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ADA Compliance for Interior Signage

ADA Compliance for Interior Signage ADA Compliance is a key consideration for your interior signs.   Oftentimes, interior signage requires adherence to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance.  ADA rules for signage help ensure accessibility for those with impaired vision or blindness. ADA regulations are set by the government and require ADA compliant signage for all permanent rooms in a building. Fines can be rather steep for non-compliance.   While the ADA rules are extensive, we've provided some key takeaways below. Is ADA Compliant Signage required for all interior areas? Any room that is considered a permanent structure must [...]

Letter Height Guidelines for Business Signage

Letter Height Recommendations for Business Signage Ensuring the right letter height in your business signs makes all the difference in a sign that gets ignored and a sign that stands out. We know letter height in business signage can be confusing. There are many factors that impact the size of your sign lettering including:  distance for easy reading, speed and proximity of passing traffic, application, color of letters, and background color. Explore the graphic below of standard letter size guidelines as well as other topics in our custom sign resource center.  And of course, give us a call [...]

Vinyl Sign Material and Creative Applications

Vinyl Signs Vinyl is used extensively in the professional sign business. In fact, you might be surprised at the various creative ways we use vinyl in sign fabrication.  Applications for vinyl include general business signage, vehicle graphics, boat graphics, window graphics, wall graphics, wall murals, and door/office hours. Some of the more atypical applications for vinyl include boat motor hood cover, etched glass vinyl to create privacy films, reproducing photographs into wall graphics, personalizing yeti coolers, and ceiling murals. So here's the 411 on various ways we use vinyl in the sign business. Types of vinyl  There are [...]

What Type of Signs Require Permits?

What Types of Signage Require Permitting? When planning and ordering signs for your business it's important to understand what signs require permits or are regulated by various governing bodies. Regulations vary by locale, but below are some general guidelines for you to consider.  Need specifics for what types of signs require permits for your exact situation?  Contact us.  We have many years of experience with sign permit regulations and can answer questions for your specific building and location. Indoor signage permit requirements Permits are not required for interior signs.  However, if you do not own the building, your [...]

Key Questions about Monument Signs

Frequently Asked Questions about Monument Signs Monument signs are a truly custom made sign.  Blue Ridge Sign & Stamp designs, fabricates, installs, and repairs monument signs for many of the Roanoke Valley's leading businesses.  Here are some of the questions most frequently asked about monument signs from our customers.   What exactly defines a monument sign? You likely seem them all around the valley.  It is a very broad term, but generally implies a larger free-standing sign structure in front of a building or business location. What size can a monument sign be? Monument signs are completely custom and can, [...]

Refurbish Sandblasted Sign

Can I refurbish a sandblasted sign? A sandblasted sign is very durable and typically last many years.  However there does come a time when sandblasted signs look tired.  Since these are often used outdoor and the first impression of your business, it's important for your sandblasted signs to look great.    We are often asked if sandblasted signs can it be refurbished.   Below are the typical questions about refurbishing a sandblasted sign. We hope you'll find it helpful.  Contact us if you have other questions or would like to explore refurbishing your sandblasted sign.    Sandblasted signs can indeed be [...]

Ordering Exterior Building Signage

When ordering exterior signage for your business, you really have quite a lot of options to consider.  Which options are best depend on a few key considerations. Your application is what really drives the type of material.  Some exterior signage is intended to be temporary (such as outdoor banner announcing a grand opening); while other exterior building signage requires a much longer life span such as a permanent monument sign near the highway.  Your budget and desired sign life span will drive the type of sign and materials we will recommend. Material types include metal, wood, foam, vinyl, or plastic.  [...]

Benefits of Having a Company Vehicle Wrapped

Are you exploring the benefits of a company vehicle wrap?  Wondering if you will see a return on that investment? Consider these three factors that come into play. Reach Vehicle wraps are seen by consumers that are either not exposed to or have limited exposure to any other traditional or technological marketing outlet, such as TV, radio, newspapers/magazines, internet, etc. Those consumers compose a target market of individuals that are commuters – people who are on the road walking, bicycling, driving, or riding. Think of it this way: 96% of Americans travel by vehicle. Of those, 35% are heavy commuters [...]

CHOOSING A NEW SIGN FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Do you need help determining what kind of sign (or signs) you need for your business? We’ve provided a few tips to help you in the decision making process. Budget. How much sign can you afford? Know the maximum amount that you can spend but consider signage that costs less. That will give your budget some flexibility and room to expand if the need arises. Lighting. Outdoors (facing a street or parking lot): Take a good look around your location at different times of day. What is the lighting like in the morning, at noon, mid-afternoon, evening, and at night? [...]

CHOOSING A LOCAL SIGN COMPANY

You’ve decided to purchase new signage for your business. Now, do you choose a local signage company or a big box retailer to handle those needs? Consider the benefits of a local signage company like Blue Ridge Sign and Stamp as your partner. Personalized Service. Think of us as that likeable neighbor next door that’s always there to lend a helping hand but in our case, we take your ideas and bring them to fruition. If you need to brand your business across a broad spectrum of marketing concepts, it’s the personalized service you get from your dependable local sign [...]

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