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Category Archive for: Sign Repair and Maintenance

Time to Refresh Your Sign? Focus on LED Retrofit

LED retro-fit, custom, less energy

The sign outside your business is the first representation of your company, and in many cases, it’s the first impression customers get of your company. Having an old and worn sign with random burned out bulbs isn’t the best way to make a good first impression. Retrofit LEDs can improve energy efficiency, reduce service and maintenance, and have a longer lifespan. If you’re ready to give your sign a fresh look, consider retrofit LEDs. These retrofit LEDs are different from regular LED light fixtures, since they can utilize existing light fixtures and sockets. Here are some of the other unique benefits they offer. Improved Energy Efficiency, Reduced Service and Maintenance Compared to traditional light bulbs, retrofit LEDs can consume on

How Much Does a Sign Cost Calculator

What does a sign cost? Compared to what? A Superbowl commercial spot? Promotional giveaways? Couponing? A sign works for you and your business 24/7. The impression your sign makes is a strong and lasting one. And signage can benefit your business in surprising ways. Familiar Signs Are Good, Overlooked Signs Are Not Individual drivers and pedestrians may encounter your sign 10-20 times a week. Seeing a sign regularly makes people become comfortable with your sign (and your business). They may even think of it as a neighbor. Signs can generate word of mouth and referral business simply because people feel comfortable with what is familiar to them. On the other hand, you don’t want your sign to become “part of the

Keeping Signage In Good Shape: Best Ways To Remove Graffiti

Keeping Signage In Good Shape: Best Ways To Remove Graffiti In today’s rough and tumble world, signage is subject not only to the usual wear and tear, but also to the appearance of graffiti. And that can be problematic, because if you don’t remove the graffiti within 24 hours, it’s likely to attract more of the same. That’s why, although we spend a lot more time thinking of what signage to build for our clients and the best ways to install it, we have also cultivated a certain degree of expertise in graffiti removal. That’s a big reason we sometimes select special materials – such as high pressure laminate – for signage intended for the MBTA or for schools, where

Another Way To Improve Signage ROI – Add Quality and Features!

Any business is inherently interested in knowing the return on investment (ROI) for the important actions it’s considering, because doing those calculations not only makes it easier to choose among different strategies, but also helps identify which of several possible actions should be prioritized and which ones are better delayed. With signage, you can do two varieties of ROI calculations: ROI in comparison with other advertising expenditures Pure financial ROI in comparison with any type of expenditures If you haven’t already, by the way, you can check out your signage ROI with our unique Business Sign R.O.I. Calculator. Either way, you’ll find that the cost of signage is relatively small compared to all the other expenditures you are making to

Metro Sign and Awning in 2014: Creating Signs to Bring Our Customers’ Message to the Public

Metro Sign and Awning recently added two new talented members to our Project Management Team: Adam Brodeur and Tom Rogers. Adam comes to Metro with a strong background in the service industry, having previously supported a customer service team with great success. We like Adam’s unswerving attention to detail, along with his ability to ‘get the job done.’ With Adam on board, we further increase our confidence that our customers will receive the extremely high level of support we insist on from our Sales Team. Tom comes to Metro Sign with several years’ experience in various aspects of the signage industry.  Having worked in project management at both Sunshine Sign and Viewpoint Sign, Tom is already highly knowledgeable in both

Signage Tips: Summer 2013, Back to School

Back to School with Vinyl Graphics Metro Sign & Awning is helping day cares, community centers and other organizations prepare for Back to School season with new vinyl graphics that add color, assist with wayfinding, and enhance branding. Need a hand updating your interior signage? Call us today at 978-319-6558 and find out how cost-effective vinyl graphics can be. Refresh Your Brand this Fall Retailers are already placing orders for the 2013 holiday shopping season, which starts with Back to School and runs (too quickly) through the weeks with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas falling like dominoes. Many malls, retail shopping centers, and individual businesses are placing work orders for maintenance and repair of existing signs and are looking to update

Customer Spotlight: Motel 6 Partner Program in Action

Last winter the old Motel 6 / IHOP Tewksbury pylon sign came down in a bad storm. The damage was severe, and the sign needed to be replaced. The corporate office contacted Metro for a quick response to remove the massive wreckage and replace the sign. Meeting Permitting and Installation Challenges. The project presented several challenges beyond the need for quick action. The corporate office felt it was critical to replace the sign with a new one of the same size, given the visibility of the site to Interstate 495, yet the sign was old and did not conform to current zoning regulations. During the permitting process, Metro’s engineer reviewed the shop drawings and the site’s soil conditions and provided

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