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How can I cover an old business name on an awning?

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How can I cover an old business name on an awning?

Brief guide to determine the kind of lettering on an existing awning and how to remove or cover over the old lettering To start, you may need assistance, a ladder, smartphone camera and patience.Review the different kinds of awning materials and the most popular kind of lettering used so you can find the best solution for your project. Kinds of awning materials--canvasCanvas awnings are light weight, flexible and made to last. They are good candidates for paint and self-adhesive fabric lettering.--acrylicAcrylic and acrylic-coated synthetic fabrics are capable of holding up much longer than traditional canvas. These are good candidates for vinyl lettering...

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Storm and vandal-damaged signs and insurance

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Storm and vandal-damaged signs and insurance

This is a brief review of the options for making a claim when your sign is vandalized or otherwise damaged in an accident, fire or storm. If you've experienced damage or need replacement signs, immediately take photos of the damage close up and at a short distance so the damage can be viewed in context of its surroundings. Your insurance agency may have a form for you to go over items like a checklist so you can write down items damaged or lost as you remember them. Note that signs are usually NOT included in insurance checklists and are costly...

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Basic money-savings on Signs for Construction Sites + Residential Development

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Basic money-savings on Signs for Construction Sites + Residential Development

You've seen them, the signs on "coming soon" construction at residential developments for new housing construction and construction sites of all kinds.  These signs are expensive and costly to ship. The signs start at around $400 and up (national average) for a 4x8 foot sign and ship for a lot of money. Even if you have a local sign shop nearby, they've had to pay to have the wood backing shipped to them, so you're paying for that in the end through the cost of your signs. Well, unless you're in a large metropolitan area, the signs have to be...

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Site Signs: Make your own, fast and professionally

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Site Signs: Make your own, fast and professionally

How to make your own Professional Site Signs FAST. A Basic GuideLetterBank | MyDIYsigns has been working for almost 30 years with contractors, government agencies and hundreds of companies to come up with a way to make site signs quickly that look... Professional Colorful Long-lasting ...without the trauma of the very expensive shipping and freight costs.Now we can tell you our secret! You probably have easy access to 4x8 sheets (3/8" to 3/4" plywood recommended, any grade) and we have access to some of the best full-color printers for colorful, long-lasting prints. You simply set up the display board where your...

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How to order new or replacement sign faces that fit your sign perfectly

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How to order new or replacement sign faces that fit your sign perfectly

See also New Lighted Signs here:Portable Roadside Readerboards, Marquee Signs, Business Sign Cabinets and Lighted Sign Letters This is a basic guide for replacing existing sign plastic "faces" for different types of signs. If your sign isn't covered here, contact us (below) with a photo of your existing sign. You will need:A measuring tape.A camera (or smartphone camera) to photograph a few details.You may need an assistant to help with a ladder if the sign is above reach and with writing down the dimensions discussed below. Let's begin.Always take safety precautions when working around sharp sign cabinets, plastic and on a...

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