If you carefully see the signage on all modern storefronts and offices, you will notice, by and large, most of them are fabricated out of aluminum sheets or composite panels. Because of their versatility, aluminum signs have become popular across diverse applications for both outdoor and indoor use. If you are looking for a signage material that looks great, lasts long, and can be customized, you need not look any further than aluminum. Some of the top reasons for the worldwide popularity of aluminum signage:
One of the prime reasons for businesses adopting aluminum signage for a large variety of applications ranging from boosting brand awareness, way finding, safety alerts, parking, and much more is that it is very attractive. If you want to leave the surface unpainted, you can add finishes and textures that make the sign look very sophisticated and upmarket. It is why they are seen everywhere in upscale offices, malls, hotels, and restaurants. Nowadays, you can also get Aluminum composite panels pre-coated in a range of attractive colors, or if you choose, you can digitally print on them in your brand colors.
Weatherproof and Durable
While you can use quite a few kinds of substrates for outdoor branding, very few of them can take bright sunlight, driving rain and snow, extreme heat, cold, and humidity without losing their performance. While wood warps and rots, plastic, vinyl, and acrylic lose their luster, bend, become fragile, or fade. It means that maintaining them is difficult, and you will need to replace them frequently to avoid their rundown looks from hurting your brand image. On the other hand, custom aluminum signs can take the brunt of the elements year after year without any performance degradation. Aluminum does not lose its looks, break down, develop cracks, or corrode, which makes it ideal for outdoor signage. The metal is strong and rigid and, therefore, extremely durable.
Aluminum signage has the advantage of being low on weight, which makes it easier to mount it wherever you want. Typically, depending on the limitations of the site, you will not require heavy lifting machinery or too many hands to install the sign. Further, your expense on the mounting is lower since the load is also less. Being lightweight, you can install front-lit or backlit aluminum signs just about anywhere you like.
You can use aluminum sheets in their native state, fix self-adhesive vinyl stickers on them, paint them, or give them a variety of textures and finishes to make them suit your design aesthetics. According to Science direct, it is relatively easy to machine and finish aluminum. Further, since it is flexible, you can bend, form or die-cut it into custom shapes. You can also drill through them easily, making it super easy to mount them on walls.
Besides the other advantages, a significant benefit of using aluminum for signage is it is environment-friendly and recyclable. It also does not burn and require a high temperature to deform or melt. Completely fireproof, aluminum panels do not release any noxious gases that are hazardous to health and the environment.