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What Are Metal Signs?

Metal signs are printed with high-performance UV ink on a 3 mm e-panel material. E-panel is two .008” aluminum sheets with a solid polyethylene core. With proper care and use, metal signs can stay vibrant for five to seven years. They are also strong enough to withstand hail, heat, and rain.

These signs are great for both indoor and outdoor settings and can be used for directional signs, real estate advertising, safety and regulatory signs, parking spaces, and more. Our metal sign options range from aluminum signs and reflective signs to brushed aluminum. Here at Signs.com, you can also choose to add drilled holes, standoffs, or use other accessories like 3M command strips or adhesive Velcro with your order for easy installation.

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Help people navigate and find their way using custom metal signs. These are very helpful in reception areas, lobbies, offices, parking spots, and real estate properties. Directional metal signs point out where to locate designated areas, attract potential customers with advertising, mark properties, and guide motorists to their destination.

We offer different types of metal signs for you to choose from:

Aluminum SignsOur aluminum signs are made from two pre-painted .008” aluminum sheets and printed with UV ink. This rust-free and weather-resistant material also has a protective coating that is anti-graffiti and scratch-resistant. Because it can stay vibrant and withstand intense heat and harsh weather conditions, aluminum is a popular material for real estate signs. These features make our aluminum signs highly durable and perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Some of the sizes our customers usually order are 12" x 12”, 24" x 6", 18" x 24", 2' x 2', and 4' x 4'. You can also choose between single-sided printing or double-sided printing.
Brushed Aluminum SignsIf you’re going for a professional metallic look, brushed aluminum signs are your best choice. These are composed of 3 mm brushed e-panels with a reinforced polyethylene plastic core. Brushed aluminum signs can be easily mounted, with metal standoffs as the most popular choice of our customers. Use these for displaying logos, business names, suite numbers and more. These are recommended for hallways, bathrooms, receptionist areas, waiting rooms, and internal offices because of its unique appearance.
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Reflective Aluminum SignsThe best choice for directional signs and parking signs. Reflective aluminum signs are composed of a polyethylene core bonded between two .008” aluminum sheets. These signs have an engineer-grade reflective vinyl overlay, which allows visibility day and night. Reflective aluminum signs can also be used for real estate signs, security/surveillance signs, and safety and regulation signs.

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Can I print on both sides of my aluminum sign?

Yes, we offer single-sided and double-sided printing. You can choose the printed side you prefer on our product page.

Can I order a custom size for aluminum signs?

Yes, you can choose any custom size. You can also choose one of the most popular ordered sizes, such as:

  • 12" x 12”
  • 24" x 6"
  • 18" x 24"
  • 2' x 2'
  • 4' x 4'

How many drilled holes will my metal signs come with? How big are they?

The number of drilled holes in your metal signs will depend on the customization option you select in the product page. These include:

  • None
  • Four Corners
  • All Sides Center
  • Corners and Top and Bottom Center
  • Top Corners Only
  • Top and Bottom Center
  • Left and Right Center

The sizes of our drilled holes are either 3/8” or ¼".

What shapes of metal signs can I order?

All of our metal signs come in various shapes. These are:

  • Rounded Corners
  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Oval
  • Custom Shape
  • Custom Shape With Border

You can select the shape that you want in the product page and proceed to checkout to complete your order.

Can I design a custom sign without any design skills?

Yes, you can. Signs.com has anonline design toolthat you can easily use. No need for any professional experience! Simply upload images, add logos, text, adjust the sizing or change the color scheme.

Do you offer reflective custom metal signs?

Yes, we do. Ourreflective aluminum signsare a great choice for directional and outdoor signs because they’re visible at any time of the day.

How do I clean my metal sign?

You can use a microfiber or lint-free cloth to keep your metal sign clean. If there are stains on your metal sign, you can also use a streak-free glass cleaner to clean up the surface.

How thick are your custom metal signs?

Our aluminum, reflective, and brushed signs are 3 mm (about the thickness of 30 sheets of copy paper).

Do your custom metal signs rust?

No, they don’t. Our metal signs are made from aluminum sheets which don’t rust, unlike signs made from steel.

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How soon can custom metal signs be shipped?

We can ship your custom metal signs in as fast as one business day.

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How long do Aluminium signs last? ›

If you are looking for a durable and long-lasting exterior signage solution, aluminium composite signs are a great product used for most of the outdoor flat panel signs. The lifespan of 7-10 years makes them one of the most durable external signage products on the market.

