Can Your Signage Survive the Winter?
- Winter’s here and it can prove quite harsh on your outdoor signage. Now is the time to determine whether your sign is actually able to withstand the weather-related challenges that will come its way or not. These tips can help you through:
Signage is crucial during winters, especially on the road. With driving conditions difficult, it is important to make sure that all signage is adequately visible. Here’s what you can do:
- Place signage close to the street so that they are visible on the foggiest and darkest days too
- Secure the signs so that they are stable. This is especially required if they are placed in a location that faces extreme weather conditions. See our previous blog about Wind Loads to find out more about ensuring your signs stand up to Mother Nature. <link>
Illuminating your signs can work well for winters when it gets darker earlier. It will make it visible in the dark and stand out during snowfall or fog. However, you need to be careful that these signs are well protected from water damage. Plus, you need to time the lights to come on a little before the sun goes down.
Dirt, snow, and fog can reduce the overall visibility of your signage, even if it’s illuminated. They may need to be wiped and cleaned more frequently in the winter months in order to serve the purpose they’re meant for.
To make sure your street signs are built to last, consult with Brandon Industries.