Are you thinking about purchasing a new outdoor led sign or in the process of purchasing one? Before you move forward, make sure you do some research and purchase your sign from a shop that can properly install and service the sign.
Finding the right installer
Taking time to find a good outdoor led sign installer is worth it – and will ultimately save you time and money. Here’s two industry leading websites that can help you:
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Choosing the installer
After you have found several led sign shops that sell and install outdoor led signs it is important you ask them the right questions. It would be good to find companies with substantial experience in planning, placement and installation of outdoor led signage.
Electrical sign installers should be licensed in the state or city they provide services in. This allows them to get the correct needed signage permits. To verify the license, check with the signage installation company.
2. Sign Installation Equipment
It is preferable that a sign company owns their own trucks, cranes, equipments, etc. and have on staff installation crews. If a company owns their own equipment this typically means they are serious about led sign installations.
Having a general liability insurance coverage is vital as well. This is a means of protection in case something goes wrong or an accident occurs. To be sure, always ask for the latest copy of their "certificate of liability insurance."
Before you receive your quote make sure every install company includes the following information on their led sign quote.
- Site Survey: Before doing the quote they should stop by your busiess and physically see the location you want the outdoor led sign. This site survey will help them identify all of the technical details of the possible installation (measurements, power, monument install costs, etc.)
- Local City and or State Permits: This is to identify the kind of local permit required for having a led sign and the cost involved in pulling the permit.
Always check the final quotations numbers and technical details before making a decision. Ensure that the outdoor led sign installation cost is reasonable and that you undertand every line item in the quote. If you don’t understand any line items make sure to ask and all verbal agreements are listed in the written quote.