Do aluminum signs rust? ›

It will not rust – that is the nature of aluminum. This makes aluminum signage a great investment. Aluminum, available in a number of different thicknesses is customizable to any size or shape and at any quantity.

How do you install aluminum signs? ›

Step 1: Determine the location where the sign should be installed with a leveling tool. Step 2: Drill the holes according to the predrilled holes of the actual sign. Step 3: Insert the wall plug into the drilled wall. Step 4: Use the screwdriver to screw through the standoff body into the wall anchor.

What type of aluminum is used for signs? ›

3003. The 3003 is the most commonly used form of the aluminum alloys. This form of the alloy is commercially pure aluminum and manganese to increase its strength by about 20 percent over that of the 1100 grade. Therefore, it provides all the characteristics of the 1100 but with higher strength.

What metal is best for outdoor signs? ›

Here are the best materials for outdoor business signs!
  • Aluminum. Aluminum is extremely versatile, lightweight, and resistant to the elements, as it doesn't rust. ...
  • Medium Density Overlay (MDO) ...
  • DIBOND® ...
  • Aluminite. ...
  • Acrylic. ...
  • Vinyl. ...
  • Durawood.
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What grade aluminum are street signs? ›

For many years, the most popular material for traffic signs has been 5052-H38 due to its high tensile strength, which helps it resist vandalism.

How do you protect metal signs outside? ›

The best way to protect outdoor signs and make them last as long as possible is to use metal solutions with reflective coating over materials that degrade faster such as wood and plastic. Placing the sign in the shade rather than in direct sunlight adds to its durability.

What stops aluminum from corroding? ›

Painting, anodizing or any surface treatment that forms a coating on the aluminium surface will protect the surface from pitting attack. In applications when you want to preserve the aluminium look and still have a surface resistant to pitting, a clear coat or thin anodic coating would be suitable surface treatments.

How long do metal signs last? ›

Durability- Metal signs are fairly durable and usually last about 3 years outside—even longer if the sign is installed inside.

How thick are aluminum street signs? ›

If the aluminum thickness is not specified, it shall be 0.080 inches (2 mm) for signs with the longest side of 36 inches (900 mm) or less. For signs with the longest side greater than 36 inches (900 mm), the nominal thickness shall be 0.125 inches (3 mm).

How much do lobby signs cost? ›

Indoor Lobby Sign Price Guide by Type
Basic Vinyl on wall (higher install cost on brick)$200-500
2D graphics on acrylic with standoffs$300-900
Dimensional Logo$400-1,200
Illuminated custom logo$800-$2,800
*Range depends on size, the material used, complexity, installation requirements, etc.
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Which grade of aluminium is best? ›

Grade 1000

The 1000 series grades of aluminium are the purest out of all the commercial aluminium grades. Each and every grade in the 1000 series contains a minimum of 99% pure aluminium within it. This high aluminium content gives the 1000 series grades exceptional resistance strength.

Are there different grades of aluminum? ›

Different Aluminum Grades

Aluminum comes in three basic types: 1100, 3003, and 6061. The grade of the aluminum will determine the end-use application and price point. For example, 1100 is a lower-cost material than 6061 but cannot be used for high-temperature applications like cooking utensils or pot lids.

What is the best paint for outdoor signs? ›

We've scoured the market to find the best outdoor paints for all kinds of projects.
  1. Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover. ...
  2. FolkArt Outdoor Paint. ...
  3. Majic Paints Diamond Hard RePurpose. ...
  4. Chroma Mural Paint. ...
  5. KILZ Siding, Fence & Barn Paint.
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What is the best color for signage? ›

The means that the best colours for pavement signs and outdoor signage in general are bright and bold. Fire engine red, neon green, bright yellow, and electric blue are all popular and effective choices. However, don't write off black, white, tan, and grey so quickly.

Do metal signs fade in the sun? ›

Metal Signs are best for Outdoors

With very little maintenance required, metal signs can last for decades as they not only resist the effects of the weather but also don't fade when exposed to strong sunlight. If you want a long-term outdoor sign, metal is arguably the best material option out there.

What are the 3 most important Colours of road signs? ›

Road Sign Color Meanings

White: A white background indicates a regulatory sign. Yellow: Yellow conveys a general caution message. Green: Green shows permitted traffic movements or directional guidance.

What do black street signs mean? ›

Black signs indicate lane use, meaning that drivers can use the respective lane. They typically use white letters that contrast with the black background. As you can see, street and traffic signs use a lot of different colors.

What are the 3 types of road signs? ›

Types of road signs are divided into three basic categories: regulatory, warning, and guide signs. The shape of a traffic sign communicates important information about the sign's message.

