location and make it possible for your storefront to stand out from the crowd. While the initial act of investing in a sign is often a fun, exciting time for business owners, little thought is paid to the sign after that—unfortunately, neglect of even the most well-made commercial sign may result in substantive long-term damage to the sign.

Maintaining your commercial signs in Vermont requires a number of tasks that can be performed either by members of your team or by a highly trained sign installation and maintenance professional. Regardless of who’s maintaining your sign, it’s important to stay on top of your sign maintenance schedule—otherwise, the sign may begin to look less than optimal. These signs may need to be replaced, and they may also cause employees and customers to view your company in a less than favorable light.

Here are just some of the tasks that will help you keep your commercial signs in Vermont looking great:

  • Clean signs, inside and out: It’s important to ensure that your sign is routinely and regularly cleaned, both inside and out. Depending on the type of sign that you have, you may want to use a pressure washer to blast excessive dirt off the outside. Electrical signs should be opened up and deep cleaned at least once a quarter.
  • Apply a frame: Placing a metal or plastic frame around wooden signs can help keep water from seeping into the paneling. Additionally, building a metal frame around a plastic sign may help provide additional rigidity and stability.
  • Construct a roof: Consider building a small roof over your sign—this will prevent it from a substantial amount of elemental exposure, and drastically improve its lifespan. A small roof over your sign will keep rain, snow, and ice at bay. It will also stave off the rays of the sun, which can cause paint to fade or peel prematurely.
  • Clear the drainage: Make sure that there isn’t any way that water, snow or ice could ever collect up against your sign. If the sign is on the ground, devise a way to increase its elevation and make sure that the ground around it is draining correctly. Similarly, if the sign is mounted on a roof, make sure that all drainage channels are clear.
  • Address damage immediately: If you notice any mold growth, paint chipping or any other type of sign damage, address it sooner rather than later. Taking the time and money to repair your sign now will save you a substantial amount of money when it comes to replacing it in the future.

Since 1993, Worksafe Traffic Control Industries has been one of the premier providers of commercial signs in Vermont. You can rely on us to provide you with a number of high-quality signage options that suit the needs of your business. To learn more about our sign installation and maintenance options, reach out to one of our friendly representatives today.

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