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Aerial Installs

Have a sign that is “up there”?  Our installation experts routinely work 30 to 60 feet above the ground. We can install your custom signage and maximize your brand’s visibility.

Installation. We can reach those 2nd floor locations safely and on short notice. Because we own our installation equipment, it is easy for us to quickly install your sign. Other sign companies rent their equipment, which costs more money and is less effective.

Lighting service. Need to change a bulb or replace a panel, and are wondering how to do that when your sign is 25 feet above the ground? Don’t worry about it – just give us a call.

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Signs for San Diego installs and maintains all types of signs. Many signs are located on walls and near ground-level, but not all. Whether your sign is placed close to or high above the ground, we can conduct regular maintenance and repair services to ensure your sign is always in good condition.

Signs for San Diego offers full service and repair. We work on lights, sign faces, pole banners, and other repairs. Does your business have a numbered addressed located on the upper edge of the building? Or lighted letters (channel letters) mounted high above the ground? Maybe you have lights mounted on your building or on poles? Or windows with vinyl graphics that overlook a busy road? We can reach those and repair them for you!

We use a bucket truck as an efficient and fast way to reach these places. It is a way to bring expertise to the sign. While repair and maintenance work is often as simple as changing a light, replacing a face, cleaning a sign, reaching the sign is a problem our clients can’t face alone. We’ll bring our truck to your site and “get it done” with no hassle or worry.

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We also have a crane for installs that are even higher. The crane is a large piece of equipment that can lift and install monument signs, or reach pylon signs. 

Do you have a sign that’s installed above-ground that needs servicing?  Give Signs for San Diego a call and let’s see what we can do!

Ground Installs

Need a professional install?  Shipping a sign to a Southern California location and have no “go to” in the area? You need help, but it is hard to tell the experts from the internet riffraff?

We do installations for National signs companies, the local Mom and Pop Shop and everybody in-between. Our experts routinely install and service these signs.

Expert Installers: It is very hard to find quality installers and we have them. Our installers are some of the most experiences and skilled in the industry. We strive to get it gone on your schedule, right and done the first time. We are experts at showing off your sign while hiding the mechanical details to make you look great.

Flexible Schedule: We work within your schedule, installing before and after hours. Our trucks have the right tools and materials to fix most unforeseen issues right away.

The Right Pricing: We do a lot of wholesale work, so our pricing is reasonable. We can help with different ideas for how to stay within budget and still have perfect signage. We are not the cheapest, but bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. We are the right combination between price and quality.

Communication: We Work collaboratively with you to ensure everyone stays touch and all the details get worked out quickly and with little effort on your part.

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Signs for San Diego installs and maintains all types of signs. Many signs are located on walls and near ground-level, but not all. Whether your sign is placed close to or high above the ground, we can conduct regular maintenance and repair services to ensure your sign is always in good condition.

Here are a few examples:

Massive banners: We understand banners and are experts at really large banners.  We put up banners for university graduations, industrial properties, schools, and a lot more.  There are different techniques for different types of walls. Want to get the RIGHT install?  Give us a call!

Lobby Signs: These take skill and experience. Lobby Signs are right in front of the customer and needs to be “spot on”.  We install lobby signs with the care and follow-through

Plaques, Dimensional lettering: Want a crew that understands how to attach your letters, plaques, awards and other works of art without any visible means?  We show off the aesthetics and hide the are

Monument Signs: Yes we pour foundations, hoist monuments up and on to mounts. We do permitting, special inspections and are welders. You need “that” monument installed? We got you!

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Other installs?

  • Post and panel signs
  • Cut vinyl on glass
  • Expanding signs for more tenants
  • Sheet metal repairs
  • We pour foundations
  • Vandalism repair
  • Monument sign restorations

Do you have a sign that’s installed above-ground that needs servicing?  Give Signs for San Diego a call and let’s see what we can do!

Retail Signage

Leases contain clauses regulating the tenant’s signage. These are called sign programs, sign criteria, marketing program rules, or something similar.

Signs for San Diego is an expert at writing or rewriting sign criteria. Ensuring that this document is correct is critical to your success. Owners want great tenants to have the flexibility to be anchors, while limiting aggressive tenants that detract from the property’s appeal. Aesthetically pleasing and uniform signage increases high-quality traffic, boosts your tenants’ sales, and the owner’s ROI by enhancing property value, rent, and lowering vacancies.

