What’s it cost to replace the 4-by-8-ft. faces on this monument?
PVC board letters and faces on a custom frame make installation easy
By Debi Lovelady
Posted on Sunday, December 31st, 2017
4 sheets of 3/4-in. PVC board: $800
Aluminum frame and hardware: $350
Paint and misc.: $150
Total materials: $1300
Design/sales: 1 hour
Cut letters and panels: 2 hours
Paint letters and panels: 4 hours
Assemble sign panels: 2 hours
Installation: 2 hours
Total time: 11 hours
When our Chamber of Commerce needed a new sign, they talked first with us because we are members. We’ve belonged to the Chamber for years. It has been good for our business because it connects us with the local business community.
They needed a new double-faced sign to fit an existing mounting, and wanted something dimensional. They wanted a clean design that would identify their location, and they wanted it to be durable. We discussed budget and they waited until they had the funds for the project.
Chris put the layout together and opted to make the signs out of PVC board for durability. The secondary copy was masked and painted.
The faces would be mounted on a steel bracket made by a local metal fabricator from our careful measurements. Once it was made, we took it to the site to see if it fit or if adjustments were necessary.
Once the faces were complete, the sign was mounted to the bracket in the shop, then disassembled to take it to the site. Chris prefers to solve any potential installation problem in the shop. He likes installation to be just that— mounting the sign and doing any necessary assembly. The engineering work is best done back at the shop.
As a result, the installation went smoothly and quickly. The sign is doing its job, and our friends at the Chamber were well satisfied with the project.