Investing in a new sign for your business is one of the best things that you can do. Not only is this a staple in every successful business, but it’s something that will hopefully draw in some new customers. Here at Sign Central, we have been fortunate enough to help countless businesses with the signage that they’re in need of.

If you’re going to be needing a new sign soon, there are a few things that you need to ask yourself prior to making the purchase. While we entirely understand how exciting it can be to make this new addition to your business, you want to make sure that you’re making the right choice with your purchase. Keep reading for a few of the things to consider before you finalize the sale.

What signs are in my budget?

There are so many different options to choose from when it comes to signs. Unfortunately, not every sign that you like is going to be in your budget. Rather than waste time looking at signs that you can’t afford, determine what types of signs are going to be within the means of your budget. Not only will this help save some time in the process of purchasing your signage, but it will help you set some realistic expectations for the sign that you design.

What size sign do you need?

This is a question that you’re definitely going to need to answer early on in the process. The size of your sign is something that might be dictated by the regulations of the building that your business is in, so it’s good to get this information in advance. Once you’ve determined the size restrictions for the building, you can better determine what size sign you’d like. At the end of the day, you want an exterior sign that draws customers in and makes your building recognizable, and that is within your budget.

What does the timeline look like?

Once you’ve figured out the size and type of exterior sign you’d like, it’s good to figure out a timeline. Depending on both the size and type of sign, the timeframe of production could vary. Whether you have a deadline that you’re trying to meet or you just want to make sure that you have a team ready to install the sign, it’s always good to ask what the timeline is going to look like.  

How long will the sign last?

Exterior signs are built to be durable, but they definitely don’t last forever. Depending on the type of materials that you’re looking at, the lifetime of your sign will vary. Whether you’re looking for a material that is going to provide you with a longer lasting sign or you are simply interested in how long you have until you need to consider a new sign, it’s always good to ask this question.

Are there any additional costs?

The sign that you purchase is only going to be a portion of the costs that you have to pay. Depending on the type of sign that you invest in, there may be additional work that needs to be done to the building. Once you’ve determined what kind of sign you’re going to be getting, it’s good to ask what additional work needs to be done so that you can start to gauge what the extra work will cost.

Contact Sign Central

Whether you’re ready to get started on the signage for your business or you have questions that need answering, the team at Sign Central can help. The questions that we’ve listed above are definitely things that you should consider before purchasing a new exterior sign, but they certainly are not the only questions that might come up. If you find yourself with a question, make sure to ask the team. Not only will they be able to provide you with an answer, but the answer that they give you may lead you in a completely different direction. It never hurts to ask!

Our sign company has been very fortunate to provide businesses in Illinois with the custom signage that they need. Browse the different exterior sign services that we offer and contact us for additional information on your custom signage.