What to Consider in a Signage Installation Partner

The successful installation of a commercial sign, whether interior or exterior, depends heavily on the skill set of the installation team. Choosing the right commercial sign installation partner to complete the final mile of your customer’s sign project is the last step to ensuring the sign is displayed beautifully and meets all expectations. To help you select the right partner for the job, consider these essential factors. 

Experience and Expertise in Sign Installation

Look for a partner with a proven track record in installing signs like those you produce. They should have experience with interior and exterior installations and be knowledgeable about different types of signage, including illuminated, flat cut, and channel letters. It's crucial that your installation partner is fully licensed, complies with local regulations, is up to date with safety standards, and able to handle permits and other legal requirements as required.  

When assessing a company's expertise in commercial sign installation, consider asking them the following questions: 

  • How many years of experience do you have in signage installation? 
  • Can you provide examples of previous signage projects you've worked on? 
  • What types of signs are you most experienced with installing?  
  • Do you have any certifications or special training in sign installation? 
  • How do you handle unexpected challenges during an installation project? 

Uncover the technical skill set, reliability, and problem-solving capabilities of a potential install partner with these simple questions. 

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Necessary Equipment for Sign Installation

Ensure that your installation partner has the right tools and equipment to handle the requirements of the project, especially for large or complex sign installations. Commercial sign installers should be licensed and have experience working with electricity. They may need to know how to connect your sign to a separate power source if the sign is required to be illuminated around the clock. 

Signs with channel letters also require specific installation techniques to ensure each separate letter is spaced correctly within the design and aligned with the architectural features or constraints of the building. It’s an intricate process that a professional installation company will be familiar with 

Additionally, large and heavy signs require specialized equipment to help lift, mount, and secure the sign in place. This includes safety equipment, appropriate lifting devices, and advanced tools for electrical installations if needed. 

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Assessing the Reputation and Reliability of Installers

The right tools and equipment are important, but also be sure your installer has a reputation for exceptionally trained experts who are experienced in custom sign installation.  

Research their reputation in the industry and look for reviews, testimonials, or case studies that demonstrate their capability and reliability. Ask a potential installation partner if they have a portfolio of signage examples they can share, as it can be a helpful resource in evaluating the quality of their work.

A reputable partner should be transparent about their processes and willing to communicate effectively throughout the project. 

Evaluating Cost and Value in Sign Installation Services

Cost is always a consideration but remember to also focus on the value offered. The cheapest option may not always be the best. Consider their efficiency, quality of work, and long-term durability of installations, which can reduce future maintenance costs. 

Even signs that seem straightforward may need to be installed by experienced professionals to ensure their longevity and durability.  

Selecting the right signage installation partner is crucial for the success of your exterior and interior commercial sign projects. By focusing on experience, equipment, reputation, and overall value, you can ensure that your signs exceed expectations. Remember to thoroughly vet potential partners, ask the right questions, and prioritize quality and reliability over cost alone. 

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