For some tenants, signage size, placement, and construction can be hotly contested. Other tenants may fall behind on signage maintenance. A good signage policy helps owners keep their property looking attractive, well-maintained, and profitable.

At Signs for San Diego, we can help you handle the following issues: 

  • Channel letters
    • Exposed lamps or tubing
    • Wiring exposed raceways, tubing, crossovers, or conduit
  • Pole signs
  • Parking lot signage
  • Monument signs
  • Promotional signage types and placement
    • Banners
    • A-frames, fixtures, or stands in front of stores
    • Temporary signage
  • Window graphics
  • Use of company cars, trucks, and trailers
  • Restrictions for:
    • Animated signs
    • Flashing or audible signs
    • Decals, stickers, and cling signs
    • Painted lettering
    • Florescent or luminous paint or paper
    • Roof signs
    • Signs in the common areas

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We can help you write rules that will ensure that your tenants can promote their businesses and be successful, without making your property look cluttered, unsightly, and unappealing to potential customers.

Sometimes, logos can be a problem. Tenants can have logos that may not be compliant with your rules. Depending on your situation and the tenant, you may need to be firm or flexible with your rules. For instance, the use of the tenant’s logo may depend on the size and importance of the tenant. You don’t want to lose an anchor tenant over their logo, or have a minor tenant set a negative tone for your shopping center.

Is your sign criteria up to date with technology? For example, LED, florescent signage, neon signage, or a mix between illuminated and non-electrical signs. Over time, new signage criteria may be advantageous. Consider encouraging energy efficient LED signs over neon signs, and modern digital message boards over static signs. You also need to cover how your criteria changes will be made and who bears responsibility for expenses.

Make sure that there are no renovation, repair, and replacement issues. When a tenant fails to maintain or replace their signage, the property owner needs to use the sign criteria to force maintenance, or even remove the tenant’s signage.

When a major renovation of the shopping center takes place, who is responsible for the cost of removing and reinstalling signage? Can property owners require updated signage, and if so, in what timeline? Making note of these details before the lease is signed can save you a large amount of money and time.

Are the City’s ordinance changes out of step with your criteria? Your sign criteria needs to address this. If the City’s ordinance reduces allowable sign size, and your policy requires renewal, your tenant may become hard to deal with because compliance means a reduction in the allowable signage.

Sophisticated tenants negotiating before the lease is signed? Anchor tenants will challenge your sign criteria. A well-written sign program will give you an edge that is crucial to landing these key, long-term tenants while controlling the smaller, more transient tenants.

Signs for San Diego employs technicians who are friendly, fast, and efficient. If you need electronic sign repair, we can help. To schedule signage maintenance,  or repair services, call us to get started.

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Do you have a sign that’s installed above-ground that needs servicing?  Give Signs for San Diego a call and let’s see what we can do!

Electrical Sign Maintenance

Is your electrical signage suffering from dim bulbs, faded colors, or peeling?

  • If your sign has fluorescent bulbs, you will need to change them whenever the lights start to dim, have a brown overcast, flicker, or simply burn out.
  • When your fluorescent bulbs burn out, you need a high output replacement. You can’t find high output bulbs at Home Depot. They are only available through wholesale electrical and sign distributors. Thankfully, we keep high output bulbs in stock for our clients.
  • Is your sign not turning on? Electric signs are turned on via timers, sensors, or sometimes both. If you can no longer turn on your sign, give us a call. We’ll locate the problem and get your sign back in working condition.
  • Have dim bulbs? Replace them with best and brightest. If you replace one dim bulb, it might burn brighter than your other bulbs. The other bulbs will also likely burn out soon. Save yourself a future service call by replacing them all at once. However, if your sign is located high above the ground, don’t take on the risk of changing the bulb yourself. We’ll use our bucket truck to lift up to your sign. Occasionally, we also use ladders – we have ladders ranging from 6 to 32 feet high.

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Ours repair and maintenance services include:
  • Fluorescent lamp replacement
  • Sign repair
  • Sign removal
  • Sign installation
  • LED retrofitting
  • Neon repairs
  • Sign cleaning
  • Ballast replacement
  • Replacing transformers
  • Other sign maintenance
Signs for San Diego employs technicians who are friendly, fast, and efficient. If you need electronic sign repair, we can help. To schedule signage maintenance,  or repair services, call us to get started.

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Do you have a sign that’s installed above-ground that needs servicing?  Give Signs for San Diego a call and let’s see what we can do!

