Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs – What To Expect.

The most common question our Sales Department receives is…

Question: “What is the cost of one of your monument signs?”

Parkview East Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument

Parkview East Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument

Answer: “It Depends On What You Want.”

We will listen to your needs by first asking the stage and scope of your project. Do you have an established community, but the developer didn’t think about a sign? Or do you have a sign that is outdated or damaged?

Ask yourself – “Do I want something fantastic, something nice, or just something?”

We house the best designers, the best technology, and the best solutions in the industry. Be open in discussing your budget and your needs and we will deliver the best solution available.

Need cost examples? To get an idea of neighborhood entrance sign monument costs, let us start by looking at some specific projects of real-life sign monuments.

This was new unit to replace an existing dilapidated sign. It has double sided graphics, and the street address on one column. This sign monument cost was around $8k delivered.

Neighborhood Sign Monument Design - Lakeview Terrace

Neighborhood Sign Monument Design – Lakeview Terrace

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument - Lakeview Terrace

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument – Lakeview Terrace

And here is an example of a brand new community development that just broke ground. We designed this sign monument to match the architecture of the housing, and faux matched the stacked stone that was common on the construction. This brand new double-sided entrance monument was around $14k delivered with the faux stacked stone match:

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument Design - Windsong Place

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument Design – Windsong Place

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument - Windsong Place

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument – Windsong Place

This example is for an existing retirement community that needed an updated sign monument. Here is the design and the final product before shipment, which ran around $7k delivered single sided graphics.

Subdivision Sign Monument Design - Cascade Ridge

Subdivision Sign Monument Design – Cascade Ridge

Cascade Ridge Subdivision Sign Monument

Cascade Ridge Subdivision Sign Monument

In this example, the community needed a modest-sized monument but the faux brick MUST match the leasing office the sign would be installed next to. They sent us a camera phone picture of the brick, and we matched it dead on. This example ran around $9k delivered with single sided graphics.

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument Design - Whittaker Oaks

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument Design – Whittaker Oaks

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument - Whittaker Oaks

Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument – Whittaker Oaks

New construction is easy to design as there is nothing to match! We came up with this unique entrance sign monument and added additional 3-D embossed elements to the columns with double sided graphics for around $11k delivered.

Sign Monument Design Drawing - Berdoll Farms

Sign Monument Design Drawing – Berdoll Farms

Berdoll Farms Entrance Sign Monument

Berdoll Farms Entrance Sign Monument

Many coastal communities like our signature ‘wave’ model design. This project ran around $9k delivered with double sided graphics.

Neighborhood Sign Monument Design - Gablers Shore

Neighborhood Sign Monument - Gablers Shore

Neighborhood Sign Monument – Gablers Shore

Can We Use Or Modify What We Have?

While every entrance sign monument is a ‘new project,’ we can of course integrate (recycle) any existing sign elements if at all possible to save costs. Send us photography of what you have on site, and we will gladly recommend any cost-saving options.

Install Yourself And Save!

While we can arrange for installation, we highly recommend doing it yourself as it is SO SIMPLE! You are saving by buying direct from the sign monument manufacturer, why not save more by installing yourself? This community HOA got together for a couple hours to plant this in place without a hitch:

Annapolis Roads Sign Monument Homeowner Installed

Annapolis Roads Sign Monument Homeowner Installed


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More About Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs – This article will address most considerations before anyone purchases a new neighborhood (or even commercial development) main entrance sign.

We are often challenged with both commercial and residential property projects where the property developer or construction crew did not take into account the main entrance sign. It’s the last item on a long list, but in many ways one of the most important as the main identity sign brands the development. Image is everything, and the main entrance sign defines how any retail or residential community looks in the community. This affects property resale values, rental or lease pricing – even the end-of-game closing price on any property.

Case One: Recycle Existing Signage

You have an existing sign marquee that was thrown together or is outdated. Example of a residential community entrance sign:

Outdated Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument - Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs

Outdated Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument – Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs

This sign had a wooden sandblasted sign (see this article about the issues with wooden signs), and the community felt it need an overhaul. Our solution was to update the structure with stucco top caps on the columns, and a new 3-D embossed sign plaque to replace the wood sign panel which had already deteriorated after only a few years. This was a cost effective solution that the HOA members easily installed themselves to save additional costs. Here is the final result of this re-vamped neighborhood entrance sign:

Updated Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument - Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs

Updated Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument – Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs

Case Two: New Neighborhood Signage

This customer had outdated wooden signs leading into their 55+ community. This coastal community needs a sign made in materials that not only withstand hurricane conditions, but also can withstand the daily abuse of light winds scraping sand across the material surfaces. Here is what this neighborhood entrance sign had:

Outdated Coastal Neighborhood Entrance Sign In Wood - Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs

Outdated Coastal Neighborhood Entrance Sign In Wood – Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs

And here is our solution – a complete replacement. Our product not only looks great, but will still look great for decades to come, even in the harsh environment.

