Illuminated signs may sound retro – many people admit to thinking “neon” when they think of illuminated signage – but unlike a few clothing trends, neon is not enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Instead, clients shopping for illuminated signs are finding they have some surprisingly “green” options to choose from.
One of the most welcome innovations for Boston MA businesses in exterior signage is the continued improvement in LED technology. New bulbs burn cooler, not only making them more energy efficient, they also tend to last longer – and customers love the way they look.
Metro Sign & Awning has worked with so many businesses in the Boston MA area, it’s rare that we’re surprised by building and zoning codes or local sign ordinances. On the other hand, our clients are often overwhelmed at the stipulations regarding illuminated signs.
For example, many municipalities allow halo lit but not face lit letters, as they are under the impression halo lit letters are less likely to be sources of light pollution. Naturally, Metro Sign & Awning advocates following all municipal requirements when designing your exterior signs. However, there are some cases where zoning board and building and sign committee members have granted variances after hearing an explanation from Metro Sign & Awning regarding sign lighting techniques. (One explanation that almost always opens eyes: that the lumen rating for halo lit signs is actually lower than for face lit letters.)
In addition to energy efficiency and the most basic factors regarding visibility and safety of a lighted sign, a huge array of aesthetic choices must be considered when designing an illuminated sign for your business. How will the letters be mounted? How tall are the letters on the sign? What type of font is used on the company name and in the logo? What types of signs are competing for the attention of drivers and other passers-by? The signage professionals at Metro Sign & Awning guide customers through the confusing and sometimes confounding process of selecting and ultimately installing the best illuminated signs for their businesses. See some of our signs or contact us about your next signage project.
For businesses that need all-inclusive packages, we offer a full suite of services to suit your individualized needs. We offer each client the expertise in several areas including design, project management, installation and can aid in navigating the complex waters of permits and zoning board approvals.
From small businesses to large corporations and franchises, our wealth of knowledge and know-how about strategic placement, quality materials, design elements and more will ensure that your commercial sign highlights the professionalism of your business and all at an affordable cost.
Metro Sign & Awning knows a commercial sign or awning is an important, multi-year investment in your Boston MA business. We also know design, materials and craftsmanship determine noticeablity, durability, operating cost and your ultimate return on investment..
Our New England factory is obsessed with quality and service. This is why we can offer our 3 year Gold warranty, standard on all our signs and awnings. (That’s triple what our competitors offer!)
While a 3-year Gold Warranty is standard, many Metro Sign customers choose to get our 5-Year Platinum Warranty package, eliminating headaches related to budgeting, planning, and scheduling. A 5-Year Platinum Warranty package provides:
Call 978-237-5940 or submit the form you see at the top right of this page to find out how Metro Sign and Awning can help you with your business signs and awnings.