What can I spray on metal to keep it from rusting? ›

6.5 oz. WD-40 Specialist® Corrosion Inhibitor is an anti-rust spray ideal for preventative maintenance and use in extreme environments such as high humidity. It provides non-drying protection that stays where you spray it.

Will metal signs rust outside? ›

This process happens when the sign gets wet or is in a damp area, like outside. If your metal sign is going to be in a covered area you can use linseed oil or beeswax on the metal which will inhibit rust (although not entirely prevent it).

How long do outdoor signs last? ›

Outdoor painted PVC (plastic)signs perform for five to seven years on average. The frequency and quality of maintenance, the sign's thickness and installation method affect its lifespan. The application of UV coatings can help to extend the lifespan of plastic business signs.

Does WD-40 work on aluminum corrosion? ›

Step 1: Clean The Aluminum

A coarse grit sandpaper can be used to remove heavy amounts of corrosion and dirt, and acts to level the surface of the aluminum. Using WD-40 (or a degreaser, or paint thinner) on the sandpaper, helps to remove debris and grease build up.

Does vinegar clean aluminium? ›

Vinegar is an effective resource to clean aluminum. Mix one part white vinegar with one part water to create an acidic solution. The solution can then be used in different ways depending on the object being cleaned. To clean and shine an exterior, dip a cloth into the mixture and scrub the object clean.

Does vinegar remove aluminum corrosion? ›

Use a white vinegar solution

You can use this mixture in many ways. You can douse your aluminum sink with it and pour it down the drain to remove the oxidized layer. You can also leave smaller aluminum items in the pot for a few minutes to strip the layer off.

How much does it cost to make metal signs? ›

Traditional steel signs usually cost between $25 to $35 per sq. ft. while aluminum or plastic signs costs around $15 to $25 per sq.

Do aluminum signs fade? ›

A basic aluminum sign is printed on coated aluminum. This option will not chip, crack, or rust, and resists fading and mild chemicals. The outdoor durability of a coated aluminum sign is approximately 5 to 7 years.

What are most metal signs made of? ›

The two most common and durable metals that are widely used by manufacturers across the globe are steel and aluminum metal signs.

What material is used for yard signs? ›

Corrugated Plastic Signs are made up of durable, light-weight fluted polypropylene material. Popular brand names include: Coroplast®, IntePro®, Cor-X®, FluteCorr®, and PlastiCor®, to name a few. They are ideal for indoor or outdoor use.

Where is the best place for yard signs? ›

Target high-impact areas.

Look at high vehicle and foot traffic areas. Place your yard or lawn signs where traffic is stopped so that people have time to read your sign. The greater the visibility of your yard signs to your target audience, the more impact they will have.

How high should road signs be? ›

Another element of positioning the sign is the mounting height, which is the height of the lowest edge of the sign above the verge/footway. Traffic Sign Regulations state that the height should not be less than 2.15m or 2.40m for cycle lanes.

What size are most real estate signs? ›

Real estate frames are typically are made for a 24”x18” standard size real estate sign.

What size are most street signs? ›

The Standard Highway Signs and Markings (SHS) Book, produced by the FHWA, shows the general layout of various signs and is available on the FHWA's MUTCD webpage. It shows a 12 inch height for 6 inch letters and an 8 inch height for 4 inch letters.

How much does LED storefront signs cost? ›

Lighted business signs cost about $30 per sq ft with average prices ranging from $25 to $35 per sq ft. Noen business signs cost about $700 per sq ft with average prices ranging from $200 to $1,200 per sq ft.

How much do storefront signs cost? ›

Retail storefront signs cost will vary depending on a number of factors. However, you can expect to pay around $3,000, with signage costs ranging between $500 to $5,000 on average.

Are acrylic signs expensive? ›

Acrylic is relatively inexpensive for the high-quality appearance - Signs made of acrylic may look incredibly expensive, but they are actually quite affordable. The material has a lot of attractive qualities, but it is still a high quality plastic…and plastic won't break the bank.

Which aluminium brand is best? ›

The top 10 aluminium companies in India are Hindustan Aluminium Company (HINDALCO), Vedanta Aluminium Limited, India Foils Limited, Sacheta Metals, Jindal Aluminium, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), Madras Aluminium Company Limited (MALCO), Indian Aluminium Company ...

What is a good thickness for aluminum? ›

Aluminum is measured in thousandths of an inch. Most professional gutter contractors work with 0.027, which is 27-thousandths of an inch thick. Better is 0.032, which has noticeably more heft and will outlast the thinner stuff.