Updated Coastal Neighborhood Entrance Sign - Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs

Updated Coastal Neighborhood Entrance Sign – Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs

Case Three: Start From Scratch

Do not fear approaching your neighborhood entrance sign project if you have nothing there to start. In most cases, this is the best case scenario for costs and longevity. If you will take the time to walk the property and take pictures on your cell phone of the housing architecture, any masonry elements you like, etc., you will be arming our design team with the tools necessary to design a neighborhood entrance sign monument that not only matches the development, but also looks as if it was constructed at the same time as the development.

Parkview East Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument

Parkview East Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument

In conclusion, the costs of a neighborhood entrance sign are dependent on several factors. Our team will take into consideration what you have on site, what you want to accomplish, and will provide the BEST cost-effective solution available in the sign industry.

Windsong Place Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument

Windsong Place Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument

Contact our Sales Team with your project info for a proposal. We’ll make you look your BEST.

Our sign products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. We offer faux masonry such as brick and stone matching, embossed graphics that are vandal resistant, and other options such as:

We have fine-tuned every aspect of made-to-order sign monuments. You will be in touch with an experienced sign designer, seasoned in cost-effective solutions. We listen to your needs and deliver!

Our team will walk you through every stage, from design to installation, making the entire process simple and rewarding. We have sign monument examples in every climate imaginable, and are already set up as approved vendors in City Planning & Development Departments nationally, making Permitting a breeze. We are in fact the ONLY sign monument manufacturer that has yet to lose a single monument sign in ANY Gulf Coastal community in the past two decades’ hurricanes!

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and monument industry. Your project suited to your needs. We will provide you with the most dynamically designed signage solution. We will help you to brand the individuality of your company or property.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Custom monument signs provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your property. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

We welcome any challenge in custom entrance sign monument designs, and can produce anything you can imagine! Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project. We look forward to working with you!

Changeable Message Options For Outdoor Sign Monuments

So you are in the market for an outdoor sign for your business, church, or other signage and would like the ability to update a message or promotion on a regular basis. What are your options for changeable message outdoor sign monuments?

There are numerous signage solutions to fit any need. As with any project, the solution is based on budget and what you are trying to achieve. This article will illustrate the various changeable sign solutions available in the sign industry, as well as their pros & cons.

Changeable Tenant Panels On Custom Business Park Entrance Sign Monument - Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

Changeable Tenant Panels On Custom Business Park Entrance Sign Monument – Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

The first thing to consider before purchasing a permanent outdoor sign is the ‘permanent’ factor. If you own the property, are you considering selling in the future? If so, you will want a permanent sign structure with the ability to change the graphics only, without damaging the sign monument structure. Our custom sign monuments can be designed with the sign panels as separate panels that are not only attached upon delivery (designed to your immediate graphic needs), but include the ability to remove and replace the panel without reinventing the project. In multi-tenant properties such as retail commercial business parks, we can integrate tenant plaques that are not only removable but flippable – meaning the same tenant slot uses the same plaque and new graphics are applied on the back side. In all cases, our signage has integrated stainless hardware that does not rust or leave corrosive drips on the graphics surface. We take into consideration spacial issues, meaning all equal square footage tenant leases get equal advertising space, the ‘anchor’ businesses with larger retail square footage get larger advertising space. While all tenants have different number of characters in their business names, they all need to have a unified appearance of consistency. Example:

Gross and Company Changeable Tenant Panels - Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

Gross and Company Changeable Tenant Panels – Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

The next changeable sign solution is a reader board with individual changeable letters. These are common for restaurants wishing to promote daily specials, churches wishing to share messages in the community, and any businesses wanting to advertise on the fly. Reader boards are separate panels (typically in aluminum) that attach to the front entrance sign monument, marquee or facade. Reader boards have horizontal tracks to accept individual letters so you can write what you like, and at your convenience. Here is what a reader board looks like:

Reader Board On Sign Monument - Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

Reader Board On Sign Monument – Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

And all of our reader board sign solutions come with a box of mix-n-match changeable letters. We offer different sizes, colors, and fonts. They come with more vowels and common letters than the letter ‘Z’ for example. You’ll have plenty of what you need:

Changeable Reader Board Letters - Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

Changeable Reader Board Letters – Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

The last and best example of changeable signage is the electronic LED message boards. These are literally commercial grade outdoor TV screens that you program by computer. All of our electronic LED panels come with a new laptop computer, pre-programmed for wi-fi access, controller software (much like using Microsoft Powerpoint), training, and toll-free 24-7 tech support.

