Thank you for joining us for part two of our short blog series, Four Types of Exterior Signs. If you missed our last blog, we talked about these popular exterior signs:

At Sign Central, we want to educate our clients and readers on all things signs to help them choose the most effective, eye-catching exterior sign to attract patrons to their business. With so many outdoor sign types to choose from, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. That’s why today, we will explore four more popular types of exterior signs so that you can decide on the best, most effective sign for your Chicagoland business. Then, when you have determined which sign to go with, call our full-service, Top Rated Local® Aurora sign company to start your sign project! Please, read on to learn more!

Four More Types of Exterior Signage

Box Signs

Box signs are incredibly effective outdoors signs that can be seen both day and night. Box signs can be as simple or as colorful as your desire, combining two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphic elements. Box signs involve the fabrication of a box with a flat face that features the design elements, such as the font, colors, and graphics. Box signs are often referred to as light boxes because they feature an internal lighting element located within the box itself, which illuminates the box to make the graphic image on the sign itself bright and radiant.  


Window lettering is a highly effective way to advertise your brand from a distance and close up. The options are nearly endless for window decal designs, colors, fonts, styles, shapes, and sizes, all of which can be installed quickly, easily, and at an affordable price. What’s more, window decals can be applied to any glass surface indoors and outdoors, and peel off easily if you wish to reposition them. While these can be used to showcase your logo, they can also highlight sales and promotions, and are ideal for any business, organization, and industry. Window decals offer an effective way of adding vibrancy and excitement to the exterior surfaces of your business, whether used for temporary or long-term advertising.   

Aluminum Signs

Aluminum is one of the most popular materials to create outdoors signs with. Revered for its durability, versatility, and resistance to rust, aluminum is the ideal material for creating a number of exterior signs. Aluminum signs come in a variety of colors that can be fabricated into a wide array of styles, shapes, and sizes. Typically, aluminum signs are found in parking lots, on buildings, and roadways, but they can be applied to any business in any industry. What’s more, aluminum signs can be displayed in various ways to enhance the effectiveness of the sign. The best part about aluminum signs, is they stand up to the elements, which is perfect for the different kinds of weather we experience here in Aurora.


Banners can be used as temporary or longer-term exterior signage for any business. Regardless of whether you need an outdoor sign for an event our to promote restaurants, we make custom vinyl banners for any project. Banners can be printed in any size and can feature an array of vibrant colors, fonts, and graphics. Plus, vinyl banners work well in all weather conditions, providing Aurora businesses with year-round advertising that is cost-effective.

Start a Custom Sign Project Today!

Ready to get started on your custom exterior sign? The friendly sign experts at Sign Central are excited to help draw attention and traffic to your business! We are a Top Rated Local® family-owned and operated Aurora sign company with decades of experience in creating gorgeous commercial signage. As a full-service sign shop in Chicagoland, we can handle everything from the design to installation of your exterior sign, so call us today to get a quote!