The summer months are upon us and that means longer days, warmer weather, and lots of sun. If you own a company that has a sign, you may be worried about how the summer sun might impact the appearance of your business sign. We’re here with a few tips and ideas on how to keep your sign looking great through the summer months and for years to come.

  • When choosing a sign for your business keep materials in mind. Choosing materials that are both attractive and efficient will help you in the long-run. Materials that are water-resistant and sun-resistant are great choices for long-lasting signs. If you don’t mind to replace or restore your sign over time, aluminium signs may be the right choice, as they fade slowly and will only need minimum repair over the years. Wood signs, while they often look nice, have the shortest lifespan but can be treated to help keep their appearance. 
  • The next thing to keep in mind when preparing your sign for the summer sun is using preservers. If you have a wood sign, using a wood preserver before you add the final touches to your sign can increase the lifespan of the sign. Another popular preserver is a polyurethane sealer. This type of sealant is used after your sign is complete and helps prevent fading and peeling of the paint on your sign. If you have an existing sign that you are preparing for summer, this would be a great option for you.
  • Lastly, a simple solution is trying to locate your sign in a shaded area. While this may not be possible for many businesses, if you have the opportunity to keep you sign shaded, at least during parts of the day, it will definitely increase the lifespan of your sign by protecting if from the harsh summer sun. As long as the shade does not prevent the sign from being seen, this is an easy and cheap option.

If your sign is already showing signs of damage or fading, it may be time to decide whether restoring or replacing your sign is the best option for your business. If you’re interested in restoring your business sign or getting a new one, give us a call at (502) 419-7228.