When it comes to popular materials in today’s sign industry, aluminum is undoubtedly the clear favorite—and for good reason. A simple comparison with other available materials such as plastic, wood, and most composite options reveal there are multiple reasons why. If you’re currently in the market for signage, Super Cheap Signs has everything you need to get started. In addition to high-quality aluminum signs, they offer complete customization, giving you the ability to put your message out into the world without any hindrance.
Aluminum Is One Of The Most Durable Materials In The Industry
Aluminum is synonymous with strength and resilience, which may come as a surprise given its thin and lightweight structure. Its inability to split or warp makes it ideal for outdoor use.
In terms of thickness, signs are constructed from .040 gauge aluminum, providing durability and strength that one would expect.
Aluminum Is Affordable
Keeping aluminum’s longevity in mind, many expect it to cost a fortune. To this effect, they are often surprised to learn how competitive our cost with other signage is. Compared to other materials, such as plastic and wood, aluminum may cost slightly more but last considerably longer.
Aluminum Exudes Professionalism
Just because aluminum is affordable does not mean it is cheap quality. In this regard, aluminum keeps costs down while conveying the utmost professionalism. That’s because people typically associate metal finishes with class and expertise. Metal lends an air of permanence for the sign and the company behind it.
Aluminum Is Inherently Versatile
Unlike materials such as PVC and acrylic, aluminum is perfect for both outdoor and indoor use. When compared with wood, aluminum is much more ideal for adverse weather conditions and harsh climates. In terms of weather resistance, aluminum is both waterproof and resistant to rust, which is why it is used for street signs and other outdoor signage applications. When used indoors, you do not need to worry about sun damage or other weather-based effects, which cannot be said for wood or PVC.
Aluminum Can Be Customized
Another reason aluminum is amazing is due to its ability to be customized to your specific needs. For example, it can be printed in a full array of colors, allowing your message to stand out the way you designed it. You can even cut the aluminum itself into a custom size, giving you plenty of room to impart a little personality into your signage.
Why Customize Your Own Signage?
When you work with Super Cheap Signs to create your signage online, you will achieve a thorough understanding of how your sign and associated print will withstand the external environment, including excessive exposure to rain and sunlight. You can also get an idea of how your signs will look in shaded conditions, under direct sunlight, and in the context of divergent color palettes.
When customizing your signage it is important to remember that the result needs to be readable, so don’t get too carried away with the aesthetic side of things. The seasoned professionals at Super Cheap Signs are more than capable of helping you decide on a layout that will work better in terms of visibility and readability. Additionally, they will help you identify what size works best for your specific application and budgetary needs.
To review, aluminum is one of the most popular materials in the sign industry for the following reasons:
- Ability to be customized
- Professional look and feel
Now that we have expounded on aluminum’s most desirable properties, let’s explore its appearance a little more in depth.
Standard Aluminum Signage
Standard aluminum signs sport an iconic, professional look that renders them ideal for business solutions, construction sites, parking lots, and even homes. So if you are looking for something tried and true, this is the best path forward. In terms of holding print, standard aluminum supports high-quality UV inks, such as those offered by Super Cheap Signs.
All of our standard aluminum signage is printed in matte, giving you plenty of options when it comes to the overall look and feel. When printed, they are much more vivid than standard signs.
It is a good idea to consider where your sign will be located. As noted, standard aluminum is ideal for indoor and outdoor use. So, if you need something that can function as a sign as well as decorum, a standard aluminum sign will suit you just fine.
Standard aluminum is durable and does not require any extra coatings. That said, you can certainly anodize them if you please. Doing so will help prevent staining and guard against fingerprints.
Caring for Your Aluminum Signage
Your sign will be exposed to the daily elements like rain, mud, dust and even bird droppings. You want your aluminum signage to last as long as possible; after all, that’s why you pick aluminum over other available types. So how should you clean and care for your sign? Simply use a mixture of water and light soap and your sign will be as bright as when it was first purchased. Be sure not to use anything stronger, as some abrasive materials might scratch the metal or damage the print. Always be sure to dry the sign with a soft cotton towel after a good wash. Care for your investment by cleaning it regularly. Your aluminum sign is there to work for you.
Super Cheap Signs Has All Your Signage Accessories
When you purchase your signage, you will need something to support it. Fortunately, Super Cheap Signs has a vast array of sign accessories that are sure to meet your needs. Whether your application requires metal frames, plastic frames or sign riders, Super Cheap Signs has all of that and more.
Plastic and steel sign frames are ideal for prolonged outdoor exposure since they are much more rigid and will protect your sign better, helping it to last longer. If you are needing a little extra sturdiness, 72” U-channel posts are perfect. Their tapered ends facilitate expedient installation without the need for digging, and their hole-per-inch design means that you will not have to struggle to make any adjustments. The black steel yard sign frames are perfect for use with aluminum signs, providing 2 pre-drilled holes for adding a bottom rider sign. If you need something a bit more lightweight, plastic frames, made of high-grade engineered polyethylene, provide durability without the fear of rusting. These plastic frames hold an 18”H x 24”W sign and 6”H x 24”W rider sign, making them perfect for Real Estate and other uses.
Our Promise to the Customer
Super Cheap Signs products are manufactured in the United States and are shipped directly to you at an economical rate and quick delivery time. Do you still have questions? Please contact Super Cheap Signs today at 855-403-8591 or online. Ready to purchase? Use our Builder to start your custom order today!