Guaranteed, simply put
Your sign is being produced by the largest institutional sign manufacture in America. They have specialized in the school and church sign market since 1965. They have manufactured over 20,000 school and church signs which is more than any one else in the industry. Your sign is the best value product built, and we stand behind them. In the unlikely event we have not performed to your expectations, our commitment is to resolve any issues in a timely and equitable manner. It's really that simple.
Built to withstand hurricane force winds
Your sign cabinet and frame structure are built to withstand hurricane force winds up to 120-B miles per hour, (B face exposure indicates the rotational side of the hurricane.) Certified welders, who are experts at their craft, ensure structural stability without sacrificing visual appeal. The certified welders use specialized jigs for consistent, sound and aesthetically pleasing weld points. Each weld points is sandblasted to minimize contaminants.
The cabinet's a strong steel support is wrapped with extruded ASTM 5052-H38 sign grade aluminum alloy by Alcoa. This is a superior metal for signage because of its strength, hardness and corrosion resistance against weather extremes particularly in marine areas. Cowling, which is a painted aluminum skirt, covers between the two structural poles below the sign cabinet. Your marquee sign cabinet measures 144.5W x 72.5H x 7.75D and sits on a 42W x 38H pedestal and is double sided. Since the cabinet is not as deep it needs additional structural support along its sides. The structural supports wrap around the cabinet's side like a U-shape, hence it is known as a cradle mount.
The image of your organization is very important so you'll work with in-house designers with over 20 years experience. We can provide your marquee header in a variety of type styles or include your custom logo. Once your design is approved, the sign graphics are computer cut to assure exact graphic duplication with razor sharp resolution. By applying high performance 3M vinyl to the inside of the faces, which offers added protection, we ensure long lasting, even color distribution throughout the years. 3M vinyl graphics provides your organization with crisp, saturated colors that won't fade
Graffiti resistant paint
PPG Industrial Graffiti Resistant paints are applied by certified staff painters who are well trained to make your sign cabinet pop. The entire structure and cabinet is cleansed with an acid wash, then a detergent, and followed by a water rinse. Each cabinet part and structural member are primed and painted prior to assembly. This allows four distinct layers of corrosion protection so your sign won't rot from within. Certified painters apply the finish color which is thermally cured at 180°F. The cabinet is painted with a graffiti resistant, industrial coating that not only is chip and impact resistant but ensures color and gloss retention for years. Graffiti is removable.
Virtually unbreakable, vandal resistant signs
The sign faces are made of Makrolon SL, Sheffield Plastics premier grade, virtually unbreakable polycarbonate, with UV Solar Guard that will not yellow. This sign face is available in several options: all identification, all message, extended message, inverted face, a separate logo panel or logo combined. The message area has a formed planked face which adds rigidity to keep the face from sagging. The planking also allows any dirt or sediment from building up in the letter tracks and staining. The letter track in perfectly spaced for easy message changing. The track is riveted in place which hold stronger than glue and in combination with the planking allow for easy cleaning.
The cabinet is internally illuminated with high output fluorescent bulbs with rapid start ballasts. The cabinet is designed to allow even dispersion of light so there are no hot spots. The bulbs are standard lengths so it's easy to find replacements from a local building supply center. An optional disconnect switch can be included at the base when servicing sign. This sign is UL approved.
Marquee letters come with life time guarantee
Your signs marquee area can be tracked for 4, 6 or 8 changeable letters. A kit of 300 ADM style sign letters is included. The letters are made of a clear acrylic blank that is precision injection molded (other brands are just saw cut and have rough edges) and are a rigid .080 inch thick. Your sign letters are screen printed with ecologically sound UV cured inks. A raised edge along its sides prevents the letter from laying flat against the sign marquee and getting scratches on the printed letter. Feet on the base of the letter panel make it easier to slide the letters and keep it from being frozen to the track in the winter.
Vandal doors to make your sign tamper proof
An optional vandal cover has an extruded aluminum frame that holds a durable, 1/8 inch shatter-resistant, clear window so messages can be seen but not touched. The window is made from non-yellowing SGC 100 Lexan. The lockable vandal cover is hinged along its top and has mechanical prop arms that hold in place while changing the marquee message. The vandal doors lock in place with a three point keyed system. The zinc coated mechanical props, with no seals to dry out, support the vandal cover open to 90°, With a simple secondary lift to the cover the props release for safe closure. Props are recessed into the formed face and are not visible from the front viewing angle.
Shipped ready for installation by non-professional installers
We make the highest quality signs that are shipped ready for installation by non-professional installers. We provide detailed Schematic Drawings of your sign cabinet, footings and wind load capacity of your sign. The drawings, anchor rods, and mounting template are shipped in advance so you can prepare the foundation while the sign arrives. Simply bolt sign to foundation once it arrives.