Are you ready to do a Sign Survey and need a little help? Whether you've purchased signs before, or if a new sign purchase is in your future, please use the following checklist as a guide through the many-step process of updating, selecting or producing a new sign:
Step #1: Visit or call your local Town Planning and Zoning Administrator and ask the following questions:
What is the maximum size allowed for outdoor signs and how do you determine square footage allowances?
*What is the maximum height above ground allowed?
*What are your set-back limitations?
*What are your illumination options for internal & external signage?
*What information is required for a sign permit?
Step #2: Assess your company's signage needs by answering the following questions:
*Logo and Design services?
*Main ID signs?
*Directional and/or A.D.A. compliant signs?
*Welcome or entryway signs?
*Vehicle graphics for advertising or DOT compliance purposes?
*A-Frames for announcing events, deadlines or community events?
*Banners or a trade show booth?
*Temporary signs for construction jobsites or political events?
Step #3: Hire a Sign Company. Here's how:
*Call you favorite local sign company and schedule a consultation.
*Consult with the company regarding your current sign situation.
*Send your list of signage needs to the company.
*Determine who handles your installation and/or electrical wiring - you or the sign company.
*Determine who will remove and dispose of your old sign(s)?
*Request a quote.
*Pay a deposit.
*Fill out your Sign Permit Application.
*Receive layout for approval by you, your landlord and your City or Town Clerk's office.
*Receive Sign Permit.
*If digging is required, call Digsafe to confirm your installation location is free of utilities.
*Prepare site as required for installation.
Congratulations! Your sign advertises your business 24/7 at the lowest impression rate of any other type of advertisement. You can now reap the benefits of great signage and cost-effective advertising.