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Our Products Are Designed For Easy Do-It-Yourself Installation.

 
 

You started searching online to find a cost effective source for your dimensional sign monument project. We encourage you to go to your local sign shop and get a quote. You will find that buying direct and installing yourself will take a $20k project and cut it almost in half. Read our article on Neighborhood Entrance Sign Costs.

Now you are probably asking yourself...

Do I need a professional to install my monument sign?

The answer is "No!" Our products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. Our team has performed installations for 20+ years, and have taken into account every situation imaginable when designing all new projects. Un-level grade, going over old signage, retrofitting, you name it! Don't let the project value or scale intimidate you.

Two adults can lift one of our (for example) 5' tall x 10' wide sign monument and position it easily at around 175 pounds. As to the two hours labor - if you can install a fence post in the ground at the end of your driveway, you can install our product. You will need:

What you need to install your sign monument

The odds are you or a fellow homeowner already have these tools. If you would like to see a real life example of a local sign shop estimate for installation a monument:

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Our products are design and produced to be installed directly on the ground. There is no need for a massive concrete slab.



We have put together the following video How To Install Your Sign Monument - DIY so that you can see how simple the process is:

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In situations where you do not feel comfortable using post hole diggers or other factors, we will be happy to refer you to a local vendor to take over any portion of your project. For example, a local fencing company or hardscaper will charge you a lot less than a local sign shop. We have tricks we openly share.

Here is a photograph of two monument sign structures (before we wrapped them in protective film) to give you an idea of what will arrive. All materials required are included in the crate (less concrete - pick up locally). We even include touch up colors for any future mishaps. Our one-page Sign Installation Guide is included with every order. We will gladly walk you through our trade secret installation methods upon confirmation of order placement, including phone support, diagrams, and videos if required.

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Our made-to-order signage solutions are designed and engineered to meet both the structural municipality requirements of your area and the longevity of lifetime use. Our years of experience will assist you throughout the entire process. Here is a diagram illustrating the fundamentals of the sign monument installation process.

Monument Installation Diagram

The advantage of our installation system is breakaway factors, meaning the monument structure is designed to break away from vehicle impact. You might not be concerned about this at first, but you should take this into consideration as upcoming Municipality Codes are setting this as a national standard. With this being said, let's start with the fundamental understanding of applying for a Sign Permit, which directly affects how a sign monument structure is installed.



While most of our sign monuments can easily be managed by a few strong hands, there are times when equipment makes the installation task easier.

This example illustrates a 12 foot high vertical monument model design that was too tall for individuals to lift. The customer arranged a bucket truck from a local rental shop and used the foam packing material to protect the sign while lifting it up and sliding it down on the steel installation pipes.

Yes, we brag that our sign monuments are designed to rest directly on the ground without the need for a concrete pad, but in this particular case wind load was a factor with the sign being tall and narrow. We provided the specifications for the concrete footer details, included a wood form for the concrete form and supplied the schedule 40 steel pipe.

This customer saved a small fortune versus hiring a local contractor and mason to complete a simple project that met all local Code!

Sign Monument Installation with bucket truck


Some of our products, such as our individual CNC routed letters and logos, will require additional tools for installation. Here is an example of wall-mounting dimensional letters and a logo on a masonry facade in the air.

Letters and logo installed on a building

This customer preferred renting a bucket truck to get over the bushes (versus moving a ladder around). We include a paper template outlining each character and all the holes that need to be drilled into the facade.

Once the holes were drilled, the stainless threaded rods were screwed into pre-drilled holes in the back of each character. Each element was inserted into position, and the paper template was ripped away for prefect placement.

Note - having done this ourselves, we're smart enough to make the hole positions the exact same for all common letters. This way, there is no confusion which letter goes where while you're working down the template.



Conclusion - We include everything you need to permanently set your signage in place. If a sign structure, all you will need to pick up are (2) bags of QuikRete (available at Home Depot for around $3 per bag). We would include the concrete, but shipping the weight exceeds the value of the concrete. If other factors are involved, we will provide you with the knowledge and materials (or source) to easily complete the task.

Our sign monument structures are designed for a (2-3) person crew to complete in less than an hour. While we will be happy to locate a local contractor, IT IS NOT NECESSARY and a wasted expense.

We will be happy to email you a Pdf copy of the Sign Installation Guide per your request. Due to online piracy of our trade information, we unfortunately can not publish the Sign Installation Guide on this site. Click Here to request a copy of the password protected Pdf Sign Installation Guide.

If after viewing the Sign Installation Guide (it's only one page!), the overall scope of the installation still intimidates you, please speak with your sales representative for information on locating local sources that will be much more cost effective than hiring a general contractor or sign shop.

customer installed sign monument project



Each City Planning & Development Departments require a set of installation standards. As a Property Owner applying for a Sign Permit, you need to understand the fundamentals. City Codes are established for several reasons:

  • To Issue Sign Permits Based On Design Standards (Overall dimensions - Structure Square Footage and Graphic Square Footage May Vary, and are typically based on facility size, street frontage, etc.)
  • To Protect The City Issuing The Permit From Legal Liability (various issues - limiting traffic visibility (right-of-way), public utility interference, etc.)
  • City Issuing The Permit Based On Design (Appointed Officials have say as to what they believe "looks" best.)
  • City Council typically takes into account factors such as neighboring property signage obstruction of visibility, etc. Basically, it comes down to if Council thinks your sign is just being obnoxious.
Sign Monument Design Complements Brandy Wine Community

This is where Best Sign Monuments Design Team steps in to your advantage. We realize all factors involved, and take these factors into account in designing and producing a signage solution that meets your needs, and keeps within budget.

As a common rule of thumb, keep in mind that your new sign monument structure should better the community. The design should not only serve your own purposes of advertising your business or development, but also complement your facility in architectural design as well as benefit your community. This is what gets Permit Approval in tough communities. And this is the critical factor other sign companies ignore in just selling you a sign.

If you are looking for the best, you need the best sign monuments.


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Our Best Sign Monuments are made to order. We can match any color scheme by paint manufacturer batch code, and match any existing masonry on your property by digital photograph.

Keep in mind there is no need for a concrete pad for our products.

Our monument solutions are designed to match your needs. We are more cost-effective than hiring a local contractor for the monument, a local mason (if your monument has faux masonry), a sign shop for the graphics, and an electrician (if your monument has lighting).




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or individual routed letters & logos!


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Our sign products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. Find out more on 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 custom sign monuments. You will be in touch with an experienced sign designer, seasoned in cost-effective solutions. We listen to your needs, and deliver results.

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.

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.

 


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.


Our custom sign monuments provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your business AND your community. In short, we will make You Look Your Best!

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