LED message boards are an initial investment, but pay for themselves in short time. LEDs offer the ability for any font, color, picture, image, animation – including all movie media formats such as QuickTime and Windows Media Files. Electronic LED message boards are sold by ‘pitch’ – meaning resolution. We take into account the distance from traffic and traffic speed to get the resolution you need for the right costs. Imagine being able to advertise in full color with animation!

Full-Color LED Cabinets on City Sign Monument - Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

Full-Color LED Cabinets on City Sign Monument – Changeable Message Outdoor Sign Monuments

Our sign products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. We offer faux masonry such as brick and stone matching, embossed graphics that are vandal resistant, and other options such as:

We have fine-tuned every aspect of made-to-order sign monuments. You will be in touch with an experienced sign designer, seasoned in cost-effective solutions. We listen to your needs and deliver!

Our team will walk you through every stage, from design to installation, making the entire process simple and rewarding. We have sign monument examples in every climate imaginable, and are already set up as approved vendors in City Planning & Development Departments nationally, making Permitting a breeze. We are in fact the ONLY sign monument manufacturer that has yet to lose a single monument sign in ANY Gulf Coastal community in the past two decades’ hurricanes!

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and monument industry. Your project suited to your needs. We will provide you with the most dynamically designed signage solution. We will help you to brand the individuality of your company or property.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Custom changeable message outdoor sign monuments provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your property. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

We welcome any challenge in custom entrance sign monument designs, and can produce anything you can imagine! Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project. We look forward to working with you!

A Cost-Effective Solution To Sandblasted Signs

Traditional sandblasted signs are beautiful, but expensive in the long run.

Sandblasted signs used to be made of old-growth redwood because the 100+ year old wood had a beautiful spaced grain pattern that blasted well, leaving a contrast between the wood grain texture and the raised graphics. They stopped the harvesting of old-growth redwood a few decades ago, which lead sign manufacturers to come up with an alternative solution, one of which was cedar. The more recent was HDU (High Density Urethane).

• Cedar Sandblasted Sign – while similar in color as redwood, the grain pattern is tighter and doesn’t blast as well. Cedar is harvested young, and the seasonal expansion and contraction damages the finish. Regardless of what you are told, there is no commercial primer or topcoat finish that can withstand wood expanding or contracting. This means that just like the exterior of a wood house, a wooden sandblasted sign will have to be repaired and refinished every few years.

• HDU (High Density Urethane) Sandblasted Sign – this is a synthetic wood material that does not expand or contract, meaning the primer and top surface coats will stay intact for the longevity of the paint manufacturer’s specifications. HDU is an open-cell foam, without grain for structural support. HDU does last, and a faux wood grain pattern can be blasted into it, but there is a structural issue. You can walk up to HDU sandblasted signs and snap them into two pieces (on post application).

There are other factors to take into consideration. Let’s say your sign is 25 feet off the street and traffic is going by at 30 mph, or if you sign is located above your entry door on the facade.

• Do you think viewers will see the dimensional effects of the sandblasting?

• Is it worth the added expense for the sandblasted signs relief (3-D depth)?

Our experience in the field is that it is not worth the added costs of dimensional relief by sandblasting when looking at ROI (Return On Investment) when taking into consideration the maintenance costs and lack of distance visibility.

As with any technology, times change. We offer the ability to computer graphic design a sandblasted sign “look” that can be directly applied to a lifetime, maintenance-free product (such as sheet aluminum). It looks like a sandblasted sign with dimensional effects, but at half the cost.

This is an example of a church that had a dilapidated sign that needed replacing. Here are the before and after pictures:

Saint Gabriel's Church dilapidated sign that needs replacing.

Saint Gabriel’s Church dilapidated sign that needs replacing.

Saint Gabriel's Church aluminum sign panel to look like sandblasted sign, with changeable service hours and pastor name.

Saint Gabriel’s Church aluminum sign panel to look like sandblasted signs, with changeable service hours and pastor name.

As you can see, a little painting and minimal costs on new graphics makes this church look like new.

Contact our sales team with photography of your project and let us make a recommendation.