What is the cheapest grade of aluminum? ›

6061. 6061 is one of the strongest aluminum alloys. It is considered the least expensive and most versatile of the heat treatable alloys.

What is the strongest and lightest aluminum? ›

The aerospace industry relies most heavily on alloy 7075, which is one of the lightweight aluminum alloys with the highest strength. Like alloy 2024, its ratio of strength to weight is excellent and it is used in parts that will undergo high levels of stress. Alloy 7075 can be heat treated if needed.

What is the highest strength aluminum? ›

developed an ultra-strength alloy called 7068-T6511 - commonly known as Tennalum® 7068. With a yield strength of 99 KSI (683MPa) it has the highest mechanical strength of all commercially available aluminum alloys (2.5 times stronger than 6061, and 35% stronger than 7075) and exceeds that of many steels.

What is stronger 6061 or 6063 aluminum? ›

AL 6061-T6 has a higher yield strength and fatigue strength when compared to AL-T6 6063. It is also less corrosion resistant than AL 6063.

What is the toughest exterior paint? ›

Acrylic paint lasts the longest and is also known for resisting all sorts of damage caused by weather and other natural variables. Acrylic paint is also excellent for resisting fading or damage caused by exposure to the sun, making it perfect for homes located in hot regions or climates.”

What do you seal outdoor signs with? ›

The 3 products we recommend for making outdoor signs really last are: Minwax Polyurethane Clear Spray Sealer, Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge or Outdoor Mod Podge, and Minwax Polycrylic. They are all very useful sealants and work well on a variety of projects. However, we really love to use the Minwax Polycrylic.

Is Aluminium a long lasting material? ›

Aluminium is durable due to its long lifespan

Aluminium is especially durable in end-use. In this way aluminium lasts for decades and the cut off value of aluminium's lifespan in the construction sector is 60 years. The required energy in combination with the long life span is what makes aluminium durable.

What is the disadvantages of aluminium? ›

Overall Strength Compared to Steel

While being praised for its malleable qualities, this particular property of aluminium can also act as a disadvantage. It can be more easily dented and scratched in comparison to steel. Steel is strong and less likely to warp, deform or bend under any weight, force or heat.

What disadvantages does aluminium have? ›

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Aluminum, however, has its own set of disadvantages: (i) high cost compared with steels; (ii) relatively low fracture toughness in high strength conditions; and (iii) limited performance at elevated temperature.

Does aluminum crack easily? ›

The aluminum/magnesium/silicon base alloys (6xxx series) are highly crack sensitive because the majority of these alloys contain approximately 1.0% Magnesium Silicide (Mg2Si), which falls close to the peak of the solidification crack sensitivity curve.

What are the best colors for outdoor signs? ›

What are the best colors for an outdoor LED sign?
  • Black, dark blue, gray, or red lettering on a white background.
  • White or yellow lettering on a black background.
  • White or yellow lettering on a dark blue background.
  • Black or red lettering on a light blue background.
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Do security signs in yard deter burglars? ›

But does that sign in your front yard actually deter burglars? The answer is “yes” a security yard sign helps keep some burglars at bay. According to a study that surveyed 422 incarcerated burglars, security signs were the 9th most considered security measure. Which makes sense from a burglar's perspective.

What kind of paint is best for outdoor signs? ›

Can I use acrylic paints for sign painting? Use only acrylics that are designed for exterior use. Exterior acrylics have a harder and less flexible finish than artist's acrylics, and they resist water. This makes them suitable for both indoor and outdoor uses, such as architectural murals and signs.

How do you keep metal signs from rusting? ›

Quick tips for protecting metal from rust:
  1. Clean the item with a lint-free cloth, even if it's brand-new. ...
  2. Protect your work surface with a dropcloth and lay the item flat.
  3. Apply one light coat of polyurethane to the exposed surface, and then allow it to dry.

How do I Weatherproof my outdoor signs? ›

How to make your outdoor sign waterproof
  1. Step 1: Clean the surface. Before applying a primer or paint, we must first clean off any dust and dirt on the surface of our sign. ...
  2. Step 2: Use rust inhibiting primer. ...
  3. Step 3: Apply polyurethane paint. ...
  4. Step 4: Let dry. ...
  5. Step 5: Touch up before applying polyurethane.

How do you keep metal signs from fading? ›

Finish the signs with a sealant to protect against fading, cracking and peeling. For metal and laminate signs, buy a special paint designed to be used outside on the material in question. Different paints have different properties which helps them to bond better and last longer on specific types of materials.

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