Want To Make Your Business Stand Out From The Crowd? Install A Custom, Fabricated Sign

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When you own a business in an area with a lot of consumer traffic, you need to find a way to make your company stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is to install a custom-made sign in front of your establishment to draw attention to your brand and entice potential customers. However, you do not want to install generic signage that blends in with other businesses in the area. If you really want to make a memorable impression, invest in an aesthetically pleasing sign built by a fabrication company.

Ideas for Custom, Fabricated Signs

You can come up with a design for your company's sign yourself or trust a fabrication company to provide you with ideas based on your business logo. Some typical types of custom, fabricated signs include:

  • Large archways that include your company's logo or name that are made of metal tubing and pipe materials to welcome visitors to your property
  • Artistic metal sculptures that incorporate your company's logo at entryways
  • Large clock towers with your company logo
  • Decorative signage that sits on top of your building
  • Gazebo-style entryways with a logo on top with metal or concrete seating where customers can sit and relax

Regardless of what type of design you choose, make sure it is something that will be distinct from the signs of other businesses in the area.

Getting Started with a Fabrication Company

When you contact a fabrication company like Suburban Welding & Steel LLC to begin the process of having a custom sign built, you should have some basic information ready to provide to the firm, including:

  • Your budget
  • A description of what type of sign you would like
  • Approximate dimensions if you know them
  • Desired finish, colors, and other sign characteristics

Even if you fail to come up with a completely fleshed-out idea for a sign, your rough sketches and incomplete ideas will be very useful when you schedule your first meeting with a fabrication company. You should provide the firm with a high-resolution image of your company's logo if you want a custom fabricated sign based on your brand.

Fabrication firms will have professional metal designers, welders, project managers, machinists, and other skilled experts to help bring your ideas to fruition, from a simple sketch to a massive sign that will last decades. As a result, you will not have to consult with multiple vendors to have your sign built, as a good fabrication company will be a one-stop shop for your sign needs.

Understanding the Process

Once you and the fabrication firm agree on a design for your sign, a computerized blueprint will be created. The firm will also determine the raw materials, equipment, tools, machinery, and manpower that will be needed to create the sign and provide you with a cost estimate.

Cutting, shaping, punching and welding raw materials like metal, plastic, and concrete based on the blueprint is a major part of the process. The fabrication firm will also create custom joints, clamps, and braces for your sign. The final step, before the sign is inspected, will be adding custom finishes such as powder coating, paint, and metal plating.

Throughout the process, reputable fabrication companies will also conduct quality control inspections to make sure that the sign does not have any defects. You should be able to view the finished product before it is delivered to your property to make sure it fits your specifications.

Installation and Maintenance Your Sign

Your custom, fabricated sign will most likely be too large for you to deliver and install on your own. Furthermore, depending on the size and design of the sign, some parts may need to be assembled on site.

Many fabrication firms will pack, deliver, and install your sign for you. You will not have to worry about hiring another contractor to do this for you. A field crew and a supervisor from the fabrication firm make sure that your sign is installed correctly.


9 February 2017