Using Banners as Semi-Permanent Building Signs
When the Boys and Girls Club of Waynesboro’s Executive Director e-mailed me about a banner after receiving a referral to me from one of their board members, I assumed they needed a temporary banner like most people.
They were interested in using the banner as a permanent (semi-permanent) sign, or one that’s up for over six months. They got the permit, and I fabricated a nice banner, custom-fit for the area above the entrance to their newly renovated youth center. The banners produced by Augusta Sign Company are either hand painted, made with computer-cut or hand-cut vinyl graphics, or digitally printed. This one was digitally printed. I used the same 13 oz. vinyl fabric as I do for temporary banners and mounted the banner with four eye hooks that were set in lead anchors in the brick mortar joints of the building; fastened down with flexible bungee cord material. I do not think a banner of this type will perform forever, but they should get at least two years of service from it, or at least that’s what I’m expecting. Only time will tell, but for non-profits like the Boys and Girls Club, this type of sign may be just the answer.
Mark Hackley is owner of Augusta Sign Co. in Waynesboro, VA