Stone Sign Monuments – Entrance Signs

There are several considerations in starting (or revamping) your main entrance sign. If you want to look established and stand out in your community, you will need a monument style sign.

Post and panel signs are a cost effective temporary solution, but monument style signage are permanent and promote overall appearance. Monuments signs are becoming standard requirement in most municipalities nationwide.

Traditionally, entrance sign monuments were made in true masonry – meaning cinder block, brick and mortar. When an investment group develops a property, they typically set aside common materials in the buildings for front entrance signage use. This way everything has a uniform look. Unfortunately, signage is typically the last concern in property development.

Another concern in starting and entrance sign project is vehicle impact. Are you aware that if a drunk driver hits your entrance sign you are liable for injury and vehicle damage? It might seem ridiculous but in the majority of cases it is a fact. The advantage of our product is known as a ‘break away’ style signage system, meaning the monument physically moves upon impact without causing fatalities, yet can still withstand hurricane 130 mph wind load conditions.

All being said, let’s look at the costs – the most major factor in any construction or improvement project.

Traditional brick (or stone) requires an architect to design, and engineer to stamp off permitting, a general contractor to coordinate the mason to bring in the materials and produce, and a sign company to do the graphics. The costs add up very quickly, as well as the overall completion time. This is where we come in.

We recommend faux (imitation) masonry as the solution to both project costs and potential liability.

We Ship Nationally! With (2) hours effort on your end, you will save a lot of funds that could be used elsewhere in your project or development.

Longevity – True stone and mortar will eventually fail. The front rock pieces will come off of the back mortar ‘scratch coat.’ This is not an issue with our faux stone as the entire system is self-contained. This means you will get a lifetime use with no maintenance, and especially no pieces of rock falling off.

Here is an example of a main and side entrance sign monument with our faux masonry that matches other masonry on the property. Looks the same, but two people can easily pick up and move each structure.

Faux Stone Entrance Sign Monument - Blackhawk Apartments

Faux Stone Entrance Sign Monument – Blackhawk Apartments

Faux Sandstone City Entrance Sign Monument – Stigler, OK

We offer the Best sign monument solutions nationally, hands down.

The City of Stigler, Oklahoma requested city entrance sign monuments that looked like their native sandstone, but with architectural accents and integrated lighting.

Faux sandstone city entrance sign monument with integrated lighting and embossed graphics in faux masonry.

Faux sandstone city entrance sign monument with integrated lighting and embossed graphics in faux masonry.

We designed the sign monument to have recessed LED tub lighting, which operates at a fraction of the costs of traditional florescent tubes – not to mention twice as bright.

City Entrance Sign Monument With LED Tube Lighting

City Entrance Sign Monument With LED Tube Lighting

Here is a picture of the faux sandstone sign monument during the daylight. You can see how the embossed graphics really take notice:

Stigler City Entrance Sign Monument Daylight View

Stigler City Entrance Sign Monument Daylight View

And here is the city entrance sign monument at night time view. See how the recessed LED lighting casts on the embossed graphics?

Stigler City Entrance Sign Monument Night Time View Illuminated

Stigler City Entrance Sign Monument Night Time View Illuminated

Please contact our Sales team for suggestions on your next City Municipality Sign Project. We have the experience under our belt, and suggestions to save your budget.

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Sign Monuments – Faux Masonry Relief Granite Finish

Faux Granite Sign Monument - North Woodland Hills

Faux Granite Sign Monument – North Woodland Hills

BestSignMonuments.com offers faux finishes on all of our dimensional sign products, including masonry. We ship our products nationally, and all are design for simple installation using common household tools.

This sign example is made to look like a solid block of granite that was hand chiseled with text and logo artwork. This example saved our customer 50% over buying locally using a general contractor and brick mason.

We can produce sign monuments and architectural signage structures at any size and scale. Our artisan faux finish effects save a fortune compared to true stone and mortar hand-tooling or even sandblasting. Our product weighs much less than stone, and still lasts a lifetime with maintenance free use.

Contact our design department with your current architectural project renderings and we will offer a cost-effective solution that is a one-stop shopping solution that will save you money, time in production, and will make you look your Best.

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Faux Masonry Sign Monuments

Faux, or imitation, masonry is a perfect solution for our sign monuments. There are many cases where the property developer completed construction, but made no efforts to make an entrance monument using matching construction materials.

This is where our faux masonry comes in to play. From a digital picture (cell phone quality is fine) or a physical sample, we can match any masonry pattern in our product. See this example of a customer’s picture of their existing block stone base, and the picture of our faux matched results:

 

Faux Masonry - Customer Match Block Pattern

We can also make minor modifications per your requests. See the physical sample in the top left corner of this faux masonry sign monument? This customer asked us specifically to ‘soften the edges of the stones’ for a more rounded look:

Boardwalk Faux Masonry Sign Monument

We have The way we produce our faux masonry is by individually routing out each stone (or brick) element and attaching it on top of what would be a typical stucco area. The added labor and material are the reasons for the added production costs – stone being more expensive than brick as brick is a simple repeating pattern. Yes, we wrap the corners and edges perfectly to make everything look real.

Our faux masonry is the perfect solution when you need to match an existing building or architectural element to make them look as if produced at the same time. We look forward to the challenges of your next project!

Faux Masonry Match From Physical Sample

Faux Masonry Match From Physical Sample

Here is an example of a faux brick column business entrance sign monument:

Insurance Agency Business Sign Monument Faux Brick Masonry Columns

Insurance Agency Business Sign Monument Faux Brick Masonry Columns

This is an apartment complex main entrance sign with faux brick masonry on the columns:

Garden Park Apartment Complex Entrance Sign Monument With Faux Brick Columns

Garden Park Apartment Complex Entrance Sign Monument With Faux Brick Columns

Faux masonry is a cost savings. Check out this example of an embossed sign panel suspended between a pair of faux block stone columns with stucco top caps:

Cottages 3-D Embossed Sign Panels Suspended Between Faux Block Stone Columns Before Shipping

Cottages 3-D Embossed Sign Panels Suspended Between Faux Block Stone Columns Before Shipping