Custom ADA Signs

Making your business accessible to a wide audience of people is an important part of running a successful business. ADA signage ensures that your business is accessible to a larger audience of people. These signs follow guidelines outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and many states now require all signage to be ADA compliant.

To get the best ADA signage for your business, it’s important to work with an experienced signage company that understands the requirements of the American Disability Act and will ensure that your new signs follow all the guidelines and requirements.

Basic ADA Sign Requirements

Backgrounds / Fonts

  • Sans-serif font type
  • Minimum of 1/8” of space between letters
  • Background and letters have a light/dark contrast
  • No glare under light

Location

  • Signs must be installed next to the room’s door
  • Letters must be 48 to 60” off the floor

Braille Features

  • Tactile lettering
  • Lowercase letters, except for proper nouns
  • Rounded letters

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Get Custom ADA Signs For Your Business

Contact Signs for San Diego today! We can help with:

  • Picking the right text size and font
  • Installing signage at the right height
  • Designing / manufacturing / installing permanent signage
  • Keeping with your branding goals while ensuring that your signage ADA compliant
  • Helping to get necessary signage permits.

At Signs for San Diego, we serve businesses in: Southern California, focused on Oceanside, Carlsbad, Poway, San Marcos, Vista, Encinitas, Dana Point, Escondido, Metro San Diego, and southern Orange County.

Keep your company accessible with custom ADA signs.

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Do you have a sign that’s installed above-ground that needs servicing?  Give Signs for San Diego a call and let’s see what we can do!

Frequently Asked Questions About ADA Signs

Q: What’s the best ADA sign?
A: There is no “best” ADA sign, as they’re unique to every building. Each set of ADA signs fits the locations in a specific building. Furthermore, there are many different styles. We can make a style that fits the feel or theme of your building.

Q: What ADA signs are required?
A: The full answer depends on the building and the inspector, along with the local requirements. However, restroom signs (a matched set for door and wall) are always needed. Exit and entrance signs, fire equipment signs, and max occupancy signs are nearly always required. Evacuation maps and public meeting areas also require signs.

Q: Can ADA signs improve the property?
A: Yes, all types of custom signs can make an otherwise average building look better and more interesting. Good signs can drive up rents and lower vacancies by making building more desirable.

Q: How can I avoid being sued for ADA problems?
A: Someone might visit your building looking for a violation and demand enforcement. The fines are very high for this type of violation. Ensuring that your building has the correct ADA signage before this happens is much cheaper than allowing a lawsuit to occur.

Q: Does the term ADA only refer to signage?
A: No, ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act. It became law in 1990 and it’s a wide ranging civil rights law that covers a lot more than signs. Its goal is to ensure that accessibility is widely available.

Q: I don’t want to spend a lot on signage, but I don’t want cheap signs, either. What can I do?
A: There are a range of materials available that can affect the price of your signs. There is a good chance that given your budget, we can find a design and material that will fit your requirements. 

Q: How long does it take to make ADA signs?
A: Normally, we make signs to meet a deadline. Signs are not created overnight, but two to three weeks is a reasonable timeframe.

Q: Can I get material samples?
A: Yes, we routinely give tours so you can see the equipment we use, meet the craftsmen, and get samples of the materials you’re interested in. This is the advantage of dealing directly with us for your signage needs, as we manufacture our signage in-house.

Q: There are a lot of sign shops, how can I find the best one for my needs?
A: Most sign companies are not manufacturers, they are brokers. The difference is simple: other sign companies will buy ADA signs from another company and sell those signs to you at an increased price. Signs for San Diego is a sign manufacturer, and we sell wholesale and direct. You can find our ADA signs at other shops too, but with a markup. Coming directly to us for your signage needs will save you money.

Q: Can I mail order ADA signs?
A: Yes, Signs for San Diego builds high-quality, custom ADA signs for companies thousands of miles away. Contact us for more information.

Q: Can ADA signs be interesting or unique?
A: Yes, while there are requirements for ADA signs, there is still room to do interesting things. The font, the text sizes, the relative braille location, and contrasting colors are the biggest requirements. You can still customize the materials and design to suit your branding goals.

Q: What materials are normally used in ADA signs?
A: The tactile letters are plastic, the raster balls (bumps) are made from nylon or steel, and the base can be made from anything (although plastic and brushed aluminum are common).

Q: How are ADA signs made?
A: We have a series of specialized equipment used to make the highest quality signage. Come visit our location and see for yourself! Signs for San Diego has a lot invested in skilled staff and equipment to ensure that each sign we make is customized to our clients’ needs and will last.

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