RE-PEEL OR REPLACE?
Looking for a simplified way to use old electric sign cabinets? I bet I have had a dozen calls about sign face replacement since I restarted my commercial sign company here in Waynesboro, Virginia two years ago. Many people who go into business for themselves will rent or purchase a former commercial building. When they get the building, most times they also get the old signage. Jurisdictions usually make businesses remove or reverse or otherwise block out the old sign faces in electric sign cabinets until new owners or tenants come along.
BRAND NEW BRAND
So what do you do when you need to replace or repaint the old sign faces? If the cabinets have working circuitry and functional lighting, then the best bet is to replace the faces so they will light up your brand at night. But if the old signs are REALLY old or non-functional, many customers choose a simplified way to use old sign cabinets: they simply replace the translucent plastic faces with opaque metal faces and spot-light their signage later as budgets for advertising grow with the new business.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?
Here’s a recent example of this exact process. The new insurance company opened in a former flower shop building. He had old electric sign cabinets, some without internal lighting at all, some with non-working electrical components. My customer utilized the simplified way to use old electric sign cabinets by replacing the old plastic faces with metal signs that slide in and out just like the old plastic ones. They were economical compared with buying custom-formed plastic faces and they look very nice. Plus, he has the option to light up later by installing exterior spots.
If you are just starting a business, or buying an existing one and you need to re-brand your brick and mortar location in the western/central Virginia area, give me a call or e-mail to discuss!
Augusta Sign Company has been in business since 2015 and before that, Tree Street Signs was in business since 1990 serving Waynesboro, Staunton, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Lexington, as well as many areas in between these cities and many other places within a few hours of Waynesboro.
Mark Hackley, Owner