As we approach the cooler months, the sun starts going down earlier every day, and we’ll experience more rain and overcast weather.
That can result in outdoor signage wearing down more quickly, and more difficulty in even seeing signage on dreary, dark days.
However, there are some simple ways you can ensure your signage stays fresh and visible throughout the cooler months.
Any good signage company will include a number of weatherproofing measures when installing outdoor signs.
But if your outdoor signage is starting to show its age, it might be time to freshen up its weatherproofing for the season ahead. For example, it could do with a fresh coat of polyurethane paint to give it a fresh look and keep it protected from the elements.
Some business owners may be able to prepare and paint their signs themselves, but for many signs, it will take professional tools and experience to access, prepare, and weatherproof outdoor signs. Don’t hesitate to call Wellington Signs for assistance to get your signs ready for winter.
Another simple way to prepare your signs for the season is to give them a clean.
Most signs won’t need much more than a wipe down with warm soapy water and a soft brush to remove dust and dirt. You will also need to remove any leaves or debris that have become caught on top of or behind the sign.
Cleaning your signs will help to keep them looking fresh and new, and to reduce the chance of damage from built-up debris.
There isn’t much we can do about dark evenings, but you can at least add or upgrade your sign lighting so it’s much more visible no matter the weather.
If you don’t currently have any lighting at all, now is the perfect time to add a simple spotlight to highlight your outdoor signage overnight, or during bad weather.
Or, if your current lighting isn’t powerful enough or isn’t meeting your standards, it can also be a good time to upgrade to something that better catches your customers’ attention.
Standard signage maintenance is a simple but effective way to keep your signs looking fresh and lasting well over the winter.
This includes checking that all the screws are in place and tight, removing any mould and mildew, and double checking the hardware for signs of wear and tear in case anything needs to be replaced.
In most cases, your outdoor signage should be built to withstand the elements, but age and exposure can slowly wear them down to it’s a good idea to do a quick visual check.
If you’re unsure about what to look for or what to do to maintain your signage, simply contact us at Wellington Signs. We can either offer some quick advice over the phone or come out for a visit and make recommendations or improvements in person.
Time for a change?
Finally, if your existing signage simply isn’t eye catching or on brand, it might be time for a total makeover. By starting fresh, you can ensure your new signs are highly weatherproof, with excellent lighting that ensures your customers can see your signs no matter the weather.
Get in touch with Wellington Signs today to get started with a quote.